Queens World Film Festival 2019

The Queens World Film Festival is at the Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios from March 21-31, 2019. From $11

Queens World Film Festival

Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world and if it were an independent city, it would be America’s fourth largest. The Queens World Film Festival reflects that.

There are films from all over. It should be called the Queens ~ World Film Festival. There is a focus on shorts which is how a lot of filmmakers get started.

Opening Night

The Festival opens with a series of shorts at the Museum of the Moving Image on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7pm.

Queens World Film Festival Latin Films


2018 Romanian film directed by Jesús del Cerro.

Thursday, March 28 at 7:30pm

Andrei and his father Vasile live in the communist Romania. Unexpectedly, they receive news from Petrus, Vasile ´s brother who was assumed dead after an escape attempt years before. Petrus was living in Hawaii all this time and on his death has left Andrei and Vasile a large legacy.

They cannot inherit it, however, as the concept of private property does not exist in communist Romania. The only alternative left to them is to try and claim their inheritance via a free country.


2018 Jewish film directed by Galia Barkol.

Saturday, March 30 at 7:30pm

Since losing her ability to dance due to an injury, Mia has escaped life in Tel-Aviv for a temporary life in Brooklyn. She lives in a dorm room, where she suffers from insomnia due to the noise in and outside of her head. She takes origami classes, and to support herself, she works as a cat sitter for Justin, a married, sales agent who is only in New York on the weekends.

Mia finds comfort in her employer’s quiet, empty space and in his cat, and eventually secretly stays in his bed on the nights when he’s away. When he returns to NY earlier than expected, and catches her in his bed, she is mortified. Determined to prove to him that she is “not that kind of person,” she offers to take him out to dinner, leading the pair into an unexpected friendship and living situation.

Rich Kids

2018 Latino film directed by Laura Somers

Thursday, March 28 at 10pm

A group of troubled teens from a low-income community break into “Los Ricos”, the local mansion with a border fence, and spend the day pretending to be rich in order to forget their difficult lives.

School Service

2018 Filipino film directed by Louie Ignacio.

Sunday, March 24 at 7:30pm

School service follows the story of Maya, a young girl taken against her will from the province and placed as a beggar in Manila by a small-time syndicate.

Staring at the Sun

2016 Jewish film directed by Harry Greenberger

Monday, March 25 at 9:30pm

Two Hasidic teenage girls run away from their strict community and travel across America in the hope of finding real freedom.

Queens World Film Festival Tickets

Tickets are available at the door and online at www.queensworldfilmfestival.com

Adults: $15
Students (with ID) and seniors (65+) $11

Full Festival Pass: $180

Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106, USA
(between 35th & 37th St)
Astoria, Queens

Kaufman Astoria Studios is next door.

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