The 8th Annual WINTER FILM AWARDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL kicks off on THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14th!
The festival runs February 14-23 in New York City. Ten jam-packed days filled with awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels, career-building workshops and super-fun parties.

Check out our 89 outstanding films from 32 countries — we have something for everyone! Shorts and features, drama, romance, comedy, horror, animation, thriller, documentary, music videos and web series. Winter Film Awards showcases the amazing diversity in indie film – 50% directed by women and 53% by or about people of color.

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Ever since I watched Takeshi Kitano's "Hana-Bi" for the first time (and many times after that) I have been a cinephile. While much can be said about the technical aspects of film, coming from a small town in Germany, I cherish the notion of art showing its audience something which one does normally avoid, neglect or is unable to see for many different reasons. Often the stories told in films have helped me understand, discover and connect to something new which is a concept I would like to convey in the way I talk and write about films. Thus, I try to include some info on the background of each film as well as a short analysis (without spoilers, of course), an approach which should reflect the context of a work of art no matter what genre, director or cast. In the end, I hope to pass on my joy of watching film and talking about it.