Make your plans now to attend the 3rd annual BronzeLens Film Festival, November 8 – 11, 2012 at the magnificent Atlanta Marriott Marquisbronze_festival_2011. In just three years, BronzeLens has become a must-attend event, drawing attendees and press attention from around the nation.

The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. 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.

From November 8 through 11, 2012, 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.

Here are some of the highlights you don't want to miss of this year's outstanding festival:
  • For the first time anywhere – join legendary casting director and producer Reuben Cannon for "The Producers Roundtable." Top film and television producers tell you how's it's done!
  • Listen to one of the internet's biggest webisode stars, Issa Rae. The producer, director, and lead actor of Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl opens up about her incredible journey.
  • Award-winning author and playwright Pearl Cleage talks about her newest project in "From Novel to Screen: The Pearl Cleage Film Project, with Pearl Cleage and Dr. Ayoka Chenzira."
  • NAACP Image Award winning producer Roger Bobb shares his creative expertise and insight in a new workshop "Creating Comedy Shows with Roger Bobb"

Plus, new feature, short, and documentary films from both local and national filmmakers. Don't forget workshops and panels on everything from How to Attract Investors" to How to Pitch Your Film to the Media" and so much more. If you are creative visual artist – producer, actor, screenwriter, film maker, film student, or film and television supporter – then you should be at BronzeLens Film Festival this year! For more information visit.

Photo: Kathleen Bertrand, Bronze Lens Executive Producer and Thomas Dortch, Jr., former chair 100 Black Men of America.