Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Queenie...Priestess of the Ghetto Featured at San Diego Black Film Festival 2011

The SAN DIEGO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (SDBFF) is one of the fastest growing black film festivals in the country. Held each February in beautiful San Diego, California, the event features the best in contemporary, independent black film.
SDBFF is distribution-focused, and places much importance on screening accepted films for industry green-lighters who are in the position to offer distribution deals. With film professionals and distribution executives from major studios and distributors in attendance, the possibility for gaining exposure and to nab a deal is promising.

Accepted filmmakers receive an all-access pass to the festival, and participate in panel discussions, as well as other festivities including mixers and theme parties - such as the Shaft Superfly Blaxpoitation Party. Winning films are honored and receive their accolades at the Festival's awards party, where industry players are also in attendance. Therefore, win or lose, all SDBFF filmmakers can celebrate and leave the Festival with a sense of accomplishment.

MISSION AND OBJECTIVEThe mission of the San Diego Black Film Festival is to provide a vehicle for exposure of quality films from people of African descent or about people of African descent worldwide.

MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVALThe San Diego Black Film Festival (formally the Noir Film Festival) was established in 2003 because San Diego, the second largest city in California, did not yet have a viable black film festival. The event began after the Black Historical Society of San Diego, one of the largest black historical societies in the country, agreed to assist with test marketing the film festival as part of its very popular Black History Month San Diego program.
The Festival welcomes submissions of films or videos that were directed, produced, or principally performed by an artist of African descent, or person born in any country in Africa or whose subject matter relates to any cultures of African descent, regardless of race.


Candy Johnson (a.k.a. 'Queenie') has always had a special talent for helping others with their problems. Unknown to her, that gift has existed in her family bloodline for generations. After learning the true nature of her ability, she finds herself living by the threads of survival as she is hunted down by forces unknown, seeking to take her life. Will she survive long enough to discover the truth?

Queenie: Priestess of the Ghetto is the feature film directorial debut of Kevin Norman, author, cinematographer, and film director. His screenplays, including "Revolution", "Utopia", and "Wayward Oath" have all received recognition and awards from professional industry sources, such as finalist status in Gordy Hoffman's International Bluecat Screenplay Competition to Julie Gray's Silver Screenwriting Competition.

Queenie: Priestess of the Ghetto has been selected as an opening night film at the prestigious 2011 San Diego Black Film Festival and is targeted for a release in the same year. Shadowcast Entertainment is currently seeking investors for distribution and marketing. Please click here to contact if interested. (Click here to view the movie's website)

Bruce Johnson of Houston  (Actor in Queen POTG), SDBFF Organizer,  and Film Director/Producer Kevin Norman of Houston

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