Astoria filmmakers turn to Kickstarter to fund ‘dialogue-free,’ 12-part film


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Image courtesy of Cynthia Angel

Two Astoria filmmakers are hoping to reach their goal that will allow them to set an acclaimed music producer’s debut solo album to film.

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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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Astoria Lego designer featured in new documentary


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Astoria resident Cody Wells is the Lego designer behind the company C3Brix — which specializes in Lego mosaics, portraits, models and figures — and in the past year has seen an increase in success, including being featured in the documentary “A LEGO Brickumentary.”

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Queens filmmaker wows 2015 indie movie circuit


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Photos courtesy of Andrew Koss

“Zizi and Honeyboy” has just won the award for Best Biographical Drama at the Manhattan Film Festival,” writer, co-producer and star Andrew Koss announced to nearly 100 whooping and applauding friends and family members shortly before a private screening of the short movie at the Towers Cinema in late June.

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The top five outdoor eateries along Astoria’s 30th Avenue


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Photo courtesy of Butcher Bar

30th Avenue in Astoria is one of the hottest strips for dining and nightlife in Queens. With summer in full swing, check out our picks for the top five outdoor eateries for dining al fresco in the heart of the neighborhood.

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Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image to present exhibit examining cats online


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Images courtesy of The Infinite Cat Project

Next month, the Museum of the Moving Image, located at 36-01 35th Ave. in Astoria, will launch a five-month exhibition called How Cats Took Over the Internet, looking at how these furry felines have mesmerized a generation of online users with their quirky actions and adorable looks.

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LIC woman starts tour company to share her love for Queens


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Photo courtesy of Connie Murray

One Long Island City resident has decided to share her love for her neighborhood and borough through a new tour company aimed at giving participants a real Queens experience.

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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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