NEW YORK, NY, February 13, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Second Annual Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival kicks off Thursday, February 28 2013 with three full days of screenings and after-parties. This year's event offers something for everyone, highlighting the dynamic range of talent and storytelling capabilities the independent filmmaking community has to offer. Among the 58 films selected for screening is a diverse mixture of documentaries, shorts, features, animation, music videos and horror films, including 9 student films, 15 female directors and representation from over 15 countries.
Highlights include award-winning independent films such as Almost a Turkish Soap Opera, DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till (Winner of 8 Best Film Awards), Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry, romantic comedy QWERTY , Spanish short film Ella (11 awards) and Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution. We are also pleased to screen Dosa Hunt, a collaboration between band members of Vampire Weekend, Das Racist, Yeasayer, Neon Indian, the Vijay Iyer Trio, which filmmaker Amrit Singh has dubbed "The Greatest Hunt for South Indian Food in NYC Ever Committed to Film."
Founder George Isaacs comments "Our focus at WFA is on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them get some recognition and contacts to break into a tough industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of films and filmmakers, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn't think to seek out. "
Winter Film Awards 2013 Independent Film Festival is sponsored by Showbiz Cafe , FEARS Magazine and Footage Firm. Winter Film Awards is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization. Our mission is to recognize excellence and diversity in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for all people at all stages of their artistic careers. We celebrate the crazy cultural mixture that is New York City, showcasing emerging filmmakers from every age, ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, political and geographic perspective.
Winter Film Awards screenings will be held Thursday, February 28 - Saturday, March 2 at the Hotel Pennsylvania's Globetrotter Ballroom (401 7th Ave New York, NY 10001) in three screening blocks --11am-2pm, 2pm-5pm and 5pm-8pm. Our televised Awards Ceremony will take place Saturday March 2 at 9pm. We will host after-parties each night following the screenings -- please check our website for venues. Visit http://www.WinterFilmAwards.com for tickets, schedules, sponsors and details.---
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