Thu, Feb 24 - Sun, Apr 17 2022

Queens Underground Black History Film Festival,

Queens, New York, United States Queens, New York, United States
11 Sponsors Confirmed
T Mobile
Brooklyn Brewery
Esrever Wine Company
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
Queens Chamber Of Commerce
Long Island African American Chamber Of Commerce
Parenteau PR Company
Ridgewood Savings Bank
Greater Jamaica Merchants Chamber Of Commerce


  • About the event

    Our Mission is to promote all of the Arts and those Creatives who bring Art, Entertainment, Film, Entrepreneurship and vibrancy to the Community At Large.

    As the only Black History Month Film Festival in the World, we feature all Cultures and Filmmakers predominately in NY and many from around the World.

    With Poetry, Music, Dance Videos, Movies, Docs, Series / Talk Show Episodes and Business Commercials, we are nothing short of Unique. 

    We do everything Big and Special and are the only Film Festival in Queens, NY offering Red Carpet Styled Events and including relatable themes for each of the 4 annual Film Festival.

    Black History Month begins in late February for one day and continues in April for several days so that the weather is conducive to attracting larger crowds. 

    We also attract fillmmakers attendance from other states (on average 8) and our Virtual Platform makes the Festival accessible nationwide and internationally.

    Why should you sponsor?

    Historically speaking, all types of minorities have had little access to the professional film festival world.  Few festivals offer the Categories which we do and we add more as needed.

    Our company is founded by creatives, a mother and son team and it is based in the community in which both have been raised.  This community has bragging rights of famous legendary residents such as Count Baise, James Brown, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Coltrane, Miles Davis, Milt Hinton, LL Cool J and many more.  

    Talent and an appreciation of the arts are inherent in the air and in belonging to a large number of Chamber Of Commerces and local Business / Arts / Law Enforcement Organizations, Queens Underground provides Transformation, Realization, Appreciation, Change, Diversity and Support for the many Creatives who previously had to leave the community for Support with their various creative disciplines. 

    The founders and team are not afraid to take risks and provide Themes and Features that bring the Lights, Camera, Action vibe to the Film Festival Industry.  With a Filmmaker retention rate of over 30% worldwide for several seasons, we are able to feel gaps and needs for Creatives and the Community at large. 

    With Sponsorship, Sponsors will benefit with our growth, outreach and reputation while we are able to upgrade both the In-Person Festivala and Virtual Platform to reach even more Filmmakers and Attendees. Our intention is to become the premiere Film Festival Expo for Minorities, Small Businesses for both Adult and Children's Films. 

    Adrienne Whaley

    As an Artist, I have held a variety of job titles which prepared me to run our amazing organization.  Formal education includes 5 degrees (3 Masters) and a PhD. While I could still remain a School Principal, it is the Arts, Entrepreneurship and Community Work that needs me more, because the Arts and the Smallest of Businesses and Organizations continue to be left behind, are considered last - and yet - are the most vital components of Community, Education, Self and Progress. 

    With a small staff, I am, we are all doers, designers, promoters, organizers, hosts and active within the community. 

    We are idea people and innovators and going into our 4th year and 10th Film Festival, our track record is impressive as it typically takes a team of 6 people to organize one Film Festival per year. 

    I am that visionary who started grassroots and ran several businesses prior - and the path has led me here and this is who I am and what I do. It is now time for us to go to the next stage of development and offer more to a larger in-person and virtual audience.  

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  • 1-50 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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Select a Package

3 available packages from US$100 to US$2500


We are a nonprofit, your donation includes Listing as a Donor For Arts and Culture in the Playbill which is on the Website and accessible by QR Code for the attendees and social media followers.

10 available

Food Sponsor

We are a nonprofit. Food and Beverage sponsors will have a Plaque with their Logo on the Flyers and Food Table; Listing as a Food Sponsor in the Playbill which is on the Website and accessible by QR Code for the attendees and social media followers. Logo on Staff Tee Shirts. Logo on our Banners and Flyers which are also promoted on 16 digital kiosks on a heavily trafficked avenue in the shopping district, two online News Blogs with over 20,000 views per month. Listing in several Press Releases. A link to the Sponsor's Website will be included on our Website and Facebook page. Pictures of the food/beverage and pictures of audience members eating/drinking the food /beverage will be posted on social media, our Google My Business page, Website and Pinterest account. Thank you Announcement made on Red Carpet Night.

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Gold Package

We are a nonprofit and the only Black History Month Film Festival in the World. Our Festivals have unique Categories and include Community Awards, Live Performances, Vendors and Red Carpet interviews. Sponsorship includes an 8x8 Banner in the Lobby for guests to take pictures with, Brand named in the Press Release, Logo inclusion on the Welcome Plaque at Check-in, Logo on Staff Tee-Shirts, Flyers and Promo Commercials (2-4) which are also boosted on Social Media Platforms (4). Listing as a Sponsor in the Playbill with a Full Page Ad which is on the Website and accessible by QR Code for the attendees and social media followers. Logo and Ad on the Virtual Festival Website and Your 30-45 Second Commercial on the Virtual Website and shared across Social Media and in the Film Festival. Logo on Flyer which is on 16 digital kiosks in a heavily trafficked avenue in the shopping district, A link to the Sponsor's Website will be included on our Website and Facebook page. Flyers are also posted on Craigslist, the Borough Presidents Website, Google My Business, Pinterest account and two online News blogs with over 20,000 views per month. Thank you Announcement made on during all Festival Event days (3-4). Also includes special mention and promotion in the Sponsor Deck and prior to the next themed Film Festival. 2 Tee shirts with the Flyer with your Logo.

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