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UPCOMING EVENTS
» Tuesday March 14
Opening Night + Party!

venue: Museum of the Moving Image
where: 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106 directions  
when: March 14, 2017 - Doors open at 7PM - Curtain is at 8:00pm
what: Opening Night at the Museum of the Moving Image. Opening Night Program

» Friday February 24
Trailer Party at the Local

where: THE LOCAL HOSTELS - 13-02 44th Avenue • LIC, NY 11101 directions
when: Friday February 24 -- 7:30 - 9:30
what: Meet and greet this year's 2017 QWFF filmmakers their supporters, partners, cast and crew. Drink and Food Specials, comfy seating and lots and lots of room. Free. More info

» March 15-20
2017 Film Festival

where: Venues in Astoria, Jackson Heights and Long Island City. venues
when: March 14-19, 2017
what: QWFF screens novative and challenging films from around the world and around the corner and includes an annual festival, industry panels, special screening events, and popular youth-oriented educational initiatives. More info

» Tuesday March 14
Spirit of Queens Honoree Julie Dash

venue: Museum of the Moving Image
where: 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106 directions  
when: March 14, 2017 - Doors open at 8:00pm
what: On opening night of the 7th Annual Queens World Film Festival will present the 2017 Spirit of Queens Award to Julie Dash More info





PAST EVENTS
» Friday Jan 13
7th Annual Queens World Film Festival Kick-Off Party

where: THE ASTOR ROOM - 35-11 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106
when: Jan 13, 2017 -- 7:00 - ??
what: It is festival season! We open in just a few short weeks and we look forward to working with everyone to make sure the films are supported and the festival is something that everyone can be proud of. More info



2016 ENCORE SCREENING EVENTS

THE COLORS OF LOVE


Come fall in love with these short films by rising stars from the Asian film community in Queens and beyond. (76 minutes)

Date: July 14th, 2016

Presented by the Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association, Ltd.

Time: Dusk (sundown is at 8:26pm)

Place: Kissena Park: Main Street & Elder Avenue

FILM PROGRAM

DUALITY by Benjamin Tran (Queens)

C.T.R.L. by Mirana Conde (UK)

LOVE EXPRESS by Patrick Chen (Queens)

UNDERNEATH THE GREY by Patrick Chen (Queens)

INTO THE WOODS by Anne Hu (Brooklyn)

TU AND EU (Brooklyn)

THE POTENTIAL WIVES OF NORMAN MAO by Derek Nguyen (Brooklyn)

THE LAST TIP by Patrick Chen (Queens)

MARGARET by Manan Singh Katohora (Manhattan)


INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILMS


Clever, quirky and edgy these animated short films take on the world around us. (82 minutes)

Date: July 15th, 2016

Presented by the Northern Woodside Coalition

Time: Dusk (sundown is at 8:26pm)

Place: Sgt. Collins Park in Woodside: 58th Street and Broadway

FILM PROGRAM

WRITTEN IN PENCIL by Yaron Bar (Israel)

SOMETHING LEFT SOMETHING TAKEN by Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata (USA)

DIRTY LAUNDRY DAY by Jamil Lahham (USA) – QWFF BEST ANIMATION 2015

DAY 6011 by Raf Wathion (Belgium) - After 6010 days, finally, a friend appears!!!!!

PERFECT HOUSE GUEST by Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata (USA)

ENHEBRADO Tatiana Pinzón Salavarrieta, Sandra Marcela Obando Morales (Columbia)

BABY I LOVE YOU by Faiyaz Jafri (Hong Kong)

MY KINGDOM by Debra Solomon (USA)

HANGING BY A THREAD by Catya Plate (Brooklyn)


REUNIFICATION


Filmmaker Alvin Tsang shares a renewed sense of hope in this feature film that examines the legacy of his family’s immigration to Los Angeles from Hong Kong. (85 minutes)

Date: July 21st, 2016

Presented by the Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association, Ltd.

Time: Dusk (sundown is at (8:21pm)

Place: Kissena Park: Main Street & Elder Avenue

FILM PROGRAM

REUNIFICATION by Alvin Tsang (Brooklyn)


LOVE IS MESSY


Two films that remind us that In love, we can be our own worst enemies. (95 minutes)

Date: July 22nd, 2016

Presented by the Northern Woodside Coalition

Time: Dusk (sundown is at 8:21pm)

Place: Sgt. Collins Park in Woodside: 58th Street and Broadway

FILM PROGRAM

FREUD by Federico Calabuig (Spain)

DIRTY BEAUTIFUL by Tim Bartell (USA) QWFF BEST COMEDY 2016


SPANISH VISIONS


Nine short films from Spain, Cuba, USA and Brazil with a mix of Spanish, Portuguese and English with subtitles, that will make you laugh, cry and laugh again. (76 minutes)

Date: July 28th, 2016

Presented by the Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association, Ltd.

Time: Dusk (sundown is at 8.15pm)

Place: Kissena Park: Main Street & Elder Avenue

FILM PROGRAM

CURVAS by David Galan Galindo (Spain)

CRISALIDA by Alonso Estrella, de Rothschild, Mendez Gonzalez, Costa Cantal (Cuba)

TRATO PREFERENTE by Carlos Polo (Spain)

FE DE VIDA By Elena Frez (Spain)

POTASIO by Pedro Moreno del Oso (Spain)

CAMILO by Rafael Salazar (Spain)

DULCE by Ivan Ruiz Flores (Spain)

NOEMIA by Quentin Clausin & Elayne Blyth (Brazil)

TRAS BAMBALINAS by Rafa Garcia (USA)


INCLUSIVE LOVE STORIES


Six short films that confirm that love is love is love is love.(89 minutes)

Date: July 29th, 2016

Presented by the Northern Woodside Coalition

Time: Dusk (sundown is at 8:14pm)

Place: Sgt. Collins Park in Woodside: 58th Street and Broadway

FILM PROGRAM

GET DOWN GLENDA by Nicole Rogers (USA)

BETTER MAN by Amelia Mathews (USA) QWFF BEST ACTOR IN A SHORT 2015

EASY STREET by Russell Greene (Brooklyn)

WEDLOCKED by Puppett (USA)

RECURSION by Sam Buntrock (Astoria)

QUEEN by Adam Rose (USA)


SLICES OF LIFE FROM FLUSHING TO MUMBAI


Four short films featuring the Flushing Web Series from Swallow Tail Studios and three other wonderful snapshots of life from around the world (74 minutes).

Date: August 4th, 2016

Presented by the Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association, Ltd.

Time: Dusk (sundown is at 8:07pm)

Place: Kissena Park: Main Street & Elder Avenue

FILM PROGRAM

MY SISTER SWALLOWED THE ZOO by Maya Zhang and Zhujun Bamboo Ding (English)

FLUSHING WEB SERIES by Peter Lee and Julian Kim from Queens (English)

MUMBAI MORNINGS by Veena Rao from Mumbai (English Subtitles)

THE ECLIPSE OF TAREGNA by Rakesh Chaudhary from USA (Indian/English Subtitles) QWFF FOUNDER'S CHOICE, BEST ACTOR 2012


FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS AND SONS


These two films by local filmmakers remind us that letting your child grow up is as hard as growing up yourself. (103 minutes)

Date: August 5th, 2016

Presented by the Northern Woodside Coalition

Time: Dusk (sundown is at 8:21pm)

Place: Sgt. Collins Park in Woodside: 58th Street and Broadway

FILM PROGRAM

SHARP LOVE, SHARP KITTENS by Jon Sajetowski (Astoria)

YOU’LL BE A MAN by Benoit (France/Brooklyn)


H.O.M.E


This feature film weaves together stories inspired by true events: A young boy is rescued from the subway while an Ecuadorian livery driver helps a Chinese woman desperate to get to her sick child.

Date: August 11th, 2016

Presented by the Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association, Ltd.

Time: Dusk (sundown is at 7:59pm)

Place: Kissena Park: Main Street & Elder Avenue

FILM PROGRAM

H.O.M.E. by Daniel Maldonado Queens - QWFF BEST FEATURE 2016


NEW YORK STORIES


Take a wild ride with these two films. From the first ride to the last bet, New Yorker’s lead complicated lives, sometimes right under our very nose. (90 minutes)

Date: August 12th, 2016

Presented by the Northern Woodside Coalition

Time: Dusk (sundown is at 7:57pm)

Place: Sgt. Collins Park in Woodside

FILM PROGRAM

THE LAST TAXI DRIVER by Debra Markowitz (Queens)

H.O.M.E. by Daniel Maldonado (Queens) QWFF BEST FEATURE NARRATIVE 2016


MODERN RUIN: A WORLD'S FAIR PAVILION


A Feature Doc about the New York State Pavilion, the shining symbol of the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, sits as a haunting reminder of what became of the 1960s. This is the story chronicles its demise over the past 50 years. (77 minutes)

Date: August 18th, 2016

Presented by the Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association, Ltd.

Time: Dusk (sundown is at 7:49pm)

Place: Kissena Park: Main Street & Elder Avenue

FILM PROGRAM

MODERN RUIN: A WORLD'S FAIR PAVILION by Matthew Silva from Queens


SAVING JAMAICA BAY


In this feature Documentary local filmmakers and activists taking a look at our very own Jamaica Bay and all of the challenges involved in making sure that it remains one of our most vibrant natural habitat. PLUS a bonus short film: Christopher's Garden. (88 minutes)

Date: August 25th, 2016

Presented by Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association, Ltd.

Time: Dusk (sundown is at 7:38pm)

Place: Kissena Park: Main Street & Elder Avenue

FILM PROGRAM

SAVING JAMAICA BAY by Dan Hendrick - QWFF AUDIENCE AWARD 2016

CHRISTOPHER'S GARDEN by Bill Torgeson - A magical gardener, garden and tale.


QUEENS LOCAL


Six short films from Queens Filmmakers that explore our diverse corner of humanity. (89 minutes)

Date: July 8th, 2016

Presented by the Northern Woodside Coalition

Time: Dusk (sundown is at 8:29pm)

Place: Sgt. Collins Park in Woodside: 58th Street and Broadway

CAN’T DANCE by Richard Uhlig (USA) QWFF FOUNDERS CHOICE 2012

COMIC BOOK HEAVEN by E.J. Mcleavey-Fisher (USA)

WILD WOMAN by Joy Shatz (USA)

WE HAD PLANS by Christina Raia (USA)

THANKS by Tom Patterson (USA)

DISCONNECTOR by Faiyaz Jafri (Hong Kong)

PAIN STAKING by Adolfo Martinez Perez (USA)

DIWALI DREAM GARAGE by Johnny Pik (USA) QWFF BEST COMEDY SHORT 2015




» April 22nd - Best of Fest @ Resorts World
venue: Resorts World
where: 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. Queens, NY 11420 directions  
when: April 22, 2016 - 7PM - FREE
what: Best of Fest 2016

» April 2, 2016 - 7:00 pm: Pot Luck Party - Festival Associates !!!
venue: Local Hostels
where: Local Hostels - 13-02 44th Ave. LIC NY 11101
when: Saturday April 2, 2016 - 7:00 PM
what: Lets break bread with the artists, filmmakers, dancers, animators, actors, projectionists, painters, producers and directors who volunteered to make the festival something we can all be proud of More info

» March 19 - 9:00 pm: Awards Ceremony and Party!!!
venue: Mundo at the Paper Factory
where: The Paper Factory Hotel - 37-06 36 Street, Long Island City,NY 11101
when: Saturday March 19 - 9:00 PM
what: Join us to celebrate the festival, the work and the filmmakers at one of LIC’s most eclectic restaurant and bar @ Mundo. More info

» March 20 - 1:00 pm
I AM HAITI
venue: Secret Theater
admission: BUY TICKETS
details: A portrait of Haiti, and a vindication of the African roots of the country. I AM HAITI is the gateway to the Haitian trilogy directed by Raúl de la Fuente, shot during 2 months in Port-au-Prince. FILM INFO & TRAILER

» Sunday March 20: Winner's Circle
venue: Museum of the Moving Image venues
when: Sunday March 22 - 12:00 - 7:00 PM
what: 2016 Edition Winners Circle screenings. More info

» 2016 Edition After-Parties & Badge Holder Specials
Please Join Us At Our Nightly Hotspots For Meals, Deals and Parties! More info

» March 19 - 10:30 am
MIND/GAME: THE UNQUIET JOURNEY OF CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW
venue: PS 69 Jackson Heights
admission: BUY TICKETS
details: Mind/Game intimately chronicles Holdsclaw’s athletic accomplishments and personal setbacks and her decision, despite public stigma, to become an outspoken mental health advocate. FILM INFO & TRAILER

» March 19 - 7:00 pm
Smithereens with Susan Seidelman
venue: Museum of the Moving Image
address: 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106
when: Saturday March 19, 2016
admission: BUY TICKETS
details: To highlight the ‎IndieCollect film preservation campaign, Susan Seidelman's 1982 movie, Smithereens, will be showcased at MoMI on Closing Night, Saturday, March 19. The Smithereens negative was found by the IndieCollect team in the vaults of DuArt Film & Video after DuArt closed its photo-chemical division, and was placed at the Academy Film Archive for safekeeping.

Smithereens was the first American independent feature to be shown in the Official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The international rights to Smithereens were recently acquired by SHOUT! Factory (shoutfactory.com), and the film will be released by The Criterion Collection. Ms. Seidelman subsequently directed the hugely successful movie, Desperately Seeking Susan, featuring Madonna in her screen debut.

Event starts at 7:00 and will be followed by a Q & A with Ms. Seidelman and IndieCollects Executive Director Sandra Schulberg.
FILM INFO & TRAILER

» March 17 - 8:45am: Young Filmmakers Program
where: PS 69 Qvenues
when: 8:45 am - March 17, 2016
what: Join us as we celebrate the 2016 Young Filmmakers, their classroom teachers, the QWFF Filmmaker Mentors and the PS 69 school community. Help us thank our Sponsors – Investors Bank and our supporters – Resorts World. More info

» March 17 - 8:00 pm
JULIO OF JACKSON HEIGHTS
venue: PS 69 Jackson Heights
SPONSORED BY: QUEENS PRIDE
admission: BUY TICKETS
details: Julio Rivera, a Bronx-born Puerto Rican hustler, was murdered in a schoolyard in Jackson Heights, Queens on July 2, 1990, by three young men looking to clean up their neighborhood by 'stretching out a gay guy', but instead the murder sparked the coming out of New York's largest and until then most closeted LGBTQ community. FILM INFO & TRAILER

» March 16 - 6:00 pm: Dinner and a Movie!
dinner venue: Armondo’s Restaurant - 7316 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11372
movie venue: P.S. 069 Jackson Heights - 77-02 37th Avenue, Queens, NY 11372 venue info
when: March 16, 2016 - Dinner is at 6:00pm Films start at 8:00pm
what: Join other savvy film and food lovers at Armondo's Italian restaurant for a wonderful dinner and then come with us to PS 69 MORE INFO and TICKETS

» March 16 - 7:00 pm: "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" with Melvin Van Peebles
venue: Museum of the Moving Image
address: 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106
when: Wed. March 16, 2016
admission: BUY TICKETS
details: This year's "Spirit of Queens" Award goes to independent film director Melvin Van Peebles and we will celebrate him with a screening of his work in the beautiful Redstone Theatre. Peebles is an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, novelist, painter and composer. Successful in every medium, Van Peebles is most famous for his movie Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song‎, which heralded a new era of African-American cinema. It will be screened on the evening of March 16 at MoMI, followed by a Q&A with the legendary Mr. Peebles, moderated by MoMI trustee Warrington Hudlin, founder of the Black Filmmaker Foundation.
FILM INFO & TRAILER

» Tuesday March 15: Opening Night + Party!
venue: Museum of the Moving Image
where: 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106 directions  
when: March 15, 2016 - Doors open at 6:15PM - Curtain is at 7:00pm
what: Opening Night at the Museum of the Moving Image. Opening Night Program

» Sunday February 28: Trailer Party at the Local
where: THE LOCAL HOSTELS - 13-02 44th Avenue • LIC, NY 11101
when: Sunday February 28 -- 7:30 - 9:30
what: Trailers in the big room and Oscars in the Bar. HELP US ROOT FOR EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY (link to film page) competing in the SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) category in this year’s Oscar. Meet and greet this year's 2016 QWFF filmmakers their supporters, partners, cast and crew. Drink and Food Specials, comfy seating and lots and lots of room. Free. More info

» Sunday Jan 31: 2016 KICK-OFF Mixer at THE LOCAL
where: THE LOCAL HOSTELS - 13-02 44th Avenue • LIC, NY 11101
when: Jan 31, 2016 -- 7:30 - 9:30
what: Join us as we gather to meet and greet this year's 2016 QWFF filmmakers, their supporters, partners, cast and crew. Drink and Food Specials, comfy seating and lots and lots of room. Free. thelocalny.com More info

» October 15 : Volunteer Festival Associate Orientation Party
where: The Local NYC
when: Thursday, October 15at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
what: The 6th Annual Queens World FIlm Fesitval (March 15 - 20) has all sorts of wonderful events, screenings, panels, flashmobs and parties scheduled all the way up to and including festival week. We will tell you all about the volunteer opportunities AND we are going to honor a few of our returning Volunteer Festival Associates. (shhhhhh, don't tell them!!!) We will also give you a sneak peak to some of the great films that have already been submitted. More info







   

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