What They Are Saying

Carl Goodman
Executive Director –Museum of the Moving Image

Justin Staley
WYLDFLOWER, 2011

“The intellectual and aesthetic rigor with which the films were programmed was quite impressive.”

Farzin Farzaneh
HOMELAND, 2019

“Queens World creates an abundance of opportunities for filmmakers to meet and champion each other.”

Christina Raia
ABOUT A DONKEY, 2019

“I met so many new filmmaker friends, saw fantastic movies and learned about how to promote and talk about film.”

Eva Depoorter
THE WIDOW, 2018

Sandra Schulberg
Board Members, IndieCollect

Rafael Escolar
Dia 1 – 2020; Dalia 2018; Adagio, 2015; Uomo 2013

“Fantastic festival where film and filmmakers are celebrated.”

Fred Guerrier
BEAR, 2018

“QWFF showcases true independence in cinema. You will never feel rushed, lost, or as if you’ve fallen through the cracks.”

Brian Smolensky
SEARCHING FOR FORTUNE, 2015

“Our film was given a special award by the festival jury. This prize is incredibly dear to us because it awards the essence of why we wanted to tell this story and make this film.”

Stefanie Plattner & Eva Vonk
THE LITTLE FISH AND THE CROCODILE, 2019

Kris Sorbie
Juror, 2020  

Patrick Chen
Andlife 2019; Confucius Plaza 2018; THE LAST TIP, Underneath The Grey, 2016; Love Express 2015

“QWFF held our work in high regards, showed us great respect as artists and worked hard to ensure that the screening was a celebration of our efforts.”

Shauntay Cherry
JUST ANOTHER PART OF ME, 2012

“Thank you so much for an amazing experience at QWFF and for the invaluable validation and support of me as a filmmaker.”

Orges Bakalli
MY NAME IS SOMEBODY, 2017

“I’m proud to be from Queens and to be part of the indie film movement that is thriving in the borough, in part thanks to the work they are doing with QWFF.”

Adam Schartoff
Programmer & Host of Filmwax Radio

“So happy we did this festival! A total gem in the heart of Queens.”

Anne de Mare
CAPTURING THE FLAG, 2018

“My experience at the Queens World inspired me as a filmmaker to go beyond the ambitions of the norm. It really is the one true film festival of Queens.”

Benjamin Tran
DUALITY, 2011

“Much praise is due to the extraordinary festival team of Katha and Don for crafting a truly memorable experience for film enthusiasts in such spectacular venues as Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image.”

Camille Wainer
THOU ART: DUBLIN, 2016

“I will recommend this festival to filmmakers and film enthusiasts and I hope to be involved with a film that screens there again soon!”

Rosie Nakamura
A DOG’S STORY,  2018

“The Queens World Film Festival shows an amount of love for film makers which is unrivaled.”

Faiyaz Jafri
THIS AIN’T DISNEYLAND, 2015

“Your attention to detail, style and class really sets your festival apart allowing for a very impressive, and unforgettable film festival experience.”

Jon Sajetowski
SHARP LOVE, SHARP KITTENS,  2011

“Your experience with QWFF will make you proud that you’re a filmmaker, because they acknowledge and respect all the time and effort you invested in your project.”

Philip Curcuru
4 EVER FAB, 2018

“An atmosphere where filmmakers of all types can come together, learn from each other and expand their networks. QWFF is not a festival to miss!”

Andrew Cannizzaro
GIRL AND HER GUARDIAN, A ,  2012

“There was a real spirit of cooperation, sharing and support instead of competition. It was one of the best nights of my life!”

Patricia Shih
UNDOCUMENTED,  2016

“Providing an effective channel for artists’ ideas and ambitions and giving them the confidence and perspective they need to move on and up.”

Devereux Milburn
WADE, 2015