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Director’s Cut of Oscar Nominated Documentary

 “The Act of KillingDebuting at Queens World Film Fest

QueensWorldFilmFestival4The director’s cut of the Oscar-nominated documentary of “The Act of Killing,” a documentary about a group of actors in Indonesia who were also mass murderers in the 1960s, will premiere at the Queens World Film Festival.   The Festival brings movies from around the world to the most diverse County in the Country.

The Festival runs from March 4-9, will feature documentaries and shorts from countries including Belgium, India, Switzerland and Vietnam — as well as the work of 18 Queens filmmakers.  The flicks will be screened at the Secret Theater and the Nesva Hotel in Long Island City, the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria and P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights.

Watch the Oscar’s on March 2 to see if the documentary wins the award.

ABOUT QWFF

The Queens World Film Festival prides itself in providing something for everyone – great films at multiple venues, solid and informative panels with opportunities to network, develop ideas and establish contacts.

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.

EVENT SCHEDULE

March 4-9: 2014 FILM FESTIVAL

where: Venues in Astoria, Jackson Heights and Long Island City.  venues

when: March 4-9, 2014

what: QWFF screens novative and challenging films from around the world and around the corner and includes an annual festival, industry panels, special screening events, and popular youth-oriented educational initiatives. More info

Tuesday March 4: Festival Opening Night

venue: Museum of the Moving Image

where: 36-01 35th Avenue New York, NY 11106  directions

when: March 4, 2014 – Doors open at 7:15PM – Curtain is at 8:00pm

what: QWFF returns to the prestigious and historic Museum of the Moving Image for our Opening Night program which will feature two Spirit of Queens honorees: Maverick filmmaker Hal Hartley and MoMI’s Executive Director Carl Goodman. We will screen an international short program including a short film by Mr. Hartley . Join us after the program at Studio Square and help us kick off the 4th Annual QWFF festival week! Opening Night Films

NY Native and Actor Luis Guzman, Festival Director Katha Cato

NY Native and Actor Luis Guzman, Festival Director Katha Cato

Wednesday March 5: Dinner and a Movie!

dinner venue: Armondo’s Restaurant74-27 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

movie venue: P.S. 069 Jackson Heights – 77-02 37th Avenue, Queens, NY 11372  venue info

when: March 5, 2014 – Dinner is at 7:00pm Film is at 10:00pm

what: Join other savvy film and food lovers at Armondo’s Italian restaurant for a wonderful dinner and then come with us to PS 69 MORE INFO and TICKETS

Thursday March 6: 2014 YOUNG FILMMAKERS PROGRAM

where: P.S. 069 Jackson Heights  venue info

when: Thursday March 6 @ 8:45AM

what: we will hold our annual ‘Red Construction Paper Carpet’ event when we premier 5 original short films based on the theme of ‘Character’ created by our 2014 Young Filmmakers Program.  More info

Thursday March 6: THE ACT OF KILLING – Director’s Cut

where: P.S. 069 Jackson Heights  venue info

when: Thursday March 6 @ 7:30 PM

what: The Queens World Film Festival will screen the World Premiere of the 159-minute Director’s Cut of The Act of Killing on Thursday, March 6 at 7:30pm. The critically praised and 2013 Academy Award nominated documentary will play the 400-seat auditorium at Jackson Height’s P.S. 69.  More info

Thursday March 6: Industry Panel – Film Finance and Distribution

venue: P.S. 069 Jackson Heights  venue info

where: 77-02 37th Avenue, Queens, NY 11372  map and directions

when:  Thursday March 6, 2014 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm

what: Film Finance and Distribution in the Streaming/Tweeting/Blogging/Why-Should-I-Share-It-For-Free – Everything you want to know about the joys and agonies of crowd-funding your film (Kickstarter, etc) and the challenges of making money from the online platforms (Netlfix, etc). A chance to share ideas with some collegial industry pros, who, like you, are carving new pathways through the digital jungle.  MORE INFO

FESTIVAL DIRECTORS

KATHA CATO—-Director –  Katha Cato earned a BA from California Polytechnic University in Pomona and an MFA in Improvisational Theatre from the University of Oregon, moved to New York with her theatre company Forplay Improvised Theatre and pioneered the Improvisational Herald format – the long form – into the mainstream NY comedy scene. She won a MAC Award (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) for Best Comedy, a Backstage Magazine Bistro Award for Best Director and the NY Post’s Bill Ervolino named her the year’s Most Exciting Improviser. Katha is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program.

DON CATO—-Co-Director/Programmer –  Don Cato is an experimental and feature film maker with a strong academic background. He received his BS and BLA in Landscape Architecture from Michigan State and an MLA from the University of Oregon. His films have screened at an international and eclectic group of venues and festivals: Anthology Film Archives, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Cannes (Silver Medal – 1974 for Pipeline Patrol), Lincoln Center, RealHeART Toronto Film Festival (Be My Oswald -Best in Venue) the Dylan Thomas Center in Wales (Be My Oswald – Best Feature film) and Everglades Film Festival, South Africa. Currently teaches at the New York Digital Film Academy.

FOR INFO ON THE QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL:

http://www.queensworldfilmfestival.com/about/

http://www.queensworldfilmfestival.com/contact/

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or call us: + 1 (718) 429 2579

For additional info on the Queens World Film Festival, the groundbreaking upcoming Documentary “BBoy for Life” or the NAS Documentary “Time is Illmatic”  hit us up at: [email protected]

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Posted by Charles Fisher & Randy Fisher (Twitter @HHSYC)