Showing posts with label black film festival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label black film festival. Show all posts

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

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Check out the 2018 American Black Film Festival


Be a part of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF®) experience. From June 13 through 17, 2018, join our community of artists, executives and industry tastemakers who gather each year in Miami Beach to showcase emerging talent, celebrate Black culture and create opportunities for people of color to achieve success in the entertainment industry. Enjoy five action-packed days of red carpet premieres, master classes, celebrity conversations, tech talks, exclusive parties and more. ABFF® is at the forefront of diversity in Hollywood and continues to inspire generations of new artists and storytellers! Be a part of this coming summer’s hottest event.

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event dedicated to showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent. Founded by Jeff Friday, it supports emerging artists to foster a wider range of images, stories and storytellers represented in the entertainment industry. The ABFF is committed to the belief that Black artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, and is recognized as a vital pipeline for Black talent in front of and behind the camera. Annually held during the month of June, the festival is comprised of five action-packed days of films, engaging panels, networking events and more…from the star-studded opening night screening to the inspirational closing filmmaker ceremony.

Since its inception in 1997, the festival has been held in several locations — from Acapulco, Mexico, to Miami, Florida. The festival is today the nation’s largest gathering of Black film and TV enthusiasts, with approximately 10,000 attendees. The 22nd annual ABFF will take place in Miami Beach, June 13-17, 2018. The Founding and Presenting Sponsor is HBO®.

The ABFF encourages and rewards artistic excellence, providing a platform for more than 1,000 narrative feature films, documentaries, shorts and Web originals. Alumni success stories range from veteran producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like A Man) to young auteur Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station) – testimony to the festival’s mission to introduce and connect talented newcomers to the industry at large.

The festival traditionally opens with a Hollywood movie premiere, followed by independent film and television screenings. In addition, each year the ABFF presents over 30 exciting events and networking activities designed to educate, nurture career development and inspire festival attendees. In 2016, the ABFF worked to find new ways to spotlight female filmmakers. In 2017, the festival focused on educating festivalgoers about career opportunities within the business and innovations in entertainment technology. In 2018, we are pleased to announce the return of the Careers in Entertainment Center, offering master classes, tech talks and careers in entertainment sessions by leading media companies , along with our traditional lineup of entertainment, celebrity conversations and talent discovery programs co-programmed with our partners HBO, Comcast NBCUniversal, Turner and TV One.

Learn more about the ABFF here: