Join us for the Christian Online Film Festival - COLFF
Become an award-winning Christian Film Maker by entering one of our online film festivals in 2017: 28 January 2017, 25 February 2017, 25 March 2017, 29 April 2017, 27 May 2017, 24 June 2017, 29 July 2017, 26 August 2017, 30 September 2017, 28 October 2017, 25 November 2017, and 30 December 2017!!
Hello everyone! Welcome to the monthly 'Christian Online Film Festival - COLFF'
We have a full set of films / scripts for the 27 May 2017 COLFF!
The next COLFF you can enter will be 24 June 2017!
You can sign up here by paypal for $10 below or also at our Filmfreeway Page!
The purpose of the Christian Online Film Festival, Web Site Page, and Facebook Page is to promote and provide exposure to Christian films, movies, cartoons, animated adventures, music videos, documentaries, educational films, advertisements, songs, soundtracks, photos, and scripts. America needs to start encouraging and recognizing people who produce wholesome family friendly entertainment.
Each month we will hold a contest on the last Saturday of the month, and we will select the top entries for a digital on-line award which you can display. If you are a Christian who has produced a movie or cartoon or other entertainment product, and has the rights to it, you can submit it for our monthly contest.
After you pay the $10 entry fee by paypal credit or debit card and send us the movie poster and link to your trailer on Youtube or a digital copy of your script/screenplay, we will 1. enter it into our monthly contest, 2. Post the cover to our Facebook Page and list it below in our film totals, 3. Post the link to your trailer during the monthly contest so everyone can enjoy, and then 4. post the monthly winners after each online film festival! on both Facebook and below!! If it is a script/screenplay you are entering we will post one scene you choose, usually two pages, to put up during the contest. Categories will be for best feature film (45 min and longer), best short film (15-44 minutes), best mini-film (14 minutes and under), best animation/cartoon, best documentary, best advertisement, best educational film, best student film, best soundtrack, best song, best photo, best script/screenplay, best music video, and best web series! After each festival we will e-mail the winners their digital awards and post the winners to our Facebook page and Web page. We do not do physical awards, just digital award laurels and certificates to keep the cost down. If you have any questions please e-mail us at ChristianOLFF@aol.com and God Bless.
What do you win:
Digital award poster and black and white award laurels for you to put on your Facebook Page and web site - see examples below!
Digital award certificates for you to put on your Facebook Page and web site!
The director of the film festival is Richard Collins, an award-winning Christian author whose first 3D animated adventure, 'Raegan and RJ in Space: First to Mars' was selected for, and shown at the His Film Festival in FT Lauderhill Florida in April 2017, the Big Cross Film Festival in Hollywood California in November 2016, the Christian Worldview Film Festival in Texas in March 2016, and the Faith Film Festival in MT Juliet Tennessee on October 2015!
Please note: We will not post the link to your full movie, just the trailer. if you are entering a script/screenplay we can post one scene two pages, that you choose. Also, this is a Christian family friendly film festival for all ages including kids, so no films without a Christian theme or that include any adult, innapropriate, or material that does not align with the Bible will be accepted. We at COLFF have the right to reject any film which does not fall into these guidelines or does not have a Christian world view. God Bless.
To see results of all 2017 COLFFs go to this link here:
Below are all the COLFF entries and the awards they won!
Event Poster for the 27 May 2017 Christian Online Film Festival:
Official Selections for the 27 May 2017 Christian Online Film Festival:
‘Faith’s Song’ by Frankie Hutto. A young girl’s faith is tested, when her parents are suddenly killed in a car crash and she is forced to move in with relatives who are non-believers. She finds herself in a new city, new school and no friends… She is a talented singer, who wants to worship God with her songs, but her uncle and others at school challenge her faith. Only one boy seems to see the greatness in her… She has to come to grips with either fitting in or following God, which may cost her more than just her faith.
‘Me Set Free’ by BB Lopez Bauda. A man remembers how he lived in a fury of flames that consumed him from the inside out until one day God drew him out of the depths of his misery from the abyss of despair that he was confined in.
‘The Coconut Song’ by Alison Miller. A music video filmed in Hawaiian about coconuts and all their many benefits.
‘Lord Change My Heart’ by Tamala Coleman. Trailer to the upcoming movie ‘Lord Change my heart’ the story of a tragic accident that causes a couple to suddenly place their vacation on hold.
‘The Second Son’ by Leonard Varasano. As a benevolent farmer from America’s Heartland acquires the Touch of God, enabling him to heal terminally ill children, dark forces converge from far and wide to eliminate him from the world scene.
Event Poster for the 29 April 2017 Christian Online Film Festival:
Award Posters for the 29 April 2017 Christian Online Film Festival:
Official Selections for the 29 April 2017 Christian Online Film Festival:
‘Jericho’ by Micahel Martin. This film was done for kids and by kids in a church in Denver, Colorado to teach the story and lessons of the battle of Jericho. From fear to faith in Joshua, to a story of Rahab's redemption, to learning that being on God's side is what matters, this film will challenge kids and adults alike to trust God in all things. This film was completely shot on green screen with iPhones by two pastors who had a crazy vision to help a Bible story come alive to kids by having them participate in a film project.
‘I Love You Truly’ by Ian Woodward. I LOVE YOU TRULY is the story of two young people discovering and building trust and finding a soul mate they hope will be with them forever. It follows the on-off relationship of the couple as they begin to find out more about each other and experience true love for the first time. It stars the acclaimed young English actors Charlotte Frost and Richard Mark as the young couple.
‘Wake’ by Matthew McCallum. Kelly and Meg are humoring their father, Richard, who believes he's dying, when he isn't.
‘Mob Tithes’ by Krystal Bolden. Enforcing the law of Tithes goes deeper than he thinks when Randy, the Tithes Sherriff, starts training his protégée.
Scripts / Screenplays:
‘Scroll Back’ by Jay and Steven Stamatis. "A skeptic goes back in time for Dead Sea Scrolls, but ends up further back in time to seek proof of God instead."
‘The Wager’ by Jim Gloyd. “Brucie thought he got a bum rap right from the very beginning, but most people would if they were abandoned and left on the steps of the police station as a mere infant, and their future consisted of seventeen foster homes. With those odds Brucie didn’t think he stood a chance, and maybe he didn’t. However, after a trip to church things appeared to be looking up for young Brucie, that is until he is pulled from the grid, against his will, by the Cartel to do their bidding. By the time he breaks free from the Cartel’s stronghold, he is equipped with a heinous past and gambling addiction... while somehow keeping his rugged good looks, charm, and whit intact. He tries to go on in spite of his infirmities, but all seems lost as he loses his job and is evicted to be once again cast to the streets. In what seems to be a last ditch effort... he takes everything he has left to the Casino in hopes for what would be the grand wager. Instead he loses everything and seems to be without hope... that is...until a man in white walks up and asks him if he would like to make a wager...a wager that will unlock a mysterious and spiritual journey that will forever alter a broken life.”
Award Posters for the 25 March 2017 Christian Online Film Festival:
Event Poster for the 25 March 2017 Christian Online Film Festival:
Official Selections for the 25 Mar 2017 Christian Film Festival:
‘No Eyes Have Seen’ by Krystal Bolden. A teenage boy, Landen, buys recording glasses to record himself skating. But one evening of skateboard tricks turns his life upside down when he inadvertently records a murder being committed in a dark alley on his way home by the city's most powerful mob-boss, Elliot Harker. Being a deacon's son, Landen, has always been taught to do the right thing. But as a witness to a high-profile murder, he soon finds out that doing the right thing is not always so distinctively clear. Landen quickly realizes that doing the right thing will either haunt him morally or put his family and friends in danger.
‘The Last Believer’ by Titus Pannell. A prisoner who has amnesia has his faith put to the test during a torturous interrogation.
‘Crimson Love’ by Tanya Muir. A once in a lifetime date with destiny.
‘Fairplay’ by Leonardo Gomez. This awesome film tells the story of Mr. SilvanoEspindola, who went from playing professional soccer in South America, to pastoring churches in Colombia, Argentina, and Florida!
‘Time to Escape: Adam & Eve’ by Final Call productions. A Spoken Word Poem by Jermaine Wong of a conversation between Adam and his wife Eve and Adam and God.
Scripts / Screenplays:
‘Cowgirl’s Christmas Romance’ by Colin K. Stewart. Cinderella cowgirl looks for western romance.
Award Posters for the 25 February 2017 Christian Online Film Festival:
Event Poster for the 25 February 2017 Christian Online Film Festival:
Official Selections for the 25 February 2017 Christian Online Film Festival:
'Regret' by Seth Dirks. From the mind of Seth Dirks comes an emotionally gripping Christian short film that was written, shot and edited over the course of just six weeks. The film begins with a man struggling with uncontrollable rage and alcohol addiction who's story twists and turns him towards the loving arms of Jesus Christ.
'Silly Robin' by Ian Woodward. One morning in early autumn the lives of English naturalist Ian Woodward, FZS, and his garden-loving wife Zenka were suddenly changed. In their country garden near London they were befriended by a robin, England’s unofficial national bird. It was the start of an amazing relationship between man and bird that would provoke smiles and induce tears. It was a friendship that would arouse tenderness and stir up emotions of wonder, admiration and trust. “When bird trusts man,” says the filmmaker, “be proud.” Zenka and Ian (a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London) called the red and brown songster “Silly Robin”.
‘Speck Score‘ by Kelly Van Shaar. A story told in music, this inspirational 3D-animated film follows the life cycle of a small dot. It features simple visuals designed to guide the viewer through the musical journey. It has no speaking, few sound effects, and limited on-screen text.
‘In The Sweet By And By’ by Micah Derksen. From a cathedral to a blooming orchard, this one man a Capella choir transports you to the “Sweet By and By”.
Awards for the 28 January 2017 Christian Online Film Festival:
Event Poster for the 28 January 2017 Christian Online Film Festival:
Official Selections for the 28 January 2017 Christian Online Film Festival:
‘Sister Able’s Closet‘ by Ms. Terri Bea-Sopher. A comedy about a very interesting group of church members who get invited over to Sister Able’s house and find a big surprise.
‘The Red Rose‘ by Mr. Ian Woodward. A musical fantasy about a modern-day Alice in Wonderland.
‘Your Love is Amazing‘ by Ms. Christy Phillips. A music video about how amazing God’s love is for us.
Awards for the 31 December 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
Line-up for the 31 December 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
Official Selections for the 31 December 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
- 'I'll Walk with God' by Ian Woodward and ENCORE Films! This wonderful short film and musical romance was Written and Directed by Ian Woodward, and stars Norman Bowman, Virginia Byron, and Claire Heverin!
'God's Wrath / Time to Repent' by Donnie Rook. A new Gospel song that says it is time to repent and let Jesus in, for no one on earth is without sin.
Awards for the 26 November 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
Line-up for the 26 November 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
Official Selections for the 26 November 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
'The Buttermilk Tree' by Jonetha Jomea Scott. This powerful film is a very touching story about a man that is unable to deal with the death of his wife from Breast Cancer. At a class reunion, a few of his friends decide to visit him to try and help bring him out of his depressed state, however, he ends up helping them with their problems instead. It also has a surprise ending.
'Mr. Windy' by Rachell Betts. This inspiring documentary tells the story of musician Winand "Mr. Windy" Sogbor! It is about his journeys to increase his education through music and filmmaking at a prestigious university. Along the way he is faced with repeated devastating challenges while on campus, throughout that journey!
'A Shot at Faith' by Carl Lord. This powerful screenplay tells the story of Navy Seal Myles “Miracle” McLean, who is on a mission to avenge the death of his fiancée, Katie Sinclair. Blaming God for her death, Myles, driven by revenge, cautiously teams up with ex-Marine sniper turned preacher, Reverend Ben Stone who together, embark on a journey of suspense, danger, and faith to hunt down the surprising killer.
'Myles Miracle' by Carl Lord. This powerful script tells the story of Mitchell Craig, a reverent and prized basketball recruit that has three goals. One: Earn the love of his godless single mother, Betsy Craig. Two: Find his long-lost dad. Three: Win a championship. After Mitchell misses the game-winning shot in his high school's regional final, little does he realize the journey to achieve at least one of his goals is about to begin.
Awards for the 29 October 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
Line-up for the 29 October 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
Official Selections for the 29 October 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
'A True Witness' by Micah Derksen. This mini-film shows how Cristians around the world are being persecuted for their faith right now! Will you be a true witness of your faith in Jesus Christ to those that are lost?
'Odorico, Become a Saint' by Roger Mantica.Italian priest OdoricoD'Andrea arrived in Nicaragua in 1953 as a missionary of the Franciscan order; his life changed forever the small town of San Rafael del Norte and influenced the peace process of the country during its civil war. Today he has thousands of devotees who hail him as a saint.
Awards for the 27 August 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
Line-up for the 27 August 2016 Christian ONline ilm Festival:
Official Selections for the 27 August 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
'Passion of the Punk' by Craig Vincent. A father comes to terms with his son's punk lifestyle.
'Tuned in' by Matthew Marshall. Emma, a teenager who disobeys dinner table rules of her parents by having her cell phone at the table gets grounded until she learns to get priorities straight and learn the value of relationships.
Awards for the 30 July 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
Line-up for the 30 July 2016 Christian Online Filom Festival:
Official Selections for the 30 July 2016 Christian Online Film Festival;
'If Not For the Lord Where Would I Be: Delicious' by D. Tina Batten. The first of four episodes in the series entitled: If Not For The LORD, Where Would I Be? It will take strength for Delicious to walk away from her current employment needs and seek guidance from the LORD to SAVE her SOUL!
‘For the Love of June’ by Lisa Mikitarian. The story of Frank--a man who waits thirty years to reach out--and still it isn't too late.
'Disease' by Bogna Jordan. A short exploring of exaggerated human nature - to hurt others without ability to stop, unless with full determination to do so. A parable of receiving and rejecting Jesus. The decision is always ours.
'My Help' written and performed by Stacey Aasiya-Bey. Music Video concept and directed by D. Tina Batten. An original song which tells the story about turning points, tearing down life strongholds, repentance and finding your higher purpose through Christ.
Awards for the 25 June 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
Line-up for the 25 June 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
Official Selections for the 25 June 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
'David Hood' by Josh Ebel and Adam Fielden. An Old Legend...Retold… David Hood is a take on a couple old characters (The biblical story of David and Robin Hood) that have been put into a blender, added twist of lemon and a dash of surprise in brand new tale that is completely unlike either story. David Hood is about our hero David and his best friend Will who has been hiding for years and spends his time roughing up his nemesis, King Saul. This is a film full of action, adventure and even a bit of romance as we follow David on the adventure of a life time.
'The Trial of Everett Mann' by Mike Gerard. An arrogant hot-headed man finds himself on the wrong end of the law. Desperate with no place to turn, he finds hope and redemption through an unlikely stranger.
'Foreigner' By Jack Savage. In this Mini-Film a husband makes a very bad decision that almost destroys his family. After she knows what happened, can his wife forgive?
Awards for the 30 May 2016 Christian Online Film Festival:
Line-up for the 30 May 2016 Christian Online Film Festival
Official Selections for the 28 May 2016 Christian Online Film Festival
'Open Hands' by James Burns. A rancher named Clay Cain has to deal with the anger he feels for a card shark after being wongly charged with a crime.
'Too Many Ghosts' by Ian Woodward. A young soldier named Joe Franklin reflects on the folly of war immediately after the end of WWII.
'At Fault' by Anthony Hartley. A man at the end of his life faces his choice.
Awards for the 30 April 2016 Christian Online Film Festival
Line-up for the 30 April 2016 Christian Online Film Festival
Official Selections for the 30 April 2016 Christian Online Film Festival
- Short Films:
- 'Open Hands' by James Burns. In this film Rancher Clay Cain is sentenced to hang after he's found with the body of Luke Owens, a known card shark who swindled Clay's father in a game of cards to obtain the Cain family ranch. While Clay waits his demise he must deal with the hate he has for Luke and his brother Perry.
- Mini Films:
- 'Group' by Ms. Jackie Goldston. In this film a group of people are in a therapy session and they are discussing the loss of family and how hard it is. This film makes you think about how short life is, and how important it is to spend time with family and friends while they are here. It also shows that we should not keep all our pain bottled up, but let people know how hard it is so they can help us.
- 'Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem' by Holger Klussman. This fascinating documentary was shot in Jerusalem, Israel, and follows the street the Passion of the Christ took place on, from the place Jesus was sentenced to death, to the place He was crucified, buried, and rose again at! This documentary is amazing!
Awards for the 27 March 2016 Christian Online Film Festival
Line-up for the 27 March 2016 Christian Online Film Festival
Official Selections for the 27 March 2016 Christian Online Film Festival
- 'Armor of Light' by KB Montgomery. This awesome feature film tells the story of a mother and her daughter trying to fend off an evil being from their shack at night with only candles and oil lamps. The movie was written and directed by KB Montgomery, and stars Amy Montgomery as Phoebe the Mother, Maggie Montgomery as Jean Louise the Daughter and the other daughter, Juanita Montgomery as the Grandmother, and Sallie Montgomery as the other daughter. The movie was very well done, and used the light from the candles and bible verses to show that as Christians if we put on the 'Armor of Light' we will be protected! See the landing page for this film at the lower left tabs of this web site!
- 'Reprogrammed' by Charter Road. This amazing mini-film tells the story where a robotic system controlled by fear, is reprogrammed with the help of some robots Timmy, Quin, and Aden!
- 'Gone' by John Hopper. This awesome mini-film tells the story of a burglar named Max who, upon entering the house of Jason, has a conversation that could change both of their lives for all eternity. The film was Written and Directed by John Hopper, Produced by Tom Verdouw, and stars Jason Muller, Nathan Hedger, Steve Mack, and Salvatore Merenda. The Director of Photography was Alex Clegg, Cinematography by Caleb Trevatt, and Music was composed by Mitchell Poloni! See the landing page set up for this film at the lower left tabs of this web site!
- 'Spoof' by Charter Road. This awesome animated film tells the story where Spoof the rabbit, Max the moose, and Quinbe a girl, team up to confront Shuwal the fox, who doesn't like rabbits, and in so doing they all learn that love is better than revenge!
Awards for the 28 February 2016 Christian Online Film Festival
Line-up for the 28 February 2016 Film Festival
Offcial selections for the 28 February 2016 Christian On-line Film Festival!
-- 'Adoration: A Natural History' by Mr. Ian Woodward and ENCORE Films, an official selection for the 28 February 2016 Christian On-Line Film Festival! It is a Virginia premiere. ‘Adoration’, a wildlife docudrama by lifelong English naturalist Ian Woodward, FZS, is a portrait of the countryside seen through the seasons, its fauna and flora, and through the eyes of Nature Woman. (FZS = Fellow of the Zoological Society of London.) Although ‘Adoration’ is ostensibly a film about the seasons, there is also a hidden religious message. The film strives to show that nature is every bit a place of worship as a cathedral made in stone. ‘Adoration’, the film’s title, stems from the religious sense: an aspect of worship. The film’s heroine, Nature Woman, feels “at one” with both God – hence the Crucifix that is always close to her – and the natural world around her. It is accompanied by beautiful, inspiring music and the filmmaker’s screenplay-in-verse. Nature Woman, played by London-based actress Kim May, is the physical embodiment of the film’s imagery and sentiments. You are going to be truly amazed when you see this nature film which has awesome close-up scenes of all the birds and animals and plants that are found in nature, and acknowledges that God created them for us to enjoy! This wonderful educational film was Written and Directed by Mr. Ian Woodward, Camera and Editor Mr. Ian Woodward, and Stars Ms. Kim May as Nature Woman. Ms May, the film’s London-based singer-actress has dazzled British theatre audiences as Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Although best-known for her starring roles as Kate/Lois Lane in Cole Porter’s classic musical ‘Kiss Me Kate’ and as the fading Hollywood star Jessica Cranshaw in the Kande-Ebb musical ‘Curtains’, she is also a gifted and prolific songwriter with many recordings to her name. Encore Films were thrilled when she agreed to write the theme song for ‘Adoration: A Natural History’. Called simply ‘Adoration’, and sung by Kim herself, it appears over the film’s title credits. She flew to Holland to record ‘Adoration’ at a recording studio in Rotterdam. There the song was produced and mixed by long-time collaborator and music associate Victor Summers who also co-wrote with Kim May the film’s instrumental end-credits music. Other credits: DVD Design by Ms. Stefanie Woodward, Poems Narrator Ian Swain, Location Manager Anita Krasna, Sound by Elmer Goldman, Sound Assistants Paul Richardson, Alex Russell, Cara Cairns, Theme Song and End Credits Music by Victor Summers and Kim May, Lighting Mario Belmondo, Make-up Ceila Olivier, Wardrobe and Props Zenka Woodward, Production Runners Lon Callard, Freddie Goldsmith, Alana Hardie, Paul Richardson, and Maria Sheherlis! Special thanks was given to Cliff Howell (Compukare Solutions), Charlie and Barbara Wray (Wayside Farm Kings Langley), and finally Phillip Woodward! Congratulations to everyone who made this film happen, you did a wonderful job! See the landing page set up fro this film in the lower left tabs of this web site!
- Student Films
- 'Choice of a Lifetime' by Mr Garrison Hill. This amazing animated film is about a young married couple who have a difficult choice to make after a life-changing event. It was Directed and Animated by Mr. Garrison Hill, Produced by Mr. Ethan Hill and ms. Savannah Hill, and music was composed by Mr. Josiah Fields! See the landing page set up for this film at the lower left tabs of this web site!
Awards for the Christian Online Film Festival 31 January 2016
Line-up for the Christian Online Film Festival for 31 January 2016
Official Selections for the 31 January 2016 Film Festival
- 'The Unexpected' by Ms. Gina Carey; Written Produced and Directed by Ms. Gina Carey; a Gina Carey Films Production; done in association with Gico Music; Stars La Shawn Porter, Kyla Tapia, Brian Moore, Britanny Majors, Emerald J. Williams, Lisa Thomas, Lillian Turman-Cherry, Mariah Garcia, Victor Rodriguez, and C. Ty Hearne! See the landing page set up for this film at the lower left tabs of this web site!