12th Annual Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) 2022 HIGHLIGHTS: Screening 157 films from 27 nations including 2 from Ukraine, 7 from Iran, 8 from Canada, 3 from India, 3 from Asia, Korea, Taiwan, 11 from Spain. + We screen the best of NYC Boroughs: featuring 29 films from Queens, 19 from Brooklyn, 12 from Manhattan, 2 from the Bronx, 2 from Staten Island.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- NY, NY- 10/03/22
Please Join us TOMORROW WEDNESDAY. Oct. 12th for a Preview of this years 12th Annual QWFF Festival Line-up, our new venues, view our Sizzle Reel, learn about our Honorees, speak to
filmmakers, sponsors and the festival directors.
Enjoy light refreshments!
What- 12th Annual Queens World Film Festival Announces 2022 Festival Screenings
When-TOMORROW Wednesday, Oct 12th -10:00am to 11:30am
Where- Museum of the Moving Image-60-01 35th Ave. Astoria NY 11106
12th Annual Queens World Film Festival Presser Festival Line-Up Reveal
Please RSVP to: https://forms.gle/qLNFpJGeYjYTLVxC7
Celebrating our 12th Anniversary, the Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) runs in person for 6 days from November 1-6, 2022 and virtually on FilmFestivalFlix.com November 20 – December 4. You will be treated to the best of the live festival as well as several films that you can only see during the virtual festival.
“This year’s films will be screened at 5 Queens gems: Flushing Town Hall, The Museum Of Moving Image, The Local, Kaufman Astoria Studios, and Queens Theatre in the Park and virtually on FilmFestivalFlix.com. There are over 35 blocks of thematically programmed shorts and features. Prizes and awards will be given in a variety of categories, including direction, screenplay, acting, cinematography, and more. Our filmmakers know that their work is appreciated and they’re receiving the world class screening that films deserve.” Katha Cato Executive Director
“Join us as we dive deeper into our signature thematic programming, pairing films together that take on similar themes, regardless of their genre in what we call ‘BLOCKS’ “What went wrong, Messing with reality, Unseen, Baggage, Flirting with love, Standing your ground, Moving into identity, Make it Mooove, Fraidy Scared, Why we keep going, WTF, Voices of India, Remarkable Women, Our New York Home, Open wounds, Stories of healing and more.” D.Cato, Artistic Director
On November 2, at 7pm Queens World will honor four of this year’s five Spirit of Queens Honorees: Taryn Sacramone, Executive Director of Queens Theatre and the Chair of the Cultural Institutions Group; Sade Lythcott, Chief Executive Officer of the National Black Theatre and Chair of the Coalition of Theatres of Color; Lucy Sexton, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Culture & Arts), Ellen Kodadek, Executive and Artistic Director of Flushing Town Hall. These honorees will be recognized for their tireless work before, during, and after the pandemic lockdown by establishing spaces for cultural institutions to gather online, share resources, needs, and support. The presentation will be followed by a curated block of short films called Remarkable Women: Six short films about women being who they are.
On November 3 at 7pm at the Museum of the Moving Image, Sandra Schulberg, president of IndieCollect will be honored for her tireless work on behalf of the Indie Film community and for leading the charge for preserving Indie Films. The presentation will be followed by a screening of Sandra’s film FILMMAKERS FOR THE PROSECUTION which chronicles the work done to track down footage to assist in the prosecution of Nazi war criminals.
Tickets for both the live and virtual festivals are here: https://queensworldfilmfestival.org/purchase-tickets-for-queens-world-film-festival/ The in-person festival tickets are live now and the virtual festival will be live by opening night of the in-person festival.
With no doubt, the best Independent Film Festival in the New York Area. Extremely open to filmmakers and audiences, nice venues, great for networking and creating synergies for new projects. In summary: all what an independent film festival should be. Filmmaker and two time Emmy winner Alex Lora
This event is made possible in part by funding from New York City Council Member Shekar Krishan and the Department of Youth and Community Development and in part, by funding through the New NYS Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature and administered by Flushing Town Hall. The Queens World Film Festival is a program of the Queens World Film Initiative Inc., a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.
Festival Partners include Kaufman Astoria Studios, Museum of the Moving Image, Queens Theatre, Flushing Town Hall, The Local and FilmFestivalFlix.com
Festival sponsors include Schneps Communication, PIX11, CityGuide, It’s In Queens, QPTV MovieMakerMagazine, Mayor’s Office for Media and Entertainment, New York Women in Film and Television, IndieCollect, InkTip, Indiefilmsworld and a host of hospitality partners including hotels and restaurants across Queens.
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