BronzeLens 2022 selects over 124 films for its 13th annual Film Festival


ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Based in Atlanta BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens) has the distinction of being located in one of the world’s leading centers of film and television production and it positions itself as a hotbed for creatives to imagine, collaborate and gain support. Creators from various disciplines and the general public can experience BronzeLens in person, for six days from August 23-28.

“Each year our Official Film Selections are determined from a pool of submissions from various parts of the world, and each year I am impressed by the brilliant work produced by such a diverse mix of creatives,” said Deidre McDonald. , artistic director of BronzeLens. “The BronzeLens team is poised and ready to present films that represent the hopes, dreams and experiences of filmmakers of color.

Of the 124 official film selections, 19 are Georgian productions and many films have an Afrofuturist or horror theme. Films selected in the Feature Films, Short Films, Documentary, Short Documentary, Dance Video, Web Series, Music Video, Student and Reel South Short Documentary categories include the work of filmmakers representing the United States, Canada, United Kingdom , Brazil, Jamaica, Cuba, Nigeria and India. BronzeLens is an Oscar-qualifying festival in the short film category and 57 short films are part of the official film screenings.

National and international BronzeLens film screenings, expert panel masterclasses, workshops and signature events are scheduled at venues throughout Atlanta’s arts and culture districts. Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station, Landmark Midtown Art Cinema and IPIC Atlanta are hosts to the BronzeLens Official Film Selections and the Starling Atlanta Midtown Hotel is the BronzeLens headquarters for educational programming and the Women SuperStars Honors.

BronzeLens Program Highlights

IPIC Atlanta

Daily screenings: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Regal Atlantic Station

Opening Night Feature

Bronze Carpet: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Screening: 20:00

Dionne Warwick: Don’t do me again

Directors: Dave Wooley, David Heilbroner

Synopsis: This award-winning feature-length documentary tells the dramatic story of Dionne Warwick’s meteoric rise from New Jersey gospel choirs to international superstardom.

Wednesday August 24

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

Screening: 7:00 p.m.

Jazz Night Sessions @ BronzeLens

Co-hosted by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

Little Satchmo

Director – John Alexander

Synopsis: Little Satchmo reveals the hidden daughter of Louis Armstrong; how one of Satchmo’s dearest loves was also his closest secret.

THE 88 WELL TUNED DRUMS OF OMAR SOSA – Director – Soren Sorenson

Synopsis: This is a feature length documentary about the life and music of Omar Sosa, multiple Grammy nominee, pianist and composer.

Thursday August 25



The art of the field

Presented by Emily Best

CEO and Founder, Seed&Spark

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Film/TV Intimacy Coordination

With Zuri Pryor Tombs

Sexuality and Mental Health Therapist, Educator and Film/TV Intimacy Coordinator

BronzeLens Clips and Chat

Bronze Carpet: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Screening: 20:00

Presented by Sony Pictures

With JD Dillard, director of the soon-to-be-released film Dedication

Synopsis: Dedication, an aerial warfare epic based on the best-selling book of the same name, tells the harrowing true story of two elite U.S. Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War. Their heroic sacrifices would ultimately make them the most famous wingmen in the Navy.

friday august 26


Workshops and Panels

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

IPIC Atlanta

Screenings: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Web series, Short documentaries, Documentaries, Short films, Nominated films

Saturday August 27


Workshops and Panels

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

State of the film industry

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Presented by Fulton Movies

IPIC Atlanta

Screenings: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Films nominated in all categories


BronzeLens Female Superstar Honors

Bronze Carpet: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Program: 20:00

Sunday August 28

The Chandelier Room @ Monday Night Brewing

BronzeLens Sunday Brunch with the Brothers

10h00 -12h00

The Cecil B. Day Chapel at The Carter Center

13e BronzeLens Annual Awards

Bronze Carpet: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Program: 20:00

Access to media

Approved media will have access to selected festival programming. To request access, please email Record Thrive Media’s BronzeLens agency at [email protected]

About the BronzeLens Film Festival

BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009, dedicated to bringing national and global attention to Atlanta as a center of film and film production for people of color. Its mission is two-fold: to promote Atlanta as a film mecca for people of color, to showcase films, and to provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers. Since its inception, the producers of BronzeLens have brought national and global attention to Atlanta, helping to showcase the city as a leader in the burgeoning film industry.

For more information on the BronzeLens Film Festival, visit BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.

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