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QUEER BLACK CINEMA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2011 HONORS

October 24, 2011

 

 

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BROOKLYN, NY (October 24, 2011) – The 4th Annual Queer Black Cinema Festival, presented by Our Stories Productions, has announced honors of the The Cheryl Dunye First Womyn Award, The Isaac Julien Experimental Award, Audience Choice Award for best short and Centerpiece Award. In honor of QBC 5th Anniversary, special awards goes to pioneer filmmaker, Patrik-Ian Polk, community activist: Desmond Yvonne, Kim Ford, D. Meredith, Damal Edmond and organizations: Astrea Lesbian Foundation, MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival, Gay Men of African Descent and The Audre Lord Project.  The three-day festival was held October 21-23 at the Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus in the Spike Lee Screening Room and concluded yesterday with an awards dinner. QBC Film Festival, which screened 11 films this year, is New York’s longest standing Black LGBT film festival.

The 4th Annual Queer Black Cinema Festival honors are:

The Cheryl Dunye First Womyn Award

Shadows Behind The Rainbow directed and produced by Je-Shawna Wholley, Cyncere White, Moriah Thomas and Moriah Thomas

The Isaac Julien Experimental Award

Bones written and directed by Be Steadwell

Audience Choice Award (best short)

Slow written and directed by Darius Clark Monroe

Centerpiece Award

Finding Me Truth written and directed by Roger Omeus Jr., produced by Sontaia Briggs

Honorable Mention

Say My Name written by Kofi Kofi Kofi.com

Punch Me written and directed by Robert X. Golphine

 

QBC 5th Year Anniversary Special Honors

Patrik-Ian Polk, Award-winning filmmaker of Punks, Noah’s Arc, The Skinny

Desmond Yvonne

Kim Ford

D. Meredith, Director of Out Music

Damal Edmond, Director of Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture

The Audre Lord Project

Astraea Lesbian Foundation

MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival

Gay Men of African Descent

About Queer Black Cinema Festival

Queer Black Cinema Festival, created by Angel L. Brown in 2008 is an Avant-garde film festival that will bring you the best films about the Black LGBT experience from around the world. The three-day festival consists of showcasing the work of both gay and straight award-winning filmmakers of African descent groundbreaking films. The festival also includes industry base panel discussions and workshops, great networking social events and parties, closing with an Award ceremony, honoring officially selected film makers.

 

QBC Festival is an entity of Queer Black Cinema Institute founded by Angel L. Brown. For more info on the project including volunteering, interning or donating log on to: qbcfilmseries@yahoogroups.com | www.qbcfilmfest.org | www.twitter.com/qbcfilmfest  | www.youtube.com/QBCTV | facebook

This project is fiscally operated under 501 c3 non-profit organizations Gay Men of African Descent and MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival, with past financial support from Astraea Lesbian Foundation, GMAD, QBC advance ticket holder audience members and supporters like you!

 

About Our Stories Productions

Our Stories Productions, LLC is an independent multimedia production company which produces stories in search of truth and spirituality through various mediums. The mission is to enlighten the world by re-introducing experiences from the African Diaspora from a distinct, unconventional perspective, aiming to collapse generations of silence, isms and stereotypes. http://www.OSPfilms.com

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QBC Film Fest CLOSING FILM: LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR 10/23 (4 PM) [video]

October 23, 2011
(Leave it on the floor official trailer)
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October 23, 2011

 

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WHAT: Closing film, Leave it on the floor directed by Sheldon Larry and music by Kim Burse
Larry pays tribute to the ballroom community with a made for screen/motion picture musical. In honor of Queer Black Cinema Institute 5th Year Anniversary, The QBC Award Ceremony will include a special presentation paying tribute to supporting organizations for their support throughout the years.
WHEN: Sunday, October 23, at 4 pm
WHERE: Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus (Spike Lee Room 122) 1 University Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11201
Award ceremony to follow!
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For  information, visit our website: www.qbcfilmfest.org

QBC Film Fest 2011 DAY 2: WORKSHOP.FILMS.MEET THE FILMMAKERS [video]

October 22, 2011

(Punch Me)

(Behind the Rainbow)

(Reshawn’s Desire)

(Finding Me Truth)

October 22, 2011

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WHEN: Saturday October 22,  starting 12noon
WHERE: Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus (Spike Lee Room) 1 University Plaza Brooklyn, NY
FINDING THE RIGHT FILM FESTIVAL  WORKSHOP  with Angel L. Brown (12 noon)
  • What Festival work best for your film
  • Packaging Your Film For Festivals
  • Funding Your Film Festival Circuit Tour
  • Getting Press Surrounding Your Film
  • The Follow-up
MEET THE FILMMAKERS (2 PM)
REEL SHORTS SHOWCASE: (4 PM) The following filmmakers will be in attendance: Be Steadwell(Bones), Darius Clark Monroe(Slow) and Robert X. Golphine(Punch Me) and  Elwood Idris Simon  (Punch Me)
FIRST LOOK: (6PM) Reshawn’s Desire. Q&A with filmmaker, Terik King
CENTERPIECE: (8PM) Finding Me Truth. Q&A with Kelly Burkhardt /TLA Releasing about “Getting Your Film Distributed.
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QBC FILM FEST OPENING NIGHT CLASSIC FILM, PUNKS RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN Starring Seth Gilliam & Rockmund Dunbar Dir. by Patrik-Ian Polk[video]

October 21, 2011
(Scene from PUNKS with Seth Gilliam (Marcus) and Rockmund Dunbar (Darby)
Exclusive Clips from new film, THE SKINNY will be screened tonight. In the meantime, check out trailer above
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October 21, 2011

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WHEN: Friday October 21, at 7 pm
WHERE: Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus (Spike Lee Room) 1 University Plaza Brooklyn, NY
Photo Op precedes a VIP reception starting at 7pm, followed by special welcome by Patrik -Ian Polk then opening night classic film “PUNKS.” Q&A to follow with Patrik including screening of exclusive clips from his new film, THE SKINNY.
ABOUT: Classic film, PUNKS directed by Patrik-Ian Polk, returns to the big screen for the first time since it’s debut in 2001! Bring your friends and experience the laughter, crying and good old fashion courtship all over again. Watch Seth Gilliam (Marcus) and Rockmund Dunbar (Darby), two great actors at the start of their acting career! The film screens along side exclusive clips from Patrik new film, THE SKINNY. A special welcome by Patrik-Ian Polk !
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The 4th ANNUAL QUEER BLACK CINEMA FESTIVAL RETURNS TO BROOKLYN 10/21-23!

October 6, 2011

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The 4th ANNUAL QUEER BLACK CINEMA FESTIVAL RETURNS TO BROOKLYN!

OPENING NIGHT CLASSIC FILM “PUNKS” RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN

CLOSING NIGHT NEW CLASSIC FILM, “LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR”

NEW YORK, NY (October 3, 2011) Queer Black Cinema Institute, return to Brooklyn with The 4th Annual Queer Black Cinema Festival presented by Our Stories Productions. Opening Night selection is Patrik Ian-Polk’s classic film, PUNKS (Seth Gilliam, Rockmond Dunbar, Jazzmun and Closing Night selection are New Classic film, Leave It On The Floor directed by Sheldon Larry and music by Kim Burse.  The three-day film festival will take place October 21-23, 2011 at Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus (Spike Lee Screening Room) – 1 University Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11201. Festival passes and tickets are available online at www.QBCfilmfest.org

QBC film festival is open to everyone. Canada, Atlanta, DC, Philadelphia and surrounding metropolitan areas including New Jersey and Connecticut make up QBC festival audiences.  It is NY’s Longest Standing Black LGBT film festival.

Last year the newly inducted programming, The Producers Series was an outstanding success. Independent producers learned from industry professionals, Ralph Scott, Executive Producer of BET Len’s On Talent, Afua Kafi-Akua, Senior Manager at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Third World New Reel Distribution Company’s Consultant, Mike Dennis, CEO of Philadelphia’s based Reel Black TV and Hawaii’s based Do-It-Yourself Distribution Company, Eggup.com.  QBC Producers series, returns for the 2nd year with two workshops presented by Founding Sponsor, Our Stories Productions: “Finding The Right Festival” tips on searching and preparing your film including how to get the press to write about you. The 2nd workshop is Screenplay Reading Workshop, “For The Love of Hip-Hop,” a story about the bond between two best friends who must choose their love for each other or one’s music career as a multi-platinum hip-hop artist.

The film festival continues with a special screening presentation of a new documentary Rashawn’s Desire – The Untold Story of Rashawn Brazell directed by Terik King.  The “documentary exploring the life and death of Rashawn Brazell, whose gruesome 2005 murder is considered one of the most horrific unsolved crimes in New York City history.”  “Our youth and young adults lives are being taken away from us all too soon. It is essential that we honor their memory by keeping their stories visible and their spirits alive through thought provoking films and other media outlets” states Angel L. Brown, producer/programmer of QBC Film Festival.

Festival most popular section, Reel Short Showcase, will take place Saturday, October 22, 2011 (6PM) with some of the most enlightening films:

Bones – directed by Be Steadwell

Shadow Behind The Rainbow – directed by JesShawna Wholey, Cyncere White, Moriah Thomas

T’Ain’t Nobody Bizness – directed by Robert Philipson | Voice over by Jewelle Gomez

Self-Inflicted Freedom – directed by Tiye Yayu Elisa Square-LeVias

Slow – directed by Darius Clark Monroe

* Punch Me – directed by Robert X. Golphine (Also screens with Finding Me: Truth – Sat. Oct. 22(8PM) Say My Name – directed by Kofi Agyemang

Newly release on DVD, Finding Me: Truth directed by Roger Omeus is this year Centerpiece film. The film screens, Saturday, October 22, 2011 (8 PM.) Following the screening will be a Q&A with Kelly Burkhardt /TLA Releasing about “Getting Your Film Distributed.”

 

The festival concludes with Closing Film Leave It On The Floor directed by Sheldon Larry and music by Kim Burse.  Larry pays tribute to the ballroom community with a made for screen/motion picture musical.

In honor of Queer Black Cinema Institute 5th Year Anniversary, The QBC Award Ceremony will include a special presentation paying tribute to supporting organizations for their support throughout the years.

Queer Black Cinema Festival will take place October 21-23, 2011 at Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus (Spike Lee Screening Room) – 1 University Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11201. Festival passes, tickets are available online including a complete line-up of events at www. QBCfilmfest.org

ABOUT QUEER BLACK CINEMA

Queer Black Cinema Festival, created by Angel L. Brown in 2008 is an Avant-garde film festival that will bring you the best films about the Black LGBT experience from around the world. The three-day festival consists of showcasing the work of both gay and straight award-winning filmmakers of African descent groundbreaking films. The festival also includes industry base panel discussions and workshops, great networking social events and parties, closing with an Award ceremony, honoring officially selected film makers.

 

QBC Festival is an entity of Queer Black Cinema Institute founded by Angel L. Brown. For more info on the project including volunteering, interning or donating log on to: qbcfilmseries@yahoogroups.com | www.qbcfilmfest.org | www.twitter.com/qbcfilmfest  | www.youtube.com/QBCTV | facebook

This project is fiscally operated under 501 c3 non-profit organizations Gay Men of African Descent and MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival, with past financial support from Astraea Lesbian Foundation, QBC advance ticket holder audience members and supporters like you!

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QBC GARDEN PARTY BENEFIT – A NIGHT OF LIVE JAZZ, R&B/SOUL AT THE BROOKLYN SOCIETY OF ETHICAL CULTURE

July 6, 2011

THE GARDEN PARTY BENEFIT Featuring Jazz/R&B/Soul Singer and Live Band RAJDULARI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Toni Smith

Tel: 646.389.9790

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QBC GARDEN PARTY BENEFIT – A NIGHT OF LIVE JAZZ, R&B/SOUL

AT THE BROOKLYN SOCIETY OF ETHICAL CULTURE

Creatively helping New York’s longest standing Black LGBT film festival provide a platform for gay and straight filmmaker of African descent to showcase images about the Black LGBT experience.

New York, NY – Queer Black Cinema Institute (QBCI) will hold a Garden Party Benefit on Saturday, July 16, 2011, to raise funds for its fourth Annual QBC Film Festival in Brooklyn.  The Garden party is Co-hosted by Reginald L. Barnes, former winner of NBC’s, “Weakest Link” and host of viral comedy/news show, “Pop Media” along with Davone “Bosslady” Madison, TLC’s, “Say Yes To The Dress” first African-American out lesbian on the show. She is also CEO of Dollhouse Enterprise. Musical performances for the evening include Apollo winner, Moses Harper, Michael Jackson Male Illusionist; Abby Dobson, R&B sensation; Blanco, the silent celebrity R&B/Hip-Hop singer and Buttaflysoul, Def-Jam Spoken Word Artist, playwright and singer. Special Guest feature, phenomenal Jazz/R&B Soul singer and band RAJDULARI. Upcoming independent movie trailers will also be screened throughout the evening. A pre-reception for supporters of the event will take place at 6 PM. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.QBCfilmfest.org for $40 advance and $50 at the door. Group discount tickets are also available by emailing tickets@qbcfilmfest.org.

The Garden Party Benefit is the first of QBCI founder, Angel L. Brown outreach to the community for financial assistance. She aims to raise funds for the festival and continue the mission of supporting independent filmmakers of color. “ I was saddened when I received the phone call, earlier this year that I will not a recipient for one of my major grants to maintain QBCI. However, I was hopeful, the five year old organization would not end due to the lack of funds.”  As the call ended, Angel recalls a burst of energy coming over her, focusing on how she was going to seek funding. She was also thankful the foundation funded QBCI for the past three years. “They were one of the first funders to believe in my organization back in 2006/2007 and awarded QBCI with its first grant. I will never forget their generosity. As I move to the next phase of QBCI, I am confident the Annual Film festival will continue. I am hopeful I can bring some of year-round programming as well. I hope the community will see the importance of the festival by attending the benefit or donating.”

Featured Jazz/R&B vocalist, Rajdulari Barnes of RAJDULARI states, “Queer Black Cinema provide a necessary view into our community. We are thrilled to be lending our music and support to such a worthy organization. For me, growing up, there were no femme lesbians in mainstream media, this is why, I personally do all I can to support Queer Black Cinema. It represents me.” Davone “Bosslady” Madison, CEO/Founder of Dollhouse Enterprises Inc. states, “this benefit is especially important to me because it is a “need” in our community to showcase the work of black, queer filmmakers. Without this festival, some of us will not see “our” faces on the big screen.” Dollhouse Enterprise is a unique and exclusive group designed for professional and like-minded women with alternative lifestyles hosting distinguish safe space events throughout the city.

Industry Media Professional is expected to be in attendance including festival curators local politicians and community leaders. Long-time supporters, straight allies of QBC/advisors, Moikgantsi Kgama and Gregory Gates, Executives of Imagenation will be donating equipment.  They will also be in attendance.

The Benefit will take place at the historical beautiful mansion, the Brooklyn Society of Ethical Culture – 53 Prospect Park West 2nd Street Brooklyn, NY 11215.

Guest will enjoy a delicious assortment of complimentary tasty, sweet treats and specially blended cocktails.

 

Donated items will be auctioned off, and a sneak peak of the upcoming “QBC Celebrates 5 Years” – Multi-media/Photo Exhibition will be displayed.  QBCI Founder/Artistic Director will announce the latest news of the state of QBCI.

The night ends with music by legendary DJ MK, spinning classic house, old school R&B blended with new school R&B and hip-hop.  Tickets are on sale now at http://www.QBCfilmfest.org for $40 advance and $50 at the door. Group discount tickets are also available by emailing tickets[at]qbcfilmfest.org.

This event media sponsor includes Dollhouse Media Group and K-Zone187.com, the only 24/7 Urban LGBT Radio Station online.

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If you’d like more information about QBC / THE GARDEN PARTY BENEFIT, or to schedule an interview, please call 646.389.9790 or e-mail info[at]qbcfilmfest.org

CALL FOR FILMS to this year QBC film fest is currently open to both gay and straight filmmaker to submit. The deadline for submissions is July 3o, 2011. Go to qbcfilmfest.org to download the form.

QBCI is fiscally sponsored by GMAD, a 501c-3 not-for-profit. Donations can be made out to GMAD with QBC in the memo section of the check. Please mail it to QBC Film Fest P.O Box 1251 LIC, NY 11101. Donations are also accepted on line at http://www.QBCfilmfest.org

QBC Film Fest, is an entity of QBCI created by Angel L. Brown-Ross in 2008 is an Avant-garde film festival that will bring you the best films about the Black LGBT experience from around the world. The three-day festival consists of showcasing the work of both gay and straight award-winning filmmakers of African descent groundbreaking films. The festival also includes industry base panel discussions and workshops, great networking social events and parties, closing with a prestigious Award ceremony, honoring officially selected film makers. This year festival takes place October 14 -16, 2011 at the Helen Mills Theater.

2011 CALL FOR FILMS – Queer Black Cinema Festival (NYC)

June 7, 2011

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2011 QUEER BLACK CINEMA FESTIVAL

ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW AVAILABLE

New York, NY– (June 2011) The 2011 Queer Black Cinema Festival announces the call for entries for dramatic and documentary feature-length films, short films and web-based series. Submission forms are available for download at the official Queer Black Cinema Institute website http://www.queerblackcinema.org. The 2011 Queer Black Cinema Festival will be held mid October with screenings in New York, NY. Queer Black Cinema Festival is the longest standing film festival about the Black LGBT experience in New York and on the East Coast. This is Queer Black Cinema Institute 5th Anniversary, a celebratory multi-media exhibit of 500 photos and video will take place throughout the duration of the 4th Annual international festival.

Deadlines to submit U.S. and International films for the 2010 Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival are:

  • June 30, 2011 – EARLY SUBMISSION DEADLINE
  • July 30, 2011 – FINAL DEADLINE (ALL FILMS)

Completed U.S. and international feature-length, short films and web-based films may be submitted and must arrive in the QBC Post Box by July 30, 2011 for consideration.

Queer Black Cinema Festival accepts film/video submissions produced, written/directed and/or produced by filmmakers both gay and straight of African descent in the U.S and internationally.  Films must be LGBTQ themed, highlighting Black LGBTQ characters in leading roles and key supporting roles that are seen in non-stereotypical light, fore-fronting the significance of Black-on-Black LGBTQ relationships, preserve the culture and history through in-depth storytelling. More than half of the key crew positions must be filled by people who identify as a person of color on a daily basis.

All films submitted are eligible for the Audience Choice Award. Selected films are eligible for The Cheryl Dunye First Womyn Award – awarding two award-winning women filmmakers either for outstanding producing, screenwriting, editing and/or directing; The Isaac Julien Experimental Award – awarding a filmmaker with work that is creative out of the box experimental style of filmmaking and The E Lynn Harris Living The Dream Literary Award given to a published out Black LGBTQ author.

All films are eligible for QBC film series special year-round programming. Some works not officially selected for the Annual film festival may still be considered for QBC film series special programming.

The submission form and complete information regarding eligibility and entry rules for the 2011 Queer Black Cinema Festival are available on the Festival website at www.queerblackcinema.org.  You may also e-mail questions to info@queerblackcinema.org Subject: Festival 2011. Be sure to include the subject or  your email may get delected due to spam box.

Queer Black Cinema Festival

Founded by Angel L. Brown in 2007/8,Queer Black Cinema Festival is a progressive socially conscious film festival that will bring you the best films about the Black LGBT experience from around the world. The Annual festival provide a platform for both gay and straight filmmakers of African descent an opportunity to display their film work.. The four-day festival consists of not only groundbreaking films but also industry lead panel discussions including BLK !nk:  the opened ended 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 Festival is http://www.QBCNYC.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 others, “taboo” issues relating to the Black LGBTQ experiences. 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 all people of color artist trailers and original music.

QBC film series formally took place once a month/quartile at various locations throughout the New York Metropolitan area. The Annual four-day International Film Festival takes place  in Harlem, NY 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 created by Angel L. Brown is now a hub for various QBC 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 Lesbians 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.)

For more info on the festival including sponsorship and volunteering, log on to: info(AT)queerblackcinema(DOT)com | qbcfilmseries@yahoogroups.com | http://www.queerblackcinema.org

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The Best of QBC Int’l Film Fest 2010 Returns to Brooklyn (Wed.12/15)

December 3, 2010

Selected shorts images from the SHORT CUTS SHOWCASE

New York, NY (INSIDE THE Q! – December 2, 2010) Queer Black Cinema returns to it’s roots screening, “The Best Of  QBC Int’l Film Festival 2010 showcase.”  The screening will take place Wednesday, October 15, 2010 at the South Oxford Space 138 S. Oxford Street Brooklyn, NY.  Selected shorts from the SHORT CUTS SHOWCASE includes: the fastest hit series on the net and award winning series, “Anacostia”,  this year’s winner of The Isaac Julien Experiential Award, “Transcendental” and the hysterical witty short,  “Finding Juliet.” The showcase was  screened this past October at the 3rd Annual QBC International Film Festival is set to highlight the evening along bonus film, “TH3M.” Tickets are $10 online (includes raffle) /$13 at the door. For film description and more information go to www.queerblackcinema.org

Nearly 5 years ago, founder/Producer Angel L. Brown- Ross launched Queer Black Cinema, NY’s Only Black LGBT theme monthly micro cinema (renamed Queer Black Cinema Institute) at the Audre Lorde Center (Brooklyn location.)  The day the series premiered, the room was filled with every LGBT Network from Logo to Q Network and a crowed of anxious audience members eagerly wanted to see the long awaited series begin it’s first showcase. Angel was scared and nervous the series wouldn’t go over so well. “I reached out to many people in the community to help, most didn’t want to get involved so early on but some did and I am thankful for all who took a risked and supported my vision from day one” – Angel L. Brown-Ross. Although the series is not taking place at the Audre Lorde Center, it is taking place at the community supported, South Oxford Space just across from the original venue it started at.

The evening with be filled with complimentary wine in celebration of  a new era for QBC, lot’s of picture taking for a special QBC Anniversary project , socializing and of course films you all will love and enjoy. Advance ticket holders will receive a complimentary raffle ticket. Raffle prizes includes: “Finding Juliet” DVD courtesy of Qwest Films and a QBC Int’l Film Festival Limited Edition Festival bag. Additional raffle tickets will be sold at the event. All funds raised goes toward the QBC 5 Anniversary year long programming. Donations are also accepted at http://www.queerblackcinema.org

 

2010 QBC INT’L FILM FEST ANNOUNCE 3RD ANNUAL FILM FEST HONOREE’S

October 21, 2010

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

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October 21, 2010

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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,

 

Centerpiece

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

For more information, please contact

Media Contacts:
press@queerblackcinema.org

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.)

2010 QBC Film Festival Announce Red Carpet

October 6, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2010
Media: Nina Kennedy
press2010@queerblackcinema.org
www.queerblackcinema.org
WHEN: Friday October 15th, at 5:30 pm.
WHERE: The National Black Theatre, 2031 Fifth Avenue (between 125th & 126th streets), Harlem, New York.
Red Carpet precedes a VIP reception starting at 6:30, and the screening of our opening night film “Children of God” directed by Kareem Mortimer, who will be present for a Q&A following the film.
For approval  please  email the following: Name of Media outlet, Your Name, Contact number  to : press2010@queerblackcinema.org.
For more information or to purchase tickets to screenings, visit our website: www.queerblackcinema.org