HorizonVU Music is proud to announce our partnership with Winter Film Awards! This partnership is in-line with HorizonVU Music’s strategic efforts to reach out to premier organizations and festivals involved independent film, video and television. Going forward we’ll be keeping you updated on WFA activities and events. Of course, we encourage you to visit Winter Film Awards.

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. In addition to the annual Independent Film Festival, WFA hosts 4-6 events each year in New York City, including panel discussions, networking parties, a 48-Hour Film Challenge, archival cartoon screenings and other fun film-related events.

The Mission of WFA is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. The organization prides itself on its diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing the audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out.

WFA’s annual festival 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 the 2013 Festival was a diverse mix of documentaries, shorts, features, animation, music videos and horror films, including 9 student films, 15 female directors and representation from over 15 countries.

Like many of the great film Festivals across the country and the world, WFA seeks to bring their audience compelling and unique content that inspires the viewers and honors the filmmakers. There are hundreds of film festivals in New York City; what makes WFA different is an intense focus on the variety of WFA films and helping new filmmakers reach what may be their first real audience.

WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit (pending) organization. WFA works with all local NYC film schools, colleges, arts high schools and many cultural societies.