Sparrow Film Project Edition 13 Gala & Awards
Monday, June 27, 2016)
Sparrow Film Project 13 Screening and Gala was held June 16, 2016 at the Museum of Moving Image. The evening began with a toast and a welcome from producer Sal Milazzo as filmmakers, friends, and family collectively came to watch the three minute films made in three weeks with the parameters of Episode Thirteen's assignment.
Episode 13 encouraged the superstition, fortune, or misfortune to be present in the planning and production of each team's assignment. At the onset of the competition, one team "PM FILMS" spun the wheel and landed the misfortune of having to make two films as all other teams complete one. PM FILMS successfully completed "Are We Doing THIS?" and "POWER PLAY".
Going into the Gala, three films: 13, AVA, and 13 CLONES tied with the most nominations of 5 each.
With the sold out auditorium full of movie goers, Mike Free, Sparrow Film Project Producer, introduced a magic show, card tricks, fortune cookies and the Wheel of Misfortune. The band played the audience to their feet.
To view photos from the gala, click here.
Host Adam Bagy and awards presenter Michelle Amara Micca continued the tradition of announcing the winners:
Winners received $150 for use at B&H Photo.
Best Supporting Actor - Daniel Clarkson in 13
Best Costume - Ashley Gluckert for 13 Clones
Best Screenplay - Emma Canalese, Christina Hurtado-Pierson, Kevin Rogers for 13
Best Supporting Actress - Emily Duncan in Break a Leg
Best Sound Design - Ben Karas for Proof of Purchase
Best Original Score - Mat Guido for Dragged In
Best Editing - Anthony Afri and Tim Clark for 13 Clones
(New Category) Best Production Design - Steven Greenstreet for Worm
Best Actor - William Moses in Wonderings
Best Actress - Ava Roson in Ava
Best Cinematography - Andrew Trost for Ava
Best Director - Sacha Iskra for Ava
Fan Favorite also known as the Nicci Carnaggio 5000 Award went to Aww Boom Boom Kitty Kill.
Best Film - Ava won $1,000 and a one year membership to the Museum of Moving Image.
The gala concluded and the Astorians advanced to Mundo at the Paper Factory for dancing and partying.
The film project originated out of the Sparrow Tavern, 24-01 29th Street, Astoria 11102.
The entire gallery of 65 submitted films can be viewed here: