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BronzeLens Returns As A Virtual Experience

2019 BronzeLens Film Festival official selections announced (L-R) Terri J. Vaughn (Host/Director/Actor), Deidre McDonald (Artistic Director/BronzeLens), Kathleen Bertrand (Executive Producer/BronzeLens), Keith David (Host/Actor/Singer)

New 2021 Programming Line-Up Includes Crowdfunding Leader Seed&Spark, Managing Workflow with Scriptation, SAGindie Contract Workshop, The Resurgence of Black Horror Genre, Packaging and Pitching, Mental Health for Creatives, Nonfiction Distribution Opportunities and Resources, Diversity, Inclusion and Representation, and BIPOC Storytelling in the Ad World

Veteran Editor Terilyn A. Shropshire, Black Horror Authorities Tananarive Due and John Jennings, Writer Producer, Director Deborah Riley-Draper, and Oscar Nominated Director Kevin Wilson are Among Participating Featured Guests

Signature Events, 63 World Premieres, and Over 180 Films Screenings Comprise BronzeLens 2021 Virtual Experience Tuesday, August 17 – Sunday, August 22

ATLANTAJuly 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The 12th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens) launches Tuesday, August 17, 2021, anchored by meticulously curated information-packed programming for a wide range of filmmakers, the general public, marketing professionals, students, and film enthusiasts. BronzeLens will again be presented over the course of six days 100% online culminating on August 22nd.

Deidre McDonald, BronzeLens Artistic Director and Kathleen Bertrand, BronzeLens Founder and Executive Producer

The global pandemic of COVID-19 remains a very real issue and as a result, we decided to present BronzeLens as a virtual experience,” said Kathleen Bertrand, Founder and Executive Producer of the BronzeLens Film Festival. “BronzeLens was founded to provide salient information and serve as a catalyst for creating opportunities for filmmakers of color. This year we are presenting our largest collection of Official Film Selections, a series of multifaceted Powerhouse panels, workshops and demos, and our exclusive signature events.”

Of the more than 180 official selections that will be screened, 63 are world premieres and 15 are from returning filmmakers. The diverse line-up of films come from Brazil, Burkina FasoCanadaChinaCôte d’IvoireIrelandIndiaIsraelGhana, the Netherland, the United Kingdomthe United States, and the Americas.

“Our 2021 film selections are exceptionally creative. Many of the documentaries include original music, and there are movies with thought-provoking, finely crafted storylines surrounding Afrofuturism,” said Deidre McDonald, Artistic Director of the BronzeLens Film Festival. “Over the years we have remained resolute to seeking and giving voice to the authentic stories of people of color. Diversity and inclusion have always been at the forefront of why we do what we do. We have also taken pride in the caliber of programming and panels we have sought to provide which allow attendees to have access to information from leaders in the film industry.”

For the complete list of the 2021 Power House Programming and Official Film Selections go to BronzeLens.

SOURCE BronzeLens Film Festival

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