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Jan 10, 2017

7th Annual Queens World Film Festival Kick-Off Party

Help get the Queens World Film Festival party started with a kick-off celebration this Friday at The Astor Room!

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Now in its seventh year, the Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) returns for six days of amazing independent films from March 14 to 19, 2017. They’ll be screening about 137 films, including 22 by local Queens filmmakers, including narrative films, documentaries, LGBTQ films, family films, and animated films. You’ll get to see domestic and international films, both short and feature length. Screenings will happen around Queens, including at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. Along with screenings there will be Q&As, networking opportunities, and chances to celebrate the world of independent film.

But before the festival starts, there’s a great kick-off party to attend! This Friday, January 13, you can join the festival organizers and some of the filmmakers to celebrate the festival. Here’s more from the QWFF folks:

“Join us at The Astor Room at Kaufman Astoria Studios! We open in just a few short weeks! We are looking forward to making sure that the festival is something that everyone can be proud of. Come experience the incomparable and historic Astor Room, meet this year’s Filmmakers, the Q7 team and let’s talk about how we are going to take over the world!’

And knowing Katha and Don Cato and the dedication and drive, the idea of them taking over the world isn’t too farfetched. Seriously, they are a true Queens arts powerhouse! We hope you can join them this Friday—here’s the Facebook invite for your reference. Dress for this event is “festival casual.”

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7th Annual Queens World Film Festival Kick-Off Party
Friday, January 13, 7pm
The Astor Room, 35-11 35th Ave, Astoria

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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