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  • Dublin International Film Festival
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  • Glasgow Film Festival
  • LGBT New Renaissance Film Festival - Amsterdam
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Queens World Film Festival

Queens World Film Festival

Thursday, 21 March 2019 until Sunday, 31 March 2019

QWFF includes an annual multi day/multi venue festival, youth-oriented educational initiatives and year round screening opportunities for QWFF filmmakers, past and present. The festival is programmed in thematic blocks with evocative titles, and each program is followed by a post-screening dialogue to engage audiences from the demographically diverse communities that comprise the borough of Queens. Each year the festival has a very robust submission session, with films coming from all over the globe, 54 nations to date, including Cuba, Spain, Korea, Bangladesh, China, Italy, the Ukraine, Iran, Belgium, Finland and the UK to name just a few.

In this year’s festival there are tender films, heartbreaking films, and several works that are extremely provocative, maybe even, disturbing. Taken as a whole, this year's selection ties us into conversations people are having around the world via the real stars of the festival: the films. It’s about surrendering to the films, without looking for familiar names, titles, scores. It’s about creating the right context for personal, intimate films grouped together for a cinematic experience you will not get anywhere else on the planet.


2019 LGBT films...

Dir: Justine Williams, United States, 15 min, 2018, Short Narrative
Set in 1980s Woodstock, JO, follows a 13-year old girl as she clashes with her rabbi and mom over her upcoming Bat Mitzvah. On the heels of her dad'... more »

Dir: Andrew K. Meyer, United States, 20 min, 2018, Short Narrative
Zion has recently discovered the world of drag queens and club kids - they get decked out in elaborate looks and go to NYC's most exciting nightlife... more »

Dir: Carly Usdin, United States, 14 min, 2018, Short Narrative
Camila is your average college freshman with obsessive-compulsive disorder and a big, gay crush on her roommate. After both situations come to a hea... more »

Dir: Craig Newman, Jjen Pitt, United States, 16 min, 2017, Short Narrative
When a forgotten relic reunites two exes, they must come to terms with the drastically different directions their lives have taken. Then, they try a... more »

Dir: Lara Aslanian, United States, 16 min, 2018, Short Narrative
A suicide helpline operator finds herself in a personal crisis over a pivotal phone call from a young queer woman. ... more »

Dir: Adam Vincent Wright, United States, 5 min, 2018, LGBT
Do you remember the first flutter of your heart? ... more »

Dir: Marc-Antoine Lemire, Canada, 23 min, 2017, Short Narrative
ALEXE is a young trans woman, and CARL a gay man. Best friends since forever, an evening spent together destabilizes ALEXE, when both decide to have... more »

Dir: Rolla Selbak, United States, 15 min, 2018, Short Narrative
A rising MMA star hides her refugee status from her small American town, and the world ... more »

Dir: Scott T. Hinson, United States, 9 min, 2018, Short Narrative
"Michael Joseph Jason John" is a short romantic thriller that explores the emotional aftermath of a one-night stand (and the inherent risks of hook-... more »

Dir: Sara Koppel, Denmark, 2 min, 2017, Animation
A rush adventure into a gender fluid-persons zone of desires Where lust & responsibility is constant dividing & demanding needs. ... more »

Dir: Faraz Arif Ansari, India, 15 min, 2017, Short Narrative
There's much talk about the language of love - the beauty, the poesy, the intricacy and the eloquence. But what if the real romance rested between t... more »

Dir: Courtney Hope Therond, United States, 13 min, 2017, Short Narrative
A surprising find challenges a couple to question the foundation of their relationship. ... more »

Dir: Marianne Farley, Canada, 19 min, 2017, Short Narrative
For several years now Marguerite, a diabetic woman in her seventies, has been getting daily visits from Rachel, her home health nurse. In spite of h... more »

Dir: Savannah Rodgers, United States, 7 min, 2017, Documentary
Dragtivists is a short documentary about the intersection of activism and drag performance. ... more »

Dir: Shaz Bennett, United States, 88 min, 2017, Feature Narrative
This is a fish out of water story -- literally. Everyone who slices fish all day daydreams - his are just glamtastic. He's had to learn to fight to... more »

Dir: Heather Taylor, United States, 11 min, 2019, Short Narrative
A lesbian couple takes a mini vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the apartment they rented online may lead to their untimely end. ... more »

Dir: Jules Rosskam, United States, 82 min, 2018, Documentary
Paternal Rites is a first-person essay film that examines the secret underbelly of a contemporary Jewish American family as they grapple with the af... more »