The 7th Annual Queens World Film Festival showcases films targeted to the diverse communities of the most culturally diverse borough of NYC. Films are from local and international filmmakers, who examine love, loss, immigration or mental health.
The Queens World Film Festival is March 14-19, with screenings at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), in Astoria.
Each year, the Queens World Film Festival pays tribute to an outstanding filmmaker for his or her body of work. This year’s “Spirit of Queens” Award goes to Queens native independent film director Julie Dash, with two of her films on the schedule.
Her 1991 masterpiece, “Daughters of the Dust” will be showcased at MoMI on Wednesday night, March 15, 7PM to 10PM, followed by a conversation with Ms. Dash.
Her “Illusions” is being screened be screened on Friday March 18
The World’s Borough is well represented with 23 films from Queens, 16 from Manhattan, 17 from Brooklyn and one from the Bronx.
There are 12 from Germany, including including Julius Schultheiß’ “Lotte”, 7 from Spain, four from Iran, and eight are by Asian filmmakers from all over NYC.
The festival also features 50 films by women, and three films that were collaborative efforts from educational institutions.
Opening Night at MoMI begins at 7pm with a VIP reception with the 2017 filmmakers and 2017 Honoree Julie Dash and other special guests, plus five short films that will give the audience a glimpse of what is to come during Festival Week 2017.
Screening times and locations may vary. Click for film schedule, with descriptions, venues, and tickets.
Tickets are $15, directly from the festival.
For a ticket discount, please use code qwff7 at checkout.
Queens World Film Festival sponsors include Kaufman Astoria Studios, Investors Bank, MYNYCB, Council Member Daniel Dromm and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, The Queens Post and the Times Ledger
Museum of the Moving Image is at 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria.