The coronavirus will not stop the 10th annual Queens World Film Festival from happening.
Though QWFF will not be at its physical venue at Museum of the Moving Image, which was forced to close among many other cultural institutions as part of restrictions put in place to combat the spread of the virus, the films will be streamed online via DISCOVERED.TV.
“The show must go on,” QWFF executive director Katha Cato said. “Expect to be delighted by cinematic treasures presented in thematic blocks from filmmakers residing all over the globe, yet all engaged in similar conversations.”
More than 200 films from over 30 countries will be released beginning Thursday and will continue through March 29. The festival begins at 7 p.m. with a block of six short films approrpriately titled “Tales of Connectedness” exploring stories of “how we come together.”
A full screening list can be found on the QWFF’s website.