The 10th Annual Queens World Film Festival was set to run March 19 – 29, 2020 and that is what we did, we opened on time and online with 191 films from 32 nations. We ran for 11 days and garnered over 30,000 views. It was not what we planned, however the instant connection with a world that had shut down, the new audiences and the feedback from the filmmakers encouraged us.
From March through September Queens World celebrated ‘Heroes of the Week’ from the community by hosting screenings and Wednesday night live-stream conversation in their honor. Among the heroic community based organizations represented are Covid Care Neighborhood Network, Rockaway Youth Task Force, Queens Pride, #Lovewinsfoodpantry, MinKwon Center for Community Action, United Sherpa Organization, Commonpoint Queens, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and others.
A complete calendar of upcoming events can be found here.