WFA 48-Hour Film Challenge 2012

Winter Film Awards 48-Hour Film Challenge 2012
What Can YOU Do In Just 48 Hours?

Can your team create, produce and edit a short film in just 48 hours?

Over $10,000 in prizes, brought to you by JetBlue Airlines, FootageFirm and VideoBlocks!

Snowflake CookieWinter Film Awards is pleased to congratulate our winners for our first annual 48-Hour Film Challenge! We challenged the local community to create a 5-7 minute film from start to finish in just a single weekend. The WFA 48-Hour Film Challenge got under way on Friday, November 30 at 8pm. Each team was provided with one of eight possible Film Genres, and all films were required to include the line “You are not a beautiful, unique snowflake. This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.” (Chuck Palahniuk) and a required prop – a big bright snowflake sugar cookie. Final films were due by 9pm on Sunday, December 2. Thirty teams registered for the challenge, but only 13 succeeded!

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We would like to congratulate all of our competitors for their fine work!
Visit our YouTube Playlist to view the top entries!

And, the winners are …..

motiondreamers productionsWINNER – BEST PICTURE

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Motiondreamers Production is a NY/NJ based production company that makes Films, Music Videos, Commercials, Wedding Videos, etc. “The Cookie Rush” was produced by Motiondreamers’ Youngsam Yoon, Director of Photography, and Seong Kim, Director. They are eager to make creative and innovative videos, and always open to work with passionate local filmmakers. Please visit , Facebook page or YouTube

Best Picture Winner receives 2 round trip tickets to the Dominican Republic courtesy of JetBlue, a $3500 software package from FootageFirm and a $1000 membership in VideoBlocks.


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Team J’s creatives include director / composer Jerry Jean, videographer / editors Angelica Vanessa & Jennifer Painter, all NYC based. The trio first began working together shooting music videos for Jerry’s gigs and projects. Angelica & Jennifer both honed their craft at FIT, and Jerry was a music major at NYU/Columbia. Pianoforte is their first short film collaboration! For more work, visit Jerry at ,, Angelica at , and Jen at

Fan Favorite Winner receives 3 round trip tickets to the Dominican Republic courtesy of JetBlue, and a $3500 software package from FootageFirm

SNOWFLAKE by The Grape Dutches of York

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Best Screenplay winner, “Snowflake” was a film created by Daniel Florio and Chris Sciacco, with fellow members of the NY sketch group The Grape Dutches of York. The Dutches have also had films selected this year for the 2012 Off-Centered Film Festival and 2012 24hr. Film Festival. They primarily make original comedy sketches, and self-produced a web-series “Recession Whores”. To see these and more of the Dutches work, visit them at their website: and “like” them on Facebook.

aphoristic filmsWINNER – HONORARY AWARD

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For the NJ-Based director Richard Lobrovich, a graduate of Full Sail University, writers Ryan Boyle and Rory Mooney, this is their first 48 Hour film challenge together and won’t be their last.

The team work and positivity on set allowed Aphoristic Films to deliver “Breeds of Men” on time and to win the Honorary Film Award.

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The WINTER FILM AWARDS mission is to recognize excellence and diversity in the cinema and to promote learning and expression for all artists at all stages of their careers.

We celebrate the crazy cultural mixture that is New York City, showcasing emerging filmmakers from every age, ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, political and geographic perspective. We strive to help emerging filmmakers gain exposure, experience and contacts that will help them break into the industry.

The 48-Hour Challenge format gives filmmakers a chance to work closely with a team and to intensely focus while just going and doing it!

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