Queer Black Cinema announces 2011 honors

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

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 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: qbcfilmseries@yahoogroups.com | 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


  1. I have spent the last 45 minutes… clinking links and watching trailers or short films. The one thing that stood out to me is this is the 4th year and it is NY longest running black gay festival. Interesting.

  2. Hey Ife,
    Thank you so much for your ongoing support! I remember the first day we met in person, it was as if we known each other for years! You have been a great friend and awesome promoter of Queer Black Cinema! You also captured the first Annual QBC Film Festival too on your dope camera. I am so happy to have met you and your husband. You both ROCK! Continued success with your projects. Here’s to another 5 years! Stay connected!

    Peace & Light,

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