Photos by Jerome Dorn
(Atlanta) — July 17, 2017 — Legendary and emerging stars in front of and behind the lens who have significantly influenced the film and television industry received awards during the BronzeLens Women SuperStars Luncheon (WSSL), August 25, 2017, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta. Confirmed honorees to date include award-winning director, writer and producer Neema Barnette (QUEEN SUGAR, BEING MARY JANE, THE BREAKS), veteran television and theater actress Crystal Fox (THE HAVE AND 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). BronzeLens Women SuperStars Luncheon is one of the most significant events in the southeast to celebrate and honor the achievements of women of color. It has become a must-attend signature event for film production insiders, corporations and the local community.
“The BronzeLens Women SuperStars Luncheon serves as an industry platform for interactive networking, social and professional engagement that inspires and informs women from all walks of life,” said Kathleen Bertrand, BronzeLens Film Festival Executive Producer.
About the BronzeLens Film Festival
Over the course of eight days (August 20-27, 2017), film lovers, actors, and filmmakers will gather to share a creative platform of education, entertainment, empowerment related to film, television, and the production of both.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved BronzeLens as a qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards category. The short film that receives the BronzeLens Best Short Award may now be eligible to enter the Academy’s Short Subject competition for the concurrent season. 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 new film mecca for people of color; and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers.