By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 19, 2012 at 8:12PM
More from the black film festival frontier... for all you filmmakers:
(Atlanta) - Filmmakers interested in seeking consideration for inclusion in the 2012 BronzeLens Film Festival Film must submit by the deadline of July 31, 2012.
All fees and DVD copies must be postmarked no later than deadline date to be considered.
Please mail your submissions to: BronzeLens Film Festival, 233 Peachtree Street, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30303.
To submit a film to the 2012 BronzeLens Film Festival, please visit www.bronzelensfilmfestival.com which also features submission procedures and rules, fees and eligibility information.
2012 BronzeLens Film Festival submissions categories include Narrative Fiction, Shorts, Documentaries and Music Videos. Prestigious top honors will be given in each category and one filmmaker will again receive the Panavision $50,000 Camera Equipment Prize.
“We are taking a hard look at what is most important to filmmakers when they attend high caliber film festivals. Our goal is to grow in a direction that provides opportunities for our participants to engage interact, make real connections and be rewarded for outstanding filmmaking”, said Sheryl Gripper, Executive Director, and BronzeLens Film Festival.
Official submission fees: $50-Standard fee for all categories | $35-Student | $40-Georgia production
Late submission fees: $60-Standard fee for all categories | $45-Student | $50-Georgia production
Since its inception the BronzeLens Film Festival has evolved as one of the most comprehensive film festivals for filmmakers of color in the United States. Filmmakers representing the United States, Africa, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe comprised the thirty eight films screened at second annual BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens) in November, 2011. Six films received top honors which included Best Feature and Best Overall Film that went to ‘The Shanghai Hotel’, directed by Jerry Davis of Atlanta, Georgia. Director Jerry Davis also won the Panavision $50,000 gear package which is granted to the Best Overall filmmaker. Other top honors included Best Documentary and the Audience Award: ‘Start of Dreams’, Directed by The Horne Brothers of Atlanta, Georgia; Best International Film: ‘KINYARWANDA’, directed by Alrick Brown of Rwanda/USA; Best Ensemble: ‘We the Party’, directed by Mario Van Peebles of Los Angeles, CA; Best Short Feature: ‘Take Too Long’, directed by Kwesi Davis of Valley Village, California; and Best Music Video: ‘It’s Me’, directed by Carmen Rodgers of Atlanta, Georgia.
The dates for the 2012 Bronzelens Film Festival are November 8-11, 2012.