World Renowned Artist Sir Daniel Winn Partners with Asian World Film Festival to Design Statuettes for 2021 Awards Ceremony

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Sir Daniel Winn to Create New Statuettes for AWFF’s Snow Leopard Awards, Humanitarian Award, and Red Cross Award

Sir Daniel Winn, world renowned artist, curator, and owner of the prestigious Winn Slavin Fine Art Gallery in Beverly Hills, has been commissioned by the Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) to design the new statuettes for their Snow Leopard Awards, Humanitarian Award, and Red Cross Award. In addition to sculpting the designs, Sir Daniel Winn will also be presenting the Humanitarian Award to the winner at this year’s awards ceremony.

AWFF is one of the most prestigious festivals in the world and is unique in that it predominantly screens films from the Asian Continent which have been submitted to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and the Golden Globes for “Best International Feature Film” and “Best Picture - Foreign Language,” respectively. During the past six years, the festival has screened over 100 Oscar-submitted films and 70 Golden Globe submissions.

“As a supporter of the Asian World Film Festival and the cinematic art this organization champions, it is an honor to have the opportunity to commission these prestigious awards for the 2021 ceremony,” said Sir Daniel Winn. “I have even more gratitude for the fact that it includes the Humanitarian award. My hope is that through the festival we can bring more awareness to Asian talent and global connectivity through the arts.”

"As we approach the 7th Edition of the Asian World Film Festival this November 2021, we are thrilled that we have finally found the perfect partner in Sir Daniel Winn, an Artist whose talent has reached the four corners of the World, but most of all a Man of great humanity with a big heart," said Georges Chamchoum, Executive and Program Director of the festival. "Who could possibly be better than Him to create our Snow Leopard Sculptures, which will be awarded to nine individuals (or films) every year, the Red Cross Tiffany Circle Courage to Dream Award and the AWFF Humanitarian Award. I passionately believe that the Spirit of AWFF will guide Sir Daniel's hands to create the ultimate inspirational Trophy!"

This year Sir Daniel Winn opened a second gallery in Beverly Hills on the famed Rodeo Drive. He is also shooting new episodes of his television show "Art Confidential" (which can be viewed on Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire by downloading the A-List TV app) and just published the debut issue of his magazine of the same name. And he recently won gold medals in the categories of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture from the prestigious Mondial Art Academy, as granted by 45 renowned international judges.

This year’s AWFF will take place in November, 2021 in Culver City, CA.

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About Sir Daniel Winn: Sir Daniel K. Winn is an internationally recognized blue-chip museum artist, fine-art curator, awarded entrepreneur, and highly respected philanthropist. In recognition of his direct support to humanitarian causes, having directly assisted in raising millions of dollars for non-profit aid in the United States and Asia, Winn was honored the prestigious title of “Sir” when knighted in 2018 under the Princely House of Schaumburg-Lippe-Nachod. Winn’s work has since been featured at esteemed exhibitions worldwide. Among many other distinctions, he is the Board Chairman of The Academy of Fine Art Foundation, CEO and curator of Masterpiece Publishing, Inc., and Founder of Winn Slavin Fine Art, one of the most prestigious art galleries in Beverly Hills. In 2019, the NEST Foundation in Hollywood also awarded Daniel Winn the “Philanthropic Artist of the Year.” For more information on Sir Daniel K. Winn, please visit: sirdanielwinn.com.

About Asian World Film Festival: The Asian World Film Festival brings the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles in order to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of filmmakers, strengthening ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. Uniting through cross-cultural collaboration, the festival champions films from over 50 countries across Asia spanning from Turkey to Japan and Russia to India. The Festival is unique in that it predominantly screens Oscar and Golden Globe submitted films from Asia for the Best Foreign Language Film. Since the Festival began, it has proudly screened over 100 Oscar and 70 Golden Globe submissions. All films that participate in the Festival have a unique chance to be guided through the challenging awards season, showcasing their foreign films to the Academy, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and all Guilds for enhanced exposure, media attention, and awards consideration. The Asian World Film Festival is organized under Aitysh USA, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, and operates according to the organization's guidelines. For more information on AWFF, please visit: asianworldfilmfest.org or email info@asianworldfilmfest.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Rick Krusky, MWPR for Sir Daniel Winn, rick@mw-pr.com.
Weissman/Markovitz Communications for AWFF, rick@publicity4all.com.

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