SAVE THE DATE!
12th Annual Queens World Film Festival
November 1 – 6 2022: LIVE
Novmeber 20 - December 4: VIRTUAL!
SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED APRIL30 - AUGUST 8, 2022
Museum of the Moving Image & Kaufman Astoria Studios
We lead with our signature thematic programming, grouping films that are exploring similar themes together to create specific cinematic experiences with a Q&A following every screening. Our audiences know that this guarantees an exciting screening with films from around the world and around the corner.
The live festival will run first in multiple venues in Queens, NY and the virtual festival will run in the following weeks for a limited time, hosted by FilmFestivalFlix.com. While we are not requiring that you provide captions for your films, we strongly suggest that you do so for either of the screenings.
We are looking for films that are well crafted.
We like a challenge.
We want to see something we haven’t seen before.
We do a Q&A after every screening!
We do a Q&A after every screening!
Sometimes, we have to repeat ourselves.
We love a film that takes a risk.
We do not like bloopers or gag reels
We appreciate a Queens Premier.
We want to see what you see.
Please stay focused on what you are passionate about. This is a tough time on our planet, now is not the time to put your cameras down, nor is it the time to stop supporting our storytellers. We value all of you.
Be well and we will see you in Queens.
We designate awards in every category, including Acting, Writing, Directing, Cinematography. This year, 'Best Of' in each category will be awarded a cash prize as will the 'Best of the Festival' and 'Founder's Choice'. If there is work that deserves special attention, it will be awarded a Jury Prize to recognize that filmmaker's accomplishment.
Three filmmakers will receive a 4-month InkTip Pro Membership for the quality of their screenplay. As an InkTip Pro Member, thousands of filmmakers can find and read your scripts, and you’ll be able to pitch directly to production companies every week. With over 3,000 options and 400 movies made, InkTip is the place for independent film.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
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 and the promotion of the film.
If your film is accepted for screening during the Festival then you attest to the right for the Festival to use any portion of the film in promotion of the Festival in all media in perpetuity.
ONCE YOUR FILM HAS BEEN ACCEPTED/SCHEDULED INTO QUEENS WORLD, YOU MAY NOT WITHDRAW YOUR FILM. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CONSIDER ANY POTENTIAL CONFLICTS WITH OTHER FESTIVALS BEFORE SUBMITTING TO QUEENS WORLD.
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. We will use the email you provided in your application. When the schedule is on our website, each film will have a page created for them based on the materials in your application.
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.
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, its Board, or its associates.