Winter Film Awards International Film Festival

BY AYGI MARIA ATMATZIDOY

The festival 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 79 Official Selections are a diverse mixture of 11 Animated films, 6 Documentaries, 10 Feature narratives, 11 Horror films, 11 Music Videos, 22 Narrative shorts and 7 Web series. These include 10 student films and 21 first-time filmmakers.

Filmmakers come from 27 countries; half of the films were created by women, 53% were created by or about people of color. Tickets are available at https://wfa2020.eventcombo.com/. Tickets are $12.50/In Advance, $16.50/Door, $5/Door with Student ID.

OPENING NIGHT KICK OFF BASH Feb 20 from 7-11pm –Filmmaker’s reception, industry networking and kick-off party at SkyRoom, 330 West 40th Street. Step & Repeat on site. Open Bar 7-8PM. Goodies from Opmm CannaCBD.

SCREENINGS Feb 21-27 at Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street. Screening blocks run 2 1⁄2 to 3 hours and include a mix of shorts and feature-length films. All screening blocks include a 20 minute Q&A Session with the filmmakers.

GALA RED CARPET + AWARD CEREMONY Feb 29 at The Empire Room at Club230Fifth, 230 Fifth Avenue. Red Carpet 7pm, Awards Ceremony 9-10pm., After-Party 9pm onwards. With live performances and appearances from NYC local filmmakers and industry veterans.

DISCUSSION PANELS AND WORKSHOPS INCLUDE

Feb 24 6:00pm – 7:00pm Shooting Difficult Scenes / Sex & Violence in Your Film

Feb 25 6:00pm – 7:00pm Distribution 101 For Indie Filmmakers

Feb 26 6:00pm – 7:30pm Crafting a Great Opening Scene, with celebrated educator, Annette Insdorf

Feb 27 6:00pm – 7:30pm Everything You Need to Know about Music in Film with Brian McKenna (BToven Music), Randy Frisch (LoveCat Music) and Trinity Velez-Justo (Reel Scoring).

Feb 28 1:30pm – 3:00pm Social Media Marketing for Filmmakers with CR Capers and Haden Craddolph

Feb 28 3:30pm – 5:00pm The Art of the Pitch with Christina Raia from Seed & Spark

Feb 28 5:30pm – 7:00pm Camera Hacks for the Frugal Filmmaker with Steven DeCastro

CORPORATE & LOCAL SUPPORT

Winter Film Awards is an all-volunteer, minority and women-owned registered 501(c) a non-profit organization founded in 2011 in New York City by a group of filmmakers and enthusiasts. This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the NYC & Company Foundation and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Official Festival artwork was designed by Earl Womack

CONTACT

Steffanie Finn:                         Finn@WinterFilmAwards.com

 Tel: (415) 355-4371

www.WinterFilmAwards.com

Η Αυγή Μαρία Ατματζίδου είναι Πρόεδρος του Mykonos Multimedia Festival και Good will Ambassador του European Youth Award. Έχει Diploma in Digital Marketing, Bachelor in Mass Communication  and Media Arts, Master in Interactive Multimedia, Master in Psychoanalysis and Consulting και είναι PhD candidate in Film and Television. Έχει γράψει, διασκευάσει, σκηνοθετήσει και κάνει την παραγωγή σε 12 καλλιτεχνικές παραγωγές και έχει υπάρξει δημοσιογράφος σε τηλεόραση, ραδιόφωνο, έντυπα και ιστοσελίδες. Τα τελευταία χρόνια μένει στη Νέα Υόρκη και αγωνίζεται για την διάδοση του ελληνικού πολιτισμού αλλά και για τα δικαιώματα των γυναικών και των παιδιών.