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19-Apr-2014 5:03am PDT  

 

Winter Film Awards

3 Annual February 27, 2014 to March 01, 2014

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Phone: 646 355-4371
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Feature Film Competition
This category is in competition and include films from all over the word and the United States Of America. The film should be in the English language or with English subtitles, and should be in the narrative form. Running time should at least be 70 minutes.

Feature Films are eligible for Awards for: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Perspectives, Best Student Film and Best Original Score

PLEASE INDICATE IN SYNOPSIS if your film includes at least 12 minutes of original music that is integral to the film. Original music is eligible for an award for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE.
Documentary Feature Competition
This category is in competition and include non-fiction films originating from all over the world and the United States of America. The film should be in the English language OR with English subtitles, and should be in the documentary form.

Documentary Films are eligible for Awards for: Best Documentary, Best Director, Perspectives, Best Student Film and Best Original Score

PLEASE INDICATE IN SYNOPSIS if your film includes at least 12 minutes of original music that is integral to the film (10 minutes for shorts). Original music is eligible for an award for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE.
Foreign Language Film Competition
This category is in competition and include shorts and feature length films from all over the world, excluding the United States. The film should be in the English language OR with English subtitles, and should be in the narrative form. Run Time can be from 5 minutes to 180 minutes.

Foreign Language Films are eligible for Awards for: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Perspectives, Best Student Film and Best Original Score

PLEASE INDICATE IN SYNOPSIS if your film includes at least 12 minutes of original music that is integral to the film. Original music is eligible for an award for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE.
Short Film Competition
This category is in competition and includes films originating from all over the world and the United States of America. The film should be in the English-language OR with English subtitles and can in the narrative or documentary form. Running time should be between 2 and 40 minutes.

Short Films are eligible for Awards for: Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Perspectives, Best Student Film and Best Original Score

PLEASE INDICATE IN SYNOPSIS if your film includes at least 10 minutes of original music that is integral to the film. Original music is eligible for an award for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE.
Screenplay Competition
This category is in competition and include feature-length screenplays from all over the word and the United States Of America. The screenplay should be in the English language, and should be in the narrative form.
Animated FIlm Competition
This category is in competition of ANIMATIED fIlms defined as a film that has been created using any frame-by-frame animation technique, Including but not limited to 2D, 3D, Claymation, CGI, Computer Animation, Cut-out, Puppet and any other creative endeavors and tools. Animation Films originating from all over the world and the United States of America is encouraged to submit. The film should be in the English-language OR with English subtitles.

Animated Films are eligible for Awards for: Best Animated Film, Best Director,Perspectives, Best Student Film and Best Original Score

PLEASE INDICATE IN SYNOPSIS if your film includes at least 12 minutes of original music (10 minutes for Shorts) that is integral to the film. Original music is eligible for an award for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE.
Music Video
This category is in competition and include films originating within the United States of America and globally. The film should be in English language or with English subtitles and should be in music form. Running time should be not more that 10 minutes and not less that 2 minutes.

Music Videos are eligible for Awards for: Best Music Video, Best Director, Perspectives, Best Student Film and Best Original Score
Winter FEAR Awards - Horror Film Competition
Award in conjunction with FEARS Magazine. Any narrative work of fiction in the Horror, Slasher or Zombie genre with a running time of 5 minutes or more. This category is in competition and include films from all over the word and the United States Of America. The film should be in the English language OR with English subtitles.

Horror Films are eligible for Awards for: Best Horror Film, Best Horror Short Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Perspectives, Best Student Film and Best Original Score

PLEASE INDICATE IN SYNOPSIS if your film includes at least 12 minutes (10 minutes for a Short) of original music that is integral to the film. Original music is eligible for an award for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. In addition to our annual Independent Film Festival, we host 4-6 events each year in New York City, including panel discussions, networking parties, a 48-Hour Film Challenge, archival cartoon screenings and other fun film-related events.

Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out.

Our annual festival offers something for everyone, highlighting the dynamic range of talent and storytelling capabilities the independent filmmaking community has to offer. Among the 58 films selected for our 2013 Festival was a diverse mix of documentaries, shorts, features, animation, music videos and horror films, including 9 student films, 15 female directors and representation from over 15 countries.

Like many of the great film Festivals across the country and the world, WFA seeks to bring our audience compelling and unique content that inspires the viewers and honors the filmmakers. There are hundreds of film festivals in New York City; what makes us different is our intense focus on the variety of our films and helping new filmmakers reach what may be their first real audience.

WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit (pending) organization. We work with all local NYC film schools, colleges, arts high schools and many cultural societies.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Winter Film Awards! We are launching our Film Awards in New York City in February and will be awarding excellence and diversity in film making. The WFA offers the full spectrum to those who expect the highest quality and personal attention at a film festival. We are proud to recognize our filmmakers and support you in any way we can.

The Winter Film Awards will be February 27 - March 1 2014 and our March 1 Awards Ceremony will be televised nationally on American Primetime Television via Omniverse TV and our national affiliates, and is to reach an international audience in 119 cities through multiple platforms, including iPad, mobile phones and other devices.

The competition's jury prizes will include:
Best Independent Feature Film
Best Horror Feature Film
Best Documentary
Best Director
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Foreign Film
Best Short Film
Best Horror Short Film
Best Animated Film
Best Music Video
Best Screenplay
Best Original Score
Best Student Film
Perspectives Award for Diversity in Film

Submissions will be considered for in competition and out of competition screening.

PLEASE INDICATE IN YOUR FILM SYNOPSIS IF YOUR FILM INCLUDES AT LEAST 12 MINUTES OF ORIGINAL MUSIC. Original music that is integral to the film is eligible for our award for "BEST ORIGINAL SCORE"

ORGANIZERS
George Isaacs (Co-Chairman ) ; Joe Mauceri ; Mobasher Ahmed ; Steffanie Finn (Program Manager) ; Vanessa McGinley (Project Manager) ; Vaughn Murphy ; Winter Film Awards

GENERAL RULES
Winter Film Awards is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Winter Film Awards from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

For any additional information concerning submissions, contact us at info@winterfilmawards.com

GENERAL RULES
1) All films must have been completed not earlier than January 1, 2009.

2) Films must be in English or have English subtitles

3) DVDs are the preferred format

4) Winter Film Awards, does not require World Premiere, but appreciates if you notify us if you are either a World Premiere, International Premiere (your first premiere outside your country of origin), North American Premiere or New York Premiere.

5) Entry fees are in U.S. dollars, per film entry and are non-refundable.

6) Submitting filmmakers/individuals will be notified by e-mail on or before January 5 2014

7) Regarding shipping to Winter Film Awards, the submitting filmmaker will be responsible for the mailing/shipping cost of the work, both for the submitted cut for consideration screeners, and final screener copy for screnning at the film festival.

Ship entries to:
WINTER FILM AWARDS
Tribeca Office, 12 Desbrosses Street
New York NY 10013

8) Submit your entry in DVD format (NTSC Region 1 for US)
Please mark the specific category submission outside your envelope, mailer or package. Inside, the DVD screener must be labeled with the contact info (name/ph/email), the work’s title, the name of the director, the running time.

9) All submitted entry materials will not be returned.

10) A filmmaker with multiple entries (titles) must submit each entry and entry fee on a separate DVD.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Winter Film Awards is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Winter Film Awards from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. For any additional information concerning submissions, contact us at info@winterfilmawards.com