We apologize for our missed Worthy Wednesday last week, but this week’s post will be sure to make it up!
Here at Meganda Films are big supporters of local filmmakers and events that we’re really excited about the opening of this weekend’s Queens World Film Festival!
Queens World Film Festival was started to celebrate and promote the great talents coming out of the borough. (Astoria, Queens was the Mecca of the Silent Era in the early 1990s). An often overlooked borough, Queens has produced noted talents from across the entertainment industry including Louis Armstrong, James Cahn, Tony Bennet, Francis Ford Coppola, Ed Burns, John Leguizamo and Lucy Liu. Astoria is home to the historic Kaufman Astoria Film Studio and the Museum of Moving Image. If you have never visited Astoria, these two landmarks are enough to get your butt out here!
QWFF celebrates the independent filmmaking spirit by encouraging the novice and the student filmmaker, featuring filmmakers who take chances to bring us challenging stories and by providing screening opportunities for that overlooked, yet gem of a film.
The Festival kicks off tomorrow evening at the Jackson Heights Cinema with the premiere of Shepherds of Helmand. The festival runs until Sunday, March 6th so be sure to check out the schedule and catch a film or two.