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Winter Film Awards 2017 Indie Film Fest CALL FOR ENTRIES - Early Bird Deadline Sept 1

Winter Film Awards showcases emerging filmmakers from all genres from around the world, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and minority filmmakers.

Submit your latest work now and take advantage of Early Bird Rates! 

Early Bird Deadline September 1 - Regular Deadline October 15 - Late Deadline November 15

Submissions Open Now

The Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival (WFA) announces a Call for Entries for its 6th Annual celebration of independent film, to be held February 23 - March 4, 2017 in New York City. Filmmakers from around the world will travel to NYC to attend the Festival's full week of film screenings and industry networking after-parties, which will conclude with a glittering awards ceremony to be held on March 4, 2017 in the luxurious Empire Room at Club 230 Fifth, one of NYC's premier nightclubs.

The rapidly growing Festival - which was recently voted one of the TOP 20 BEST REVIEWED FESTS on FilmFreeway - seeks a diverse collection of creative indie films from NYC and worldwide in all genres - ranging from narrative features to short films, from documentaries to animation, and from music videos to web series and horror films. 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. For the 2016 Festival, 86 films from 26 countries were selected for screening, including 40% made by women, 40% made by people of color and 26 first-time directors. Works of all genres, forms, and lengths are considered for Festival screening.

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 11:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 11:00pm
31 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10023
United States