Thursday, November 29, 2018




(New York, NY November 27, 2018) –THE SPARROW FILM PROJECT, is proud to announce the Museum of the Moving Image(MOMI) Screenings ,The Sparrow Film Project Bar Crawl, and The Sparrow Film Project Awards Gala Ceremony.

The Sparrow Film Project ‘s10th anniversary festivities will highlight all 64 completed films and nominees over three separate events; screenings of all 64 completed films at the Museum of the Moving Image(MOMI) – Bartos Room on Saturday, Dec 1st , screening of all 64 completed films at the Sparrow Film Project Bar Crawl (see below venue info) on Sunday, December 2nd and the 33 nominated films at The Sparrow Film Project Awards Gala at Museum of the Moving Image on Thursday, December 6th at 6:30pm.

The announcement was made today by Founder and Chief Creative Officer Evangelos Roumeliotis, Artistic Director Michael Freeland and Technical Director Sal Milazzo of The Sparrow Film Project.

Starting with this year's 10th anniversary, The Sparrow Film Project is being presented under the Kaufman Arts District. The Sparrow Film Project is made possible with major sponsorship from Kaufman Astoria Studios and is presented in partnership with the Kaufman Arts District (KAD), which creates, supports and presents public arts installations and events in the Astoria community The Sparrow Film Project will culminate with an awards ceremony and gala on Thursday, December 6th at the Museum of the Moving Image, a co-founder of the KAD with Kaufman Astoria Studios and Queens Council on the Arts

The MOMI screenings will take place at the Museum of the Moving Image-Bartos Room on Saturday December 1st, starting at 2:30pm and ending at 8:30pm. The screenings will take place over 6 film blocks.

Tickets: $10 for all of the screening blocks and can be purchased at the below ticket link or at the MOMI Front Desk. Tickets are first come, first serve.

Ticket link:

36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106

Directions to Museum of the Moving Image: located off the R train subway- closest is the Steinway Street stop or N, Q – Broadway Stop

Film Voting will be held during the event and the film with the most votes over the screenings weekend will get into the Gala’s Wild Card. The winner will receive 2 tickets to the Red-Carpet Awards and Gala.

The Sparrow Film Project Bar Crawl will take place on Sunday, December 2nd from 2pm to 8pm.

The screenings will take place over 6 film blocks. The confirmed venues for The Sparrow Film Project 2018 bar crawl are as follows:

Tickets: FREE. Entry is first come, first serve

Directions: All venue are location in Astoria Queens and accessible via the N.Q lines, right near the Ditmars Blvd subway stop.

The Sparrow Tavern
24-01 29th St, Astoria, NY 11102

The LetLove Inn
27-20 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105

The Bonnie
29-12 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105

The Ditty
3503 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105

Q.E.D: A Place for Show & Tell
27-16 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105

Mosaic Cocktail Bar
25-19 24th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102

All 64 completed films will be screened during the 6 film blocks at the MoMI (Museum of the Moving Image ) and Sparrow Film Project Bar Crawl( Various venues)

Film schedule for SFP2018 Bar Crawl:

Mosaic Block: 2:30pm
Blank Canvas by Kamikaze Kreative
The Rebirth of Venus by Be True To You
DANCE by Backslash Bomb
The Art of the Lin(a) by Ackerman Twinz & Co.
Bath Time by Literature Club
The Garden Witch by Next and Last Stop
Minor Fall by Framework
The True History of Twitter by The Peeplz Champs
Girl with a Pearl Earing by Team Nittany
Art Effects by Under Construction
Fisticuffs by A Few Frills

The Ditty Block: 3:30pm
Get Free by Betamax
Alannah's Autumn by Drunk Nerd Sober Nerd Productions
Five Cents a Piece by PETROS
Skate Joan (of the park) by Team Larry
Found by Kingyo
Positive by On The Case
The Perfect Imperfection by N_D_Productions
Fortitude by Entropy Productions NY
THE COWBOY by Teton 22
Oh Deer! by Hair Eagle
Prime Matter by Other People

The Sparrow Tavern Block. 4:30pm
The Altar by Team 2
Liozna by Evening Squire Productions
A Deliberate Slip by Come Out Swinging
Golden Sparrow by Burrito Speedo
The Medusa Syrum by Bloodpheasant
Obsolete by Dullards & Dumbbells
Wish You Were Here by A25
Temporary by Wandering Updog
Aweigh by Pup Chromatic
Irma by GKL
Grand Scheme by The Mile High Film Club

The LetLove Inn Block: 5:30pm
ORAS (Time) by Coffee Ring Films
Judith Persists by Voyeuartistic
Dumplings by I'm In
Art is Dead by The Selah Lovechild
Time Space Speculum by Dream Material
In Search of Old Flo by Flying Saucerties
Diana by Jagged Persona Productions
Girl, Drowning by Pickford's Follies
Lightweight by Vowel Movement
Pyregina by Anahita
Brett's Orgy by Sparklebaby Barbecue

Q.E.D. Block: 6:30pm
Un Amor Inmortal' (An Immortal Lover) by Effie Cat Productions
Guernica by Jack & Tommy Productions
The Gardener by Team Gershwin
Have the flowers heard !? by unknown
Calibration Station by NYCe BBJM
The Story of Daniel by Where's Bob
A Long Forgotten Password by CDB Oil Refinery
The Masterpiece by Sir Reginald the Zero Hero
Nine Nine Seven by Timmy
Dimensional Dog Days by Ask Mr. Owl

The Bonnie Block: 7:30pm
Here. by The Cult of Connery
Who Mourns the Uncommanded? By Hoff Kilter
Between the Lines by Salt Pillar Productions
Shakas by Stolen Subway Card Productions
Genevieve's Love Kitchen by Twisted Chandelier Productions
Baby Drama by The Misfits
Maybe Tomorrow by Fading
The Crowd by You Said Your Damn Ninja Would Take Care of Robocop
Chimera by Chubacabras
Sealed With a Kiss by Mystery Incorporated

Tickets for The Sparrow Film Project Gala: 2018 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens are officially SOLD OUT.

The SPARROW FILM PROJECT is an annual short-film competition that challenges first-time and established filmmakers to create three-minute films in three weeks. For each edition, filmmakers are guided by a unique set of criteria based on a new theme, and each team draws a random assignment from a hat. Since its’ inception, The Sparrow Film Project has championed films that display a high-degree of craft and ingenuity, while imbued with wonder and whimsy.

THE SPARROW FILM PROJECT was initially conceived in 2008 by Founder and Chief Creative Officer Evangelos Roumeliotis, an artist and entrepreneur with deep roots in the Astoria, Queens community. In its’ humble beginnings, a theme would be drawn from a hat, and filmmakers were tasked with creating a three-minute film, with awards ceremonies held every three months. Shorts were screened and nominees were handed awards at the Sparrow Tavern and later, another local bar, Hell Gate Social. The Sparrow Film Project was started in 2008, in over 5 years, SFP has grown to over 500 submissions, highlighting provocative, experimental, groundbreaking films, both local and international in scope.

As in previous years, The Sparrow Film Project supporting sponsors include B&H Photo & Video and Radeberger Pilsner.

For More Information, visit The Sparrow Film Project:

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About Founder and Chief Creative Officer Evangelos Roumeliotis: Evangelos is an entrepreneur with a passion for creative expression. Evangelos first established Tupelo (Bar) in 1999 which was an early prototype for the contemporary, community-minded local pub. Evangelos later went on to open various establishments in Queens and Brooklyn. He now owns The Sparrow Tavern (which was featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives), Mar’s, a restaurant which continually tops NYC’s best of lists, and The Letlove Inn, a music venue which also tops NYC’s best of lists. Evangelos started the Sparrow Film Project in 2008. With deep roots in the Astoria, Queens community ,Evangelos continues to be one of the largest supporters of the local creative community in Astoria, Queens.

About Technical Director Sal Milazzo: Sal has been an event planner in Astoria, Queens since 2008. One of his greatest successes is The Great Astoria Gut-Off, a yearly weight loss competition, inspiring a healthy lifestyle for the community. Sal joined The Sparrow Film Project Committee in 2013, and helped usher the Gala and Awards Ceremony from the local bars, to the Museum of the Moving Image. He is excited to still be participating for the 10-year anniversary.

About Artistic Director Michael Freeland: Michael’s previous producer film credits include American Bomber, Dead Light Glory, The Shoulder (which premiered this year at the Queens World Film festival), and In Between, which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Short Film Corner. Michael’s theatre credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Hugging the Shoulder, the feature length play that the aforementioned film, The Shoulder, was based. He was also an Associate Producer for two theatre companies, Hudson Warehouse and Wide-Eyed Productions, for their 2007 and 2008 seasons. Michael attended school at The University of Southern Mississippi and graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, as well as receiving his B.S. from The New School University.

Zach Abramson composes music for games, film and other media. He contributed music for the AAA open-world action game Just Cause 3 (2015) and is currently creating the score for its upcoming sequel Just Cause 4. He is a partner at music and audio production company YouTooCanWoo.

About Kaufman Astoria Studios:
Kaufman Astoria Studios (KAS) has established itself as one of the largest and most sophisticated production centers in New York and on the East Coast. Our versatility and emphasis on service has made KAS the studio of choice for countless productions. AS is at the center of a bustling creative environment where shooting, pre- and post-production take place around the clock. We offer producers, directors and other industry professionals over 500,000 square feet of sound stages, production office and service space. Our recently opened backlot space—the only outdoor stage facility in New York— is complete with a Hollywood-style gate designed by David Rockwell. With demand for studio space at an all-time high, KAS is the quintessential film studio for all productions in the New York area.

Built in 1920, Kaufman Astoria Studios was the original home of Paramount Pictures, and over 100 silent films were made on its sound stages. Today, top Hollywood film, television, and digital on-demand series are made at the studio, including the Netflix hit Orange is the New Black, Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, Amazon’s Alpha House, Starz’s Flesh and Bone, the NBC pilot State of Affairs, and Sesame Street, which has filmed at Kaufman Astoria Studios since 1992.

About the Museum of the Moving Image:

Museum of the Moving Image is the country's only museum dedicated to the art, history, technique, and technology of the moving image in all its forms. The Museum is a one-of-a-kind destination for audiences of all ages and interests, from connoisseurs of classic cinema to children and families to avid gamers.

Embracing a wide range of subjects, from nineteenth century optical toys to the latest in digital art, the Museum explores every phase of the production, promotion, and exhibition of moving images. It offers an engaging, highly interactive core exhibition, programs of contemporary and classic films from around the world, discussions with leading figures in film and television, a unique collection, inspiring educational programs for learners of all ages, stimulating changing exhibitions, and groundbreaking online projects.

About YouTooCanWoo:

YouTooCanWoo is an artist-owned music and audio production company with a stunning studio space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We create music and full-service audio packages for film (screened at Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival and more), advertising (including Apple, Google, Mercedes), and branding campaigns (e.g. for Spotify, MTV, NBCUniversal) through our production studio, and release music on our record label.

About the Kaufman Arts District:

The Kaufman Arts District, anchored by the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios, is home to a community of unique cultural institutions that support emerging artists. Founded by KAS, Museum of the Moving Image and Queens Council on the Arts, KAD spans 24+ blocks and serves to advocate for and promote arts in our neighborhood. KAD is Queen’s first cultural district.

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