NYC Winter Film Awards – Profile in Strangeness

Many film festivals are fun events that involve watching a specific genre of films and shorts. Typically, they are exciting events, but with a predictable format. Then there’s the New York City Winter Film Awards, February 23 to March 4, 2017.

NYC Winter Film Awards – https://winterfilmawards.com/

A top-10 rated film festival on FilmFreeway, the NYC Winter Film Awards is collection of several great events that aren’t to be missed.

  • Indie Film Festival – Sharing the works of emerging filmmakers, this a great, classic film festival. They welcome every genre. More importantly, the accept and celebrate women and people of color as equals with everyone else. “I think that when everybody’s story is told, then that makes for better art, that makes for better entertainment. It makes everybody feel part of one family.” — President Obama
  • 48-Hour Film Challenge – One weekend to make a film? Many people would say that it’s a crazy idea, the Winter Film Awards challenges filmmakers to make a complete film in 48 hours. Over $22,000 in prizes will be awarded at the February 23 to March 4, 2017 awards festivals. This is an amazing opportunity to show the world your virtuosity. Many accomplished directors couldn’t do it, but the Winter Film Awards will celebrate those who can.
  • Winter Laughs – A film festival that has a comedy showdown! That’s just awesome. The Winter Awards accepts 3-5 minutes videos of comedians. Then 10 of them are invited to perform live at the film festival. Those 10 are then brought head-to-head for a Battle Royale. Cash awards and bragging rights are the best gift these folks could look for.
  • Music Videos – Starting on April 21, the Winter Film Awards presents the Music Video Challenge. “Film is a visual representation of music; a music video tells a story set to music and allows you to see the words come to life.” What is really cool for the filmmakers and musicians is that the films are screened by music industry professionals.

The NYC Winter Film Awards started in 2011 and is an all volunteer, minority- and women-owned organization. They celebrate the diversity of the Big Apple on film, on stage, and in music.

With events that run nearly all year long, this a film festival that’s much more than a few theaters and some movies. It’s a cultural event that is exciting and powerful.

They are still accepting film submissions: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WFA

If you can get to New York City February 23 to March 4, 2017, this is the event to attend!

Article written by Bob Peryea for The Monthly Film Festival
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7.11.2016
 

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