Diana Zuros' ASL Film "Since August" takes top honors at WFA2021 International Film Festival
Winter Film Awards International Film Festival (WFA-IFF) closed out the exciting 10th anniversary Festival with a glittering red carpet gala Awards Ceremony on October 2 2021 at New York City's beautiful Club230FIFTH (230 Fifth Avenue). The Festival’s 2021 lineup included 91 outstanding films, a diverse mixture of 13 Animated films, 15 Documentaries, 6 Feature narratives, 16 Horror films, 10 Music Videos, 22 Narrative shorts and 5 Web series; flmmakers came from 28 countries; half of the films were created by women, 53% were created by or about people of color.
Winter Film Awards 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. Fourteen outstanding films took home top honors at the event.
BEST PICTURE: Since August, Directed By Diana Zuros (United States), Starring Sabina Akhmedova and Antoinette Abbamonte
A young recovering drug addict confronts her demons by befriending the grief-stricken deaf mother she mysteriously spies on, but instead forges a much deeper friendship than she ever anticipated - one built upon the shared trauma of the women’s pasts. Told in ASL and shot on a DSLR camera, Since August is a uniquely intimate story of healing and redemption that bears witness to the power of visual storytelling. The film showcases a diverse cast and crew of international women with the representation of a deaf actress in the role of Vedette.
The film is told in ASL with English subtitles; there is no verbal dialogue in it. All of the deaf characters in the film are portrayed by deaf actors and the film is made by women and is about women.
BEST NYC FILM: Mister Sister, directed by Mars Roberge (Canada)
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: More Than Miyagi, directed by Kevin Derek (United States)
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: High Flying Jade, directed by Katherine Sweetman (Vietnam)
BEST HORROR FEATURE FILM: The Puppet, directed by Veemsen Lama (Nepal)
BEST HORROR SHORT FILM: Koreatown Ghost Story, directed by Minsun Park & Teddy Tenenbaum (United States)
BEST DIRECTOR: Kintsugi, directed by Nadja Bobyleva & Konstantin Schraps (Germany)
BEST ANIMATED FILM: Röckët Stähr's Death of a Rockstar, directed by Röckët Stähr (United States)
BEST SHORT FILM: Cuckoo!, directed by Jörgen Scholtens (Netherlands)
BEST WEB SERIES: Big Girl, directed by Alyssa Cartee (United States)
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: Pemmican, directed by Kelzang Ravach (France)
BEST STUDENT FILM: Musician, directed by Mohsen Mehri Darouei (Iran)
BEST ACTOR: Búi Dam, Stay, directed by Maria Winther Olsen (Faroe Islands)
BEST ACTRESS: Vishka Asayesh, The Badger, directed by Kazem Mollaie (Iran)
INDIEPIX VISION AWARD
The IndiePix Vision Award is a unique distribution offer from IndiePix Films, including but not limited to DVD release, Virtual Cinema exhibition, and Digital placement on the IndiePix Unlimited Amazon Prime Video Channel. Films are selected by NYC-based distributor and longtime Winter Film Awards sponsor IndiePix Films, whose highly curated collection includes award-winning films from around the world and newly discovered film talents.
Since August, directed by Diana Zuros (United States)
The Badger, directed by Kazem Mollaie (Iran)
The Puppet, directed by Veemsen Lama (Nepal)
Jesus Kid, directed by Aly Muritiba (Brazil)
I'm An Electric Lampshade, directed by John Clayton Doyle (United States)
PATRON OF THE CINEMA AWARD
Heather Buckley, film producer, writer, historian and dedicated preservationist received the Winter Film Awards 2021 PATRON OF THE CINEMA AWARD at Awards Ceremony as part of Winter Film Awards 10th Annual International Film Festival.
The WFA Board of Directors is pleased to honor Heather Buckley for her work.
For more information, visit https://winterfilmawards.com/wfa2021/
Winter Film Awards International Film Festival
31 West 34th Street, 8th Floor
New York NY 10001
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. 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. WFA-IFF’s mission is to promote diversity, bridge the opportunity divide and provide a platform for under-represented artists and a variety of genres, viewpoints and approaches. We believe that only by seeing others’ stories can we understand each other and only via an open door can the underrepresented artist enter the room.
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release Diana Zuros' ASL Film "Since August" takes top honors at WFA2021 International Film Festival here
News-ID: 2424675 • Views: 981
More Releases from Winter Film Awards
NYC's Winter Film Awards International Film Festival opens for submissions for 1 …
CELEBRATE DIVERSITY IN FILM TWELFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 21-25 2024 Emerging Filmmakers - All Genres - All Lengths Documentary, Narrative, Horror, Music Video, Animation and Web Series! The Winter Film Awards International Film Festival (WFA) announces a Call for Entries for its 12th Annual celebration of independent film, to be held February 21-25 2024 in New York City. Filmmakers from around the world will travel to NYC to attend the Festival's film screenings, educational panels, professional
Winter Film Awards International Film Festival Returns for 11th Annual Celebrati …
Winter Film Awards International Film Festival (WFA-IFF) is returning bigger than ever for 2023 in celebration of its 11th year. The Festival's lineup includes 73 outstanding films, a diverse mixture of animated films, documentaries, comedies, romances, dramas, horror films, music videos and web series of all lengths, including 9 student films and 26 works from first-time filmmakers. Winter Film Awards is dedicated to showcasing the amazing diversity of voices in indie
Winter Film Awards International Film Festival Returns for 10th Annual Celebrati …
New York City's Winter Film Awards 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 10th annual Festival runs September 23-October 2 in New York City. The lineup includes 91 fantastic films from 28 countries, 7 free education sessions and amazing parties. Winter Film Awards International Film Festival, which was one of NYC's last
Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival Announces 2015 Call for Entries
A Call for Entries has been officially announced for the 4th Annual Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival, a celebration of independent film to be held February 25 – 28 2015 in New York City. Filmmakers from around the world will travel to NYC to attend the three full days of film screenings and industry networking after-parties culminating in a glittering awards ceremony to be held on February 28 in
More Releases for Award
Award-winning weather news: Coloyal receives “E-Mail Award 2019”
Düsseldorf, 29 May 2019 Gold for Coloyal: The CRM specialist from Munich was awarded the first prize in the e-mailing category at the "E-Mail Award 2019". The jury praised highly personalized weather emails, which Coloyal developed together with two agency partners for its customer Bayer CropScience Germany. The aim of the mails is to individually address German farmers with relevant information at the right time: recipients receive a high-precision weather report in
From Abracadabra to alakazam magician inline for National award Midlands, Sept. 7. 2016 - A MAGICIAN who has fought back from depression could be in line to win a national award. Eddie Young, who runs PhatMagic, has been nominated for a Kallikids award The 42-year-old, from Branston, set up Phat Magic more than four years ago after his wife, Debbie, bought him a magic set to 'give him something to do' while
Techno Brain wins Microsoft YouthSpark award of the year Award
Techno Brain Participated in 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Company wins Microsoft YouthSpark award, also named into President’s Club for Microsoft Dynamics Techno Brain, Africa’s leading ICT Company participated in the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference held at Washington, D.C between July 13 and 16. The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is an annual, global convergence of Microsoft’s top partners to network, drive business growth and identify new profitability opportunities. Techno Brain was
Award Winning Architects in Birmingham nominated for third award in 2011
Lapworth Architects Limited, founded in 1989 is a planning, architectural and interior design practice based in Edgbaston, Birmingham. The practice has a wide client base involved in housing, education, retail, commercial and industrial buildings. It also works on many period buildings and in many Conservation areas, including carrying out grant aided work for Birmingham City Council and English Heritage. The practice is well used to dealing with sites in
Presentations: ‘Opus – German Stage Award’ and ‘Sinus – Systems Integr …
‘Opus – German Stage Award’ for the world’s biggest stage show at present: U2’s ‘360° Tour’ and the ‘Król Roger’ opera production ‘Sinus – Systems Integration Award’ given in four categories: from a culinary school to a Formula 1 race track ‘Opus – German Stage Award’ and ‘Sinus – Systems Integration Award’ will be presented during the Prolight + Sound and Media Systems Prolight + Sound trade fairs in Frankfurt am Main
Kreativ-Award 2008 (Creativity Award 2008) goes to: Audiogent
Interactive Audiobooks do not repeat themselves - usually. However - Audiogent received their sixth award this year. In 2008, Audiogent received awards for innovation, business concept and their business plan on various occasions. At the end of the year the young scientists and entrepreneurs from Magdeburg obtained yet another prize: "Kreativ-Award 2008" (Creativity-Award 2008) of the Businessplanwettbewerb Sachsen-Anhalt, which was sponsored by the KfW-Mittelstandsbank. The internationally operating company Audiogent takes the concept