1st Ever International Black History Month Film Fest with Live Performances & More!

Press Release: Jamaica, New York will hold its 1st Ever International Black History Month Film Festival Jamaica, New York. 

The Queens Underground 718 presents Jamaica Queens NY, 1st International Black History Month Film Festival on February 22, 2020, at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, downtown Jamaica, NY.


Proud to have an impressive review team, the selection committee such as, multi-Grammy Nominee, Mikey Jay, industry professional, Kavika, singer-songwriters, Hide Inaba, Oxygen Box Band, a Koluchi Dance Troope shall ring in the Red Carpet Gala. Local performers and artists will entertain the evening event, while businesses and organization representation will be present such as the Central Queens Library, Queens Historical Society and Jamaica BID.

 All genre submission are welcome and ages ten-years and up can submit projects until the deadline date January 31, 2020.  Submissions for the Festival is called “Past, Present, and Future”.

Honorees for Outstanding Community Service, community member, Detective Tanya Duhaney, 113th Precinct, Deputy Taylor Jackson, 14th District, and Senator Leroy Comrie will be honored along with other community members.

The 1st International Black History Month Film Festivlal is sponsored by:

 The Jamaica Peforming Arts Center, The Queens Public Library, Jamaica BID, The Queens Historical Society, Ridgewood Savings Bank, Poets & Writers, Glam Vive, Sam Lee TV, The Air It Out Show, Talk It Out Radio, Honeysuckle Magazine, Lark Johnson Creative Consulting, Arise PR Girl, The Greater Jamaica Merchants Association and the L.I. African American Chamber Of Commerce. 

Categories for all genres & ages and International submissions:



 Date: February 22, 2020​​

Time: 4:15pm - 10pm       

Venue: Jamaica Performance Arts Center, 153-10 150th Street, Jamaica, Queens, NY 11432

Information: Contact Adrienne Whaley, Exec. Dir.  

QueensUnderground718@gmail.com, (917) 327-2245

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