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** New Yorkled Magazine **

Apr 16 - 28 2024

Queens World Film Festival #13

April 16 – 28, 2024

Be sure to visit the official site to learn more about the roster of screenings and other related items.

Bringing the World to Queens

Executive Director Katha Cato is enthusiastic about the upcoming event at The Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios. As she puts it, the Queens audience is prized by filmmakers worldwide. “A Queens audience is a smart, resourceful, worldly audience and filmmakers from across the globe want to share their stories for that audience, here in the World’s Borough.” The festival is screening 152 films from 19 nations for 11 days and expects record attendees.

Screening Stories that Shock, Inspire and Move Us.

Co-founder/Artistic Director Donald Preston Cato says, “As our complicated world grapples with challenging issues, Queens World cherishes fearless artists who take on themes like survival, empowerment, conflict, immigration, empowerment, the environment. This year’s schedule represents the diversity, the vibrancy, the innovative spirit of Queens and in turn: The World.”

Rather than herding all the narrative shorts together or grouping the documentary films together,

Queens World embraces the unexpected by grouping films that celebrate a specific theme resulting in

47 thematic blocs taking on these provocative themes. A bloc might include narrative shorts from Canada and Ukraine, an experimental film from Argentina, and a documentary short film from Astoria, bringing disparate voices together to form a truly unique screening event.

As early as March 16 filmmakers and their teams will be gathering for exciting and accessible pre-festival events and you are welcome at all of them!

The event is finished.