Winter Film Awards International Film Festival showcases emerging filmmakers in all genres from around the world, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and under-represented filmmakers. Submit your latest work now via FilmFreeway and use their special group discount code WFA20GRP20 to take 20% off their Early Bird Rates.

The Festival awards over $75,000 in Cash, Prizes as well as Distribution Opportunities. Everything from Animation, Horror, Music Video, Documentary, Drama, Comedy, Shorts, Features, Web Series to Experimental is welcome at the Winter Film Awards.

They are seeking works completed since January 2017 of all genres, forms and lengths. They are an IMDB-qualifying Festival, and all selected films are screened at the best indie cinema in New York City.

Their Deadlines are as follows:

Early Bird Deadline – September 5

Regular Deadline – October 15

Late Deadline – November 15.

The 9th Annual celebration of independent film will run February 20-29, 2020. Filmmakers from around the world will travel to New York City to attend the Festival’s ten days of amazing film screenings, fascinating discussion panels and fun industry networking after-parties. The whole thing will come to a glittering conclusion with their famous Gala Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony to be held on February 29 2020.

The rapidly growing Festival – voted one of the Top 50 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway – seeks a diverse collection of creative indie films from NYC and worldwide in all genres. Outstanding work will be awarded for each category, along with Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Original Score, Best Student Film and the NY Perspectives Award for best depiction of the New York multi-cultural experience.

WINTER FILM AWARDS IS NEW YORK CITY. Like the city itself, the Festival showcases the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. They are an all volunteer, minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Visit for more information!