PRLog - March 9, 2014 - ADRAMA, Italy -- The Third Annual Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival kicked off Wednesday, February 26 2014 in New York City with three full days of screenings and after-parties and came to a dazzling finish on Saturday March 1 with a Gala Awards Ceremony at the beautiful club 230 FIFTH in which 15 outstanding winners were announced. This year's event offered something for everyone, highlighting the dynamic range of talent and storytelling capabilities the independent filmmaking community has to offer. Among the 61 films selected for screening was a diverse mixture of documentaries, shorts, features, animation, music videos and horror films, including 9 student films, 17 female directors and representation from over 20 countries.
I See Monsters
Italian filmmaker Federico Alotto's creepy short film "I See Monsters" (Io Vedo I Mostri) won the BEST HORROR SHORT award in front of a crowd of 500. The awards show included live musical performances from Soleil J and Billboard artist Sessino and featured outrageous costume designs by Natasha Berezhnaya.
Some doors should never be opened. "I See Monsters" is based on a true story. Little Giulio is tasked with going to the cellar to get more wine for dinner. His excitement over his newfound responsibility quickly dissipates as he finds something lurking in the basement. http://www.facebook.com/
Born in Turin in 1984, and Federico Alotto studied and graduated in trumpet (classic and jazz) at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin. He is a musician, composer and orchestra director and has performed in many tours around the world, including California, Slovenia, Israel, France, Germany, Holland and Spain, and was directed by important artists such as Riccardo Muti. In 2008 he began to explore his passion for filmmaking and today, it is his main activity.
The 2014 Winter Film Awards Judges Panel was comprised of 15 industry individuals with diverse points of view, including 20-year industry veteran Frank Calo, production executive of "The Believer", award-winning filmmaker Sam Borowski, Broadway and Hollywood composer Stephen Trask, cinematographer Mik Cribben, music personality Matt Pinfield, producer/writer/
Winter Film Awards 2014 Independent Film Festival is proudly sponsored by GrayLine NY, B&H Photo, 20Grand Vodka, Coney Island Spirits, Cupcake Cartel NYC, Cyberlink, Fabric Mill, FearsMag, Final Draft Inc., Glidecam, Graphic Stock, Hunter Mountain, Indie Flix, Jo Malone London, JT Talent, Jungle Software, Pole Position Raceway, ProductionHub Inc, PS Print, Que Sabor Bakery, Ride of Fame, Rooftop Films, Sony Creative Software, SpotHero, Sweets First Bakery, Video Blocks, Viktor Koen, The Village Voice, Worldcast Inc and Ya Mastiha Liqueur,
Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. In addition to the annual Independent Film Festival, WFA hosts 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, and works with all local NYC film schools, colleges, arts high schools and many cultural societies.
For more information on WFA festival, sponsors, judges, and upcoming events
please visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com and find them on Facebook.
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