Saturday, February 15, 2020

First Ever International Black History Month Film Festival

Queens Underground 718 is hosting a Red Carpet Multi-Genre Film Festival on Saturday, February 22, 2020 with exciting a vibrant show of talent from 12 countries and in collaboration with Artists, Small Businesses and Local Organizations. Vendors (10+), Food, Desserts, and Community Group manned tables (including the Central Queens Library, Queens Historical Society, Forestdale and Jamaica BID) will complete the evening- a Celebratory Red Carpet Night in Jamaica, Queens, NY.

Confident that the February Film Festival will have a packed house reminiscent of the October 2019 4-Day Festival, Queens Underground 718 is enjoying bringing multi-genres together to celebrate talent and making a difference for artists and the community at large.

Proud to have impressive Panel Review Members such as Industry Professional Kavika, Multi-Grammy Nominee Mikey Jay, B. Elise, Jyrah Productions, Spice Greene, producer and writer/director; performers Hide Inaba, Oxygen Box Band, The Koluchi Dance Troope, We$Money, Soleil, Jo Ann The Poet, Scorch, Fever Faye, Young Sayso, Switchakatony, Mr. Orange Live, One Single Rose, Maroj and Angiie3200; Local Visual Artists, Community Leaders and Creatives across the tri-state are all meeting on the Red Carpet (hosted by: The Air It Out Show, My Block TV, Queens Underground 718 TV and the Talk It Out shows) in the legendary section of Queens, NY.

Awards for Outstanding Community Service will be given to community members such as, Detective Tanya Duhaney, 113th Precinct and Deputy Taylor Jackson, 14th District, Senator Leroy Comrie, Randy Hall, Influence Wear Giveaways; Koleurz of Blaze The Mic and Rakim The Comedian for donating time and services.

Illustrious guests will join us to celebrate this 1st Ever Event including; Police Commissioner Shea and 1st Deputy Tucker of our NYC Police Department along with many of their staff members, Commanding Officers, Deputy Inspector Tavalaro (103) and Deputy Inspector Bohannon (113th Precinct), Senator Leroy Comrie and Councilman I. Daneek Miller, Industry Executives and heads of Community Organizations, among others.

Sponsors Include: The Jamaica Performing Arts Center, The Queens Public Library, Jamaica BID, The Queens Historical Society, Ridgewood Savings Bank, Poets & Writers, NYC Cultural Affairs, Glam Vive, Honeysuckle Magazine, Lark Johnson Creative Consulting, NYC Cultural Affairs, Aprylcadabra, Influence Wear, The Greater Jamaica Merchants Association and the L.I. African American Chamber Of Commerce. Exceptional Support has been given by the Southeast Queens Scoop, Queens Chamber Of Commerce and the St. Albans Civic Association.

Guest Tickets: or

Film Festival Date: February 22, 2020

Poetry Workshop: 3:30pm

Event: 4:15pm - 10:00pm

Venue: Jamaica Performance Arts Center

153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, Queens, NY 11432

Theme: Red Carpet

Information: Contact Adrienne Whaley, Exec. Dir.

(917) 327-2245

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