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(Left to right) KJ Smith, Anika Noni Rose, Dr. Holly Carter, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and Ayoka Chenzira in Conversation at the 15th Anniversary BronzeLens Women SuperStars Honors, The Rialto Center for the Arts, March 2, in Atlanta (Photo by Paul Biagui)

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BronzeLens Launched its Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration in Grand Style with a Star-

Studded Women SuperStars Honors Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony

Anika Noni Rose, Vanessa Bell Calloway, KJ Smith, Dr. Holly Carter, Timon Kyle Durrett, Saycon Sengbloh, Terri J. Vaughn, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, Olympic Gold Medalist Edwin Moses, and many more arrived decked in Elevated Fashion

ATLANTA --- March 7, 2024 — Actresses Anika Noni Rose, Vanessa Bell Calloway, KJ Smith, and Producer Dr. Holly Carter, were feted in grand style during the BronzeLens Women Superstars Honors fifteenth anniversary celebration on March 2, at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta, GA. Legendary SuperStar awardees Vanessa Bell Calloway and Anika Noni Rose, Emerging SuperStar awardee KJ Smith, and Behind the Lens SuperStar awardee Dr. Holly Carter graced the audience with heartfelt messages of gratitude and

compassion. They along star-studded list of attendees including Timon Kyle Durrett, Saycon Sengbloh, Terri J. Vaughn, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, Olympic Gold Medalist Edwin Moses, and many more arrived decked in elevated fashion.

As a special highlight for the evening Producer, Director, Animator, Writer, and 2018 BronzeLens Women SuperStar Ayoka Chenzira moderated an In Conversation with the 2024 BronzeLens Women SuperStars honorees.

BronzeLens Fifteenth Annual Women SuperStars Honors Photography

2024 BronzeLens Women SuperStars

Legendary SuperStar Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose

Emerging Women SuperStar, Actress KJ Smith

Behind the Lens Women Super Star, Producer Dr. Holly Carter
Behind the Lens Women SuperStar, Producer Dr. Holly Carter

BronzeLens Women SuperStars Honors (WSSH) is one of the most recognized industry awards to celebrate the achievements of women of color in film, television, and theatre. It has become a must-attend signature event for film, television, and theatre production insiders, corporations, and the local community. WSSH continues to serve as an industry platform for interactive networking, and social and professional engagement that inspires and informs women from all walks of life.

About the BronzeLens Film Festival

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 a film mecca for people of color, and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers.

BronzeLens Fifteenth Anniversary Summer Programming Runs from

Wednesday, August 21 thru Sunday, August 25

Wednesday, August 21 through Sunday, August 25

Screenings of BronzeLens 2024 Official Film Selections will take place from August 21 through 25. Other 2024 programming includes panels, workshops, master classes, and filmmaking best practices.

Additional signature events unique to the BronzeLens experience which include:

Sunday, August 25

A critical component of the festival is Cinema and Social Justice Sunday which features socially relevant films and conversations that address issues of social justice, and human and civil rights that are nominated for the ANDREW YOUNG CINEMA AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD.

The Annual BronzeLens Awards Show celebrates the “Best of Festival” filmmakers. Categories include the best in Narrative Features, Documentaries, Short Narratives, Short Documentaries, Dance, Webisodes, Students, Music Videos, as well as Best Actress and Best Actor.

For more information regarding the BronzeLens Film Festival, visit


Terri Vismale-Morris

BronzeLens Director of Public Relations

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