Festival Line-Up Reveal
Monday, March 18, 2019, 10:00am
Museum of the Moving Image
60-01 35th Ave. Astoria NY 11106
QWFF 9th Annual Festival Launches MARCH 21-31, 2019- Screening 200 films from 31 nations – with 16 world premieres, 79 films by women, 14 LGBTQ themed films, 15 films by Asian filmmakers and 11 films by kids for kids
You are invited to the QWFF 9th Annual Presser at the Museum of the Moving Image on Monday, March 18 with Special Guests our 2019 Spirit of Queens Honorees FilmMaker Nancy Kelly and retired MOMI Curator David Schwartz along with IndieCollect Dir. Sandra Schulberg, MoMI Executive Dir. Carl Goodman and 50 local and international filmmakers screening their films in this years lineup of over 200 films in the 9th Annual Queens World Film Festival.
We are sharing this interview clip from our 2019 Spirit of Queens Honorees, director Nancy Kelly & Producer Kenji Yamamoto on receiving this honor and the screening of their dazzling new 4K restoration of Thousand Pieces of Gold which will be unveiled March 26, 2019, at the Museum of the
David Schwartz also a 2019 Spirit of Queens Honoree will be in attendance and will speak about hosting In the Soup the 1992 Sundance Grand Jury winner starring Steve Buscemi. David will also host the post-screening conversation with the legendary Alexandre Rockwell and other guests. https://www.queensworldfilmfestival.com/events/2019/honoree/
This year’s Festival has an extended schedule to run for 11 days March 21-31, 2019. Don Cato states that “This year’s submissions increased by 34% and QWFF programmers screened 814 films from 55 nations. We selected 200 incredible films from 31 nations with 16 world premieres and a ground breaking 79 films by women. We are also screening 14 LGBTQ themed films, 15 films by Asian filmmakers and 11 films by kids for kids – we literally have something for everyone.”
complete schedule www.queensworldfilmfestival.org
The official QWFF app, Event Meow, sponsored by Singlecut Beersmiths will also be revealed where our audiences can interact with filmmakers, festival personnel and sponsors. We are going paperless and encouraging everyone to try out the app. We chose the app because the ease of interface and how we can customize it to suit our festival. Now, everyone will be able to interact with our filmmakers and festival personnel in real time.
Festival Sponsors include Investors Bank, Queens Council on the Arts and Festival Partners include Museum of the Moving Image, Kaufman Astoria Studios, Queens Economic Development Corporation, I love NY, Astoria Films, BMJ Studios, Queensboro Dance Festival, Table Wine, The Mirescu Family, with several Queens hotels offering discounts to the visiting filmmakers and their guests: The Paper Factory, Four Points, The Boro Hotel NY, Holidy Inn L.I.C. Manhattan View and Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel.
Media sponsors include Schneps Communication, QPTV, and CUNY Center for Community and Ethnic Media and NewFest New York’s LGBTQ Film & Media Arts Organization. QWFF is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program a re-grant program at the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Both are administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.
Join us on March 18 to view this years Sizzle Reel, speak to
filmmakers, honorees, sponsors and the festival directors.
Enjoy light refreshments!
Katha Cato, Executive Director