Open to all ages. Register from this page any time between Dec 15 – Jan 5. Submissions are due by 6 PM on Jan 5th. There are a few rules: 1) Register. 2) Include the challenge image and lines. 3) Have fun.

Take THREE 2019 3-Minute Movie Challenge

The challenge: Make a movie about a Wallingford* person, place or thing that includes the ‘challenge’ elements.

Your movie

Must include the challenge elements.
It can be in any style: oral history, documentary, voice-over, sci-fi, drama, animation, stop-action
It must be 3 minutes long OR LESS.
It can be made with video making tools you have or tools borrowed from us. We will be happy to help you with your movie. Stop by. You can call 203-294-9722 to learn more about our resources. 
Some ways to make a movie: Use your phone (Tip: Hold the phone horizontally), PowerPoint movie, online animation

YOUR MOVIE MUST include the challenge image and at least one challenge line to qualify for prizes.

Challenge Image: A Wreath

This can be a still image or a moving image.

Challenge Lines: ‘A gathering of …’ and/or ‘No Winter Lasts Forever’

A line is a movie element that is most often in dialogue; however, as the movie-maker, you decide how to use it. You decide what is gathered, too.
Lines can be spoken or shown.
You can use one or both lines. Only one challenge line is required.

So, you never made a movie before. We are here to help

Camera Techniques and more workshops: Monday, Dec 23 and 30 at 10:30 AM and again at 3 PM
Story Workshops: Monday, Dec 23 and 30 at 1 PM
Story & Camera combo Workshops (pre-registration only): Monday, Dec 23 and 30 at 6 PM
Tools and Stage Resources: by appt Dec 15th to Jan 5th

How to submit YOUR movie

Upload to a platform of your choice (Youtube, Vimeo) and send us the link via email: movie at wpaa dot tv or drop off a file at WPAA-TV located on 28 So Orchard street Jan 5th at 6 pm.


In addition to story and camera and editing techniques, the judges give points for creative use of the challenge line and image. Using the challenges helps us know you made the movie for this challenge. The creative use of the challenge elements also helps our judges identify the winner(s). There can be multiple winners IF we have several movie-makers in a few age categories, so tell your friends to make a movie, too.

Winners & Prizes

Winners will be announced at our Annual Celebration of Volunteers at WPAA-TV.