Carl Goodman to Receive the 2018 Winter Film Awards "Patron of the Cinema" Award

Carl Goodman, Arts Visionary & Director of NYC's Museum of the Moving Image To Receive the Winter Film Awards 2018 PATRON OF THE CINEMA AWARD
Carl Goodman
Carl Goodman
NEW YORK - Feb. 9, 2018 - PRLog -- New Yorker Carl Goodman, Executive Director of Museum of the Moving Image, will be honored with the 2018 Patron of the Cinema Award at New York City's 7th annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival Awards Ceremony being held on Saturday, March 3rd 2018.

The WFA Board of Directors is pleased to honor Carl Goodman for his work with the museum as they continually strive to be an integral part of the community at large. He is a visionary in the field of moving image media and under his leadership the Museum has become a premier arts institution.

"As someone who frequently visits the museum with my family, I am always impressed by the new exhibits and the museum's expansion," explained Patron Curator Joseph B Mauceri. "It's more than just the building. They offer outreach and educational opportunities for seniors, families, teachers, and students. Their Game Design LAB program and Summer Media Camp programs fully immerse students into the world of entertainment technology. Carl's work with the museum continues to make it true corner stone in the local and greater New York City community."

Carl Goodman
Carl Goodman has worked at the Museum of the Moving Image for more than 25 years, having joined in 1989 as an educator. Since his appointment as Executive Director in 2011, Carl oversaw a three-fold increase in annual attendance, following the Museum's acclaimed expansion and renovation.  Prior to 2011, Carl was the Museum's Senior Deputy Director, overseeing all public programming, education, and collections initiatives, and supervising the Museum's use and study of digital media.

Over the years, he has served in a variety of capacities, including Curator of Digital Media, and as Director of New Media Projects.  In these roles, he guided the production of the highly popular interactive experiences in the Museum's core exhibition Behind the Screen, oversaw the development of the Museum's innovative web projects, including The Living Room Candidate, an online exhibition about the history of presidential campaign commercials. Carl has organized many exhibitions for the Museum, including Computer Space, a history of video games; <ALT> DigitalMedia, a gallery of software-based art; and Real Virtuality, the inaugural exhibition in the expanded and renovated building.

In his commitment to the arts in New York City, Carl served as Chair of the New York City Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), which represents more than 30 museums and cultural organizations housed in City-owned buildings, and is a member of the Arts Education Committee of the NYC Department of Education.

About Museum of the Moving Image
Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media by presenting exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and collecting and preserving moving-image related artifacts. For more information visit (

About Winter Film Awards
Winter Film Awards Is New York City
.  Like the city itself, we showcase the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. The rapidly growing Winter Film Awards International Film Festival (, now in its seventh year, is a dynamic and exciting event in the heart of the City.  Winter Film Awards showcases films from emerging filmmakers from around the world in all genres with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and under-represented filmmakers.

The Festival runs February 22-March 23 2018. Among the 93 Official Selections to be screened at Cinema Village in the heart of Greenwich Village (22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003), is a diverse mixture of 13 Animated films, 13 Documentaries, 10 Feature narratives, 8 Horror films, 9 Music Videos, 31 Narrative shorts and 7 Web series, including 21 student films and 32 first-time filmmakers.  Filmmakers come from 31 countries; 40% of the films were created by women, 43% were created by people of color.  Visit for schedules, tickets and details!

Winter Film Awards is an all volunteer, minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2011 in New York City by a group of filmmakers and enthusiasts.  The program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Winter Film Awards is made possible by the NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Winter Film Awards is proudly one of the Top 10 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway.

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