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 our special group discount code WFA20GRP20 to take 20% off the festival’s submission fees.

They award over $75,000 in Cash, Prizes and Distribution Opportunities!

Animation – Horror – Music Video – Documentary Drama – Comedy – Shorts – Features – Web Series – Experimental

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. 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 the 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.

Questions about the Festival, judging process or what they are looking for? Check out the FAQ

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