6th Annual

QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

March 15, 2016 to March 20, 2016

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Animated Shorts
Move the inanimate, make it interesting and go out as far as you dare because we're game to see it. If your piece of animation is under 30 minutes, enter it here. If it is over 50 minutes, enter it as a Narrative Feature.
Documentary
A piece of work that delivers a clear picture of the topic, not propaganda. Shine the light on something, nudge the rock aside, let's take a look.
Narrative
Narrative films should be quite simply: a sequence of fictional events. Tell us a good story and do it with everything you've got.
LGBTQ Shorts
LGBTQ of any form or genre is encouraged to submit. We are interested in the untold stories and the invisible citizens. If your film is over 30 minutes or less, enter it here, if it is over 50 minutes, please enter it as a Narrative Feature.
Family Friendly Shorts
We are looking for Indie films that for families interested in something other than an extremely noisy studio film. If your Family Friendly Film is 30 minutes or less, enter it here, if it is longer than 50 minutes, please enter it as a Narrative Feature.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Queens World Film Festival screens challenging films from around the world and around the corner with a special interest in maverick filmmakers of any sex, orientation, ethnicity, country, region.

Have a point of view and don't back off. Take a stand. Show us something we have never seen before.

You can submit to any festival in the world, so when you choose us, we don't take that lightly

We want you to have time with your audience so we schedule pre-festival events to build the tribe, conduct extensive niche marketing and press outreach, provide a Moderator Host in every screening to facilitate the Q&A and schedule Encore Screenings opportunities well past the festival.

We look forward to seeing your work and to seeing you in March 2016.







ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Turning six in 2016, QWFF includes an annual multi day and multi venue festival, industry panels, special events, youth-oriented educational initiatives and year round screening opportunities for QWFF filmmakers, past and present.

2015 Statistics
SUBMISSIONS: 453 submissions, 41 from Queens
ACCEPTED: 117 films, 21 from Queens
PREMIERS: 15 World Premiers, 19 NY Premiers, 31 US Premiers.
VENUES: 3 venues, 5 screens and 6 days
EVENTS: 43 screening events, 11 sold out
ATTENDEES: 3016

SELECTION PROCESS: All films are pre-screened by the festival programmer and QWFF Screening Committee, using a score sheet that assesses technique, execution, material and originality. High scoring films are moved into the programming and Jury process which involves re-screenings and re-scorings.

PROGRAMMING: The festival is programmed by thematic blocks, grouping complimentary films together to maximize audience appeal and to create a specific experience. Each block has a host who introduces the films and filmmakers, welcomes our guests and conducts the Q&A.

OPENING NIGHT 2015: Held at the Museum of the Moving Image with an after party at Studio Square with special guests Leon Ichaso our 2015 Spirit of Queens Honoree, Cynthia Lopez - NYC Film Commissioner; Carl Goodman - Executive Dir. of The Museum of the Moving Image; Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer - Majority Leader and Chair of the Cultural Affairs and Melinda Katz, Queens Borough President.

CLOSING NIGHT 2015 was held at Museum of the Moving Image with a screening of Dukhtar by Alfia Nathanial followed by our slighly irreverent Awards Ceremony. After party was held at Mundo at the Paper Factory

SPONSORS: QWFF l is a recipient of a 2015 Queens
Council on the Arts /Department of Cultural Affairs grant and our sponsors are Investor's Bank, Kaufman Astoria Studios, Queens Courier and Manhattan Portage is our official bag.



ORGANIZERS

Donald Cato (Festival Programmer); Katha Cato (Festival Director); Mario Pegoraro (Webmaster)

GENERAL RULES

SUBMISSION GUIDE
Entries may be entered as an on-line screener or submitted on DVD NTSC.

Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English. Please do not send any paper press kits or any other print materials until they are requested by the festival.

SHIPPING GUIDE
The responsibility for the shipping cost of any and all material(s) is that of the entrant. All material(s) must be prepaid. Any and all C.O.D's will be refused. All DVDs must be labeled with the title of the work, run time and the name of the director.

SELECTION & NOTIFICATION GUIDE
If you are selected we will post it on our website and notify you by email. If selected we prefer blu ray or a downloadable file. We also strongly suggest that when you come to your screening you bring an extra copy of your film.....juuuuuuuust in case.

We will notify you if you are not accepted as well.

AWARDS
Awards for BEST in each category, "Spirit of Queens" and "Best of Festival" awards. Some cash prizes TBA.

RETURN OF MATERIALS
We will not return screener materials. That's crazy talk.

OUR ATTORNEY MADE US POST THIS
Although due care will be exercised by QWFF and its associates, friends and relatives, QWFF cannot accept responsibility for lost or damaged DVD's or other materials and that is certainly true for damage or loss during transit. The festival does not pay any rental fees for submitted work.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Each and all festival entrant(s) must agree to the General Festival Rules, Terms and Conditions. Submission of your material to QWFF denotes full agreement.

TO BE CLEAR:
We have read all of the Queens World Film Festival (a.k.a. QWFF and/or Festival) rules. By submitting material to QWFF We understand and have complied with these rules. We warrant the submission of my/our original work and there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission. We also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead and I/we fully indemnify QWFF against any claim made for such violations of law. To the best of my/our knowledge, all of the statements herein are true and correct. I/We understand that failure to adhere to QWFF rules will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee. I/We agree to hold the Queens World Film Festival harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney?s fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any film submitted to the Queens World Film Festival (a.k.a. QWFF and/or Festival).

SUBMISSION GUIDE
Entries may be entered as an on-line screener or submitted on DVD NTSC.

Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English. Please do not send any paper press kits or any other print materials until they are requested by the festival.

SHIPPING GUIDE
The responsibility for the shipping cost of any and all material(s) is that of the entrant. All material(s) must be prepaid. Any and all C.O.D's will be refused. All DVDs must be labeled with the title of the work, run time and the name of the director.

SELECTION & NOTIFICATION GUIDE
If you are selected we will post it on our website and notify you by email. If selected we prefer blu ray or a downloadable file. We also strongly suggest that when you come to your screening you bring an extra copy of your film.....juuuuuuuust in case.

We will notify you if you are not accepted as well.

AWARDS
Awards for BEST in each category, "Spirit of Queens" and "Best of Festival" awards. Some cash prizes TBA.

RETURN OF MATERIALS
We will not return screener materials. That's crazy talk.

OUR ATTORNEY MADE US POST THIS
Although due care will be exercised by QWFF and its associates, friends and relatives, QWFF cannot accept responsibility for lost or damaged DVD's or other materials and that is certainly true for damage or loss during transit. The festival does not pay any rental fees for submitted work.