NAMED ONE OF MOVIEMAKER’S
50 FILM FESTIVALS WORTH THE ENTRY FEE
AS FESTIVALS MOUNT A COMEBACK
LOS ANGELES – April 26, 2021 – MovieMaker Magazine today announced that Queens World Film Festival has been named one of MovieMaker’s 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2021, a year that nearly everyone expects to be better than the one before.
MovieMaker determined the winners of the annual list using festival surveys, filmmaker testimonials and independent research. The full list of festivals is below.
“I expect film festivals to come roaring back in the coming months — but smartly, and safely, balancing our love of film with our top priority, protecting everyone’s health,” said MovieMaker editor-in-chief Tim Molloy. “These festivals have supported their communities, audiences and filmmakers with never-give-up innovations to celebrate our love of movies. Some of the things they perfected in 2020, like virtual screenings, are here to stay, even for festivals that return to in-person, indoor showings.
“But we didn’t just choose these festivals based on their handling of the pandemic. They made this list by proving themselves to be of serious value to the next generation of moviemakers, through awards, prizes, distribution deals, and meetings with future collaborators and friends.”
Here are MovieMaker’s 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee 2021, posted Monday, April 26 at MovieMaker.com:
Albuquerque Film & Music Experience
American Film Festival
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Ashland Independent Film Festival
Atlanta Film Festival
Austin Film Festival
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Brooklyn Film Festival
Calgary Underground Film Festival
Camden International Film Festival
Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival
Fantasia International Film Festival
Female Eye Film Festival
FIN Atlantic International Film Festival
Frameline: The San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Galway Film Fleadh
Hamptons International Film Festival
Heartland International Film Festival
HollyShorts Film Festival
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Indie Memphis Film Festival
Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Kraków Film Festival
Locarno Film Festival
Louisiana Film Prize
Mammoth Lakes Film Festival
Miami Jewish Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
Nevada City Film Festival
New Hampshire Film Festival
New Orleans Film Festival
Ottawa International Animation Festival
Oxford Film Festival
Poppy Jasper International Film Festival
Portland Film Festival
Queens World Film Festival
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
SCAD Savannah Film Festival
Slamdance Film Festival
Tallgrass Film Festival
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Torino Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Victoria Film Festival
Warsaw International Film Festival
WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival
MovieMaker is dedicated to the art and craft of making movies.The 2021 list of 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee appears in the Spring 2021 issue, with a cover story on Dasha Nekrasova and her feature directorial debut, The Scary of Sixty-First. The issue is available on newsstands on April 27.
CONTACT: MovieMaker editor-in-chief Tim Molloy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Katha Cato, executive director of the Queens World Film Festival stated that “she is thrilled with this recognition to be among this years top 50 MovieMaker selections, we so look forward to welcoming all of our filmmakers and guests to this year’s Festival!”
QWFF 2021- This Year’s Theme is H.O.P.E.
(Healing Opportunities Promote Equity)
11th Annual Queens World Film Festival
Live/virtual hybrid in multiple locations across Queens.
Screenings from June 23-July 3
“The Show Must Go On!” In light of the global health pandemic, the 11th Annual Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) is set to return to various locations in Queens while also streaming the entire schedule on FilmFestivalFlix.com from Wednesday, June 23rd – Saturday July 3rd.
The complete schedule will go live on May 17.