Sept. 17, 2021 By Allie Griffin
The organizers of a Queens-based film festival will present an $8,000 check to Elmhurst Hospital Monday.
The organizers of the annual Queens World Film Festival will donate the money — proceeds from the sale of “hero tickets” to its 11th annual festival held in June — during a ceremony at the hospital 11 a.m. Monday.
The festival sponsors will also donate goodies to Elmhurst Hospital staff during the ceremony.
FilmFesivalFlix.com, which streamed 198 films online as part of the Queens World Film Festival, will be donating full-access passes to its streaming site to every staff member.
Festival sponsor and beverage company blk. will hand out its signature black water, pH 8.0+ alkaline water powered with fulvic trace minerals and electrolytes, to staff as well.
Queens World Film Festival organizers also honored Elmhurst Hospital staff on its opening night, June 23. They awarded the hospital staff the 2021 Spirit of Queens Award in recognition of the extraordinary work they did during the pandemic
“The theme of this year’s festival was HOPE: Healing Opportunities Promote Equity and we continue to be humbled by the amount of hope our healthcare providers bring forward,” said Katha Cato, Queens World Executive Director. “We will be forever thankful to FilmFestivalFlix, blk and all who stepped forward to make this happen.”
Good on you, Katha and Don! Queensworld Film Festival…great organization and beloved annual artistic event with its heart in the right place.