Queens World Film Festival screens challenging films from around the world and around the corner. We are especially interested in maverick filmmakers of any sex, orientation, ethnicity, country or region. Please have a point of view and don't back off. Take a stand and show us something we have never seen before.

I am interrupting this Festival Description with press that just came in.: http://www.qchron.com/qboro/stories/go-indy-with-these-free-festival-films-in-the-park/article_efb7f72b-a59a-5d89-aa59-f84217175779.html

It's great to get filmmakers noticed!!!!!

Now, back to the Festival Description:
With strong political and community support QWFF will build community around you and your work with numerous pre-festival events, press coverage and targeted outreach. We program the festival in thematic blocks with provocative titles grouping complimentary films together to create a specific experience. Every Block has a Moderator and a Q & A.

You have the opportunity to enter any festival, there are thousands out there, so when you choose us, we don't take that lightly. We will give your film all of our attention in the screening process. If selected, we want you to have time with your audience so we will invite you to several inclusive pre-festival events that help us build the tribe, including our wildly popular Press Conference at MoMI.

We look forward to seeing your work and to seeing you in March 2017.

Awards & Prizes

We award 'Best of' and 'Honorable Mention' in each category, our sponsors select films to honor, we include Best of Fest, Founders' Choice, Emerging Filmmaker and Unique Vision in our recognition.

Rules & Terms

Entries may be entered as an on-line screener.
Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English.
No paper press kits or any other print materials are required until requested by the festival.

We will not return screener materials without a prepaid mailer from the filmmaker. That's just crazy talk otherwise.

The responsibility for the shipping cost of any and all material(s) is that of the entrant. All material(s) must be prepaid. Any and all C.O.D's will be refused. All DVDs must be labeled with the title of the work, run time, name/contact info of the director/submitter. Please do not ask us to forward your materials to another festival.

We will watch your film. If there is an issue with your submission playing, we will notify you and give you every opportunity to get us a playable submission.
We post official selections on our website and notify official selections by email.
We will notify you if you are not accepted as well.
Once scheduled, you may not withdraw from the festival.
If selected we will notify you as to the screening requirements.

Although due care will be exercised by QWFF and its associates, friends and relatives, QWFF cannot accept responsibility for lost or damaged DVD's or other materials and that is certainly true for damage or loss during transit. The festival does not pay any rental fees for submitted work.

3 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Michael Jackson

    Thank you Don and Katha!! Your support and generosity make this festival truly great!

    March 2017
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    Anne Hu

    Don and Katha Cato are the most lovely and genuine people you'll ever meet. They go out of their way to make sure that filmmakers feel welcome and well connected to the press. Additionally, they are true lovers of cinema across the world, and their collection of films each year offers an eccentric and compelling roster of films. I love them and this festival.

    December 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Wow. WOW. humbled. WOW!!

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    Elliot Cowan

    One of the best.
    Run by two of the most insane, passionate folks you can hope to have on side.
    Lots of stuff for film makers to do.
    Great party.
    Warm, friendly atmosphere.
    My screening was made up almost entirely of festival volunteers who were just about the best audience I've ever had.
    Highly organised, communicative for film makers.
    A real dedication to indie, too.
    Don't hesitate to enter this festival.

    May 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Elliot: artist, animator, talented, discerning - which makes this review doubly nice!!