Filmmakers from the SHORT CUTS Showcase@ 2010 QBC Int'l Film Fest

For Immediate Release:

October 21, 2010



SKYPE: QueerBlackCinema

HARLEM, NEW YORK- (Inside The Q – October 21, 2010) – Presented by GMAD, Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival (QBCIFF) proudly presented over a dozen films about the Black LGBT experience from around the world.  The three-day festival was held October 15- 17 at the historical Dr. Barabra Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre. The festival wrapped up on October 17 with short, ‘Tracks” directed by Deana Williams and award winning filmmaker, Ryan Richmond, “Money Matters” produced by Sam Pollard featuring Aunjanue Ellis, Terri Abney, and James Whalen. QBC Film Festival is the longest standing Black New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Film festival dedicated to bringing you the best of Black LGBTQ theme films from around the world made by both straight and gay filmmakers of African Descent.

The 3rd Annual QBC Int’l Film Fest announced the awards for best Jury Awards categories along with festival highest honor awards; The Isaac Julien Experiential Award, The Michelle Parkerson Documentary Award, The Marlon Riggs Social Justice Award and the Harlem Renaissance Continuing the Legacy Award. All honorees will be featured in the premiere winter issue of Cinematiq Magazine, a new film magazine highlighting a unique and distinct perspective on Black images in Cinema and beyond.

“This year’s selection of award-winning films represents an eclectic artistic range that pushes the envelope of story telling across the board that addresses key issues in the Black community,” said Angel L. Brown-Ross, Festival Director/Producer. Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival is proud to honor these exceptional filmmakers:

Issac Julian avant-garde Award

Transcendental: The Adventures of Dicky and Clitti, Created by Zen & Shari


The Marlon Riggs Social Justice Award

Money Matters, Directed by Ryan Richmond


The Michelle Parkerson Doc Award

Realness, Directed by David Barclay Moore.


The Harlem Renaissance Continuing the Legacy Award

Billy and Aaron, directed by Rodney Evan,



Hooters directed by Anna Margarita Albelo


Best Jury International Feature

Children of God directed by Kareem Mortimer


Best Jury Short Award

Tracks, directed by Deana Williams


Best Jury web/Tv Series

Anacostia, Directed by Anthony Anderson

Now in its 3rd year, Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival is the leading venue for the exhibition of Black LGBTQ theme cinema on the East Coast (outside of pride events). The stand alone festival takes place mid October Annually screening over a dozen films of the best films about the Black LGBT experience from around the world. This year the festival included the first Independent Producer Series presented by Eggup.com.  Panelist included industry professional such as Executive Producer Ralph Scott of BET/Lens On Talent, Mike Dennis, CEO of Reel BlackTV and Afu Kafi-Akua, Senior Manager at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Panelist gave key incite on how the film & television industry work and the opportunities that exist for producers of color.  “The series was a great success and will continued throughout the year.  “My team and I look forward to producing series that help to mold the emerging and enlighten the establish filmmakers  “ said, Angel L. Brown- Ross, Festival Director/producer.

Other highlights includes: Journalist, Michael Henry Adams honors QBC founder, Angel L. Brown with a letter of acknowledgement and historical representation for providing a platform about the Black LGBT experience in Harlem from New York State Senator Bill Perkins of district 30th District.  QBC ReelTALK, an intimate discussion included host, Diedra Meredith, Executive Director of Out Music and Kareem Mortimer for Opening Night Film, “Children of God”;  Skyler Cooper and Deak Evgenikos from Centerpiece/Double Feature films, “OWLS” directed by Cheryl Dunye and “Hooter” Director Anna Margarita Albelo and closing with Ryan Richmond director of “Money Matters.”  For more information please visit: http://www.queerblackcinema.org

QBCIFF recognizes the generous support of: GMAD, ASTRAEA, EGGUP.com, SWERV Magazine, CINEMATIQ Magazine, Our Stories Productions

For 2010 festival wrap up including listing of films and film descriptions visit – http://www.queerblackcinema.org

Festival founded by Angel L. Brown-Ross

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About Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival

Founded by Angel L. Brown in 2007/8,Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival is a progressive socially conscious film festival that will bring you the best Black LGBTQ theme films from around the world. The Annual festival provides a platform for both gay and straight filmmakers of African descent an opportunity to display their film work about the Black LGBT experience. The four-day festival consists of not only groundbreaking films but also panel discussions and industry professional leads including a Black LGBTQ Film & Book Market. The Festival takes place mid-October and plays a key role in the success of Queer Black Cinema Institute programming throughout the year. The official Website of the Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival is http://www.Festival.queerblackcinema.org

Queer Black Cinema Institute

Founded by Angel L. Brown in 2006, Queer Black Cinema Institute is the home of QBC, New York’s first and Only Black LGBTQ monthly micro-cinema series and annual international film festival. QBCI’s mission is dedicated to showcasing independent narrative and documentary works by and about U.S. and international progressive Black LGBTQ filmmakers. We are a socially conscious organization that uses films to create dialogue to address homophobia, alarming health issues and many other “taboo” issues relating to the Black LGBTQ experience. We provide an online resource to Black LGBTQ theme films and their makers as well as support LGBTQ youth of color emerging producers. In addition, we screen and promote artist trailers and original music of all people of color.

QBC film series takes place once a month/quartile at various locations throughout the New York Metropolitan area. The Annual four-day International Film Festival takes place at the National Black Theatre in Harlem mid-October. All are welcome to attend regardless of their sexual orientation, race or gender. We aim to entertain, enlighten and educate through our niche programming.

Queer Black Cinema Institute is now a hub for various projects since 2006: QBC College Film Tour (A traveling exhibition of Black queer short films creating an open dialogue about the Black LGBT experience), QBC Classics (re-introducing pioneer filmmakers and their film works that made an great impact on Black history), Just|BE (The Black Gay Erotica 72 hour Poetry & Film Competition on HIV/AIDS prevention & awareness), Fades Of Black Womyn Film Showcase (honoring Black Lesbian Womyn) and QBC TV Network (various original TV/web based shows – Musiq w/ a Q, INSIDE The Q, One on One w/QBC & QBC ReelTalk.)

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