Just like everyone else, we are keeping it fluid and responding to the needs of the Indie film community. Traditionally, Queens World includes a well attended multi-day annual film festival, year-round screening opportunities for QWFF alumni, special events to bring the Indie film community together, industry networking events and an educational initiative for youth and Seniors.
The 10th Annual Fest was scheduled to March 19 - 29, 2020. And that is exactly what we we did. We opened on time and online with 191 films from 30 nations which garnered over 30,00 views.
Curently, Queens World produces a live broadcast: Wednesday Nights @9 when we select an individual or an organization as our Hero of the Week and in their honor, we curate a block of films by filmmakers working in similar themes. The films run Sunday to Sunday on Vimeo and on Wednesday nights we gather the Heroes and the Filmmakers of the Week to discuss their work, live, on a variety of platforms.
We are working with our venues and our partners to maximize all available resources and our plans for Spring 2021 include a virtual and live event with some very exciting global elements that we are not ready to share.
This is a tough time on our planet, now is not the time to stop communicating, to stop looking for what will heal us, to stop gathering. We remain focused on ideas, stories with heart and guts, films with a point of view and artists who don't back off.
This year we are concentrating on HOPE as our theme. We are interested in work that examines and explores any of the following themes:
H - Healing
O - Opporutnity
P - Planet
E - Equality
Show us what you believe in. Bring your craft and let's see what you got. Bring it.
Queens World is programmed into thematic BLOCKS with provocative titles. Films are grouped together to create specific cinematic experience and each BLOCK has a host and IS ALWAYS FOLLOWED BY A Q&A.
We designate awards in every category, along with awards for excellence in Acting, Writing, Directing and Cinematography. There are 'Best of the Festival' and 'Founder's Choice' awards for and if there is a film of special note that doesn't fit into a category, we design a special award to recognize that filmmaker's accomplishments.
RIGHTS TO ALL MATERIAL
By submitting material to the Queens World Film Festival you and all others associated with the submission attest to the possession of the rights to all images, sound, music, interviews, promotional materials, third party images and all other materials involved in the film.
All submissions must be an online screener and if there is an issue playing the material, we will give you every opportunity to get us a playable submission. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English.
SELECTION & NOTIFICATION GUIDE
All films are screened by multiple members of our screening committee who assess craft, technique, execution, material, originality and overall professionalism. High scoring films are moved into the Jury process which involves re-screenings and re-scorings.
Those who will not be screening with us are notified first, followed by notifications to those who will be screening with us. The schedule will be on our website and app. Each film will have a page created for them on our website.
If selected you must supply us with your materials in one of the following formats:
For live screenings: ProRes.mov or H264.
For virtual screenings: Mpg4.
WE WILL NOT SCREEN Mpg4 IN A LIVE THEATRE.
The deadline to submit your screening material is March 4.
WITHDRAWING YOUR FILM
Once your film has been accepted/scheduled into our festival, you may not withdraw your film. So please consider conflicts with other festivals BEFORE submitting to QWFF.
QWFF cannot accept responsibility for drives damaged or lost during shipping.
The festival does not pay rental fees or screening fees for submitted work.
The opinion(s) expressed in the film are those of the filmmakers not the Queens World Film Festival festival or it's associates.