NYC's 7th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival Celebrates Diversity in Film


Festival runs from February 22 through March 3, 2018

Last Updated: February 22, 2018 10:45 pm GMT
(New York, NY--February 22, 2018) The Winter Film Awards International Film Festival showcases films from emerging filmmakers from around the world in all genres, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and under-represented filmmakers. The 93 Official Selections are a diverse mixture of 13 Animated films, 13 Documentaries, 10 Feature narratives, 8 Horror films, 9 Music Videos, 31 Narrative shorts and 7 Web series. These include 21 student films and 32 first-time filmmakers. Filmmakers come from 31 countries; 40% of the films were created by women, 43% were created by people of color. Tickets are available at Tickets are $10/In Advance, $15/Door, $5/Door with Student ID. Screening blocks run 2 ½ to 3 hours and include a mix of shorts and feature-length films.

Carl Goodman, Executive Director of Museum of the Moving Image will accept the 2018 Patron of the Cinema Award at the Awards Ceremony being held on Saturday, March 3rd 2018 at Copacabana. The WFA Board of Directors is pleased to honor Carl Goodman for his work with the museum that under his leadership has become a premier arts institution. He has worked at the Museum of the Moving Image for more than 25 years; since his appointment as Executive Director in 2011, the museum has seen a three-fold increase in annual attendance. Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media by presenting exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and collecting and preserving moving-image related artifacts. For more information visit

Opening Night Feb 22 from 7-11 p.m. Filmmaker’s reception and kick-off party at Union Square Ballroom, 27 Union Square West. Step & Repeat on site.

Spotlight Film Sunday Feb 25 from 3:30-5:30p.m. "To a More Perfect Union: US vs Windsor" doc by Donna Zaccaro at Anthology Film Archives. Director Q&A, Step & Repeat on site. SOLD OUT.

Celebration of Women in Film Tuesday Feb 27 all day at Cinema Village. The daylong celebration of women in film, includes an afternoon matinee of shorts by women, a discussion panel on Resources for Women Filmmakers, with NYU Women’s Initiative, NYWIFT, WIM and WMM, followed by an evening double feature of films directed by women, “To A More Perfect Union” and feature from Turkey “My name is Batlir, not Butler” by Stare' Yıldırım. Both filmmakers will be in attendance.

Discussion Panels and workshops include:

Gala Red Carpet + Award Ceremony Mar 3 at Copacabana, 268 W 47th Street. Red Carpet 7 p.m., Awards Ceremony 8p.m.-9p.m., After-Party 9p.m. onwards. With live performances from Soleil J and DJ IzaBella and appearances from NYC local filmmakers and industry veterans. Sponsored by Lindt Chocolate and Goodie Girl Cookies. CORPORATE & LOCAL SUPPORT Winter Film Awards is an all volunteer, minority and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2011 in New York City by a group of filmmakers and enthusiasts. The program is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Winter Film Awards is made possible by the NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the NY State Legislature. Winter Film Awards is proudly one of the Top 10 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway. We are privileged to enjoy collaborations with BackPack Wines, Bidslate, Bliss, Boom Library, Brooklyn Fire Proof Stages, Cinematcher, Cyberlink, Digital Arts, Eventcombo, FearsMag, Final Draft, Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C., Goodie Girl Cookies, Gracelynn Collection, Ground Control Color, IndiePix Films, Indistry, Ink Tip,, Jungle Software, Kryolan, LensPen, Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) Inc., Luxli, NYC & Company, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Platypod, PS Print, Rosco Laboratories, Set Shop, SoundStripe, Studio School, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences New York Chapter, Variety 411, Vegas Creative Software, Viva Live TV, Yelp, Yves Saint Laurent, Zacuto and Zazz Radio

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