12th Annual Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) 2022 Returns 1st – 6th November 2022

12th Annual Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) 2022 Returns 1st – 6th November 2022

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, 10 from India, 3 from Asia, 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.

Celebrating our 12th Anniversary, the Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) runs in person for 6 days in 5 venues from November 1-6, 2022 and virtually on FilmFestivalFlix.com November 20 – December 4 when you will be treated to the best of the live festival and 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 are excited to share their films with our audiences.” 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.” Donald Preston Cato, Artistic Director

 On November 2, at 7pm Queens World will honor four of this year’s five Spirit of Queens Honorees: Taryn Sacramon, 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 cultural leaders will be recognized for their work before, during, and after the pandemic lockdown including establishing virtual spaces for cultural institutions and creatives to gather online, share resources, updates, and opportunities and most importantly to provide each other support as we plunged into a pandemic. 

On November 3 at 7pm at the Museum of the Moving Image, Sandra Schulberg, President of IndieCollect, will be honored for her decades of work on behalf of the Indie Film community and leading the charge for preserving Indie Films. The presentation will be followed by the premiere of the new American version of FILMMAKERS FOR THE PROSECUTION by Jean-Christophe Klotz in the Redstone Theater of the Museum of the Moving Image

Tickets for the live/in person festival are here https://queensworldfilmfestival.org/purchase-tickets-for-queens-world-film-festival/ 

The virtual festival tickets will be available November 5. 

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