DATES:

The Inaugural Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema runs for 10 days: from Friday, August 4th through Sunday, August 13th. The festival will kick off with a festival mixer on Friday August 4th, with the final night awards dinner gala to take place on Sunday August 13th.

FESTIVAL VENUES:

Kew Gardens Cinemas

where: 8105 Lefferts Blvd, Kew Gardens, NY 11415

when: August 5th  through August 12th

what: The main venue of the festival, playing all selected feature films.

Queens Museum

where: New York Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Corona, NY 11368

when: Sunday August 6th, Wednesday August 9th through Saturday August 12th.

what: Special selections venue. Attendees will be able to visit the Museum and enjoy 100% free programming.

The Center at Maple Grove

where: 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, NY 11415

when: Saturday August 12th (with the possibility of other dates TBA)

what: Industry Panel Venue. Attendees will be able to attend and participate in industry panels scheduled during the festival.

The Historic Victorian Building at Maple Grove

where: 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, NY 11415 (top of the hill on Lefferts Boulevard and Kew Gardens rd.)

when: Open from 11am to 5 pm daily starting July 21st through August 13th

what: Our office headquarters where fillmakers and attendees can pick up their badges, advanced ticket sales and inquire about festival events.

Ateaz Organic Coffee & Tea Café

where: 116-29 Metropolitan Avenue, Kew Gardens, NY 11415

when:  Everyday of the festival from August 4th to August 13th.

what: The official festival lounge, where all filmmakers will get the chance to participate in the daily KGFC Podcast presented by BlogTalk Radio. Visit Ateaz everyday during the festival, to receive a 10% discount on all food and beverages. Special VIP seating will be provided to all filmmakers and badge holders.

Terrace on the Park

where: 52-11 111th street, Flushing, NY 11368

when: Sunday August 13th, 2017

what: The KGFC Film Fest Dinner Awards Gala will be taking place on the rooftop penthouse of the world famous Terrace on the Park. Guests will be treated to a cocktail hour, top-shelf open bar and 5 course dinner during awards presentation.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Marriott Hotel

where: 102-05 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst, NY 11369

when: August 4th through August 13th 2017

what: As a preferred partner of the Kew Gardens Film Festival, Marriott New York LaGuardia welcome you to the Festival by extending an industry discount of up to 15% off our best available rate with Breakfast. Promo Code: KEAX

Must book directly with the hotel.

Please call the hotel to reserve and remember to mention you are attending the film festival. 718.565.8900

Comfort Inn & Suites

where: 124-18 Queens Blvd. (less than a 5 minute walk to Kew Gardens Cinemas)

when: Taking reservations now for August 4 through August 13

what: As a preferred partner of Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema, Comfort Inn & Suites is offering ALL SIZE ROOMS (includes suites, etc.) for $139 + tx per night. Hot breakfast is included with your stay and is served daily from 6am – 9am in the hotel restaurant.

MUST BOOK DIRECTLY WITH HOTEL BY CALLING 718.489.9090 and mention code KGFF.

Suites and larger rooms are available on a first come first serve basis.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Join us for our Kick-off party, Opening night party with complimentary drinks, Comedy Night, Karaoke Night, Film Trivia Night, Outdoor Screening at Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Special screening presentations with intimate filmmaker Q&A, Closing night party with complimentary drinks, and finally our Dinner Awards Gala!

TICKETS & BADGES:

Advanced ticket sales

All advanced ticket purchases may be picked up at our office headquarters at the Maple Grove Historic Building, starting Friday July 28th 2017.

Festival Passes & Gala Tickets:

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema offers attendees the chance to purchase All -Access badges that will guarantee admittance into every event that KGFC offers at no extra costs. Additionally, badge holders will be entitled to various discounts being offered by local Kew Gardens and Forest Hills establishments. Badges can be picked up at our office headquarters in the Maple Grove Historic Building beginning July 31st.

Cinemaniac Badge ($500)

Attendees who purchase the Cinemaniac Badge will gain entry into any and all Film Blocks at both Kew Gardens Cinemas and Queens Museum (without having to ever RSVP). This badge guarantees that you will never be sold out of any screening. *this badge does NOT include tickets to our dinner gala. You may purchase this badge HERE.

VIP Gold Executive Badge ($650)

Attendees who purchase the VIP Gold Executive Badge will be granted access to VIP seating at all KGFC events, and never be sold out of anything the festival has to offer. Along with the various discounts and perks that Cinemaniac Badge offers, the VIP Gold Executive Badge DOES allow entry for one person into our awards dinner gala at Terrace on the Park. You may purchase this badge HERE.

Discounted tickets:

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema offers a $3 dollar discount to all screenings at the Kew Gardens Cinema. Tickets must be purchased in person at the venue and are subject to availability.

Press & Industry tickets:

If you are a member of the press and would like to attend a screening, please send an email to press@kewgardensfestivalofcinema.com for accreditation.

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