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Upcoming Fest: Queens World Film Festival!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 by

Queens World Film Festival returns to the Museum of the Moving Image with an opening night program featuring international short films from Italy, Belgium, and Australia as well as the work of Queens filmmakers. Special guests and honorees include Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, who will be recognized for his years of service to Queens and greater New York City. Actress and 70’s icon, Karen Black will be honored for her unique contributions to cinema and her enduring commitment to aspiring filmmakers.

Opening Night Films include:

Heads Up (Brooklyn, USA) Two long-time partners in crime, who love each other to death.
Lonely Eros (Belgium) There is an emotion established and it pulls you in and may not let you go.
Le tette di una diciottenne (Italy) Behind the crude and vulgar manner of a Roman taxi driver lies a
humanity that suffers. It’s the cry of pain and the exorcism of a lonely man with a son at war.
Planet Utero (Queens, USA) In a far off galaxy a young girl escapes from a dystopian suburban planet.
At the Formal (Australia) The pack mentality and the sanctioned depravity of the high school formal.
Pollicino (Italy) For a person with Alzheimer’s, finding the way back home can be an Odyssey
Silent River (Croatia) Gregor and Vali must escape, yet there is mutual distrust. In the end only hope is left.

The six day festival will feature over 70 hours of independent films and extend into venues at the
Jackson Cinema (Elmhurst), The Secret Theatre (Long Island City) and the Renaissance Charter
(Jackson Heights).

Awards will be presented in the following categories to narratives, documentaries animation and
LGBT films. The presentation of the Crystal Globes will be the centerpiece of Closing Night, with our
award-winning films scheduled for encore screenings on Sunday March 10 at the Secret Theatre.
The borough of Queens is the most ethnically diverse community in the world, with two major airports
serving as the threshold of New York City and the global community.

The 3rd Annual Queens World Film Festival celebrates this diversity by representing both strong local artists and exciting international projects, and positioning Queens as a destination for both filmmakers and film lovers. QWFF is a recipient of a 2013 Queens Council on the Arts /Department of Cultural Affairs grant and is proudly sponsored by Kaufman Astoria Studios, Amalgamated Bank and Manhattan Portage.

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