Spirit of Queens Honorees

The “Spirit of Queens Award” is given to filmmakers or community members who give beyond measure. The 2021 award was presented to the entire heroic staff of the Elmhurst Hospital Center who for amost 2 years  have treated patients in every available space and risked their own lives to provide hope to those suffering alone.

When New York City closed non-essential businesses, Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, NYC otherwise known as Ground Zero, took on a deluge of pain and suffering.

Thanks to BLK Water, FilmFestivalFlix.com and scores of donors from around the world, Queens World was able to provide the entire hospital with their own waiver code to enjoy the entire festival online.

Beyond the festival, Queens World is providing the hospital with a free monthly screening series, MOVIES ON THE MENU, featuring selections from 11 years of festival films.


Vincent Gagliostro


Susan Seidleman


Hal Hartley


New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, District #26


Celeste Balducci


Gabe Rodriguez


Daniel Jordano