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
Venues:
Museum of the Moving Image & Kaufman Astoria Studios
Streaming Platform:
FilmFestivalFlix.com

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.
Bring it.

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.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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.

SCREENING MATERIALS
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.

DAMAGED DRIVES
QWFF cannot accept responsibility for drives damaged or lost during shipping.

SCREENING FEES
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.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • I’m really grateful that my first festival experience as a filmmaker screening my short film was at the Queens World Film Festival.

    They hosted fun, inspiring and inclusive events that made every filmmaker feel valued and appreciated. The volunteers are very hospitable, friendly and truly passionate about the films. Sam the projectionist, Sam Roppola, Patti, Kai, Connor, Chris, NG, Neha, Norman, Jacob, Dora, Mr. M, went above and beyond to make me feel welcome.

    I was also really impressed with the curation of the programming. The short film blocks were crafted based on corresponding themes of the narratives, whether dramas or comedies. I wanted to go to as many screenings as possible during the in-person fest but thankfully I can catch the rest on the virtual fest.

    I highly recommend the QWFF to any first-time filmmakers or filmmakers at any level looking to share their socially conscious art in an engaging film festival experience.

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    Response from festival:

    It was fantastic to have you with us. You should do a panel on how to really take advantage of the festival experience. You are kind of a rock star!!! Thank you for everything.

  • Vanessa Powers

    Being part of this festival was incredible. The location, the communication, and the caliber of film this festival accepts are all above and beyond.

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    Response from festival:

    We had a wonderful time with all of the extraordinary filmmakers and their teams. Thank you so much for being with us, it was an incredible experience for everyone.

  • Victor Grullon

    Good energy. Lots of cool people. I highly recommend it.

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    Response from festival:

    Great to have you with us. Do not stop showing the world what you see! We need you. Thank you again for sharing your work with us.

  • Rich Allen

    I was so happy to be screened at the Queens World Film Festival! The venue at the Museum of Moving Image was world class. The audience knowledgable and enthusiastic. The other films were very good and carefully selected to play together well. In short the Queens World Film Festival was terrific!

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    Response from festival:

    So glad you had a good experience! We thought the work this year was really striking and memorable. Thank you for being with us and for sharing your work with our audience.

  • Scott A. Galeski

    On behalf of the Downriver Detroit Student Film Consortium we would like to thank you for understanding the limitations of our program for at risk kids and Officially Selecting “DIFFERENT “ for its powerful message.

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    Response from festival:

    So glad that you shared the work with us. Keep up the great work, we need you and we need them sharing their stories!