BronzeLens Film Festival will be celebrating its 10th annual festival August 21-25, 2019. BLFF was created to promote Georgia as the new film mecca for people of color. Georgia now ranks third nationally when it comes to film and television production generating over $6 billion dollars to the state’s economy on an annual basis. There is a vibrant production community here, from studio films to indies.
BronzeLens Film Festival has been approved as an Academy Awards® qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards.
Recipients of BronzeLens Film Festival qualifying awards will be eligible for consideration in the Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with Academy rules.
According to FilmFreeway, BronzeLens ranks
“in the top 2.5% of among more than 4,000 film festivals and creative contests around the world.”
Recent reviews from attending filmmakers have said:
“Incredible seminars, several amazing filmmaker luncheons, and an “Oscar Like” award ceremony made this festival quite a magnificent affair.”
BLFF has grown from a four-day festival to year-round programming. Since its first year, BLFF was invited by Ava DuVernay to be a charter member of AFFRM, now ARRAY. In that capacity, its a member of a collective of leading African American film festivals that comprise a unique distribution model. In addition, BLFF is programmed for the Atlanta Jazz Festival, The Neighborhood Awards Expo, partnered for an on-going bi-annual Family Film series, produced a South Asian Film series, conducted career workshops and provided promotional support for many of our “alums” who have gone on to have theatrical and digital releases.
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