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Celebrate Diversity in Film! 8th Annual Winter Film Awards CALL FOR ENTRIES

INDIE FILMMAKERS … Do you have an awesome film? Celebrate Diversity in Film with New York City's WINTER FILM AWARDS, a BEST REVIEWED FEST on FilmFreeway! 

WFA2019 Submissions Now Open

Winter Film Awards is New York City -- showcasing the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. The Fest celebrates the outstanding work of emerging filmmakers in all genres from around the world, with an emphasis on highlighting underrepresented artists. Works of all lengths are considered for Festival screening, including narrative Fiction, Documentary, Web Series, Music Videos, Animation and Horror.  All selected films are screened at New York City's best independent cinema.

Emerging filmmakers with low budgets and no connections are so often ignored in favor of the standard big budget generic action films.  Exciting low-budget films are created all over the world; we need the opportunity to see them!

The 8th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival runs February 14-23 2019, including awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels and super-fun parties at venues throughout NYC. The event concludes on February 23rd with a glittering awards ceremony and red carpet gala at one of NYC’s premier nightclubs. We award over $100,000 in cash, prizes and distribution opportunities!

Winter Film Awards is an all-volunteer women and minority-run 501(c)3 organization founded in 2011. We believe everyone deserves a fair shot at getting their voice heard and we have a rigorous blind judging process to ensure a bias-free review. Winter Film Awards is proudly a Best Reviewed Festival on FilmFreeway.

Early deadline September 5, Regular deadline October 15 - Late deadline November 5 - Announcement Jan 5

Independent filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit films online via FilmFreeway at

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 12:00am to Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 11:30pm
Submission Deadline 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 11:30pm
Screenings at Cinema Village
22 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States