Queen City Film Festival (NJ)
11:30 AM11:30

Queen City Film Festival (NJ)

The Queen City Film Festival, a Nonstop Show Group Production, is an exciting event featuring up and coming filmmakers and artists.

We are excited to be a part of this year’s festival. Get your tickets by clicking the button below for 50% off your tickets.

About this Event

The Queen City Film Festival, a Nonstop Show Group Production, is a community centered film festival based in the historic city of Plainfield, New Jersey; a central jersey hub for culture, cuisine, music, art and now film.Located 25 miles southwest of Tribeca in lower Manhattan, Plainfield is set with two train stations along the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line and is a quick easy commute from the city.With tree-lined streets and Victorian homes set against a unique urban landscape, the city is a perfect location for the festival, which will attract hundreds of cinephiles to the city for two days of movies, workshops, networking and vendor opportunities, parties and an awards ceremony.

Additionally, community partners like restaurants, shops, air b&b stewards and businesses will benefit from the influx of visitors to the city.The festival, now in its second year started out as a pop-up short film showcase featuring both Plainfield filmmakers as well as films produced in the city. The brainchild of city native, film and television production veteran Lamar David Mackson, the festival is aimed at providing a space for the disenfranchised independent filmmakers whose work has transcended the challenges of independent filmmaking.

2018’s lineup included films from Writer Okema T. Moore, Director Patrick Coker as well as renowned novelist and Plainfield’s own, JM Benjamin.2019 promises to crank the action up a notch with an expanded two day schedule, which will include film production workshops, extended community mentor outreach, a network luncheon, world premiere screenings, more genres, more screenings, more Q&A’s, a world class opening night party and an awards ceremony at the newly constructed Cinemark Theaters Watchung located in neighboring Scotch Plains, New Jersey.

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4th Annual ANNY Best of Fest
12:00 PM12:00

4th Annual ANNY Best of Fest

We will be presenting our Women Taking The Lead panel at this year’s 4th Annual Animation Nights New York Best Of Fest.

ANNY Best of Fest is a TWO DAY conference (Sat & Sun, Oct 5-6, 12pm-10pm) featuring Animation Screenings, Fine Art Exhibits, an XR Showcase, VR Presentations, Professional Panels and Industry Events held at 180 Maiden Lane in the Seaport District of NYC


We have wonderful panels and events lined up for you! We hope to see you there!


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Festival Details


We are presenting Animation programs on both Saturday & Sunday evenings (Oct 5-6). The following screenings are currently scheduled:

2019 ANNY Best of Fest Screening

Our industry jurors selected 20 films from the 165 in-competition films screened this season.

2019 ANNY Best of Fest Jurors are Ed Hooks (Acting for Animators), Waltraud Grausgruberv (Tricky Women Festival, Vienna), Sally Berger (Formerly MOMA, Now NYU and  Haverford College), Jill Johnston (SUNY Fredoni), John Dilworth (Stretch Films), Lesley Chow (Bright Lights), Gareb Shamus (Ace Comic Con), and Olesya Shchukina (Estrella Production, Paris).

Our Grand Prize and Special Prize Judges are Sabine Heller (Blue Sky), James Pallot (Emblematic Group), Jay Stern (Iron Mule Festival), Chris Perkins (Animation for Adults), Rachael Ward (Animation for Adults).

Additional Screenings will include

  • The Animation Showcase Oscar Predictive Program

  • La Noria by Carlos Baena

  • Augenblick 20th Anniversary Showcase

  • Cartoons on Film (Tommy Stathes early animation archives showcase.)

  • And more…

FINE ART EXHIBITS                                                                                                                   

(Saturday & Sunday, Oct 5-6, 12pm-10pm)   

Opening Reception: TBA                                                                                

Anderson Contemporary is curating the fourth edition of Art in Motion which will feature both traditional and interactive work. 


(Saturday, Oct 5, 12pm - 6pm & Sunday, Oct 6, 12 - 6pm)                                                      


Our Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Showcase will showcase both in-competition and invitational projects including work by Penrose Studios, Baobab Studios, Cartoon Network, NYU Future Lab / Parallux, Pink Kong Studios, Simpals, Lucid Realities, EpicScapes, Joren Vandenbroucke, Polyarc, Ollie VR, The Glimpse Group, RLab, Studio Soup, Diversion Cinema, Augmented Pictures, Lava Machine, Michelle & Uri Kranot, and many more! We will also feature Game Demos from IGDA NY.


Professional Panels and Industry Round-Tables will include discussions on Hiring and Recruiting, Animation in Emerging Technology,  Distribution Solutions, Collaborative Platforms, Experiential Marketing, Women in the Workplace, Realtime Projects, Animation Workflow Pipeline, The Importance of Story, Animation in Games, Non-Linear Storytelling, Animation Tools in Development, Animation in Documentary, and Visual Effects. Participants will include representatives from Pocket Studio, BRIC, Flickerlab, Nice Shoes, VES, Stealth Startup, RLab, IGDA NY, Sesame Workshop, Hifi3D, Transistor Studios, Polyarc, Penrose Studios, BEL, KéexFrame, Augenblick, Titmouse, Nickelodeon, and many more!

Industry events include a VR Workshop Presentation from HTC Vive. We are also hosting several Networking Musical Chairs Events and Industry Round-Tables via ANNY Exchange.



This beautiful 26,000 sq ft atrium space is home to Anderson Contemporary Gallery. The main floor also includes a modern Juice Bar & Café (Apogee Events / Chefscape). The North Lawn Plaza features a 40-foot projection screen, a 20-foot stage and over 5,000 square feet of green lawn space. 


Attendees will enjoy the onsite Café in addition to a fantastic Food Program of Chefscape Stations.

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Between The Pages
2:00 PM14:00

Between The Pages

DiverseToons presents Between The Pages, a panel featuring authors & illustrators having a dialogue about books, publishing and freelancing. The conversation will be centered around the panelist's journeys into their industries, their aspirations to promote inclusivity as well as a Q&A at the end. Lastly all panelists will have some of their books and prints for sale.

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