Queens World Film Festival 2021 logo themed HOPE
Queens World Film Festival 2021 logo themed HOPE
11th Queens World Film Festival Coming in June

(released 4/21/2021)

Queens World Film Festival 2021 is themed H.O.P.E. (Healing Opportunities Promote Equity) and will be a Covid-conscious live/hybrid modal festival held in multiple locations across Queens. The festival will take place Wednesday, June 23rd through Saturday, July 3, 2021. The complete schedule will be announced in late April when tickets to the event will go live.

The 11th annual Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) will return to the Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios while also streaming the entire schedule on FILMFESTIVALFLIX.COM.

"The very act of making art is hopeful, telling your story is healing, and recognizing that every human being has a story and that establishes equity among us all. I don't ever want to go back to 'normal'... we hope for a world where there is more ease between us all, more space for dreaming, imagining, creating... which are all indications of a hopeful society," said Katha Cato, Executive Director of the Queens World Film Festival in a festival press release. In the same release Queens World Artistic Director Preston Cato, explained, "We are selecting 100+ incredible films that reflect the common yearnings, hopes, observations and experiences of our global storytellers. Expect to experience cinematic treasures exploring the human experience by filmmakers residing from all over the globe - yet all engaged in similar conversations."

The festival screening panel is reviewing over 500 films from 40 nations and many submissions reflect the collective yearning for connection deprived from us all during the quarantine times. The programmers plan to curate 40 thematic blocks grouping complimentary films for the cinematic experience.

Keep up to date as the festival approaches by exploring more here: https://queensworldfilmfestival.org

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