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DUKHTAR
Premiered at Toronto and nominated as Pakistan’s Oscar entry, Dukhtar was our center-piece at QWFF 2014. After our screening, the film launched a successful theatrical run in the Manhattan and Geo Films acquired the domestic distribution rights to the film. The film was also a People Magazine’s Pick of the Week 2015

SHE SINGS TO THE STARS
After a successful festival run of She Sings to the Stars with the film winning multiple awards including the Best Feature at the Toronto Independent Film Festival, Audience Award for Best Actor at Vermont and Founder's Choice Award at QWFF - the film is now available at: store.shesingstothestars.com

LOVE EXPRESS
Love Express is a delicate and beautiful film about a young commuter (Tim Liu) who finds himself continually sitting across from a heartbroken young woman (Margaret Ying Drake) on a subway train. When he decides to console her, they find their newfound companionship blossoming into something deeper.

READ ME
After their QWFF win for lead actor in a feature film, the film is now available on DVD and Amazon streaming and included free with Amazon Prime.

NOTHING SERIOUS
After winning “Special Prize for First Feature” at the Queens World Film Festival the film has continued its winning streatk with Sara Seger winning “Best Actor” at the 2016 Trail Dance Film Festival and the film winning “Best of Show” at the 2016 Lone Star Film Festival. Please rate on www.rottentomatoes.com/m/nothing_serious

WOMEN OF ’69, UNBOXED
QWFF Award: Best Documentary Feature This documentary gathered 2 more festival wins including NYC Independent film Festival Best Short Documentary and went on to over 15 more festivals with strong showing and a mention in Indiewire. On Dec. 12 2016, the film was broadcast on Thirteen WNET New York and screened on public-television’s WORLD Channel 1/23 - 1/31 2017.

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
QWFF Award: Audience Award & Best Director Narrative Feature and went on to 8 more festival wins including Best Picture at Phoenix Film Festival. Singapore-based Vega Baby acquired North American rights to the New York-set crime film.

UNAFRAID: VOICES FROM THE CRIME VICTIMS TREATMENT CENTER
After 11 more festivals with three wins, the films secured distribution via Women Make Movies.

ONE NIGHT STAND
The film enjoyed 11 strong festival screenings including Austin Film Festival, Boston Independent and Miami International film festival with coverage in NY Times, LA Times, Hollywood Reporter, Daily News, IndieWire. Now Available on Amazon.com, Itunes.com and on DVD.

AMERICAN BOMBER
Selected by the NYC Mayor’s Office to represent the city’s Made In NY program with seven festival screenings and three wins including Best Crime Feature at the Manhattan Film Festival.

PARK BENCH
QWFF Awards: Best Feature, Best Actress After their QWFF win, the film went on to 5 more festivals and two more wins including Best Feature at La Femme International Film Festival. The films is now available for streaming and download on Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox, Nook, M-Go and Hoopla!

THE DARK SIDE
The film is now available on VHX, Hulu, SnagFilms, Vimeo on Demand.

A TEEN'S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND COMMUNICATING WITH PEOPLE WITH AUTISM
QWFF Award: Emerging Filmmaker Award A Teen's Guide to Autism has been translated into Spanish to help an underserved community in the US and abroad. The film won the International Award of Merit at their screening in Jakarta, Indonesia. Alexandra was invited to be the closing speaker at J-Serve, run by JTEEN GMW, at The Partnership of Jewish Learning and Life.

OLD DAYS
To date, this team has been honored with eight Laurels including, winner, Best Original Song, 'Old Days', at the 2016 Bare Bones FF, Honorable Mention at Williamsburg FF and a Best Film Score nomination at the 2016 TMC London FF.

THE WAY YOU LOVE
QWFF Award: Community Award Ten festivals including Winning Best Director at The Cinemavvenire Film Festival in Rome and Cannes 2016 Short Film Corner and as an official ‘Staff Pick’ on INDIEFLIX.

GRINGO HONEYMOON
Fifteen festivals with ten nominations and five wins including Best Lead Actor in a Short Film in Madrid International Film Festival.

YOU’LL BE A MAN (TU SERAS UN HOMBRE)
QWFF Awards: Best Narrative Feature Thirty nine festivals including twenty-two wins including Best Feature Film Feature Film at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, Best Performance - San Antonio Film Festival and Best Feature Film at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and is now available on Netflix

THE LITTLE HOUSE THAT COULD
went on to have 24 screenings around the world and is poised for i'ts 25th at the Festival of Lights in Moscow. Nominated for Best LGBT feature at 2014 Queens World Film Festival, it went on to win the Audience Choice Award for best film at 2015 NewFilmmakers Los Angeles as well as being nominated for Best Feature Documentary and it won Best Documentary at 2016 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. The film has secured VOD/streaming deals with Mainstream Media Unplugged (MSMU.me), OUTtv, Queer Culture tv (www.queerculture.tv) with more deals on the horizon.

PARADISE FOUND, PARADISE LO$T
Filmmaker Conrad Stojak is also an incredible visual artist who's innovative parking meter project is gaining the traction it deserves. See this
great NY1 piece on Conrad!

IT HAPPENED IN HAVANA, A YIDDISH LOVE STORY
Screened in six festivals and on channel THIRTEEN, New York’s public television station in 2016 earning many favorable reviews and articles.

WITH LOVE
QWFF Winner: Best Short Doc. After a very inspiring run with festivals interested in social issues the film was aquired by ALexander Street and is now included in a collection of Social Sciences Educational Films.




   

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