Trio of local female filmmakers hope to make mark in movie industry


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Courtesy of graphic designer Alison Chin and photographer Ben Jarosch

A trio of female filmmakers has come together to create a unique film, as they look to become leaders in an industry started by men.

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Queens director brings female filmmakers into the spotlight


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Photo courtesy of Paola de Giovannini

Though she started her career working in front of the camera as a young actress, Effie Fradelos always knew she belonged behind the scenes and didn’t let fear stop her from making her way into the Queens World Film Festival. The 25-year-old was born in Astoria yet moved around Queens for a few years before […]

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Queens World Film Festival celebrates fifth year’s opening night


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

With the luck of the Irish, the Queens World Film Festival kicked off its fifth year of helping bring independent films to the big screen.

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Queens World Film Festival to kick off fifth year


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Image courtesy Jamil Lahham

Along with recent celebrity sightings, including Oscar winner George Clooney, Astoria is ready to continue shining with this year’s Queens World Film Festival — bringing over a hundred unique local and international films to the booming borough.

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Queens film series to focus on immigrant experience of women in New York City


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Photo by Zahida Pirani

One new Queens film series is giving immigrant women a voice and showing what it means to be an immigrant within the five boroughs.

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Video: Queens residents share how to say ‘I love you’ in seven languages


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Screenshot via YouTube

The first video of a series, looking to bringing awareness to public plazas throughout the city, gives a taste of the different ways Queens residents say “I love you,” just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Ridgewood woman recounts childhood abduction to Egypt, escape in YouTube video


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Photos © Moral Courage Project 2014

Nashwa El-Sayed was abducted to Egypt from Queens at the age of 2 by her father. After suffering from abuse, years of separation from her mother and an impending arranged marriage at the age of 17, she was finally able to leave the country and return to America.

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Queens filmmaker co-creates first ‘TV series’ made exclusively for Instagram


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Photos courtesy of “Artistically Challenged”

“Artistically Challenged,” the first “TV series” written, directed, shot and formatted specifically for Instagram, launched on July 1, with seven episodes. Rego Park resident Aleks Arcabascio, and co-producers and co-writers Samuel Delmara and Jeremy Boros, are releasing an episode each day until the end of the month, when all 32 videos will be available on the photo sharing app.

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Mini-documentary features ‘remarkable stories’ from Queens magic shop


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Photo courtesy of Michael “Six” Muldoon

America already knows he’s “Got Talent.” A new mini-documentary is now showing how one Queens magician has helped a pair of local tricksters and countless others through his shop.

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Queens man realizes two dreams through film, serving country


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Photos courtesy of American Heroes Channel - Discovery Communications

Four years after filmmakers Anton Sattler and Brian Iglesias released their documentary “CHOSIN,” the pair is trying to reach a larger audience and share the story of the Korean War’s Chosin Reservoir Campaign with more people.

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Queens World Film Festival celebrates opening night


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Queens World Film Festival, which brings together international and local filmmakers to the borough to screen their works, celebrated its opening night on Tuesday at the Movie of the Moving Image in Astoria.

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