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QCFF 2015 Submissions Close, Initial Selections Announced

2015 official selections

Thank you. Submissions are now closed. 1048 submissions were received. Here, including our previously announced Early Selections, are our first round of Official Selections. Final selections and full schedule will be announced 9/1.

Project Title Directors Submission Categories
JOHN BURSON MATILDA BASTE Kids / Family
MAGNOMEN IN DANGER Claudio Baste Kids / Family
The Red Thunder Alvaro Ron Kids / Family
Out of Focus Shahriar  Siami Shal Documentary
Traffic Island – Johnny Had A Boyfriend Outi Hartikainen LGBT, Music
The Santa Lie Darren Langlands Kids / Family
AntiVirus Alon Newman Horror / Science Fiction
Finding Home Derek Hammeke Documentary
Killer Tape Lorenzo Fassina Horror / Science Fiction
Ripcor: Riding with Mamils John Scrivener Documentary
Diamonds in the Rough Dominique Carino Documentary
Awakenings Bhargav Saikia Horror / Science Fiction
FLIGHT  FRIGHT Jim Politano Horror / Science Fiction
CAEDES – Forestglade of Death Slavko Spionjak Horror / Science Fiction
Passion and Vice Xu Zhang Horror / Science Fiction
One More Round Lewis Nicholson Documentary
Comet Dan Morrow, Derek Morrow Kids / Family
Chocolate Darwin Patxi Exequiel Aguirre, Kiana Naghshineh Cult, Cult
Greetings from Coney Island Adrian Alonso Cordoni Cult
300 000 KILOMETERS PER SECOND Stéphane Réthoré Horror / Science Fiction
Pest Friends Jennifer Re Kids / Family
Farewell to Factory Towns? Maynard Seider Documentary
Dumbageddon DongLiang Chang, Christopher Johnson Horror / Science Fiction
Undead Baby Eunsaem Music, Cult
I Love You, Eddie Deezen Cult
How Sweet the Sound — The Blind Boys of Alabama Leslie McCleave Documentary
Subterranea Mathew Miller Horror / Science Fiction

MORE TO COME

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QCFF Seeking Screeners, Cumberland Arts Walk Booth

The Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) is currently seeking screeners. Screeners review submissions in one or more categories and help us decide which films will be selected for the festival.

An excellent volunteer opportunity for qualified individuals. Ideal candidates will be residents of Allegany County, Maryland, have both high-speed internet access and a DVD/BD player, and possess extensive knowledge of cinema within one or more categories. You should be prepared to sort through many, many submissions to find the few hidden gems we will select and screen.

Screeners needed in all categories especially Kids/Family and LGBT. If you would like to volunteer as a screener for QCFF 2015, please email info@alleganyalliedarts.org or visit us on August 8 at the Cumberland Arts Walk.

Cumberland Arts Walk

friday after five

Saturday, August 8, 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Downtown Mall, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

We will have our booth set up on the downtown mall for the Cumberland Arts Walk. If you’re interested in Allegany Allied Arts or the Queen City Film Festival (QCFF), stop by, enter to win a prize pack (details to come), and get involved.

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QCFF 2015 Early Selections

2015 Early Selections

These are the QCFF 2015 Early Selections:

JOHN BURSON 3 min Spain MATILDA BASTE Kids / Family
John Burson keeps our cities monsters free. This is how he works.

MAGNOMEN IN DANGER 5 min Spain Claudio Baste Kids / Family
The city of Magnomen is suffering constant attacks, from outer space as much as from Planet Earth. This is the story of how a civilization struggles to survive until the end.

The Red Thunder 6 min United States Alvaro Ron Kids / Family
Sarah (Allie Grant, “Weeds”), a nerdy teenager, needs her mom’s brand new car to go on a date with Danny (Miles Heizer “Parenthood”), the boy she is in love with. Her mom, Dr. Thun (Karen Strassman, “Silicon Valley”), an absent minded Podiatrist is concerned about Sarah driving by the dangerous streets of downtown Los Angeles. She tells her daughter she may need her car if one of her patients has an emergency, but Sarah doesn’t buy it. After all Dr. Thun is just a Podiatrist… Sarah receives a message from Danny asking if she is going to pick him up and she decides to disobey her mom and steal the car. Little does she know the vehicle is actually part of a secret Dr. Thun keeps and this discovery will change Sarah’s life forever…

Traffic Island – Johnny Had A Boyfriend 5 min Finland Outi Hartikainen LGBT, Music
“Johnny Had A Boyfriend” is a music video single taken from Traffic Island’s third E.P. “Third EP”.

The Santa Lie 5 min United Kingdom Darren Langlands Kids / Family
Six-year-old Amy confronts her parents on the truth about Santa early one Christmas morning.

Finding Home 2 hours United States Derek Hammeke Documentary
Finding Home is a gripping documentary following the lives of three young Cambodian women who were victims of sex trafficking at a young age. Filmmaker, Derek Hammeke, brings to life the brutal and evil world of modern day slavery. Through three years of filming their post trafficking experiences, Hammeke allows these young women to reveal their stories with dignity. The viewer will see the devastation and heartache of these tragic stories, but will also experience hope and joy as they journey with these young women on a path from victim to survivor. Finding Home reminds us that we are all connected in our humanity; that we are all looking for a place of love, acceptance and community. A place called home.

Comet 6 min United States Dan Morrow, Derek Morrow Kids / Family
A lonely boy finds friendship with a lonely alien.

Greetings from Coney Island 3 min Argentina Adrian Alonso Cordoni Cult
Take a ride down the road of memories.

Pest Friends 12 min United States Jennifer Re Kids / Family
A failed puppeteer rediscovers his passion through an unlikely friendship with a ghost and her family of rats.

 

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QCFF 2015 Event Posters

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QCFF 2015 will be held October 1-4, 2015, at the Cumberland Ramada in Cumberland, Maryland. Visit Cumberland Maryland.

Advance Festival Passes are only $40 until full program and selections announce 9/1. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queen-city-film-festival-qcff-2015-tickets-15964279590

To support the Queen City Film Festival (QCFF), please consider making a contribution to help defray our production expenses. Thank you! http://www.gofundme.com/qcff2015

 

 

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Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) Announces 2015 Early Selections

2015 Early Selections

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., is pleased to announce the Early Selections for QCFF 2015:

Project Title Duration Country of Origin Directors Submission Categories
JOHN BURSON 00:03:24 Spain MATILDA BASTE Kids / Family
MAGNOMEN IN DANGER 00:05:10 Spain Claudio Baste Kids / Family
The Red Thunder 00:06:26 United States Alvaro Ron Kids / Family
Traffic Island – Johnny Had A Boyfriend 00:05:16 Finland Outi Hartikainen LGBT, Music
The Santa Lie 00:05:34 United Kingdom Darren Langlands Kids / Family
Finding Home 01:57:45 United States Derek Hammeke Documentary
Comet 00:05:31 United States Dan Morrow, Derek Morrow Kids / Family
Greetings from Coney Island 00:02:50 Argentina Adrian Alonso Cordoni Cult
Pest Friends 00:12:01 United States Jennifer Re Kids / Family

 

QCFF 2015 will be held October 1-4 at the Cumberland Ramada in Cumberland, MD. Submissions remain open through 7/31. Full program and schedule to be announced 9/1. More information will follow, including announcements for educational panels, filmmaker and media receptions, closing gala, lodging and accommodations.

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., can be reached by mail at 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD  21502. Please visit us at www.alleganyalliedarts.org, www.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts, or www.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

The Cumberland Ramada is located at 100 S George Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. For more information, visit http://www.ramada.com/hotels/maryland/cumberland/ramada-cumberland-downtown/hotel-overview.

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ALLEGANY ALLIED ARTS ANNOUNCES QUEEN CITY FILM FESTIVAL (QCFF) 2014 AWARD WINNERS

QCFF 2014 was held October 2-5, 2014, at the Allegany Museum in Cumberland, Maryland. Of 1,747 submissions received, 61 were selected and screened. Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., is pleased to announce the following awards:

Cult Short: Monsura Is Waiting
Cult Feature: M Cream
LGBT Short: Electric Indigo
LGBT Feature: Ladybeard
Horror Short: O Jantar
Horror Feature: Phobia
Music Short (TIE): 1776 and Serpent Street
Music Featre: Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women In Jazz
Documentary Short: Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey
Documentary Feature: Last Stop, Flamingo
Foreign Language Short: A Bhadralok’s Adventure
Foreign Language Feature: Parallel Maze
Appalachian: Richlands
Kids Short: Sophie’s Fortune
Kids Feature: Hydro
Audience Award Short: Start A Revolution
Audience Award Feature: LowerTown Paducah
Most Artistic Completion of the Submission Form: Past Their Prime
We would like to thank everyone who attended, especially our guest filmmakers who came to present their work. We expect to announce confirmed dates for QCFF 2015 shortly, along with a revised submission and announcement schedule for 2015.

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QUEEN CITY FILM FESTIVAL (QCFF) 2014 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS AND SCHEDULE

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., and the Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) are pleased to announce the Official Selections for the 2014 Queen City Film Festival, listed by title, director/submitter, and category: 

Project Title, Director or Submitter, Submission Categories
Hard Way Home, Kori Feener, Appalachian
Herb Key: Nurturing American Hertiage, Rebecca Jones and Jim Lloyd, Appalachian
Richlands, Keith Finnerty, Alastair Crombie, M Blaine Hand, Appalachian
Through the Woods: An Appalachian Adventure, Jed Anderson, Appalachian
M Cream, Agneya Singh, Cult
Monsura is Waiting, Kevin Newbury, Cult
Parallel Maze, Ya Hua, Cult
The Animal Project, Ingrid Veninger, Cult
The Flowerpot, Sönke Hahn, Katarina Sengstaken, Cult
Utoe, David Buob, Cult
We Each Have Our Armies, Bobby Del Rio, Cult
Freedom From Choice, Tim Delmastro, Documentary
Hydro the film, Xavi Tello, Rafa G. Sanchéz, Documentary
Last Stop, Flamingo, Georg Koszulinski, Documentary
LowerTown Paducah, H. Paul Moon, Documentary
Past Their Prime, Becca Friedman, Documentary
Straight Up; Tennessee Whiskey, Eric Byford, Documentary
The ring, ESTRAGNAT Sarah-Laure, Foreign Language
Phobia, Rory Abel, Horror / Science Fiction
The Dinner, Luis Zeferino, Horror / Science Fiction
A Gentleman’s Adventure, Aastha Singh, Kids
A New Hue, Jennifer Hardy, Stephen Tucker, George Rigby, Kids
Cartoon Away, Augusto Bicalho Roque, Kids
God by the Neck, José Trigueiros, Kids
Into Spring, Udo Prinsen, Kids
LOOK!, Udo Prinsen, Kids
my heart, Yaser Talebi, Kids
Paperboat Sailor, Nihar Desai, Kids
Sophie’s Fortune, Chris Cronin, Kids
The beauty and me, Román Reyes, Kids
The Heebie-Jeebies, Todd Slawsby, Kids
Becoming Flirty, Mian Bond-Carvin, LGBT
Between Us, Ping-Wen Wang, LGBT
Ladybeard, David Smith, LGBT
Obama is/and me, Stevan Lee Mraovitch, LGBT
Electric Indigo, Jean-Julien Collette, LGBT 
Happy Ending, Marco Fettolini, LGBT 
A Band Called Death, Mark Covino, Jeff Howlett, Music
Agradecimento, Diego Akel, Music
Back to nowhere, riccardo sai, Music
Chaos, emanuele giusto, Music
DEVILSKIN – START A REVOLUTION, Dimi Nakov, Music
Fender Heist – Fighter, Christian Schüssler, Music
God’s name in vain, Alli Sadegiani, Music
Joe and the Jungle – 1776 (Official Music Video), Brian Edwards, Music
Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz, Kay D. Ray, Music
Loop, Michał Socha, Music
Metalhead, Ragnar Bragason, Music
Mr Illich, GABRIELA MARTINEZ, JON FERLOP, Music
Ode to Bali, Alex Vignes, Music
Papaya Make Some Noise!, Goran Vlajic, Music
Paths of Light, Nelson Fernandes, Music
Serpent Street, Arthur Mountaniol, Music
The Hat Song, Malcolm Mistry, Music
Yom Shishi (Friday) – Hadag Nahash, Eran (Shushu) Spanier , Music

QCFF 2014 SCHEDULE

The (Third) Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) will be held Thursday, October 2 through Sunday, October 5, at the Allegany Museum in Cumberland, MD.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
12:00  – 2:00 PM FILMMAKERS/MEDIA RECEPTION
2:00  – 4:00 PM EDUCATIONAL PANEL
     2:00 PM “Defining Appalachia” and “Pop Culture and Appalachian Stereotypes”
4:00  – 7:00 PM APPALACHIAN BLOCK 1
     4:00 PM Hard Way Home
     5:30 PM Through The Woods : An Appalachian Adventure
7:00  – 9:00 PM APPALACHIAN BLOCK 2
     7:00 PM Richlands
     8:00 PM Herb Key: Nurturing American Heritage
9:00  – 10:00 PM MUSIC: ALL-ACOUSTIC APPALACHIAN JAM
10:00  – 12:00 AM OPENING NIGHT PARTY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
12:00  – 2:00 PM FILMMAKERS/MEDIA RECEPTION
2:00  – 4:00 PM EDUCATIONAL PANEL
     2:00 PM Allegany Museum Intro
     2:15 PM Allegany Museum Film Selections
     2:30 PM Our Town: Cumberland
4:00  – 6:00 PM MUSIC DOC FEATURE
     4:00 PM Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women In Jazz
     5:20 PM Monsura is Waiting
6:00  – 8:00 PM MUSIC BLOCK (HAPPY HOUR)
     6:00 PM Papaya Make Some Noise
     7:00 PM Back to Nowhere
     7:04 PM Yom Shish (Friday)
     7:09 PM Serpent Street
     7:17 PM Paths of Light
     7:22 PM Chaos
     7:26 PM 1776
     7:30 PM Start a Revolution
     7:34 PM Agridecimento
     7:38 PM Mr. Illich
     7:42 PM Fender Heist – Fighter
     7:46 PM The Hat Song
     7:51 PM Loop
     7:54 PM God’s Name In Vain
8:00  – 10:00 PM CULT FEATURE
     8:00 PM The Animal Project
10:00  – 12:00 AM DOC FEATURE
     10:00 PM Freedom From Choice

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
12:00  – 2:00 PM KIDS/FAMILY SHORTS BLOCK 1
     12:00 PM Last Stop, Flamingo
     1:00 PM Paperboat Sailor
2:00  – 4:00 PM KIDS/FAMILY FEATURE 
     2:00 PM Hydro
     3:10 PM Past Their Prime
4:00  – 6:00 PM DOC BLOCK
     4:00 PM Lower Town Paducah
     5:15 PM Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey
6:00  – 8:00 PM HORROR/SCIFI BLOCK
     6:00 PM Phobia
     7:24 PM The Flowerpot
     7:32 PM The Dinner (O Jantar)
8:00  – 10:00 PM CULT FEATURE
     8:00 PM Parallel Maze
10:00  – 12:00 AM CULT FEATURE
     10:00 PM A Band Called Death

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5
12:00  – 2:00 PM KIDS/FAMILY SHORTS BLOCK 2
     12:00 PM The Gentlemen’s Adventure
     12:03 PM The Beauty and Me
     12:06 PM My Heart
     12:08 PM Utoe
     12:16 PM A New Hue
     12:18 PM Into Spring
     12:23 PM The Heebie Jeebies
     12:32 PM God by the Neck
     12:48 PM Fuga Animada
     12:52 PM LOOK!
     12:57 PM Ode to Bali
     1:00 PM Sophie’s Fortune
2:00  – 4:00 PM LGBT BLOCK
     2:00 PM The Ring
     2:08 PM We Each Have Our Armies
     2:17 PM Obama is/and me
     2:33 PM Becoming Flirty
     2:38 PM Happy Ending
     2:50 PM Boy at Shores
     3:00 PM Between Us
     3:10 PM Electric Indigo
4:00  – 6:00 PM LGBT FEATURE
     4:00 PM Ladybeard
6:00  – 8:00 PM FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE
     6:00 PM M Cream
8:00  – 10:00 PM MUSIC FEATURE
     8:00 PM Metalhead
10:00  – 12:00 AM AFTER PARTY

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., can be reached by mail at 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD  21502. Please visit us at www.alleganyalliedarts.org, www.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts, or www.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

The Allegany Museum is located at 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. For more information, visit http://alleganymuseummd.org, or contact info@alleganymuseum.org.

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QCFF EARLY SELECTIONS

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., and the Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) are pleased to announce the following Early Selections for the 2014 Queen City Film Festival:

Serpent Street, Submitted by Arthur Mountaniol, Music
Joe and the Jungle – 1776, Submitted by Joe Reilly, Music
Devilskin – Start A Revolution, Submitted by Dimi Nakov, Music
We Each Have Our Armies, Submitted by Bobby Del Rio, Cult
Between Us, Submitted by Ping-Wen Wang, LGBT
The Dinner, Submitted by Luis Zeferino, Foreign Language
Straight Up; Tennessee Whiskey, Submitted by Caleb Watson, Documentary
Fender Heist – Fighter, Submitted by Espen Olsen, Music
Electric Indigo, Director:  Jean-Julien Collette, LGBT
Monsura is Waiting, Director:  Kevin Newbury, Cult
God’s name in vain, Director:  Alli Sadegiani, Music
Utö (Utoe), Director:  David Buob, Cult
Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women In Jazz, submitted by Kay D. Ray, Music

Submissions remain open until September 3. Final selections and complete screening schedule will be announced September 15. The (Third) Queen City Film Festival will be held October 2-5, 2014, at the Allegany Museum.

FESTIVAL PASS DISCOUNTS

Effective with this announcement of Early Selections, we are pleased to announce that Festival Passes and Premium Festival Passes are being offered at a 25% discount from now until final selections and schedule are announced September 15.

Festival Pass (Regular Price $50, Sale Price $37.50): Individual admission to all scheduled festival events. Includes festival trinket. Includes unlimited re-entry.

Premium Festival Pass (Regular Price $75, Sale Price $56.25): Individual admission to all scheduled festival events. Includes swag bag. Includes unlimited re-entry.

QCFF 2014 Advance Sale tickets are available now via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-queen-city-film-festival-qcff-2014-tickets-12038869583


ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., can be reached by mail at 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD  21502. Please visit us at www.alleganyalliedarts.org, www.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts, or www.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

The Allegany Museum is located at 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. For more information, visit http://alleganymuseummd.org, or contact info@alleganymuseum.org.

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ALLEGANY ALLIED ARTS ANNOUNCES (THIRD) QUEEN CITY FILM FESTIVAL (QCFF) 2014

Continuing the tradition that began in 2012 with the Queen City Independent Filmmakers Contest, and expanded in 2013 with the (Second) Queen City Film Festival (QCFF), Allegany Allied Arts is pleased to announce that the (Third) Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) will be held October 2-5, 2014, at the Allegany Museum in Cumberland, Maryland.

For QCFF 2014, Allegany Allied Arts President David Rorabaugh will reprise his role as Festival Director. We have openings for volunteers in many capacities, including (but not limited to): Fundraising & Sponsorship, Marketing & Promotion, Graphic Art & Design, Researchers, Screeners, and Event Staff. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available.

The announced categories for the 2014 QCFF are: Documentary, Cult, LGBT, Music, Horror/SciFi, Foreign Language, Appalachian, and Kids. Additional categories may be announced. Short or feature entries are accepted. Entries outside of the official categories are welcome, but will not qualify for a category award if selected. Submissions open May 1, and close September 3. Early Selections will be announced August 20, and the full festival program will be announced September 15.

Here are the submission rules for the 2014 QCFF:

Films that have previously screened publicly in Cumberland, have aired publicly on US broadcast television, or are available for free online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible.

Films completed more than three years before the festival dates are NOT eligible. Works in progress are NOT eligible.

You must submit by mail on NTSC DVD or Blu-ray disc. No other formats will be accepted. Submissions will not be returned.

Please include a trailer (preview). Please include a press kit including full cast/crew credits. You may include a filmed introduction to the film, not to exceed 1/10th of the running length of the submission.

If your submission is not in English, English subtitles must be included (hard subs preferred).

You grant rights for royalty-free exhibition within the festival dates. You grant rights to royalty-free use of trailers.

Submissions should be mailed to Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., ATTN: QCFF 2014, 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD  21502.

Full submission rules and entry form will be available at www.alleganyalliedarts.org orwww.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please contactinfo@alleganyalliedarts.org.

More information will follow, including announcements for educational panels, filmmaker and media receptions, opening and closing galas, lodging and accommodations, early selections, and full festival program.

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., can be reached by mail at 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD  21502. Please visit us at www.alleganyalliedarts.orgwww.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts, or www.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please contact info@alleganyalliedarts.org.

The Allegany Museum is located at 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. For more information, visit http://alleganymuseummd.org, or contactinfo@alleganymuseum.org.

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