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 8, QWFF is set to return to the Museum of the Moving Image and The Zukor Theater at Kaufman Astoria Studios March 15 - 25 2018. 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. As always we will curate a festival that offers exciting, topical, bold and entertaining feature & short narrative, documentary, LGBTQ and animated films of all styles & genres. We are thrilled to introduce independent and international cinema to Queens and Queens to the world.
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.
2017 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.