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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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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Curtain set to rise on 4th Annual Queens World Film Festival


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Photos Courtesy of the Queens World Film Festival

The 4th Annual Queens World Film Festival is ready to hit the stage strong and put Queens on the map.

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Parents welcome city’s first New Year’s baby at Elmhurst Hospital


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Photo Courtesy of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

Parents Metok Dolma and Choegyal Dorjee welcomed their new baby daughter, Tenzin Choetso, one second after midnight on New Year’s Day at Elmhurst Hospital Center.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


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The holiday season is upon us and LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market has all of your gift-giving needs under one roof. The new holiday market will begin on Saturday, December 7 and will be held every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday, December 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., located inside the warehouse attached to the LIC Flea lot at 5-25 46th Avenue.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


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Photo courtesy of Ted Gruber

Saturday, August 24 The Long Island City Community Boathouse invites adults with little to no paddling experience to a one-way paddle from Anable Basin to Hallets Cove. This moderately easy boating outing is perfect for adults 18 and older to enjoy the refreshing relief of the East River. Requests to take part can be found […]

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What to do this weekend in Queens


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Photo courtesy of Norte Maar

Saturday, August 17 Socrates Sculpture Park partners with Norte Maar to deliver a truly extraordinary hybrid of artistic passion in “Dance at Socrates.” The show combines New York-based choreography and large-scale sculpture characteristic of Socrates Park to create a collaboration of artistic movement and contemporary architecture. Esida Weeks of Delirious Dances will perform on sight, […]

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