11th Annual Queens World Film Festival:
June 23 – July 3, 2021

Live, Virtual and Everything In Between!

We believe in the restorative power 

inherent in making art, experiencing art, and reflecting on art.  

We believe in storytelling. 

We believe in gathering. 

We believe in going forward.

Overview: The Queens World Film Festival

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.

The Queens World Official Mission Statement:

Our mission is to advance public participation in film screenings by utilizing traditional and alternative screening locations and venues to screen independent cinema. Through implementation of educational programs for school age children, Senior Citizens, filmmakers and the general public, we will provide opportunities for individuals to share ideas and develop analogue, digital, visual and performing arts projects.  


The Queens World Guiding Principle: The Films

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Screening Challenging and Exciting Film From Around the World and Around the Corner.