Be a Wizard with #WFA48 and Modern Pinball NYC! 48-Hour Film Challenge June 3-5

Modern Pinball NYC

What can YOU do in just 48 hours?

On of our winning teams gets to spend an awesome full day at the coolest place in NYC! Featured in The Wall Street Journal and on NBC’s TODAY, FOX News, CNN and named one of the Best of New York by New York Magazine, Modern Pinball NYC has become an overnight sensation and cultural phenomenon Ranked #1 at Yelp for Best Arts & Entertainment in New York City.

Winners will experience the fun and excitement of a huge collection of pinball machines from the 70s to the present while pinball documentaries stream across large screen displays.

Coming Soon!

About the Challenge

WINTER FILM AWARDS challenges the local NYC community to create a 4-7 minute short film in a specified genre, tagline and prop in just a single gonzo weekend! Thirty teams of the most creative people in the tri-state area have 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 learn the importance of caffeine, team work and time management in successful filmmaking.

For challenge rules, prizes, registration details, participating sponsors and more information about the Winter Film Awards, please visit

About Modern Pinball NYC

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Featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Verge, and on NBC’s TODAY, FOX News, and CNN, Modern Pinball NYC offers an arcade and party experience for any gamer enthusiast.  Their mission is to bring back pinball in a big way, and with unlimited plays on themed machines from Star Trek to Game of Thrones, it certainly seems they have the world of pinball covered.  Without the fuss of quarters, tokens, or swipe cards, all you need is a wrist band for an entire day of pinball fun.  Steve Zahler, owner of Modern Pinball NYC, hopes to see pinball re-emerge throughout the country and beyond.  He strives to bring the fun of pinball to everyone and host an environment where families play together, students and campers have field trips, couples have pinball dates, and fun parties are celebrated.  Whatever category you fall into, Modern Pinball offers a social, high-energy environment that focuses on clean, safe, innocent fun that everyone can enjoy.

Modern Pinball NYC, 362 3rd Ave, New York, NY, USA   + 1 646 415 8440  (@modernpinball)  (@modernpinball)

Check out the reviews!

WFA logo burr 181x60WINTER FILM AWARDS mission is to recognize excellence and diversity in cinema and to promote learning and expression for all artists at all stages of their careers. We celebrate the cultural mixture that is New York City, showcasing emerging filmmakers from every age, ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, political and geographic perspective. The 48-Hour Challenge format gives filmmakers a chance to work closely with a team and to intensely focus while just going out and doing it!


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission 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. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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