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The Winter Film Awards Celebrates 10 Years With Over 91 Films


With over 91 films, plus panels and workshops, The Winter Film Awards is having a jam packed tenth anniversary. Running September 23 to October 2, 2021 at NYC’s Cinema Village (22 E. 12th street), the Winter Film Awards includes 13 Animated films, 15 Documentaries, 6 Feature narratives, 16 Horror films, 10 Music Videos, 22 Narrative shorts and 5 Web series.

Festival highlights include:

  • FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24– the Festival opens with screenings of the feature length gonzo animated musical film Death of a Rockstar and the funky Brazilian mystical cowboy film Jesus Kid.

  • SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25 / DOCUMENTARY DAY– a full day showcasing documentary shorts and features covering a wide variety of topics, including Last Call – the story of the impact of COVID-19 on the NYC hospitality industry, A Wicked Eden which focuses on women online fetish porn creators, I’m an Electric Lampshade – an offbeat heartwarming portrait of the world’s least likely rock star, More than Miyagi – a painfully revealing biography of Pat Morita and This Beautiful Journey – a rustic and personal journey through India.

  • SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26 / BLOODY SUNDAY HORROR DAY– a full day showcasing the most frightening indie films from around the world, including films from Canada, Germany, Greece, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Spain, Sweden and the US.

  • MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27– Screening of 11 mixed short films and feature-film Spirit Quest, a story of two friends on a hallucinogenic mushroom trip

  • TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28– Screening of 10 mixed short films and feature-film Touch, a romantic love story between a married Caucasian woman living in China and a blind masseur.

  • WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29– Screening of 8 mixed short films and the feature film Since August, the story of a recovering drug addict confronting her demons, told in American Sign Language.

  • THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30– Screening of 9 mixed short films and feature film Mister Sister, a truly NYC story of a drag MC learning courage from the caring LGBTQ community and pursuing his dreams.

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 with the goal of presenting unique films to audiences.

To learn more, go to:

Winter Film Awards International Film Festival
September 23 - October 2, 2021

Cinema Village
22 East 12th Street

New York, NY 10003

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