Queens Underground International holds Season 3 of its Annual Black History Month Film Festival

By: Olivia Almagro
 
ASTORIA, N.Y. - Jan. 22, 2022 - PRLog -- Queens Underground International presents its 3rd Annual 1st Ever International Black History Month Film Festival featuring movies, documentaries, music, poetry videos, and series episodes spanning the themes of the past, present, and future. Also featuring live performances, panels, and guest speakers, the festival will take place virtually on February 26th, 2022, and continue in-person outdoors on April 8th and 9th, 2022, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. (April 9th hours are 5:30pm to 10:00pm.) The Red Carpet Festival will be held at King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Queens, NY 11432. Tickets are available for purchase now at https://queensundergroundblackhistorymonthfilmfest.eventbrite.com.

Queens Underground International is going BOLD this year for Black History Month! They have extended their festival days and added panels and workshops in April. Workshops will include casting, filmmaking 101, and special effects make-up. Related workshops and live performances will continue at the end of April for the Queens Underground National Poetry Month Expo with poetry videos, poetry showcase, slam contest, and book fair; April 30th and May 1st; also outdoors at King Manor Museum. With submissions from all over the world, each celebratory event is filled with stories shared by diverse cultures.

This year's festival welcomes more than six returning filmmakers and the daughter of one former submitter, Ms. nZinga Austin. Nzinga is an award-winning media entrepreneur, daring her diagnosis of autism to hinder her creativity. She is the co-publisher, along with her father, of the Southeast Queens Scoop and is now branching out into the 3D art and animation field. Her latest work will be featured at the festival. Live performers include Nate Moran, a professional mime. Nate is an Army Veteran, long-time dancer, author of The Mime Speaks, and began miming more than ten years ago to inspire our youth through his after-school program.

Awards will be co-presented with Senator Leroy Comrie, 14th District, on Saturday, April 9th. Guests can expect the Red Carpet on both Film Festival days along with food and other local creative vendors. Sponsors and Partners include First Central Savings Bank, Jamaica BID, Cultural Collaborative Jamaica, the National Poetry Association, The Long Island African American Chamber Of Commerce, Queens Rising, It's In Queens, Queens Chamber Of Commerce, the Greater Jamaica Merchants Association, Brooklyn Brewery, Duke Realty, and the Music Is Forever radio show on WNJR.

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