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Winter Film Awards International Film Festival Announces 2020 Edition
Film Festival celebrating diversity in film runs Feb 20-29 in NYC
The Festival will run from February 20 through February 29 at its main venue Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street) in Greenwich Village. In addition to screenings and filmmaker Q&A sessions, WFA-IFF will present an opening night industry networking event on February 20th, and a series of educational sessions geared towards emerging filmmakers. The Festival comes to a glittering close on February 29th with a Gala Award Ceremony Red Carpet event at a leading NYC nightclub. Details, schedule and additional events can be found at https://winterfilmawards.com/
WFA-IFF's Executive Director Steffanie L Finn said of the 2020 edition, "Emerging filmmakers with low budgets and no connections are so often ignored in favor of the big budget generic action films. Diverse, exciting low budget films are created all over the world; it is critical for film festivals to showcase them. Indie film festivals are often the sole means for the community to share personal stories from around the world, and WFA's location in the center of the action provides our filmmakers with a dazzling chance to begin their careers in the film industry."
WFA-IFF's list of sponsors and partners for 2020 includes the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC & Company Foundation, Jungle Software, Magix Software, NYU Women's Initiative, Final Draft, Rosco Laboratories, Elvid and Accenture. Several of the Festival's networking events will be organized in collaboration with Liberty Coca-Cola, Boxed Water and other beverages.
A group of filmmakers and enthusiasts have been organizing independent competitive international film events since 2011. WFA-IFF's mission is to promote diversity, bridge the opportunity divide and provide a platform for under-represented artists and a variety of genres, viewpoints and approaches. We believe that only by seeing others' stories can we understand each other and only via an open door can the underrepresented artist enter the room. WFA-IFF is 501(c)3 non-profit organization
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