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BronzeLens Film Festival hands out honors
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November 20, 2013 11:18 PM | 1128 views | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Special Photo / Awards host Palmer Williams Jr. and 'Small Thing' directors Jessica Vale and Nika Offenbac.
Special Photo / Awards host Palmer Williams Jr. and 'Small Thing' directors Jessica Vale and Nika Offenbac.
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Special Photo / Awards presenter David Talbert, 'The Retrieval' actress Christine Horn and Executive Producer Sibyl Jackson.
Special Photo / Awards presenter David Talbert, 'The Retrieval' actress Christine Horn and Executive Producer Sibyl Jackson.
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Special Photo / Director Mahmet-Saleh Haroun.
Special Photo / Director Mahmet-Saleh Haroun.
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A total of six films recently received top honors at the fourth annual BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta. Best Feature and Best Overall Film went to “The Retrieval,” directed by Chris Eska and was accepted by Executive Producer Sibyl Avery Jackson of Houston. “The Retrieval” also won the Panavision $30,000 camera equipment package which is granted to the Best Overall filmmaker.

Other top honors include Best Documentary: “In Search of the Black Knight,” directed by Tamarat Makonnen; Best International Documentary: “Small Small Thing,” directed by Jessica Vale; Best International Feature: “Gris Gris,” directed by Mahmet-Saleh Haroun; Best Short Feature: “Junior,” directed by Jeffrey Elmont; and Best Web Series: “Mommy Uncensord: Confessions of a Real Mom,” directed by Justin Jordan, David Koté and Dr. Sharrell Luckett. BronzeLens individual honors included Best Actress: Jenifer Lewis for “The Magic City,” Best Actor: Jamie Hector for “The Magic City” and BronzeLens Film Advocate Award: Tirrell Whittley, CEO of Liquid Soul Media.

The festival is nonprofit 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.
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