QWFF Free summer screenings at Hunters Point Parks Conservancy

Join us under the stars in Kissena Corridor Park, Hunters Points Park in LIC, or Sgt. Collins Park in Woodside for 18 opportunities to travel the world with us and another opportunity to work directly with QWFF filmmakers to create animated films at the Hall of Science. Experience short and feature length films from Flushing, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Astoria OR China, Bangladesh Spain, Indonesia, France and Ireland.

The annual Queens World Film Festival programs films in thematic BLOCKS and in the summer months, we feature work from all 6 previous years to curate evenings of Spanish language films, Asian filmmakers from Queens or international films that take a look at inclusivity and remind us that Love is Love is Love.

QWFF is proud to be partnering with Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association, Ltd. and the Northern Woodside Coalition to present local and international indie films of all types. The themes for the summer BLOCKS include “Slices of Life from Flushing to Mumbai” “Inclusive Love Stories and “Spanish Voices”. We are also screening Dan Hendrick’s Saving Jamaica Bay and will be coordinating with the Audobon Society to raise awareness of this wonderful natural treasure right in our own backyard.

Don Capalbi, president of the Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association, is excited to present QWFF Encore Screenings in Kissena Corridor Park as a chance to celebrate the diversity of our community’s residents and our local filmmakers as well. QWFF offers everyone with the opportunity to explore each other’s cultures without ever leaving the neighborhood.”

QWFF Encore Screening dates and locations are listed here with additional information about the films, BLOCK themes, countries represented, languages spoken and running time on the following pages.

A NOTE ABOUT THE CURATION: Indie films are personal and they take on personal themes. We have created BLOCKS of Indie films that examine and celebrate our cultural differences, our rough edges and our soft and vulnerable cores. It is our honor to invite you to join the filmmakers, volunteers and your friends at QWFF to participate in an inclusive, joyous experience. Most are PG 13, some have a little rough language and some have an occasional F bomb. Just like life.

Hunters Point Parks Conservancy (Hunters Point Park: Center Blvd and 48th Ave.)

  • Scheduled Thursdays into the fall
  • June 16 July 14
  • August 11 and 25, September 15

Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association Ltd. (Main Street & Elder Avenue)

  • Seven consecutive Thursdays
  • July 14, 21, 28 August 4, 11, 18, 25

Northern Woodside Coalition (Sgt. Collins Park in Woodside Queens at Broadway & 58th St.)

  • 6 consecutive Fridays
  • July 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12

Hall of Science (47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368)

Pack up the family, join us at a QWFF Animation Station and we will teach you how to build a bug and animate it!!!

  • July 24 12pm – 4pm

Hunters Point Parks Conservancy (Hunters Point Park: Center Blvd and 48th Ave.)

For the 2nd year we are partnering with HPPC to augment their already wildly popular Cinema LIC series located at Hunters Point South. QWFF will kick off each evening with a short film before the feature film.

All screenings and selections are subject to change!

6/16/2016: Splash & 10 little Rubber Ducks by Jonathan Rockefeller from Australia

The adventures of 10 rubber ducks as they leave the factory, destined for faraway countries.

7/14/2016: Spiderman & Perfect Houseguest by Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata from Netherlands and USA

A house is visited by a clean and respectful little mouse.

8/ 11/2016: August Rush & BeYoutiful by Emilie Liu from USA

An animated short that challenges the rules of acceptance through cuteness and color.

8/25/2016: Zootopia & DRAMOTICON by Jens Vandendriessche from Belgium

Animated and dancing emojis!!!!

9/15/2016: Ghost & Zugzwang by Yolanda Centeno (USA/SPAIN)

A young man’s love life and chess are not so different – it’s how you play the game that counts.

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