2012-02-29 / Features

Amalgamated Bank Teams Up With Queens World Film Festival

Amalgamated Bank is helping young filmmakers get an opportunity to present their work to large audiences by partnering with the Queens World Film Festival, which runs from March 1 through 4.

Amalgamated Bank is supporting the screening of a wide range of movies, documentaries and short features during the second annual Queens World Film Festival (QWFF). The bank is directly involved with films programmed for the category titled “Mostly For and By Youth”. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on March 2, 11 films will be shown at the Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st St. in Jackson Heights.

The films and filmmakers whose work will be presented at the school include, A Lesson in a Box (Victoria Kohl), Any Thoughts? (Evan Berger), Boyz, Girlz & Sparkz (Nickolas Gavin), Duality (Benjamin Tran), Impetuous (Tanner Cusumano), Macrophilosophy (Jacob Seltzer), Move (Jacob Seltzer), Operation: Save the Banker Horses (Elizabeth Pasiezny, Don Andes), The Agents (Dena Greenbaum and Robin Schafer), Trojan Horse (Tommie Sox) and Violet to Earth (Kirsten Stoffa, Jonathon Kowalski).

Tickets to the screening of movies by young filmmakers are almost sold out.

“We are thankful for Amalgamated’s assistance because they were our first sponsor, the first to realize the opportunities the Festival presents and the first to recognize the need in our community,” said QWFF Director Katha Cato.

Opening night for the Queens World Film Festival will be March 1 at Museum of the Moving Image, located at 36-01- 35th Ave. at 37th Street.

The evening program includes the world premiere of the film War Story and ceremonies to present the QWFF “Spirit of Queens” Community Leader honor to Councilmember Daniel Dromm.

In announcing Amalgamated’s alliance with the QWFF, Amalgamated Bank Vice President of Marketing Danny Wong said, “We are joining with the festival, its organizers, and volunteer staff to nurture the creative spirit of teens and young adults in our neighborhoods who are making films. This is in keeping with the bank’s continuing support of local organizations that are using their enthusiasm, energy, and passion to bring the community together in new and positive ways.”

To view the entire schedule of films and screening locations and list of special events/panels or to purchase tickets and buy branded, QFFW items, visit the Festival Web site: queensworldfilmfestival.com.

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