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
2018 FESTIVAL RECAP
Turning 9 in 2019 QWFF is set to return to the Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios March 21 - 31 2019 and submissions are now open for what will be our best year so far. QWFF#8 (March 15 - 25, 2018) screened 189 films from 36 countries, 65 films by women and 14 films by young people under the age of 14. The roster also included the premier of IndiCollect’s restoration of the 1992 fabulous and genre bending Thank You and Goodnight by Jan Oxenberg which Richard Brody of The New Yorker called “A vanished film you should see.” The screening was followed by a cocktail reception hosted by New York Women in Film and Television with brough audiences and filmmakers together for a lively evening. Another highlight included our centerpiece film: After Louie starring Alan Cumming by Vincent Gagliostro, chronicling what happened to the generation who survived the aids epidemic in the late 80’s. Both directors were present for Q&As following their screenings and generously gave of their time to our participating filmmakers and audiences.
The 11 day festival welcomed 23% more attendees than QWFF7 and crowds flocked to 43 BLOCKS of exciting, topical, bold and entertaining feature & short films of all genres and types. QWFF’s signature elements: dynamic thematic programming, hosted screening events, engaging talk-backs, relevant networking opportunities and maximum access to filmmakers allowed thousands to experience Indie films from 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 provocative 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.
FESTIVAL FILM ARCHIVES
Including the 2018 edition lineup, our film library contains over 1000 films we have selected and screened over the years.
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