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FESTIVAL ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES
If you are an alumni, you are part of a club of over 800 filmmakers from over 60 countries. You might also be a novelist, a civil rights activist, a dancer or Festival Director yourself! Check in often to see what this talented group is up to and please share your good news with us so we can in turn help to promote your achievements. !


MEXICAN DREAM - QWFF 2014
Mexican Dream is now available on Amazon streaming!. A documentary about several immigrant families from the Mixtec indigenous group from Oaxaca, Mexico who go to Austin, Minnesota, to work in slaughterhouses and meatpacking factories for Hormel Foods. Filmed with the immigrants in the U.S. and their relatives back home, Mexican Dream is an intimate portrait of the strong sense of community that perseveres among them.

THE DRIFTER - QWFF 2015
The Drifter received a worldwide distribution deal with LA-based distributor, Terror Films and is available for purchase and rental on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox Live, Playstation Store, and a number of other VOD platforms.

4 EVER FAB - QWFF 2013
4 Ever Fab has enjoyed a successful festival run and now is Nominated for BEST SOUNDTRACK at the Paris Arts & Movie Awards Festival ( PAMA) in Paris, France. This Staten Island, short film tribute will make you realize The Beatles were a once-in-a-lifetime gift.

STREETWRITE - QWFF 2017
The New York Public Library screened STREETWRITE at 13 branch libraries over summer, 2017. Librarians facilitated discussions with hundreds of young people engaging them in conversations about about freedom of speech.

Roderick Angle
Congrats to Roderick Angle on developing About Themselves a curated collection of photo essays and short films revealing personal stories of creative resistance. From Bushwich to Detroit, Roderick Angle, a QWFF alumni (2016) has sought out artists whose physical lives and creative lives are completely intertwined and made a series of short films lovingly crafted to introduce their voices.

UNDOCUMENTED - QWFF 2017
After screening at QWFF 7 as part of the NYWIFT Immigrant screening series and winning the QWFF 7 Honorable Mention award for Feature Documentary award, the films is enjoying an incredible festival run: Hollywood International Independent FF (Award of Excellence Story Feature, and Award of Excellence Women Filmmaker). The Hoboken International FF, Docs Without Borders International FF. (5 Outstanding Excellence Awards)

JULIO OF JACKSON HEIGHTS - QWFF 2016
In conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of the Queens Pride Parade, Queens Theatre will hold an exhibition of Richard Schpuntoff's historic and moving photos and video chronicling the Parade from 1993 – 2012, as well as a screening of Julio of Jackson Heights. (May 30, 2017) http://queenstheatre.org/queens-pride-25

DUKHTAR - QWFF 2015
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

A BOX CAME TO BROOKLYN - QWFF 2016
Check out the film here and help celebrate their distribution deal with IndieFlix (https://www.indieflix.com/film/box-came-to-brooklyn-47216) IndieFlix is a membership-based streaming service that has become one of the most meaningful global online platforms bringing engaging stories to movie lovers around the world.

SHE SINGS TO THE STARS - QWFF 2016
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 - QWFF 2015
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 - QWFF 2016
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 - QWFF 2016
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 2015
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 2014
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 - QWFF 2015
After 11 more festivals with three wins, the films secured distribution via Women Make Movies.

ONE NIGHT STAND - QWFF 2012
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 - QWFF 2014
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 2015
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 - QWFF 2015
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 2015
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 - QWFF 2015
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 2015
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 - QWFF 2016
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 2014
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 - QWFF 2014
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 - QWFF 2015
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 - QWFF 2016
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 2016
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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