August 20-27 - Over the course of eight days, film lovers, actors, and filmmakers gathered to share a creative platform of education, entertainment, empowerment related to film, television, and the production of both at the 8th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival.
68 films were screened to over 6000 attendees at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Auditorium. Additionally, the festival featured master classes, brunch discussions, a filmmaker’s lounge, panels, and more. Winners include The Suit (Best in Festival and Best International Short), Little Music Manchild (Best Documentary), Ashley Ashley (Best Documentary Short), The Homecoming (Best Student Film), Created Equal (Best Feature), Journey of a Soca King (Best International Documentary), Burning Angel Dust (Best Short), Broken Pieces (Best Music Video), and Brooklyn.Blue.Sky (Best Webisode). Elle Jae Stewart was awarded Best Actress for her role in Junior and Kendre Berry received Best Actor for Trouble Man. The 2017 Audience Award went to Spilled Milk, Brenda Mills received the Founder’s Award, Heritage Cadillac received the Heritage Award, and Crystal Emery received the Spirit Award.