QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
The 5th Annual Queens World Film Festival took place March 17-22, 2015. We opened at the Museum of the Moving Image. Over the next several days we rolled out to multiple venues in Jackson Heights and Long Island City with 116 films.
PROGRAMMING & THEMES
We program in thematic Blocks, grouping films together to create specific impact rather than run a stacked schedule with films running one right after the other all day. Each Block has a theme, a host and targeted marketing so that we can build communities around each Block as its own event.
2015 FILM LINEUP
CENTER PIECE FILM: AZÚCAR AMARGA - (BITTER SUGAR)
QWFF Tribute to IndieCollect and Special Screening of Azúcar Amarga (Bitter Sugar) directed by Leon Ichaso. Followed by discussion with Mr. Ichaso, Sandra Schullberg (IndieCollect) and David Schwart (MoMI)
MORE INFO ABOUT THE CENTER PIECE FILM
CLOSING NIGHT FILM: DUKHTAR
Closing night Screening of DUKHTAR by Afia Nathaniel, followed by our festival awards and closing remarks. MORE INFO ABOUT CLOSING NIGHT
YOUNG FILMMAKERS PROGRAM
In early October 2014, students in class 5-407 at PS69Q, an Arts Magnate School in Queens, participated in our free filmmaking boot camp staffed by QWFF alumni and local filmmakers. This year’s QWFF Filmmaker Mentors are Richard Calvache, Jacklyn Mortimer, Pattie Lowenhaupt, Jen Humala, Mark Vega and Don Cato. We work with the incredible school based staff including Classroom Teachers Akane Merlo, AnnaMaria Kazeros and Arts Liaison/SEM Teacher Specialist Deborah Strack Cregan.
The films will premiere on Thursday Jan 19, 2015, 9:30 am at PS 69. We could not ask for better partners and this free event is a huge crowd pleaser, so we hope you can attend and support the filmmakers of tomorrow.
Opening and Closing Night Celebrations as well as the nightly hang outs and hospitality sites. Check the SPECIAL EVENTS or keep an eye on us via Facebook.
Old Spice is our Senior Services Screenings Series which continues to bring quality independent films to Senior Centers free of charge. Filmmakers and Festival Associates visit centers with a collection of themed films, movie trivia activities and relevant discussion topics to provide our more seasoned audiences an opportunity to experience the festival closer to home.
Beyond the annual event in March, we produce free Encore Screenings across the borough including closed play streets, Rockaway Beach, local museums, schools and theatres. Through the support of Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, these Encore Screenings expose films to audiences who might not be able to attend the actual festival.
Want to see great films, meet filmmakers, actors, producers, artists AND help put on a world class film festival? Then this is the place for you. QWFF is March 17 - 22 and we are always busy. We can put you to work right now! Plus, everyone here is very cool and fun to be around so join in and help us make QWFF something that everyone can be proud of.
Come to our next meeting: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:00pm