THE 2nd ANNUAL QUEER BLACK CINEMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED THE 2009 HONOREES

For Immediate Release:

Contact: QBC Press

Press@queerblackcinema.org

http://www.queerblackcinema.org

The 2nd Annual Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival winners, presented by GMAD curated by Angel L. Brown, announced the honorees for the Cheryl Dunye First Womyn Award, The Isaac Julien Experimental Award and the QBC Centerpiece Film Award categories.  The three-day festival was held October 16-18 in Harlem, New York; wrapping up on October 18 with the New York premiere of AnaCostia, produced by the creator of The Velocity Magazine Awards, Anthony Anderson. Both Anthony Anderson and the Cast & Crew were in attendance followed by an exclusive Q&A. We screened 15 films this year. We are the longest standing Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) film festival in New York dedicated to the exhibition of socially conscious independent cinema about the Black LGBTQ experience by LGBTQ and straight people of African descent.

The 2nd Annual Queer Black Cinema Film Festival honorees are:

The Cheryl Dunye First Womyn Award

For Writing & Directing

MISSISSIPPI DAMNED (US)

Tina Mabry


The Cheryl Dunye First Womyn Award

For Editing & Producing

MISSISSIPPI DAMNED (US)

Morgan Stiff


The Isaac Julien Experimental Award

For Creative Out of the Box Filmmaking

Revolutions (US)

Zulema Griffin & Sherie L. Weldon


QBC INT’L FILM FEST CENTERPIECE FILM
for Outstanding Filmmaking

FAMILY (US)

Faith Trimel


Honorable Mention

QBC Classic: Storme: The Lady Of The Jewel Box (US) directed by Michelle Parkerson

QBC DVD Highlight: Finding Me (US) directed by Roger S. Omeus, Jr.

QBC First Works: She Wasn’t Last Night (US) directed by Darice Jones

Short: B.D WOMAN (UK) directed by Campbell X


“On behalf of the Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival and our Presenting Sponsor GMAD, I proudly congratulate the outstanding honorees of the Festival’s 2nd annual competition,” said Angel L. Brown, founder of Queer Black Cinema.  “Queer Black Cinema aim to recognize and support socially conscious film works by and about the Black LGBT Experience. It is important the artist know they are supported, greatly appreciated and well needed.” Support Queer Black Cinema continues their mission by donating to the I WANT MY QBC campaign. www.queerblackcinema.org

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