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Q.U.E.E.N. - Online Screener - Short Film

Q.U.E.E.N. tells the story of a teenage girl with a troubled past who uses writing as her muse to say all the things she is too afraid to say. Through self-discovery and a little bit of courage, Imani faces her biggest fear at a rap battle.

  • Brittany "B.Monét" Fennell
    Cookie the Cow + Pookie the Penguin, Strings Attached, 701
  • Brittany "B.Monét" Fennell
    Cookie the Cow + Pookie the Penguin, Strings Attached, 701
  • Brittany "B.Monét" Fennell
    Cookie the Cow + Pookie the Penguin, Strings Attached, 701
  • Nyemiah Supreme
    Key Cast
    Sisterhood of Hip Hop
  • Elle Varner
    Key Cast
    BET Awards 2014, Pariah
  • Alexandra Miller
    Key Cast
    The Carrie Diaries
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama, Music, Coming of Age, African American, Latino, Urban
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 19 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cannes Film Festival - Short Film Corner

    May 19, 2017
  • Sundance Film Festival - Horizon Award Winner

    January 19, 2017
  • Sarasota Film Festival
  • Maryland Film Festival
  • Cucalorus Film Festival
  • Tallgrass Film Festival
  • Black Women Film Network
    Best Film
  • NC Black Film Festival

    Student Film Winner and the First Recipient of the Donna Joyner Green Student Film Award
  • Capital City Film Festival
  • IndieWorks

    Silver Whiskers and Golden Whiskers
  • Big Apple Film Festival
  • #NewView Film Competition with Glamour and #girlgaze
Director Biography - Brittany "B.Monét" Fennell

Brittany "B.Monét" Fennell is a writer/director who graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in English. She hails from Silver Spring, Maryland and holds an MFA from New York University in Film and Television with a concentration in writing and directing.

Her award winning short film Q.U.E.E.N. has screened at over a dozen of festivals including Cannes Short Film Corner and premiered on Magic Johnson's channel ASPiRE. Additionally, she was a runner - up in the First Time Female Filmmakers Contest with Women and Hollywood.

She was also named the 2017 Horizon Award winner through Cassian Elwes, Christine Vachon and Lynette Howell - Taylor at the Sundance Film Festival and a recipient of the Adrienne Shelly Foundation grant and a directing fellow for Film Independent's residency program Project Involve.

Additionally, she is one of the winners for the #NewView film competition with Glamour and #girlgaze which champions the voices of female filmmakers and filmmakers in the Tisch Other Showcase that focuses on diverse artists whose voices are underrepresented in the television industry.

Most recently B.Monét is one of the finalist in the Women in Film Mini Upfronts Program for her first feature film Q.U.E.E.N.


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Director Statement

Q.U.E.E.N. explores the themes of identity, sexuality, abuse, expression, and more importantly healing. Q.U.E.E.N. follows a sixteen-year old teenager named Imani who struggles to find her voice. Through the different relationships with her mother, best friend Zoe, and teacher Ms. Visovsky, we are entranced inside of Imani’s interior world.  

I want a different reality for Imani. Although her past is a little different than mine, I strongly believe in young girls and women realizing that they are more than painful experiences they too, can claim a different trajectory for their lives.

This story inspires me because I wholeheartedly believe in women and young girls telling their stories. It is important to me that men, children, but especially, women and young girls, understand the importance of releasing their pain and living out their life’s purpose.