WFA 2015 Festival Submission categories include Narrative Feature, Foreign Language, Short, Documentary, Animation, Music Video and Horror. Outstanding work will be awarded for each category, along with Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Original Score, Best Student Film, the WinterFEAR Horror Award in partnership with FearsMagazine, and the PERSPECTIVES Award for best depiction of the New York multi-cultural experience.
Submissions deadlines are as follows: Early Bird Deadline – September 1 2014, Regular Deadline – November 1 2014, Late Deadline – December 1 2014. Entrants will be notified of final decisions by January 5 2014. Independent filmmakers from around the world are welcome to submit films online via FilmFreeway at https://filmfreeway.com/
George Isaacs, WFA Founder & CEO, says "At WFA, we seek fresh voices and alternate perspectives from creative emerging indie filmmakers from the entire world. We offer a truly exciting mixture of film genres, viewpoints and subjects in order to give our attendees the opportunity to see films they might never think to seek out otherwise." For the 2014 Festival, 61 films from 20 countries were selected for screening, including 17 female directors and 9 student films. Works of all genres, forms, and lengths are considered for Festival screening.
Winter Film Awards is a (pending) non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer-run and operated organization which celebrates diversity of local and international film-making. Their focus is on showcasing emerging filmmakers from every age, ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, political and geographic perspective and providing a stepping stone for all filmmakers, from students with blossoming careers to established industry veterans, to screen their work in front of a large audience and gain recognition for their achievements.
For more information about Winter Film Awards events and sponsors, visit http://www.WinterFilmAwards.com .