BronzeLens Film Festival is pleased to announce receipt of a $10,000 grant from the City of Atlanta, Mayor?s Office of Cultural Affairs. This is the second time that the festival has been the recipient of one of the Contracts for Arts Services grants that the Office of Cultural Affairs makes possible each year for arts and cultural organizations. The Office of Cultural Affairs also administers the Power2Give Campaign, for which BronzeLens was invited to participate.? Power2Give empowers our supporters to give directly to BronzeLens by matching each donation, dollar for dollar. ?Last year, Contracts for Arts Services funded 7,635 artistic presentations that employed just under 4,000 artists and served over 2.7million audience members, and we are extremely pleased with both the quality and breadth of arts programs and projects we?ll be helping to put on,? said Camille Russell Love, Executive Director.?BronzeLens was also fortunate to partner with the new Mayor?s Office of Film & Entertainment, which sponsored the Film and Entertainment Lounge at the 2014 BLFF.
According to BronzeLens executive producer Kathleen Bertrand,??We are so thankful that Mayor Reed and the City of Atlanta recognize the great importance and value of our art and cultural communities in a thriving city like Atlanta. Equally important is the recognition of the vision and mission of BronzeLens Film Festival.? As Atlanta continues to grow in national recognition as a hub for film and television production, partnerships like this one help BronzeLens fulfill its mission to not only uplift the next generation of great filmmakers, but also to promote Atlanta as the mecca for film and television production for people of color.?