Celebrate Diversity in Film with New York City’s WINTER FILM AWARDS! The 11th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival runs February 16-25 2023, and includes 73 outstanding films in all genres, a diverse mixture of animated films, documentaries, feature narratives, horror films, music videos, narrative shorts and web series. These include 9 student films and 26 first-time filmmakers. Filmmakers come from 21 countries and 40% of our films were made in the New York City area. Winter Film Awards is dedicated to showcasing the amazing diversity of voices in indie film and our 2023 lineup is half made by women and half by or about people of color.
We showcase creative fresh voices from emerging filmmakers worldwide in all genres and lengths – feature length and shorts, narrative fiction, documentary, animation, horror, web series and music videos. Our mission is to promote diversity, bridge the opportunity divide and provide a platform for under-represented artists and a variety of genres, viewpoints and approaches. We believe that only by seeing others’ stories can we understand each other and only via an open door can the underrepresented artist enter the room.
5:15pm - 7:15pm: Evening Feature Block - Cinema Village
There will be a Q&A Session with the filmmakers at 7:00PM
-The Sprayer (Animated by Farnoosh Abedi, Iran/United States, 9 mins)
-Abuela Dalí (Short by Vega Halen, Spain, 10 mins)
-Bronx Magic (Music Video by Marta Renzi, United States, 5 mins)
-The Sisters Karras (Feature by Micah Stathis, United States, 82 mins)
7:30pm - 8:45pm: Discussion: How to Make a Frugal Feature Film - Cinema Village
You are absolutely ready and determined to make a feature film, but you have no money. While it certainly is a challenge, there is no reason you cannot make your movie on a laughably tiny budget. Speakers Mars Roberge and Steven deCastro have been making movies for years and have tons of useful advice to help you get started!
Come get all of your questions answered! This event is FREE and open to the public but you must
9:00pm - 11:40pm: Night Features Block - Cinema Village
There will be a Q&A Session with the filmmakers at 11:25PM
-Lost & Found (Animated by Vivian Papageorgiou, Greece, 9 mins)
-What’s the Mark? (Short by Stacey Larkins, United States/Puerto Rico, 14 mins)
-Wherever You Go (Web Series by Eevin Hartsough & Andrew Beguin, United States, 12 mins)
-Surprise (Animated by Silvester Zwaneveld, Netherlands, 4 mins)
-Stars (Feature by Mars Roberge, Canada/United States, 108 mins)
11:45pm: STARS World Premiere After-Party - Pangea
World Domination Pictures and Winter Film Awards International Film Festival present the official after-party for the World Premiere of "Stars". Featuring DJ Marcus Glitteris, Xris Smack, Die J! Mars, Freddy Bastone, Jack James Busa, Ian Fford, Jeffrey Wengrofsky and Lenny Dee.
$5/Door with Student ID. Screening blocks run 1½-2½ hours with a mix of shorts and feature-length films plus a 15-minute Q&A Session with the filmmakers.
Discussion Panels are FREE and open to the public. Parties are FREE and open to the public (21+ with ID)
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