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BronzeLens 2022 Selects Over 124 Films for its 13th Annual Film Festival

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 4, 2022--

Atlanta-based has the distinction of being situated in one of the world’s leading film and television production hubs and it is positioned as a hotbed for creatives to ideate, collaborate, and garner support. Creators of various disciplines and the general public can experience BronzeLens in person, over the course of six days from August 23 to 28.

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BronzeLens Opening Night Features “Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over” August 23, 2022. Dionne Warwick pictured (Photo: Business Wire)

“Each year our official film selections are determined from a pool of submissions from various parts of the world, and every year I am in awe of the brilliant work produced by such a diverse mix of creatives,” said Deidre McDonald, BronzeLens Artistic Director. “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 Georgia productions and many films have an Afrofuturist or Horror theme. Selected films in the Features, Shorts, 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, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Jamaica, Cuba, Nigeria, and India. BronzeLens is a designated Oscar Qualifying Festival in the Shorts category and 57 Shorts are among the official film screenings.

BronzeLens domestic and international film screenings, expert panels master classes, workshops, and signature events are scheduled to take place at venues throughout Atlanta’s Arts and Cultural districts. Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station, Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, and IPIC Atlanta are the hosts for BronzeLens official film selections screenings and The Starling Atlanta Midtown hotel is BronzeLens headquarters for educational programming and the Women SuperStars Honors.

11:00am - 6:00pm

7:00pm - 8:00pm 8:00pm 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 cross-over super-stardom.

7:00pm 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. Director -Soren Sorenson Synopsis: This is a feature-length documentary on the life and music of Cuba-born, multiple Grammy nominee, pianist, and composer Omar Sosa

9:00am Presented by CEO & Founder, Seed&Spark

11:30am - 12:30am Featuring Sexuality and Mental Health Therapist, Educator, and film/television Intimacy Coordinator

7:00pm - 8:00pm 8:00pm Presented by Sony Pictures J.D. Dillard, Director of the soon to be released film Synopsis: , an aerial war epic based on the bestselling book of the same name, tells the harrowing true story of two elite US Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War. Their heroic sacrifices would ultimately make them the Navy's most celebrated wingmen.

9:00am – 3:00pm

9:30am - 5:00pm Web Series, Short Documentaries, Documentaries, Shorts, Nominated Films

9:00am – 3:00pm

3:00pm – 4:00pm Presented by

9:30am - 5:00pm Nominated films in all categories

7:00pm - 8:00pm 8:00pm

10:00am -12noon

7:00pm - 8:00pm 8:00pm

Approved media will have access to select festival programming. To request access, please email BronzeLens Agency of Record Thrive Media at .

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 film mecca for people of color, 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.

For more information regarding the BronzeLens Film Festival, please go to .

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