Astoria, Movies
Nov 24, 2017

Attend the Sparrow Film Project 14 Awards and Gala at MOMI

The Sparrow Film Project Gala: Number 14 is December 7 at MOMI and we have two tickets to give away!

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The annual Sparrow Film Project is one of the creative highlights in all of Astoria land, and the award show and gala each year is always a treat. It will take place at the Museum of the Moving Image on Thursday, December 7 at 6:30pm. The organizers describe the Project as “”Based in Astoria NYC, with international participation, we are a three week, three minute film making experience that will challenge and inspire you.”

Here’s a little more about what the Project is and how it started:

“The Sparrow Tavern birthed the film project when a rag tag group of artists drew made-up film names from a hat and challenged themselves to make a three minute film in 3 weeks. Each edition of the project over the years has altered the challenge in some way but keeping the structure of 3 minute film in 3 weeks. The first awards was held at the Sparrow Tavern in Astoria, Queens, corner of 24th avenue and 29th street. The project editions evolved into an internationally participated event that includes and honors filmmakers, hosts a gala emceed with live music, food and awards, and has established a community forum to create, invent and share ideas with film as the medium.”

The gala will welcome the filmmakers, friends of the Project, and its supporting community for a screening of the nominated films and award ceremony. Attendees will also enjoy champagne before the screenings, an open bar and hors d’ouevres at intermission, and then the awards show will start. Live music will also be a part of the celebration. There will also be an afterparty (location TBD).

“Participants and supporters alike share in the excitement surrounding the awards gala,” remarks Mike Free, Sparrow Film Project producer. “We are excited to celebrate the incredible achievement of our participants with a night of food, drink, and musical performances at the Museum’s Sumner Redstone Theatre.”

Here’s a list of the films to be screened:

  • 1 BR by Brazen
  • A Happy Ending by Blood Pheasant
  • A Spin In Time by Pickford’s Follies
  • Absolution by Hoff Kilter
  • Bonbon by Locked in the Attic
  • Bright Lights, Bad City by Team Larry
  • Buyer’s Remorse by No Frills
  • Deutschland by Flutter Puppy
  • Dumb Nachos by Brutalkind
  • Fool Intentions by Come Out Swinging
  • Knock and Kiss by Petros
  • Madame’s Birthday by Meandering Quail
  • Margarita Kill by The Misfit Toys
  • Mister Warren’s Neighborhood by Suit Up
  • Pulcinella’s Opus by GKL
  • Silks Class by Hair Eagle
  • Styx & Stones by Effie Productions
  • Super Nova by Astoriocracy
  • The Curse by Bolts and Blunder
  • The Gnomen by Drunk Nerd Sober Nerd
  • The Professor’s Lesson by Voyeuartistic
  • The Sig Daniels Show by Seltzer Party
  • There Will Be Nog by Flint Day
  • Uncertainty Principle by Evening Squire Productions
  • Uptight by 2
  • Vision Quest by Sparklebaby Barbecue
  • Wa-Wa-Watch Dog by Five Ohm
  • Who Fights Bears? by Loaded Bearing
  • Zimbabwe 2 by Guaranteed Tremendous

Tickets are $65 (buy here), but we are giving away a pair of them over the next week! Enter below.

Congratulations to all the films and filmmakers involved and we hope the gala and awards show are the best night of the year!

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About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.



Every day I walk past a Sparrow Film Project poster and I’m happy to learn more about it! It’d be fun to attend the Gala. I haven’t been to MOMI since I was a kid (and dubbed the scene from Taxi Driver)!

Charlene Chew

This seems like such a fun and interesting event that I would to attend with a friend who also makes shorts.

phillip stafford

Love to post covering what’s going on the museum. Hope to be able to attend and the diversity of the films that will be screened. Sure the food and drinks will be great as well.


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