BronzeLens Film Festival


Years running: 16 (since 2009)

BronzeLens Film Festival

International Film Festival.


In fact, the mission of the BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is two fold: to promote Atlanta as the new film mecca for people of color; and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers.

Film lovers, actors, and film makers will gather in culture-and-heritage-rich Atlanta, Georgia, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis to share a creative platform of education, entertainment and empowerment discussions related to film, as well as television, and the production of both. The BronzeLens Film Festival will feature screenings in multiple venues, as well as informative panels, and enlightening Master Classes led by top names in film, direction, and production.


  • Best Feature
  • Best Short: BronzeLens Film Festival has been approved as an​ Academy Awards®​​ qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards.
  • Best International
  • Best Webisode
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Short Documentary
  • Best Student Film
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Actor in a Feature
  • Best Actress in a Feature
  • Audience Award determined by cell phone voting
  • Best of Festival


  • Entries must be written, directed, produced and/or principally acted by a person of color.
  • Year of completion must be 2022 or later.
  • There is no premiere requirement; however BLFF encourages at least an Atlanta premiere for selected films.
  • More than one entry can be submitted.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • On-line submissions must include the submission form, entry fee, JPEG publicity photo, downloadable trailer link, 250 word synopses of the film and URL link.

DVDs/Blue Rays will ONLY be returned if a self-addressed, paid envelope is provided and included with the accepted film submission.

Selection Media Type:  URL link

Screening Media Type: DVD, Blu-Ray

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Deidre McDonald (Artistic Director)
  • Kathleen Bertrand (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)



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4801 Fulton Industrial Blvd.
Atlanta, Georgia 30336
United States


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    October 18, 2023
  • Earlybird Deadline
    December 31, 2023
  • Regular Deadline
    March 15, 2024
  • Late Deadline
    April 24, 2024
  • Notifications
    July 12, 2024
  • Event Dates
    21 — 25 August 2024
Categories & Fees

Categories include: − Feature Film (narrative fiction): (40 minutes +), − Short Film (1 − 39 minutes), − Documentary: (30 minutes +), − Short Documentary: (1 − 29 minutes), − Webisode (two in a series; each not to exceed 15:00)

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $50
  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
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