Posts Tagged ‘brecht forum’

Shorty Roc Speaks to INSIDE THE Q about his latest projects.

March 31, 2009
LtoR: Shorty Roc (Out Rapper)  & Eric J Parker(Host of INSIDE THE Q! TV) @ Fades of Black Womyn Film Showcase 2009

LtoR: Shorty Roc (Out Rapper) & Eric J Parker(Host of INSIDE THE Q! TV) in the Green Room@ Fades of Black Womyn Film Showcase 2009

Check out more clips of Fades of Black Womyn Film Showcase 2009 .  Eric J Parker, host of INSIDE THE Q!  manages to get an exclusive interview with Shorty Roc. Shorty Roc talks about his upcoming projects and more. Check it out…



March 16, 2009

MARCH 15, 2009


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Campbell X  photo taken by robert taylor

Campbell X photo taken by robert taylor

New York, New York ( – Queer Black Cinema will host the 4th Annual Fades of Black Womyn Film Showcase. The showcase is the exclusive destination in New York that honor Black Lesbians & Bisexual pioneer filmmakers from all over the world exhibiting their film, exposing their stories.  This year Queer Black Cinema will honor Black Hall of Fame Trinidadian British filmmaker, Campbell X . The carnival style showcase full of dance, film and music will take place Thursday, March 26 from 7 – 10 PM at The Brecht Forum 451 West Street between Bank and Bethune Avenue. Tickets are available online at or RSVP on Queer Black Cinema Facebook group.

Campbell X is a pioneer filmmaker, curator and artist who work have been seen all over the world including various film festivals like MIX Experimental Queer Film Festival, one of the longest running LGBT film festival in New York of over 25 years; Frameline, the longest running LGBT film festival in the world, London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and various other film festival.

“She constantly pushes boundaries in visual aesthetics and content in moving image. She started out in making films for UK television and titles include Ragga Gyal D’Bout! about female fans of Ragga Music, the award-winning BD Women about Black lesbian stories and Viva Tabatha about the French porn actress Tabatha Cash.

Campbell also collaborates with other filmmakers and has been the camera person for Jules Nurrish’s Bend It, Lisa Gornick’s Do I love you? and Tick Tock Lullaby as well as Paloma Etienne’s Notebooks and Unladylike Thoughts.”

Other Campbell film works includes, Paradise and most recently, FEM just to name a few.  You can view trailers of her work and learn more about Campbell at

This year, Queer Black Cinema includes a Carnival theme and incorporates an award ceremony, multi-media dance tribute; films from Campbell collection, a reception and Q&A with Campbell X live from London, UK via Skype. Audience members will have an opportunity to showoff their dance moves and win prizes in the wheel of Dance contest made up of flags from various Caribbean Islands. Wherever the flag lands, audience members will have a change to do a dance that represents that island. “For a year I’ve waited to present new and older films from Campbell X collection. The time is finally here and I am very excited,” exclaims Angel L. Brown, QBC Executive Director. Reggae Artist DJ Debbie one of the hottest DJ’s in New York will not only host the event but performs her hit singles “Fayah” and “Get on down and party.”

The showcase will take place Thursday, March 26, 2009 (7 – 10 PM) at The Brecht Forum 451 West Street between Bank and Bethune Avenue. Ticket are available online for $10 (more at the door) at or RSVP on Queer Black Cinema Facebook group.

QUEER BLACK CINEMA® (QBC) is New York’s first and Only Black LGBTQ monthly micro-cinema series and annual international music and film festival 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 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 takes place once a month at the LGBT Community Center and other locations throughout the New York Metropolitan area. 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 is fiscally sponsored by MIX NYC Experimental Queer Film Festival, a 501 C3 Not-For-Profit Organization.


Maurice Jamal newest film, “Friends And Lovers” set to Close QBC Int’l Film & Music Festival

October 20, 2008

QBC Film & Music Festival Press Release

Ski Trip 2

The Cast of Friends and Lovers: Ski Trip 2

(New York, NY) Maurice Jamal, successful director of “The Ski Trip” and “Dirty Laundry,” partners up with the Queer Black Cinema® International Film & Music Festival to close the groundbreaking festival with his new dramatic series “Friends And Lovers: The Ski Trip 2.” The award-winning producer, writer and director has made significant strides in the entertainment industry. In 2005, Jamal’s “The Ski Trip” was the first Black gay feature-length film to air on commercial television on the LOGO channel- one of the MTV Networks. Most recently, “Dirty Laundry” was nominated for a NAACP 2008 Image Award- a superb honor that marks the very first time this historic civil rights organization recognized a film with a Black LGBTQ character as the protagonist. Jamal complements his repertoire with the premiere of “Friends and Lovers” at Queer Black Cinema®, New York’s first and only LGBT Film & Music festival dedicated to US and international Black LGBTQ films. The Queer Black Cinema® International Film & Music Festival runs from October 30th to November 2nd 2008 at the Brecht Forum.

Jamal describes his new TV series “Friends and Lovers” as part comedy, part soap opera, but drama at its best. click here to read more

QBC Int'l Film & Music Festival 2008 Banner

QBC Int'l Film & Music Festival 2008 Banner

On another note, QBC festival website is up! It’s not done yet but hey, Angel is making progress so bare with us ! At least you can purchase your special event tickets. Get them now while you can! Angel (QBC Festival founder/curator) sends her love and states, “Thanks for the patience everyone. I hope you enjoy the website and spread the word! QBC is only as big as you make us! Celebrate yourself!”

Individual screenings will be available later today as well as festival passes below the average festival price, so stay tune! Below is another press release of the the Opening Film Night Gala. You can also purchase tickets for this screening as well at Stay connected!

Director of Still Black , Korty Ryan Ziegler

Director of Still Black , Korty Ryan Ziegler


(New York, NY) Queer Black Cinema International Film and Music Festival will kick off Thursday, October 30th in New York with a night of live acoustic soul music performances by LGBT & LGBT friendly artists. Festival goers will have a great opportunity to mix and mingle with filmmakers and industry professionals over smooth music and delicious chocolate treats. The festival will continue Friday, October 31st with the New York and Opening Gala film of Kortney Ryan Ziegler’s “Still Black: A Portrait of Transmen.” The film is a one-of-a-kind documentary that explores the everyday triumphs and tribulations of Black transmen. “Still Black” is co-produced by Awilda Rodriguez Lora featuring Kylar Broadus, Carl Madgett, Louis Mitchell, Nicholas Rashad, Jay Welch and Ethan Young. QBC Int’l Film and Music Festival will take place October 30 – November 2nd at the Brecht Forum 451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Streets), New York, NY 10014. For more information on volunteering, sponsorship and/or tickets go to

“Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen” is a neo-noir documentary that explores the lives of six Black transgender men living in the US. Through the personal stories of their lives as artists, students, husbands, fathers, lawyers, and teachers, the film offers viewers a complex and multi-faceted image of race, sexuality, and trans-identity.

Trans theme films are becoming more visible with the new wave of film festivals that are trans centered. However, people of color trans them films are still few far and beyond to exist, particularly films with people of color subjects made by People of Color filmmakers. Ziegler and co-producer Awilda Rodriguez Lora, have taken on the challenges to use this film as a catalyst heighten the visibility and uniqueness of Black transmen- a group deeded obscure compared to the dominant images of here to read more

Out FM Radio interview follow-up plus more

October 18, 2008

Good Morning Everyone,
Monday, October 13th QBC founder Angel L. Brown went live on the radio to promote the long awaited New York Black LGBT Film Festival. The interview went great!. “I was nervous and forgot to read some of my notes but I think I did well. Doing live radio is like shooting a wedding, there is no 2nd chance, no cut and re-take so you better be on your p’s and q’s” states Angel L. Brown. In the end, Angel said she had a lot of fun and would do it again. So all you folks out there that have your own radio show, reach out to QBC for an interview at info[@] subject press. Help us get the word out ! The film line up is the best Black LGBT films from around the world. To hear Angel’s Out FM interview go to: . Brown’s interview is the last 10 minutes of the show. Special thanks to John and the OUT FM Crew.

QBC Film Festival Website launched delayed
I just got word, due to unforeseen circumstances, QBC Film Festival website will not be up until another day! It seems to me that Angel is doing a lot of the work herself and just doesn’t have enough hours in the day to do it all. Word on the street, a lot of people who said they were going to help didn’t follow through. The lack of support has been a big concern in the people of color community. We need to stop complaining and support one another MORE. If you want to volunteer join the yahoogroup. Again, YOU MUST JOIN THE YAHOOGROUP! This is the easiest way for the QBC Team to reach out to everyone at the same time. You can subscribe by e-mailing:

The Website is HOT!
I saw the website and it is HOT! You have lot’s of goodies on there including a chance to get FREE tickets to the film festival. If you want to be in the know about when the festival will launch, check back here AND join the qbcfilmseries yahoogroup by sending an e-mail to

Other ways you can be apart of history and get involved with QBC Int’l Film & Music Festival is to join the,”I WANT MY QBC Community.” I Want My QBC Community is your place to share videos, audio, photos, and stories for and about QBC Int’l Film and Music Festival. Join now and get your own profile page, blog and unlimited media uploads! OK folks if you want to win FREE tickets to the website, you must create a profile and upload your video. You will also see filmmakers from the film festival in the community as well. For more information on the contest, check the ,“Dare To Be You” contest page link.

Click here for the Opening Film press release