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We have made it to this new year of 2021 together!

Because the global pandemic of COVID-19 is still with us, the 12th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival will be a virtual event once again. BRONZELENS – The Virtual Experience, 2021 will take place 6 August 17-22 with many of the same elements, plus a few surprises, that you love about BronzeLens, and you can enjoy them all from the comfort of your home:

News & Updates

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Originally Aired on February 22, 2022

Regular Submissions Now Open

Deadline: March 31, 2022
Late Deadline: April 15, 2022

Women's History Month Screening
Past, Present and Future

March 19, 2022
Screening: 7:30 PM

2021 Festival Winners

Best Documentary

2020 YEAR OF THE NURSE

Robyn Jones, Director

Best Short Documentary

CONTINUING A LEGACY

Elizabeth Bayne, Director

Best Reel South Short Documentary

WONDERFULLY MADE

Benita Ozoude, Director

Best Student

MY OWN MECCA

Alba Roland Mejia, Director

Best Web Series

THE BOTTOM

Marcus Munroe, Director

Best Music/Dance Video

META

Danielle Swatzie, Director

Best Actress

NIKKI LYNETTE

Get Out Alive

Best Actor

ANTONIO CARLOS

Roads to Olympia

Best Feature

QUEEN OF THE MORNING CALM

Gloria Ui Young Kim, Director

Best Short

AL-SIT

Suzannah Mirghani, Director

Best of Festival

Roads to Olympia

Samir Mechbal, Director

Audience Award

White Dove: The Origin

Delilah Andre, Director

Special Awards

Founder's Award

Tia Powell

President, Oz Publishing

Trailblazer's Award

MADELINE ANDERSON

Filmmaker, Writer, Educator, Activist

Festival Highlights

Special Events

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Rising Superstar

PRIAH FERGUSON

Actress

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Emerging Superstar

AUTUMN BAILEY-FORD

Producer

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Catalyst Superstar

WONYA LUCAS

President & CEO, Crown Media Family Networks (Hallmark)

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BEHIND THE LENS SUPERSTAR

SHEILA DUCKSWORTH

President, CBS/NAACP Production Venture

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LEGENDARY BEHIND THE LENS SUPERSTAR

SARA FINNEY-JOHNSON

Veteran Writer & Television Executive

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