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Queens World Film Festival 2019 Award Winners

(released 4/9/2019)


The 9th annual Queens World Film Festival ran March 21-31 at locations including the Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios.  Award winners were announced at a presentation on Sunday, March 31 at MoMI.  Congratulations to all the winners listed below.

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Sammy Sayed - Deeply Absurd lucidity

BEST ANIMATION
My Moon

BEST EXPERIMENTAL
The Widow

BEST LGBTQ SHORT
Marguerite

BEST SHORT SHORT
Welcome to the Ball

EMERGING FILMMAKERS
Jingjing Tian: Cowboy Joe
Adonis Williams: Civic Mind
Catalina Jordan Alvarez: Mune

HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Ginger

FEMALE ACTOR SHORT
Paola Bontempi - Mask of Sanity

FEMALE ACTOR FEATURE
Kim So Min - The gift of love

MALE ACTOR SHORT
Jesse James Keitel - Like glass

MALE ACTOR FEATURE
Joe Martyn Ricke - Palace

ENSEMBLE NARRATIVE SHORT
Like Glass

ENSEMBLE NARRATIVE FEATURE
Rag Doll

LOIS WEBER PIONEER AWARD
Christina Raia

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY SHORT (A TIE)
Angels Guard Thee
Seventy

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY FEATURE
Bad Bad Winter

BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY
Miikshi the Meek Sheep in the Cosmic Potato

SPECIAL JURY AWARD: FOSTERING AND PRESERVING ORAL HISTORY
The Little Fish and The Crockadile

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY DOC SHORT
The Swimmer

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY DOC FEATURE
Harvest Season

BEST SCREENPLAY NARRATIVE SHORT
The Apologizers

BEST SCREENPLAY NARRATIVE FEATURE
Rag Doll

INKTIP MEMBERSHIPS
Adonis Williams and Galia Barkol

BEST DIRECTOR DOC SHORT
For a better life

BEST DIRECTOR DOC FEATURE
Quiet Storm

BEST DOC SHORT
Born in Gambia

BEST DOC FEATURE
The Sweetest Land

SPECIAL JURY AWARD: WORLD SOCIAL JUSTICE
Abby Ginsberg And Ken Schnieder Then They Came For Us

SPECIAL JURY AWARD BEST FIRST FEATURE
Pamela

SPECIAL JURY AWARD BROOKLYN FIREPROOF STAGES PRODUCTION PACKAGE
Jean Goto and Adam Lim

BEST DIRECTOR NARRATIVE SHORT
Heimlich

BEST DIRECTOR NARRATIVE FEATURE
Rag Doll

BEST COMEDY SHORT
Best Wishes

BEST COMEDY FEATURE
Poor Greg Drowning

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
Tsar Bomba

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
Bad Bad Winter

FOUNDER’S CHOICE
Dot - Marie Jones





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