En el octavo aniversario de Queens World Film Festival hay una gran variedad de películas de toda clase de géneros y gustos, empezando desde comedia y suspenso hasta temas importantes e impactantes para la sociedad moderna. Este año tenemos películas de más de 63 países incluyendo México, Guatemala, República Dominicana y Argentina. El festival está programado en bloques temáticos con títulos evocadores, cada programa tiene un diálogo posterior a la proyección de las películas para captar a la audiencia. Empezando desde Marzo 15 al 25 el festival está localizado en el Districto de Arte en Astoria en el Museum of the Moving Image que es fácil de llegar en tren (R) a pie y también en carro.

Tales from a Vanishing Homeland.

Tales from a Vanishing Homeland.

This year the Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) brings 180 films from around the world and the corner. It returns to the Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios, from March 15 to 25 with exciting, topical, bold and entertaining features & shorts including narratives, documentaries, LGBTQ and animated work.

QWFF is dedicated to creating worthwhile experiences for participating filmmakers and our guests with our signature elements: dynamic thematic programming, hosted screening events, engaging talk-backs, relevant networking opportunities and maximum access to filmmakers. The roster includes international premiers, special events, parties and special guests.

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Films from Mexico, Ecuador, Spain, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Portugal. These communities should see these films because they show their stories told on the screen.

For instance, these two films reflect how Latinos perceive and understand life here in New York and in Latin America.

The Magic Bomb by Randy Gordon-Gatica

showtime: 6:00 PM | Saturday March 24 | Zukor

The Magic Bomb is the story of a Mexican American who gets enmeshed in a plot to nuke Manhattan on his wedding day. The budget was zero dollars. Using limited resources I’ve attempted the impossible. I wanted to create something that is relevant to what’s happening in the world today, is entertaining, cinematic, and watchable to a general audience. My first great inspiration was simply being an audience member. It revealed endless possibilities of directions of where I could take my life into. Casting Latino actors in leading roles of my story gives me the hope I might provide this inspiration for others.

The Magic Bomb

The Magic Bomb.



OME: Tales from a Vanishing Homeland Director: Raul Paz Pastrana

showtime: 6:00 PM | Saturday March 24 | Zukor

Filmed in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon in the Yasuni biosphere, “OME: Tales From a Vanishing Homeland” offers incredible access to the unique and ancient way of life of the Huaorani, one of Ecuador’s most isolated indigenous groups. OME explores the intricacies of the Huaorani way of life, highlighting their connection to land and family, while raising questions about their future survival as oil companies encroach upon Ome, their homeland. OME has won multiple awards and was funded by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA and the Hispanic Scholarship fund.


The program of this film festival is based on thematic Blocks, grouping films together to create specific impact rather than run a stacked schedule with films running one right after the other all day. Each Block has a theme, a host and targeted marketing so that we can build communities around each Block as its own event.