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

June 7, 2011

Contact:

www.queerblackcinema.org

info(AT)queerblackcinema(DOT)org

SKYPE: QueerBlackCinema

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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2010 CALL FOR FILMS – Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival (NYC)

May 4, 2010

QBC Call For Films 2010 (NYC) Deadline July 15

Released: 5/02/10

Contact:

www.queerblackcinema.org

info@queerblackcinema.org

SKYPE: QueerBlackCinema

2010 QUEER BLACK CINEMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW AVAILABLE

New York, NY– (May 2010) The 2010 Queer Black Cinema International Film 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 2010 Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival will be held October 14-17 with screenings in New York, NY.

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

  • June 15, 2010 – EARLY SUBMISSION DEADLINE
  • July 15, 2015 – 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 15, 2010 for consideration.

Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival accepts film/video submissions produced, written and/or directed 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 year-round programming. Some works not officially selected for the Annual film festival may still be considered for QBC film series year-round programming.

The submission form and complete information regarding eligibility and entry rules for the 2010 Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival are available on the Festival website at http://www.festival.queerblackcinema.org and Queer Black Cinema Institute website at www.queerblackcinema.org.  You may also e-mail questions to info@queerblackcinema.org Subject: Festival 2010.

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 provide 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 lead 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 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 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 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 project including volunteering, log on to: qbcfilmseries@yahoogroups.com | http://www.queerblackcinema.org

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BREAKING NEWS: QBC Founder, Angel L. Brown & Associates Announce New Venture

May 2, 2010

PRESS CONFERENCE NEWS
DATE: 5/13/10 (7PM – 8 PM)

CONTACT: Press”AT”queerblackcinema”.”org


Founder/Executive Producer of Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival, Angel L. Brown  announces a new venture she and associates will launch starting June 1, 2010. “This is something I always wanted to do.  I am excited to have the right associates on board to make my dream come true. Everything is falling right into place. I can’t wait to announce the big news. This  is a great turning point for Queer Black Cinema and can only enhance our mission.” states Angel L. Brown

The conference will take place Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 7 PM.  Limited invited press will be in attendance, all others will be able to view the conference live at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/qbc-tv-live. Registered viewers will be able to ask questions as well in the chat room that will be periodically  selected and answered.

For press inquiries contact press”@”queerblackcinema”.”org

PARTY WITH A CAUSE! Support QBC Film Fest 2010!

February 8, 2010

The BIGGEST PARTY WITH A CAUSE IN NYC FEB 19, 2010

New York, NY (www.QBCNYC.org) Angel L. Brown, founder/Producer of Queer Black Cinema teamed of with promoter Ron to throw one of the biggest party of the year at Secret Lounge Friday, February 19. Doors open at 9:30 PM Showtime at 10:15 PM $5 before 12 AM but you must be on the QBC guest list. The musical acts is hosted by DJ Baker from Da Do Dirty Show (on Qnation.FM Monday – Friday 5 PM.)

Angel decided to turn her birthday celebration into a hug fundraiser for the 3rd Annual Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival 2010. “I wanted to start early with raising funds for the festival. This year, I would like to help filmmakers who are exhibiting their work to be in attending which can be very difficult if they live out of state or out of the country. We are the only Black LGBT Film Festival in New York City. If everyone support, there shouldn’t be any reason why this festival can be one of the most successful well attended festivals out there.  If we don’t support our own images, you really can’t expect anyone else to” states, Angel L. Brown.

Back in December Angel attended a birthday party at Secret Lounge and had a blast! She enjoyed the music, the atmosphere and the excellent hospitality the promoter and his crew shown. Although Secret Lounge had prominently males in attendance, there was a nice group of ladies there as well. “Everyone was dancing to the music and having a wonderful time. The club is open to all LGBT and LGBT friendly people and had a great time and would attend any of Ron’s parties” states Angel L. Brown. Angel was introduced to Promoter Ron by Recording Artist, Jesse O. Jesse O will be in attending singing his version of “Happy B-day” to Angel.

The QBC Fundraiser is happening Friday, February 19 at Secret Lounge 525 West 29th Street (Btwn 10th & 11th Ave.) Doors open at 9:30 PM the exclusives festivities including musical performances starts at 10:15 PM. $5 before 12 AM but you must be on QBC guest list. RSVP via facebook or e-mail name at queerblackcinema@yahoo.com Subject: Party with a Cause!

ABOUT QUEER BLACK CINEMA
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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 four-day festival consists of not only groundbreaking films but also panel discussions with industry professionals and community leaders followed including a Black LGBTQ Film & Book Market.

QBC Int’l Film Festival is an entity of Queer Black Cinema, New York’s first and only Black LGBTQ monthly micro-cinema. Since the 2006 launch of the film series, the organization has expanded into several projects: QBC College Film Tour, Just|BE Black Gay Erotica 72 hour Poetry & Film Competition on HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness and Fades Of Black Women Film Showcase, honoring Black Lesbians Women. For more info on the project including volunteering, log on to: qbcfilmseries@yahoogroups.com | http://www.queerblackcinema.org

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QBC Film Fest. pays tribute to LGBT youth of color hate crimes victims w/ performances by the Lavender Light Gospel Choir 10/17/09

October 11, 2009

As a space that is intended to give voice to the queer black community, this year the Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival will also being shedding light on issues directly effecting the Queer communities of color. On Saturday, October 17th 3:005:00pm film festival will be having a tribute rally to remember queer youth of color who have been killed as a result of hate crimes throughout the country, as well as to shed light on the impact of hate-based violence in our community. The rally will take place in the center of Harlem at Maysles Cinema (Malcolm X Blvd/ Lenox Ave. between 127th & 128th Street – Harlem, NY) and will include queer youth of color organizations in the New York area, tribute performances, speakers, multimedia presentation and a march around the Block in remembrance of the Fallen Angels. Following the Tribute is a Queer Youth of Color Screening of Christopher Street by Dwight O’Neal & Steven Emmanuel.

Directions: Take the 2 or 3 to 125th street. Walk two short blocks on Malcolm X to 127th street (across from Syliva’s Restaurant)

CALL FOR BLACK LGBTQ FILMS Deadline: August 15th

July 15, 2009

Call for films and multi-media submissions are now open until August 15th. Artist of African descent from around the world are asked to submit their best work.  Submission forms are available for download at www.Festival.queerblackcinema.org. Films without submission forms will not considered.

Music artist must have a single or complete CD available to the public with a link to a video performance online in order to qualify for the festival. For complete rules and qualifications, download submission form at www.Festival.queerblackcinema.org.

SAVE THE DATE: October 15 – 18, 2009
Queer Black Cinema International Film & Music Festival

Maysles Cinema House (Harlem, NY)

July 7th| SUBMISSION FORMS

FILM:

http://issuu.com/queerblackcinema.org/docs/filmentryform2009

MUSIC:

http://issuu.com/queerblackcinema.org/docs/musicsubmissionform2009

RADIO PROMO
http://www.zshare.net/audio/62471331737329ae/

Out Fusion 3/6-7/ GLBT Expo 3/21-22 – follow the Q!

February 28, 2009

glbt09logo Join Queer Black Cinema at the 16th Annual ORGINAL GLBT Expo from March 21 to 22nd.  Stop by and visit our table. Free give aways EVERY hour!

Hey, do you would to go to the expo for FREE ? Come by the Black Season, QBC’s weekly L word series this Sunday March 1st to receive discount tickets. Come by the Black season final party and enter a chance to win FREE tickets to the expo and other great prizes.  The Black season is free to attend. You must RSVP at info@queerblackcinema.org.  The event takes place March 1 and the 8th at 271 West 119th Street between St. Nicholas and Frederick Douglass, Harlem NY at  Billie’s Black Restaurant. Join the Black Season network for exclusive photo’s, videos and more at www.theblackseason.ning.com you may also go to www.queerblackcinema.org

Who wants to see great people of color LGBT theme films? Me too! Check Angel L. Brown, founder and director of Queer Black Cinema a the Out Fusion Film Festival curated by Cheryl Dunye in Los Angeles March 6 and 7th.  Come hear her speak on a panel or just stop by QBC table.  Want to volunteer? E-mail info@queerblackcinema.org for more information.

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) http://www.queerblackcinema.org- 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 www.festival.queerblackcinema.org/events. Stay connected!

Director of Still Black , Korty Ryan Ziegler

Director of Still Black , Korty Ryan Ziegler

QUEER BLACK CINEMA INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL PUTS A SPECIAL FOCUS ON TRANSGENDER FILMS OF COLOR

(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 http://www.queerblackcinema.org.

“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 transwomen.click 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[@]queerblackcinema.org 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: http://archive.wbai.org/files/mp3/081013_110001outfm.MP3 . 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: qbcfilmseries-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

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 qbcfilmseries-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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