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Lights, Camera, Georgia 20 Day Short Film Competition

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BronzeLens Film Festival has been selected by Georgia Lottery to serve as host of the Lights, Camera, Georgia Short Film Competition which officially opens its ‘Call for Entries’ May 14, 2013 at 4pm at www.LightsCameraGeorgia.com.   Participating filmmakers will have 20 days to create a film up twenty minutes in length.

Lights, Camera, Georgia was created to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Georgia Lottery Corp and its legacy of positively impacting the lives of Georgians through funding the state’s educational programs.

Competition entries are not limited to Georgians so that  filmmakers from around the country have the opportunity to submit relevant creative content and win one of three awards, 1st Place: $10,000; 2nd Place: $5,000; 3rd Place: $5,000 for a grand total of $20,000 in cash prizes.  Each entrant must select from one of the following competition themes: Hope Scholars, Pre-K Students; Georgia Lottery 20th Anniversary; When Georgians Play, Our Students Win; and Winning.   Also the mandatory dialogue line ‘Today could be the Day’ must be included in the film.

All entries must be submitted by June 3, 2013 and winning films will be broadcast via the Lights, Camera, Georgia Short Film Competition website on June 26.   The winners will be automatically selected to participate in the BronzeLens Film Festival November 7-10, 2013.  Information about the competition and how to enter is available at www.LightsCameraGeorgia.com.

About the BronzeLens Film Festival Preview

A distinguished panel of judges will select the Lights, Camera, Georgia Short Film Competition winners.  Participating  judges are representatives from Georgia Lottery in addition to actress and musician Persia White known for playing Lynn Searcy on the long-running sitcom Girlfriends and her re-occurring role on Vampire Diaries; Roger Bobb , President and CEO of BobbCat Films, a film and television production company based in Atlanta, GA.; and Lee Thomas, Director of the State of Georgia Film, Music, & Digital Entertainment Division.   BronzeLens Film Festival, Crawford Media Services and WSB Television are the official partners of Georgia Lottery Lights, Camera, Georgia Short Film Competition.

The fourth BronzeLens Film Festival takes place November 7-10, 2013 and is set to provide attendees with expert panels, workshops, master classes, domestic and international film screenings, pre-festival events and unique southern hospitality.  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.  More information about the BronzeLens Film Festival and 2013 filmmaker entries is available at www.bronzelensfilmfestival.com.

About the Georgia Lottery

Since 1993, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14.3 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

For more information about the Lights, Camera, Georgia Film Competition contact

Terri Vismale-Morris at 404.346.0410 or tvmorris@bronzelens.com 

Danielle Morris, Public Relations Coordinator at


Press Release from Georgia Lottery