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Queens World Film Festival 2024

Apr 17 — Apr 28, 2024

The Queens World Film Festival (QWFF), organized by Katha and Preston Cato and their team of collaborators, is an annual festival that features screenings, industry panels, special events, and youth-oriented educational initiatives. Now in its 13th year, the festival will present more than 150 films from around the world—and around the corner. The Museum will host a number of QWFF screenings in the Redstone Theater and the Bartos Screening Room. See below for a summary. For further details and ways to purchase tickets, visit 

QWFF screenings at MoMI: 

Take This: 7 Films That Refuse to Back Down
Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. Redstone Theater
Opening Night remarks and the presentation of the Spirit of Queens Award to filmmaker Yance Ford will precede a program of short films.

Into the Light: 6 Films About Trying to Be Understood
Friday, April 19, 2:00 p.m. Redstone Theater

Interconnectedness: 2 Films About Blending Imagination with Reality 
Friday, April 19, 4:30 p.m. Redstone Theater 

Friends? Neighbors?: 2 Films About Those Strange Relationships
Friday, April 19, 6:45 p.m. Redstone Theater 

The Green Flash
Saturday, April 20, 12:30 p.m. Bartos Screening Room 

Chasing Success: 2 Films About the Grind
Saturday, April 20, 3:00 p.m. Redstone Theater 

Nothing but Web: 3 Trippy Pilots
Saturday, April 20, 5:30 p.m. Redstone Theater 

The Enchanted Lake
Sunday, April 21, 1:30 p.m. Bartos Screening Room

Keepers: 2 Films About 2 Unique Caretakers
Sunday, April 21, 4:00 p.m. Bartos Screening Room 

Creepy and Terrifying: 2 Films That Will Make Your Hair Stand Straight Up
Sunday, April 21, 6:00 p.m. Redstone Theater 

Empowerment: 3 Films About Elevating Others
Thursday, April 25, 12:30 p.m. Bartos Screening Room 

Thursday, April 25, 3:00 p.m. Bartos Screening Room / Strobe Warning 

Local Express: 6 Films by Talented Filmmakers Across the City
Friday, April 26, 2:00 p.m. Redstone Theater 

Visibly Introspective: A Series of Soul Searchers
Friday, April 26, 4:15 p.m. Redstone Theater 

Freedom Hair
Friday, April 26, 6:45 p.m. Redstone Theater 

Kinship: 4 Films About the Need to Connect
Saturday, April 27, 12:30 p.m. Bartos Screening Room 

Environmentally Speaking: 2 Films About What’s Happening
Saturday, April 27, 3:00 p.m. Redstone Theater 

Saturday, April 27, 5:30 p.m. Redstone Theater 

Sunday, April 28, 4:15 p.m. Bartos Screening Room 

Queens Corner: 6 Films as Diverse as Our Borough
Sunday, April 28, 4:30 p.m. Redstone Theater 

Tickets are available through the Queens World Film Festival.