Sparrow Film Project

It starts with a three week, three minute movie making experience

The Sparrow Film Project started as a film making contest in Astoria, New York. A rag-tag group of artists came together and picked made-up movie titles out of a hat. Based on the title picked, each participant had three weeks to make a three minute film. We screened all of the finished films and held an awards ceremony at The Sparrow Tavern

How the competition works

Despite all our growth in the last ten years, the core experience of each Edition of the Sparrow Film Project remains the same: draw an assignment for a three minute film that you'll make in three weeks.



You’ll need to sign up your team by midnight on the registration date in order to take part. Register online to receive your assignment by email. You can also register in person at Sparrow on Sunday between 9pm and 11:59pm to pay in cash and draw your own assignment after midnight.



You have exactly three weeks to make your film! Fulfill all of your assignment requirements linked in three minutes or less. Full rules on the guidelines page coming soon.



Have your film ready to deliver online via our secure, reliable upload system by midnight on the turn in date. No late submissions accepted. After turn in, your film will go to our judges in preparation for the gala and screenings weekend!