WFA 48-Hour Film Challenge 2015 – $22k+ in Prizes!

4th Annual Winter Film Awards 48-Hour Film Challenge
June 3-5 2016 #WFA48

Winter Film Awards challenged the local film community to create a short film from start to finish in just a single weekend! Over $10k in prizes to be awarded ! Winning films to be screened at the 2017 Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival! Best Picture wins an AJA Video Systems CION Camera package worth over $7500 ! Fan Favorite wins a Canon camera package courtesy of B&H worth over $6500 !

See the films and vote for your Favorites!


WINTER FILM AWARDS challenged the local community to create a 4-7 minute short film in just a single gonzo weekend! Thirty teams of the most creative people in the tri-state area picked their film genre out of a hat and had just 48 sleepless hours to decide what they are going to do, write a screenplay, assemble props, costumes and actors, rehearse, shoot, score and edit their film. Students, amateurs, and seasoned industry veterans alike learned the importance of caffeine, team work and time management in successful filmmaking.

Completed films have been uploaded to YouTube to garner the coveted “Fan Favorite” vote. All films will be screened at THE GRAYSON (16 First Avenue) on Sunday June 19 2-6pm. Prizes will be awarded for Best Picture, Fan Favorite and more!

For the 2012 Challenge, teams had to contend with a large brightly-colored snowflake sugar cookie and a tagline from Fight Club. For the 2013 Challenge, we made it even more difficult — Teams had a tagline from Ghostbusters and Gray Line New York provided each team with one-hour private shooting time on a double-decker sightseeing tour bus, complete with Tour Guide and Driver. For the 2014 Challenge, teams had to include Citibike in their story line. Visit the WFA Playlists for the 2013 Challenge and 2014 Challenge to view all of the amazing films.

For our 2016 Challenge, teams had a one-hour permit to shoot in the beautiful Grand Central Terminal and were required to use the tagline “This is New York and there’s no law against being annoying“. We had martial arts fights, zombies and samurai sword fighting on the Main Concourse, and freaked out a number of tourists with each take of a heart attack!

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