New York, NY, March 08, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Second Annual Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival kicked off Thursday, February 28, 2013 with three full days of screenings and after-parties. This year's event offered something for everyone, highlighting the dynamic range of talent and storytelling capabilities the independent film making community has to offer. Among the 58 films selected for screening was 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.
Winter Film Awards is pleased to announce their Festival winners
Best Picture - QWERTY (Bill Sebastian)
Best Actor - Dan Cullen (Clive Unger's Madame X)
Best Actress - Dana Pupkin (QWERTY)
Best Animated Film - Luminaris (Juan Pablo Zaramella)
Best Director - Imagine (Jonathan Steven Green / Jahanara Saleh)
Best Documentary - Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution (Deborah Riley Draper)
Best Foreign Language Film - La Castracion (Ivan Lowenberg)
Best Horror Feature Film - Beyond the Grave (Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro)
Best Horror Short Film - Incident on Highway 73 (Brian Thompson)
Best Music Video - Waiting For Godot (Caitlin Pashalek)
Best Screenplay - Last Waltz of Vienna (Brian Lee Weakland)
Best Short Film - The Boy Who'd Never Seen Rain (Kim Ramsay)
Best Student Film - Mr. Bear (Andres Rosende)
Perspectives Award - Helena's Flushing (Dae Hoon Kim)
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 proudly sponsored by American PrimeTime TV, Showbiz Cafe, FEARS Magazine, Footage Firm Royalty-Free Stock Footage, Jungle Software, Hunter Mountain, Pole Position Raceway, Final Draft Industry Standard Screenwriting Program and our media sponsor is ProductionHUB, Inc. (www.prohub.com) an online marketplace for broadcast TV, motion picture, pro video, live event, corporate & digital media production.
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. In addition to our yearly Independent Film Festival, WFA hosts 4-6 events each year in NYC, including panel discussions, networking parties, a 48-Hour Film Challenge and other fun film-related events. Visit http://www.WinterFilmAwards.com for more information.