The eighth annual BronzeLens Film Festival kicks off Sunday, August 20 and will run through Sunday, August 27, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Festival headliners include 2017 BronzeLens Women SuperStars, Queen Latifah (Girls Trip, Bessie, Chicago), award-winning director, writer and producer Neema Barnette (“Queen Sugar,” “Being Mary Jane,” “The Breaks”), veteran television and theater actress Crystal Fox (“The Haves and The Have Nots,” “In the Heat of the Night”) and award-winning filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu (In The Morning, “U.N.I.T.Y. Re-ignighted,” Black America Again).
Substantive programming, combined with a who’s who of the film industry has established BronzeLens as one of the nation’s pre-eminent film festivals. With Georgia now No. 1 in feature film productions, BronzeLens has long attracted national and international attention to Atlanta, promoting the city as a leader in the film industry.
Lamman Rucker (“Greenleaf,” Why Did I Get Married?) will lead the masterclass, Up Close – Through the BronzeLens: The Art of Auditioning with Lamman Rucker. In addition, legendary stage and screen actors Keith David (“Greenleaf”, “Community”, Crash, There’s Something About Mary, Barbershop) and E. Roger Mitchell (“The Quad”, Selma) will engage in insightful and revealing conversation during Sunday Brunch with the Brothers. They will be joined by “Queen Sugar” stars Timon Kyle Durrett and Omar Dorsey. See the Festival’s schedule for the complete list of informative panels about film and television production and for workshops for student filmmakers.