A ten-day film festival is making its way to Queens this summer for the first time.
The inaugural Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is scheduled to run Aug. 4 to Aug. 13 at Kew Gardens Cinemas.
More than 100 films from all over the world are expected to be screened.
The festival's focus is on independent artists that the independent divisions of major studios do not back.
"This is going to be a nice little festival for the community so that they can experience kind of what Hollywood, what Sundance and those other major festivals, what they do to their towns, we are trying to bring to this town," said Jayson Simba, the festival's director.
The festival has already received more than 100 film submissions but is still looking for more.
For information about deadlines and tickets, visit www.kewgardensfestivalofcinema.com