Brookline Interactive Group

The 2021 Filmsprint has been delayed until further notice.

BIG’s 11-Day Film Sprint invites participants to assemble a team of one or more people to write, shoot and edit an original short film in only 11 days!

During the October 14th Kick-Off Event, each team will receive prompts that they will incorporate into their films. The prompts serve to provide inspiration and to ensure the originality of a film.

Sign Up

Attend the Kick-off

Create your Film in 11 Days

Attend the Screening

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Find Your Film Sprint Collaborators

Want to participate in this year’s Film Sprint but don’t have a crew? Not to worry! Our Find Your Collaborators event is designed to help community members form and join production crews just in time for our kick-off event!

Register here.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Thursday, October 14, 6:30 PM

Film Sprint Kick-Off Event

This event marks the official start of our 11 day competition. All Film Sprint registrants are asked to attend in order to receive their assigned genre and line of dialogue to be included in their short film.

Thursday, October 14, 6:30 PM

Sunday, October 24, 11:59 PM

Films Due

Make sure to submit your projects by the deadline in order to qualify for awards!

Sunday, October 24, 11:59 PM

Thursday, October 28, 5:30 PM

Film Sprint Screening & Award Ceremony

Thursday, October 28, 5:30 PM


  • Participants will be given a series of prompts to guide your production.
  • Prompts will be presented to each team at the official Kick-Off Event on October 14.
  • Prompts should be broadly interpreted – use them to get creative, not to limit your vision.

Content and Technical Details

  • Films are up to 2 minutes in length. Films may also contain up to 20 seconds of credits, which will not be debited against the two minute length cap of the film.
  • Content must be at most PG-13. Brookline Interactive Group will have final say regarding appropriateness and acceptability of a film.
  • Do not use any copyrighted music, images, or audio in this film. There is an abundance of copyright-free, creative commons sources available online. 
  • Recommended export settings are 1920×1080 at 24fps in the MP4 format. Contact us if you need help regarding export settings.
  • End credits should include “A Community Media project with Brookline Interactive Group.”


  • Submit your film by 11:59 PM on Sunday, October 24, 2021 by uploading it to the link we provide you.

Previous Year's Films