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BronzeLens 2014 Nominated Films Include Titles Repping the USA + African and South American Countries

BronzeLens 2014 Nominated Films Include Titles Repping the USA + African and South American Countries

FYI for those of you who will be at the festival this year (I was there last year, where I moderated a conversation with Chadian auteur Mahamat Saleh Haroun); you should recognize some of these titles, as they’ve been previously covered on this blog. 

Details via press release from the festival follow:

Films representing the United States, Africa and South America comprise the 22 films nominated for BronzeLens Awards.  “Our 2014 nominated films represent the art of movie making at its best inall platforms and genres”, said Deidre McDonald, BronzeLens Film Festival Artistic Director.

Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the 5th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival which takes place over the course of five days, October 22-26. The BronzeLens Awards ceremony will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis where ‘Best of Festival’ filmmakers in their perspective categories and other noteworthy industry leaders will be honored.  Categories include the Best in Features, Documentaries, International Films, Shorts, Student Films, and Webisodes, as well as Best Actress and Best Actor.  Nominated films include:

Best Documentary:

That Daughter’s Crazy                   

Producer: Sam Adelman, Daryl Sledge    Director: Elzbieta Szoka

Life’s Essentials With Ruby Dee

Producer: Jevon ‘NJ’ Frank    Director: Muta’Ali Muhammad

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People      

Producer: Thomas Allen Harris, Deborah Willis, Ann Bennett, And Don Perry Director: Thomas Allen Harris

Best Webisode:

Good Girls

Producer: Kai Parham, Asia Lampley    Director: Rhavynn Drummer

In the Company of Friends

Producer: Vanessa Bell Calloway    Director: Garry Odom

Best International:

They Are We

Producer: Emma Christopher/Sergio Leyva Seiglie    Director: Emma Christopher             

City of God: 10 Years Later

Producer: Carla Osório / Daniel Barbosa Director: Cavi Borges / Luciano Vidigal

Triangle: Going to America

Producer: Theodros Teshome    Director: Theodros Teshome

Best Feature

An American in Hollywood

Producer: Venk Varadan    Director: Sai Varadan


Producer: Danny Green, Alton Glass, Courtney Triggs, Matthew Hatchet, Oliver W. Ottley III  

Director: Alton Glass                          

Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lion

Producer: Praheme, Tim Reid, Ken Roy   Director: Praheme

Best Student:

Chris’s Briss

Producer: Garen Thomas and Deshaun Thompson    Director: Delmar Washington

Dyce and Devil

Producer: Jingxi Wang   Director: Fabian Davis

Little Africa

Producer: Curtis Adair   Director: Justin Oney              


Producer: Khadif Sanders    Director: Nia Imani Phillips

Best Short

You’re Dead to Me

Melissa Haizlip    Director: Wu Tsang
The B Word

Producer: Nakisha & Nichole Celistan   Director: Jermaine R. Spencer       
Habeus Corpus

Producer: Lorene Wales    Director: Booker T. Mattison
Hero Mars

Producer: Susan Chapman    Director: Skyler Cooper
Full Time

Producer: Anne Cuddy    Director: Keion Jackson

Producer: Anthony J. Davis    Director: R. Shanea Williams

The Helen Lindsey Story

Producer: Maria Howell   Director: R. Shanea Williams

Best Actress:

Laura Patalano, You’re Dead to Me

Rain Pryor, That Daughter’s Crazy 

Skyler Cooper, Hero Mars  

Best Actor:

Richard Carroll Jr., An American in Hollywood

Kimani Coleman, Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions

Keith Robinson,   CRU

Founded in 2009, The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. Its mission is twofold: 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. 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.  Visit for more information regarding the BronzeLens Film Festival and for registration information.

Sponsors of the BronzeLens Film Festival are Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Coca-Cola Company, Turner Broadcasting System, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Delta Air Lines, HBO Documentary Films, BET Networks, Georgia Pacific, The Woodruff Arts Center and City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.


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