SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN
We are looking for content that strikes a brave chord. We recognize craftsmanship and applaud risk. We support edge and appreciate intelligence. We can get behind a kitschy, bawdy piece of filmmaking as well. So bring it on. Send us the best you’ve got. We can take it. At QWFF Filmmakers have multiple options for submitting their films enabling them to use the submission platform that best suites the festival life of their film. SUBMIT A FILM
Turning 7, QWFF is set to return to the Museum of the Moving Image and other venues across Queens March 14 - 19 2017. We anticipate screening between 80 and 100 films. It is important to QWFF that every screening is a worthwhile experience for participating filmmakers and our guests so we will continue many of our signature elements: dynamic thematic programming, hosted screening events with engaging talk-backs, relevant networking opportunities and maximum access to press. We will again screen narrative films, documentaries, LGBTQ and animated films and we will program both short and feature length films. However this year we are adding a new category: Family Films. We are excited to introduce families to independent and international cinema.
As we prepare for the March 2017 event we are also producing weekly Encore Screening events and enjoying graceful collaborations with some wonderful partners including the Queens Council on the Arts, New York Parks and Recreation, Jackson Heights Beautification Group, Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, Jackson Heights Green Alliance, Rockaway Civic Association, Friends of Diversity Plaza, Zoe Scope Studios and our Presenting Partners, Investors Bank. For more information on how to attend or support these free events, please go to SPECIAL EVENTS
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.
2016 FILM LINEUP
FESTIVAL ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES
We’ve reached out to various alumni over the history of the Festival. Here are just a few updates on what some of the QWFF's Alumni have achieved since playing at QWFF.