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 was presented to the entire heroic staff of the Elmhurst Hospital Center.
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.
For months the Heroes of Elmhurst treated patients in every available space and risked their own lives to provide hope to those suffering alone.
Thanks to BLK Water, FilmFestivalFlix and scores of donors from around the world, Queens World was able to provide the entire hospital with their own waiver code to be able 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.