Monday, April 20, 2020

See How The International Black History Month Film Festival Gives Back To Essential Workers During The Coronavirus Quarantine

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1st Ever International Black History Month Film Festival

Queens, New York -- We’re giving back to Hospitals, Police Precincts, Fire Houses, MTA and Sanitation Break Rooms from Saturday, April 25th through Sunday, April 26th, with a Free log-on to the Queens Underground 718-Part 2 1st Ever International Black History Month Film Festival as a Virtual Online 2-Day Event.  Click here to get access now.

The February 22nd sold-out Festival at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center was an amazing affair with submissions from 12 countries for the categories of:
  • Movie Shorts
  • Music, Poetry and Dance Videos; along with
  • Web Series Episodes.
While the venue for April is closed, we’re still able to offer the same festival virtually and include our Essential Workers as a way of saying “Thank You” for your tireless and unselfish efforts during this horrific pandemic.  Essential workers click here for FREE access.

Exec. Director Adrienne Whaley explains, “we want to do something special to help keep everyone’s spirits and energy up and our Filmmakers will do just that.”  Born into a Veterans and Police Officers family, Whaley understands the duress this challenging time presents and Queens Underground together with:
  • Glam Vive
  • The Greater Jamaica Merchants Chamber
  • The Southeast Queens Scoop and the
  • Cultural TV Network
all want to express their gratitude to New York City’s Essential Workers.  Essential Workers click here

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Viewers will also be able to send a message to the Filmmakers and hopefully see them in person at the October 2020 Film Festival. Included are also clips of the Red Carpet Hosts and behind the scenes footage.

How To Sign-Up:
One person with an official email address from any NYC Hospital, Police Precinct, Fire House, MTA and Sanitation Break Room can sign-up for access to the 48-hour Film Festival before Wednesday, April 22nd by visiting:

Dates: Online Film Festival Dates: April 25th – 26th Location: Virtual Log-On (by signing up before April 23rd): &

Contact: Adrienne Whaley (718) 658-3881

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Posted by community events coordinator, Nzinga Lonstein Austin, is a prolific blogger who writes on the entertainment industry and issues for people with developmental and physical challenges.

She is presently in high school looking to have a career in video, film, and media. You can see more of her entertainment writing on Lonstein Movies.

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