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 film making 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
QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
2020: WHAT TO EXPECT
Expect to be thrilled by 11 days of the most exciting Indie films on the festival circuit.
Expect to be awed by features & short films of all genres and types programmed into themed screening BLOCKS grouping like-minded films together to create a specific cinematic experience. It's not uncommon to attend a BLOCK of films from film makers residing all over the globe, yet all engaged in similar conversations, exploring similar themes.
Expect to be engaged by talkbacks, Q&As, industry panels and plenty of other networking opportunities with full access to festival directors, filmmakers, sponsors, VIPS, Honorees and special guests.
Expect to be delighted by treasures from nations across the globe, presented at the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image or right next door at the Historic Kaufman Astoria Studios.
Expect to meet filmmakers and film lovers from across the city, around the world and around the corner.
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 descriptive title, a designated HOST, targeted marketing and where appropriate a designated sponsor so that we can build communities around each BLOCK as its own screening event.
2019 FESTIVAL RECAP
QWFF#9 (March 21 - 31, 2019) screened 200 films from 31 countries, 79 films by women and 11 films by young people under the age of 11. The roster also included the premier of IndiCollect’s restoration of the 1992 masterpiece Thousand Pieces of Gold and by Spirit of Queens Honorees Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto. Our third Spirit of Queens Honoree David Schwartz chose to screen In the Soup by Alex Rockwell. All Honorees and filmmakers were present for Q&As following their screenings and generously gave of their time to our participating filmmakers and audiences.Click here for more information about FY 2019
FESTIVAL FILM ARCHIVES
Including the 2019 edition lineup, our film library contains over 1200 films we have selected and screened over the years.
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FESTIVAL ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES