For Immediate Release:
ATLANTA – August 17, 2018 – The ninth annual BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens) will take place August 22-26, 2018 at the Atlanta Marriot Marquis. Once again, the festival will include Family Day sponsored by Fulton County Arts & Culture on Saturday, August 25 at 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Auburn Avenue Research Library (101 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303). This kid-friendly workshop and screening will not only be entertaining and informative – it is also FREE!
Activities for Family Day include the following:
- 12:30 PM Registration/Check-In
- 1:00 PM ASIFA-South Animation Workshop
A Hands-on workshop focused on the art of animation.
- 2:00 PM Film Screening – The Water Princess
The Water Princess is a short-animated film, based on supermodel Georgie Badiel’s childhood in Africa. This screening will be facilitated by Dr. Collette Hopkins, of Diaspora U.
- 2:30 PM A Conversation on Animation with Maya Penn
Maya Penn is an 18-year-old animator and the CEO of Maya’s Ideas, an eco-friendly fashion company. She will facilitate a discussion on art, activism, and the entrepreneurial spirit.
- 3:15 PM Talking About Acting with Priah Ferguson
Actress Priah Ferguson is known for her breakout role as Erica Sinclair on Season 2 of Stranger Things. She will facilitate a discussion with actress Karen Ceesay, (her TV mom) about their professional careers and the television and film industry.
About the BronzeLens Film Festival
BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia, is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009, that is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. Its mission is two-fold: to promote Atlanta as the new film mecca for people of color, and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers. Since its inception, BronzeLens producers have brought national and worldwide attention to Atlanta, helping to showcase the city as a leader in the thriving film industry.
In 2017, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved BronzeLens as a qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards category. The short film that receives the BronzeLens Best Short Award may now be eligible to enter the Academy’s Short Subject competition for the concurrent season.
About Fulton County Arts & Culture
In 1979, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners established the Fulton County Arts Council to enhance the quality of life of Fulton County Residents. The Fulton County Arts Council and the Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture serves as Fulton County’s funding agency to support cultural programs and the agency which provides services to Fulton County based nonprofit arts organizations and Fulton County residents. Fulton County Arts & Culture believes the arts are essential to the quality of life of our citizens and to the economic and social health of our communities. The mission of the Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture is to ensure all citizens’ access to the arts. For more than 30 years Fulton County Arts & Culture has vigorously pursued quality arts programming through support and development of artists, arts organizations, arts institutions and cultural programming for residents.
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