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Mar 05, 2013

The Queens World Film Festival Opens Tonight at Museum of the Moving Image

The Queens World Film Festival opens tonight at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. This year’s line-up features 104 richly diverse films, including a special LGBT block in partnership with Queens Pride.

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Queens World Film Festival

Did you know Queens is home to its very own film festival? Queens World Film Festival, now in it’s 3rd year, opens tonight, March 5th, at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. This year’s festival features 104 films, all richly diverse and shown in ‘blocks‘ like: Off the Beaten Path, Men Are Dogs, A Fork In The Reality, Tales of Peace. This year’s programing includes a special LGBT block in conjunction with Queens Pride.

The festival venues include two great LIC & Astoria locations: Museum of the Moving Image, and The Secret Theatre in Long Island City, but don’t miss the full line-up of Queens venues seen here.

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A bit from their website:

QWFF celebrates the independent filmmaking spirit by screening innovative and challenging from around the world and around the corner. QWFF includes an annual festival, industry panels, special screening events, and popular youth-oriented educational initiatives. Year round screenings provide ongoing opportunities for QWFF filmmakers, past and present. 2013 Award winners will be eligible for encore screenings at the Secret Theatre as part of the extremely popular LIC Arts Open and this year’s LGBT films will enjoy an encore screening as part of the Queens Pride free film series.

QWFF returns to the Museum of the Moving Image with an opening night program featuring international short films from Italy, Belgium, and Australia as well as the work of Queens filmmakers. Special guests and honorees include Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, who will be recognized for his years of service to Queens and greater New York City. Actress and 70’s icon, Karen Black will be honored for her unique contributions to cinema and her enduring commitment to aspiring filmmakers.

Queens is the most ethnically diverse community in the world, with two major airports serving to connect New York City and the global community. The 3rd Annual Queens World Film Festival appreciates this diversity by promoting both local and international filmmakers positioning Queens as a destination for both filmmakers and film lovers.

 

The 3rd Annual Queens World Film Festival
March 5-10
Various locations
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