The Flying Stars win Best Documentary Award at BronzeLens

Tweet by Atlanta's BronzeLens Film Festival announcing best documentary award to The Flying Stars film.

On Saturday evening in Atlanta, the BronzeLens Film Festival awarded The Flying Stars the Best Documentary Award. The film had screened the day before at the sixth annual edition of this esteemed festival, featuring the best of filmmaking by the African diaspora and African-Americans.

Honoured!!! 🙂,” was how the filmmakers responded to the BronzeLens news on Twitter early Sunday morning. Indeed, we are.

Amputee soccer players from Bo region in Sierra Leone hoist a trophy.

The Flying Stars has a long history of awards. In September 2011, when it was known as Leone Stars, directors Allan Tong and Ngardy Conteh (now George) won the Telefilm Pitch This! competition at TIFF (the Toronto International Film Festival). The Flying Stars remains the only documentary to ever capture this prestigious award, given to the filmmaking team with the best pitch for a feature film in development. Soon after Pitch This!, Allan and Ngardy were awarded fellowships from the Sundance Documentary Institute, which invited them to attend the 2012 Sundance Film Festival to attend workshops and pitch to American funders, a grand experience for both.

Future screenings are planned and will be announced here.