Join us as we celebrate our 2021 Spirit of Queens Honorees.
The entire staff of Elmhurst Hospital!
Every year the Queens World Film Festival honors a filmmaker or a community member who has displayed great leadership with the “Spirit of Queens Award”. We are proud to announce that this year the award is presented to the entire heroic staff of the Elmhurst Hospital Center.
When New York City closed non-essential businesses, Elmhurst General Hospital in Queens, NYC otherwise known as Ground Zero, took on a deluge of pain and suffering.
The eerie silence underneath the constant sirens was interrupted only by the 7:00 pm bells.
For months the Heroes of Elmhurst treated patients in every available space and risked their own lives to provide hope to those suffering alone.
And 5,997 staff members deserve a standing ovation.
Queens World is committed to providing every Elmhurst Staff member a complimentary Full Festival Pass and FilmFestivalFlix has graciously set aside deeply discounted passes just for our honorees: $10 ($150 value). YOU can play a starring role in honoring the Healthcare Workers who have seen us through by purchasing a season pass (or 10) for an Elmhurst Staff Member that will allow each household to have two screens running with unlimited access to all virtual screenings.
We won’t forget about our Heroes of Elmhurst after the festival. Queens World is curating blocs of short films that will be accessible to patients and staff on the hospital’s intra-web as a lunchtime ‘Movies on the Menu’ screening series.