...We believe that the borough can support a world class film festival and we believe that we are the folks to do it. I see our niche as a fiercely independent festival that is not pandering to the lowest common denominator. We will become a festival to consider when budgeting for and planning for the festival life of an indie film. By choosing that first week in March, we know that New Yorkers will have a quirky, interesting world class festival in their own backyard that:
a. creates community around the films and where filmmakers meet their audience.
b. takes care of your film and does what we say we are going to do.
c. is staffed with people who share the desire to provide a quality product with integrity.I feel incredibly lucky to have started this blog when I did, because it gave me the opportunity to witness the growth of the Queens World Film Festival, a film festival that embraces the entire borough and is based in Jackson Heights, my old stomping grounds, the neighborhood I frequented as a kid and know like the back of my hand. In this profile of QWFF from the latest issue of MovieMaker, director Katha Cato - a truly remarkable woman - speaks at length about the fest's goals. I urge you to take a look.