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Queens World Film Festival

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Queens World Film Festival

The 8th annual Queens World Film Festival is a multi-day, multi-venue festival showcasing youth-oriented educational initiatives and year-round screening opportunities for QWFF filmmakers, past and present.

Turning eight, Queens World Film Festival is set to return to the Museum of the Moving Image and the Zukor Screening Room at Kaufman Astoria Studios. From March 15 to 25, 2018 experience over 185 exciting, topical, bold, and entertaining features and shorts including narratives, documentaries, LGBTQ and animated films. Queens World Film Festival is dedicated to creating worthwhile experiences for participating filmmakers and guests with some signature elements: dynamic thematic programming, hosted screening events, engaging talk-backs, relevant networking opportunities and maximum access to filmmakers. The roster includes international premiers, special events, parties and special guests.

The program contains thematic Blocks, grouping films together to create specific impact rather than running a full schedule of films one after the other. Each Block has its own theme, a host and targeted marketing so that we can build communities around each BLOCK as its own event. Block categories include Opening Night with an Emotional Punch: a taste of what’s to come with a sampler of festival films; Young and Out: five short films about being young and coming out; Local Express: 8 films from the 5 boroughs; Discovery: two honest looks at the passage to adulthood, and many more!

Queens World Film Festival Tickets and Passes QWFF offers a two-tier pricing option for access to screenings. A Full Festival Pass offers 10 screening tickets for $100, or 20 screening tickets for $200. Single tickets are also for $15. All tickets can be purchased through the QWFF website, and single tickets will be available at the festival venues throughout the event.

Take Amtrak to Queens World Film Festival Experience these screenings via Amtrak to Penn Station in New York City—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

From Penn Station take the E train towards Jamaica Center. Transfer at Queensboro Plaza (7 stops from Penn Station) to the M or R train towards Forrest Hills – 71st Avenue. Get off the M or R at Steinway Street (2 stops from Queensboro Plaza). From Steinway Street, it is about a 5-minute walk to the Museum of Moving Images and the Zukor Screening Room at Kaufman Astoria Studios.

Make it an Amtrak Getaway Spend some time in New York City and explore all the five boroughs has to offer. Take a look these great hotels recommended by New York By Rail—some offering a special NYBR discount.


Event Details

    March 15, 2018 - March 25, 2018
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM