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Omari Hardwick

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BRONZELENS LIVE INTERVIEW - PART ONE

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Keith David

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Bronzelens LIVE: Part One

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August 11-16, 2020 | #BLFF2020

Letter from our
Founder/Executive PRODUCER

Kathleen J. Bertrand

To our friends and supporters of BronzeLens Film Festival:

I sincerely hope you are continuing to stay safe and out of harm’s way, and that you’re practicing the recommendations of the World Health Organization, the CDC, and your local health agencies in maintaining
safe protocols for you and those you care for. I want you to know that we value the safety and health of all of you, as well as that of our team members!

Due to the unprecedented global pandemic of COVID-19, the 11th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival will be a virtual event. BRONZELENS – The Virtual Experience will take place on www.bronzelens.com over 6 days in August, beginning Tuesday, August 11, and concluding on Sunday, August 16th. This decision was not made lightly. It comes after months of study and concern for the most effective method, under the unique circumstances of today, to present the best in indie filmmaking created by people of color around the world, while also remaining concerned about the ongoing and unpredictable effects of the virus.

BRONZELENS – The Virtual Experience will have many of the same elements, plus a few surprises, that you have come to love about BronzeLens, and you can enjoy them all from the comfort of your home:

  • 6 days of the absolute best of the best of indie films, from short films to features, documentaries, webisodes, and music videos
  • Exclusive features for official selection filmmakers
  • Virtual networking
  • Post-screening talkbacks with our filmmakers
  • 5 exciting, information packed conversations, panels, and workshops
  • Sunday Brunch with the Brothers
  • 11th Annual Cinema and Social Justice Sunday screenings
  • The prestigious BronzeLens Awards

We are grateful for the film submissions we have received from all over the world, and we’re looking forward to sharing your creations with a world-wide audience. BronzeLens remains committed to using its voice and platform to tell our stories which inspire, enlighten, and bring truth to power. As you can attest with the national protests and calls for equal justice sweeping the country, the ability to tell our story is vitally important – now more than ever. No matter whether the medium is a social media platform, a film festival screening, or a movie theater – our lives, our stories have value and power.

We look forward to moving into our new 2020 reality. I hope you’ll join us for the journey.

KB

BronzeLens Through the Years

History

The BronzeLens Film Festival (BLFF) began as a suggestion by the President of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB), William Pate. He believed that with the growing number of films being made in Atlanta and Georgia, a destination festival focused on films made by African Americans would have an audience. Kathleen Bertrand, Sr. VP at ACVB at the time, was charged with doing a feasibility study. After meeting with other existing festivals geared to African Americans, she concluded that there could be a niche for a new festival and began the process of launching what was to become BronzeLens. ACVB incubated BLFF for its launch in 2010 and its next 5 festivals.

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Official Selections

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Special Events

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10th Annual BronzeLens SuperStars Luncheon
sponsored by BETHer
August 23, 2019
12:00 noon
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
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10th Annual BronzeLens Awards Show
hosted by Rodney Perry
August 24, 2019
8:30 PM
The Carter Center
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Sunday Brunch with Brothers
August 25, 2019
10:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Screening Experiences

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Opening Night
"Don't Let Go"
August 21, 2019
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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First Glance Friday
TBD
August 23, 2019
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Cinema and Social Justice Sunday
"Illegal Rose"
August 25, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Cinema and Social Justice Sunday
"One Child Left Behind: The Untold Atlanta Cheating Scandal"
August 25, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Closing Night
"Always A Bridesmaid"
August 25, 2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Panels & Workshops

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An Introspective Conversation with Production Designers
with Korey Michael Washington, A.D.G.
August 24, 2019
10:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
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Level UP to Stardom: Learn the Business of Acting and How to Audition Like a Pro
with Christine Horn
August 24, 2019
10:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
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Settling the Score: A Conversation on Music and Film
with Myra Walker, Moderator
Phil Davis, Matthew Head, Mike Sal, Amir Windom

August 22, 2019
3:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
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Status of Production in Georgia
with Lee Thomas, Shaunya Chavis, Lisa Ferrell & Cardelia Hunter
August 23, 2019
10:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
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A Conversation with the Detectives of 'ATL Homicide'
with Ray Cornelius, David Quinn, Vincent Velazquez, Christopher Diaz & Angelo Diaz
August 23, 2019
3:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
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Creating a Dope Web Series
with Dui Jarrod
August 24, 2019
2:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
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“Run that Show Like A Pro!” The Makings of a Showrunner
with Latisha Fortune & Kevin Arkadie
August 24, 2019
3:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Nightlife @ Bronzelens

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BronzeLens All Shorts After Glow @ Whiskey Mistress
Presented by BET Networks
in partnership with C.Cross Events

August 22, 2019
8:00 PM
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The Bronze After Party with DJ Salah @ The Library
August 23, 2019
9:00 PM
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The Bronze After Party @ REVEL
in partnership with C.Cross Events
August 23, 2019
8:00 PM
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