Queens World Film Festival Offers Unparalleled Access to Filmmakers

Queens World Film Festival Offers Unparalleled Access to Filmmakers
13th Annual Event Provides Unique Opportunities for Audience Engagement

Queens, NY – April 10, 2024 – The Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) is not only known for its exceptional lineup of films but also for its commitment to fostering meaningful connections between filmmakers and their audiences. As the 13th annual event approaches, running from April 16-28, 2024, the festival organizers are excited to announce a variety of opportunities for attendees to engage with the creative minds behind the films.

Because the festival is curated thematically by grouping like minded films together around central themes, each bloc is lovingly assembled to provide a provocative unique cinematic experience. The Opening night film bloc is called Take This: 7 films that won’t back down, followed by 13 days where the festival serves up an eclectic menu of Documentaries, Narratives, Web Series, Dance Films and Experimental FIlms. 

One of the festival’s signature events is the Welcoming Night, held on April 16th at Sac’s Place in Astoria. This live broadcast event, hosted by the QWFF Board of Directors, features an interactive Zoom session with filmmakers from around the world who are unable to attend the festival in person. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions, learn about the inspiration behind the films, and gain insight into the creative process.

Throughout the festival, Q&A sessions will be held after all screenings, providing a platform for filmmakers to discuss their work and engage with the audience directly. These intimate gatherings allow for a deeper understanding of the films and the opportunity to explore the themes and ideas presented on screen.

“We believe that the magic of cinema lies not only in the stories being told but also in the connections formed between filmmakers and their audiences,” said Katha Cato, Executive Director of QWFF. “With opportunities for engagement, we aim to create a more immersive and enriching experience for everyone involved.”

To further support emerging talent, the festival offers the Passion in Action and Young Filmmakers mentoring programs, which have provided over 400 young people with hands-on experience in production, marketing, outreach, and arts management. By nurturing the next generation of filmmakers, QWFF ensures that diverse voices and stories will continue to be heard.

With an impressive lineup of 152 films from 19 nations, the 13th Annual Queens World Film Festival promises to be an unforgettable experience. More information at queensworldfilmfestival.org – tickets are available on Eventbrite.com. Don’t miss this chance to be a part of this extraordinary celebration of storytelling and community.


Katha Cato

Executive Director, Queens World Film Festival

[email protected]


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