Queer Black Cinema founder Angel L. Brown has worked tirelessly to keep her vision for this festival alive. She’s one of the people I first came into contact with when I started writing full time a few years ago and a very talented and passionate person. She’s done a wonderful job shedding a spotlight lgbt black cinema which is often overlooked in many festival circuits, not to mention Hollywood. Keep up the fantastic work, girl! ~Ifelicious 🙂
The press release below announces this year’s awardees.
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 B. Steadwell
Audience Choice Award (best short)
“Slow” written and directed by Darius Clark Monroe
“Finding Me Truth” written and directed by Roger Omeus Jr., produced by Sontaia Briggs
QBC 5th Year Anniversary Special Honors
Patrik-Ian Polk, Award-winning filmmaker of “Punks,” “Noah’s Arc,” “The Skinny”
D. Meredith, Director of Out Music
Damal Edmond, Director of Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture
The Audre Lorde Project
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.qbcfilmfest.org | 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. www.OSPfilms.com