WFA 48-Hour Film Challenge 2013 – $9k+ in Prizes!

WFA 2013 48-Hrs headerWhat can YOU do in 48 Hours?

Winter Film Awards challenges you to create a short film from start to finish in just a single weekend!

 Over $9k in prizes, including a Filmmakers Prize Package from B&H Photo with a  Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 Lens, an X-Rite i1Display Pro , a Tenba Roadie Video Backpack and a Delkin Devices Fat Gecko Dual-Suction Camera Mount. Other great prizes provided by Ride of Fame, IndieFlix, ZacutoSmartPhocus, Nito Inc, Jungle Software, West Side Rifle & Pistol Range, NY Action Actors Academy, Indoor Extreme Sports, Pole Position Raceway, DSC Labs, Chelsea Piers and Trapeze School NY!  Winning films to be screened at the 2014 Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival and on our National Sponsor’s website!

Click here to see our 2013 winners!

What is a 48-Hour Film Challenge?

We challenge filmmakers, talent and crew to create a short film in two days in an exciting and fast-paced environment with limited rules for an awesome experience!

The Challenge gets underway on Friday, December 6 at 8pm.  A representative of each team must come to our offices to get your GENRE, TAGLINE and PROP. You then have two days to write, produce and edit a 4-7minute film in time to upload it to our DropBox account on Sunday, December 8 by 8pm.

It is FREE to take part in the Challenge, but you must register in advance!

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Ready to accept the challenge?

First, please read the OFFICIAL RULES of the Challenge and review the “How It Works” below to make sure you understand and agree to everything. When you’re done, register your team via Eventbrite.  Lastly, print and sign the official rules and bring it with you when you come to our offices to receive your genre, prop and tagline.

On Saturday December 14 from 7-11pm, the best entries as judged by the WFA Jury will be screened at BLONDIES in NYC, followed by an Award Ceremony, prizes and networking party.

Prizes will be awarded for BEST PICTURE and FAN FAVORITE

How it Works

Click here to read the OFFICIAL RULES of the Challenge.  By registering for the Challenge, you are confirming that you agree to all Rules listed.

AwardCHALLENGE BEGINS:  A representative of your team must come to our offices between 8-10pm on Friday, December 6, at which time you will be provided with your Prop, Tagline and Film Genre At 10pm, we open any open slots to our waitlist, so if you have not checked in by 10pm, you may lose your slot.

CHALLENGE ENDS:  WFA will email you a link to our DROPBOX account.  You must upload your film to Dropbox within exactly 48 Hours of your sign in time.

Completed films will be uploaded to YouTube by the WFA Team.  Winter Film Awards will open voting via YouTube on Monday December 9 by 9am.  Voting for FAN FAVORITE will be open until Saturday December 14 at 12pm.  Be sure to notify your friends!

JUDGING: Completed films will be judged by the WFA Jury. WFA will award the BEST PICTURE award to the film we think best. WFA Jury will also award two other prizes to films we think deserve it (criteria to be determined solely by Winter Film Awards). FAN FAVORITE prize will be awarded to the film that earns the most votes, which will be a combination of LIKES on YouTube and in-person votes at the Screening.

SCREENING & AWARDS: Finally, if your film is selected for screening, a representative of your team should attend the screening in person in order to accept awards.

Completed films that meet minimum criteria for eligibility will be screened on Saturday December 14.  WFA Jury may choose to exclude films for screening if we feel that the content is inappropriate or offensive.  In addition, in some cases, WFA may choose to screen films that did not complete by deadline but we find awesome none-the-less.  However, films that miss deadline are not eligible for awards.

Click HERE to read the Official Challenge Rules
Click HERE to read the Challenge FAQ
Download Releases: Cast/Crew Location Music Art/Artist

Best Picture wins …

Fan Favorite wins …

Additional Winners will receive ..

B+H Photo
Ride of Fame
DSC Labs
Indie Flix
S3Dojo Nito
pole position raceway
NYC Action Actors Academy
Indoor Extreme Sports
West Side Rifle and Pistol Range
Jungle Softwaree
Trapeze School NY
Chelsea Piers

Click HERE to read the Official Challenge Rules
Click HERE to read the Challenge FAQ
Download Releases: Cast/Crew Location Music Art/Artist

Last Year’s Winners!

Click HERE for more!
grape dutches motiondreamers productions aphoristic films Team J

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About Our Sponsors

B&H Photo – Video – Pro Audio … B&H Makes the wonders of technology available through complete lines of Photo, video, audio equipment, and much more. Come visit the World’s largest camera and video superstore and explore where technology lives.

IndieFlix is the world’s favorite independent movie streaming platform. Called the “Netflix for independent films” by Variety, IndieFlix offers unlimited instant streaming of the world’s favorite independent films. IndieFlix is available globally, anywhere from PC’s, Tablets and Smartphones to Xbox and Roku.

Zacuto USA, filmmaking accessories manufacturer, sales, rentals, and the Emmy winning Zacuto Films is located in Chicago, Illinois. Opened in 2000 primarily as a rental house and is now known for their Zacuto USA brand of extremely high quality, originally designed camera accessories. Zacuto USA products are designed, manufactured and assembled in the USA.

Nito Inc. is your place to train in the recording arts. Your place to hone the skills of mixing and mastering audio without the bill of recording studio time. Here is where you perfect your sound. The Dojo is a mobile audio capturing device that allows the user to transport a recording studio with them to wherever they may need to record.

West Side Rifle & Pistol Range is conveniently located in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. Come on down to the friendliest range in New York!

Jungle Software provides filmmakers and storytellers of all levels and genres with a full range of software solutions, including Gorilla Pro film production software, the Gorilla Ratebook labor union rate guide and StoryO story organization software. Jungle Software is headquartered in just outside of Los Angeles – the entertainment capital of the world.

Trapeze School New York is dedicated to making flying trapeze available to anyone who seeks inspiration, challenge, fitness or just a couple hours of unique fun. Our mission every day is to create a safe, fun, challenging environment where our students strive to surpass limitations and more richly enjoy their lives.

The Ride of Fame™ (ROF) is a continuing series of mobile monuments honoring celebrated personalities and their ties to New York City. Each ROF honoree unveils a custom decal artwork permanently dressed to the front of an iconic red double-decker bus, along with a permanent seat and a personal message scribed by the honoree during the press-attended ceremony.  Celebrities honored by Ride of Fame™ are unpaid and they themselves have not paid to participate.

Pole Position Raceway is the premier indoor electric karting facility, located just three miles from Manhattan. Our  80,000 sq. ft., facility features two 1/4 mile long, European-style tracks with the fastest (45 MPH) indoor karts in America for an authentic, exhilarating and safe experience.

X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. We are dedicated to ensuring proper color through measurement and understanding the needs of our customers in the photo, video, design, and so many other fields.

Smartphocus has brought to life a case for the iPhone which provides users with tripod, lens, and accessory mounting points. Now you can harness the full potential of your iPhone for video projects


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