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Christian Film Festival
Join us for the Christian Film Festival!

Join us for the monthly Christian Film Festival (CFF) which takes place on the fourth Saturday of each month from 12 Noon EST to 6 PM EST at our Church!

The next Christian Film Festival is 27 August 2022 our 54th CFF - For information or to see details on entering a CFF see our FilmFreeway page here:   https://filmfreeway.com/ChristianFilmFestival

Note - we do a CFF the fourth Saturday of every month - you may get bumped to a CFF later than the month you enter because we limit the amount of each type of entry to 3 or 4 at most to give everyone the best chance for awards; ie we only accept 3 documentaries each month, 3 scripts, etc.

The purpose of the Christian Film Festival is to showcase Christian movies, music videos, cartoons, documentaries, educational films, advertisements, script/screenplays, and web series, and recognize the people who made them happen.  America needs to start encouraging and recognizing people who produce wholesome family friendly movies.

The event is at the Menchville Baptist Church on the last Saturday of each month.

Sign up below for $20 through FilmFreeway, send us a link to your video trailer and movie, and join us on the last Saturday of each month at Menchville Baptist Church in Newport News, VA to enjoy the shows, fellowship, and win awards.

The categories you can enter to win digital award laurels are feature film (45 minutes and over), short film (15-44 minutes), Mini-film (15 minutes and under), animation/cartoon, photo, student, documentary, educational, series, music video, song soundtrack, script/screenplay, web series, and advertisement/trailer! 

The address for the film festival is Menchville Baptist Church 248 Menchville Road Newport News VA 23602.

Christian charities!  A portion of every entry fee goes to Care-net, a Christian charity!  So far the CFF has given $430 to Care-net!

What do you win:

Digital award poster and award laurels in both black and white to put on your movie poster, Facebook Page, or web site!

Digital award certificates to put on your Facebook Page or web site - if you attend we will print out the certificate and present it to you so you can have a photo for your web site of you getting your award!

See previous CFFs!  Here is the link to our Facebook Page: 

https://www.facebook.com/Christian-Film-Festival-1641247486127394/

Enter the CFF!  Here is the link to our FilmFreeway page:

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ChristianFilmFestival

The Director of the Christian Film Festival is Richard Collins, an award-winning Christian author and filmmaker whose first 3D animated adventure, 'Raegan and RJ in Space: First to Mars' won the BEST ANIMATION award at the 'Christian Cinemafest' in Ellington New York in April 2018, the BEST ANIMATION GOLD award at the 'Christian Family Film Festival' in Ellington New York in August 2017, and 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 San Antonio Texas in March 2016, and the 'Faith' Film Festival in Mount Juliet Tennessee on October 2015!!!!
 
Thirteen awards for the Christian Film Festival!  The CFF was in the 'Top 100 Best Reviewed Film Festivals' out of over 6000 in the world for July 2016 (#24), August 2016 (#26), September 2016 (#32), October 2016 (#65), August 2017 (#46), September 2017 (#44), October 2017 (#50), November 2017 (#62), December 2017 (#17), January 2018 (#16), February 2018 (#15), March 2018 (#11), and April 2018 (#9)!  Here are the award pdfs our film festival was awarded!!!
 
 
 
Christian Film Festival Award Winner T-Shirts! If you are a CFF Award Winner here is the link to order a T-Shirt to display the fact that you are an award winning Christian Film Maker, Actor, Actress, or Script Writer - 

Rules: If you have produced a Christian movie, cartoon, script, educational film, student film, documentary, song, or music video, and own the rights to it, you can pay the fee and enter the film festival. After your payment is processed just send us a link to your video and trailer.  Once your fee is processed, we enter you in the CFF, post your entry announcement to the CFF Web Page below, the Facebook page at the link above, you will compete for the awards, and then after the film festival we will e-mail you the digital awards you won for your use and post your award poster to the CFF Facebook page and CFF award page for future verification!  If you come to the CFF we will print off one of your award certs and we will do an award presentation photo in front of out backdrop that you can post to show your family and friends you are an award winner!    

Note: This is a Christian family friendly film festival which will be attended by people of all ages, including little kids.  Only films that have a Christian world view and contain no adult, innappropriate, or mature content will be accepted. CFF has the right to reject films that are not appropriate for our audience.

Pictures from some of our Christian Film Festivals:

To see results and awards of all 2022 Christian Film Festivals see results at this link here:

https://www.raeganandrjinspace.com/cff-2022-awards.html

To see results and awards of all 2021 Christian Film Festivals see results at this link here:

https://www.raeganandrjinspace.com/cff-2021-awards.html

To see results and awards of all 2020 Christian Film Festivals see reults at this link here:

https://www.raeganandrjinspace.highpowersites.net/cff-2020-awards.html

To see results and awards of all 2018 Christian Film Festivals see results at this link here:

http://www.raeganandrjinspace.highpowersites.net/cff-2018-awards.html

To see results and awards of all 2017 Christian Film Festivals see results at this link here:

http://www.raeganandrjinspace.highpowersites.net/cff-2017-awards.html

To see results and awards of all 2016 Christian Film Festivals see results at this link here:

http://www.raeganandrjinspace.highpowersites.net/cff-2016-awards.html

Below are the Event Posters and Entries for the Christian Film Festivals!

Event Poster for the 27 August 2022 Christian Film Festival:

Official Selections for the 27 August 2022 Christian Film Festival:

Feature Films:

‘A Peep Behind The Scenes’ by Nicole Stratton. Based on the 1877 novel, this musical follows the life of Norah, a woman living the seemingly charmed life of a singer and actress on the stage. But as we get a glimpse behind the scenes, we come to realize that things are not always as they seem.

‘Love Is Plan B’ by Ka Fu Henry Poon. Based on a true story, a story of hope and love. While Kwok Sang Man was enjoying his pre-retirement family vacation in Hawaii, his wife Jing JingLim was infected with a rare and deadly virus in her brain. Although the doctors saved her she suffered permanent damage, severely affecting her memories, speech and mobility. As a result, Kwok Sang decided to leave a very rewarding career to provide full-time care to Jing Jingin the hospital and later at home for her recovery. To truly love somebody is to build a bridge of hope and then to cross that bridge with him/her when you are needed the most.

Short Films:

‘Three Questions’ by Zac Johnson. The wayward son of a good king seeks guidance after he is suddenly thrust onto the throne.

‘The Old Signal Box’ by Franco Demarco. An old railway men's ghost story. In the early days of the railway the signal system was very primitive hence many tragic accidents stories of ghosts sightings became common.

Mini-Films:

‘Lost & Found’ by Guillermo Fossa Olandini. A young student in the great New York City loses a valuable object that may seem insignificant to others, but is worth it for her.

Documentaries:

‘Michal’ by Shonda Carter. Michal: Story of Devotion, Dismissal, Devastation, and Devine Design is a documentary that dives into the life of Michal, daughter of Saul, wife of David (1 Samuel and 2 Samuel) – who looked for love in the wrong places and paid an ultimate price.

‘God's Living Treasures Volume 3 - Animals of Alaska’ by David Rives. What are God’s living treasures? They are God’s creatures which add joy and delight to our lives, are valued for their beauty and design, and enhance our world. These creatures’ variety, design, and complexity point us back to the Creator, Jesus Christ, Who is also the loving Savior of all mankind.

‘Our Triumphant Holy Day’ by Greg Di Roma. The film chronicles filmmaker Greg Di Roma’s journey on a pilgrimage into the Holy Land in Israel and Palestine with 28 other pilgrims in January 2020. The film explores major sites of the Holy Land and their impact on Salvation History. The pilgrims follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ and discover the human side of His story that highlight the true meanings of Love, Faith and Suffering. Along the way, the trip leads to a deep conversion in Greg’s Catholic Faith and Life that he never thought possible.

‘I Will Soar’ by Jane Swanko. The is a true story about one city, one community high school and one coach who brought them all together and produced a winning football season with record numbers of first generation students attending university. An emotional roller coaster of many feel-good moments, the documentary explores Head Coach T.J. Jackson's success in providing guidance for the many players who live fatherless, delivering the nurturing and strength they need to graduate and be successful in life.

Web Series:

‘Ancient Gela - The New York City of the Mediterranean’ by Jacopo Fo. This movie tells the story of the ancient port town of Gela on the southern cost of Sicily, which was populated first by the Greeks, and then Romans, and on and on to the present day!

Student Films:

‘Truth’ by Bill Roberts. When the pastor’s teenage daughter, Ruth, falls pregnant, she chooses to hide the pregnancy in fear of the possible repercussions. But when her daily duties at the Church get in the way, her deepest secret runs the risk of being revealed.

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘Lost + Found’ by Nick Latrenta. A group of teachers participate in a treasure hunt run by a mysterious custodian that changes their lives.

Event Poster for the 30 July 2022 Christian Film Festival:

Official Selections for the 30 July 2022 Christian Film Festival:

Feature Films:

‘I Rise’ by Favour Abu. Iganyais a talented, ambitious artist almost at the peak of her careerwhen starts losing her sight. She asks God to heal her, but when the healing she hopes for is not forth coming, she starts questioning her faith.

‘Child of the Occult’ by Zoe Films. OmoAwois the story of a man who is a Christian. His father is an occultist. His mother and other siblings died when he was two years old. His father has had struggles in business and family in his early life which has led his father to seek solutions from all spiritual and physical sources, including the occult. Omo is torn between his love of God and his love of his father.

Short Films:

‘Asking Random People To Be In Our SPY MOVIE’ by Andrew Kerekes. We wrote a script and asked random people to be in our Spy Movie! The script was top secret and the strangers are the only characters who didn't know what was going to happen. Watch how they genuinely reacted as they experienced the story unravel right before them!.

Mini-Films:

‘Lazarus 2020’ by Michael Bliss. A sign of the times! Lazarus comes back from the dead to honor life in Denver, Colorado.

‘Jesus Loves Me (now how do I get him to stop calling?)’ by Carey Burtt. Woman finds she is unprepared for happiness when the perfect man comes into her life.

‘Alcalá Holy Week 2022’ by Antonio Atilano Rodríguez. A holy week procession of displays that narrates the passion of Jesus Christ from his arrival in Jerusalem to His death and Resurrection.

Documentaries:

‘Hope Lives in Hohenwald’ by Kerry Pharr and Rob Blair. In Hohenwald, TN drug issues ran rampant. Out of options, the legal system turned to the local Church for help. Twelve churches of different denominations then created a coalition to save their city. This is the story of how a community of believers stepped up to fight and is winning the war on drugs and drawing many to Jesus Christ!

‘World Overcomers: The 2020 Documentary’ by Dimitri Hale. We as World Overcomers, alongside the rest of the world, had our lives shaken and drastically changed with COVID-19, the Presidential Election, unexpected deaths, and racial tensions to name a few. I sat down with my media team and at the beginning of the 2020 we began filming behind the scenes, so we could share our perspective and adjustments. This is WOCC like you’ve never seen us before.

‘The Desire To Live’ by Mariam Avetisyan. Stories of the indigenous people of Artsakh, after the recent 44 day war with Azerbaijan and suffering a devastating loss of lives and land. The desire to live is really a right to live on their lands and be protected by the threat of war, genocide and crimes against their humanity.

‘The Resurrection  of Jesus’ by Holger Klussmann. The Love of Jesus in Our Lives. The film describes the resurrection of Jesus in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We will see glimpses of the lives of Therese Neumann and St. Francis and some people are talking about their personal experience with the presence of Jesus Christ.

Web Series:

‘Haven’ by Renee Michaels. After losing her parents, Alina must find her way to Haven, her only safety. She is taken in by two Remnant Rebels, also on the journey to fine Haven but Collective Soldiers are quickly closing in.

Animated Films:

‘Teddy Bear Jesus’ by Andrew Kerekes. A little girl is asked to give up her favorite teddy bear.

Music Videos:

‘Asking Random People To Be In My Music Video’ by Andrew Kerekes. We asked random strangers to be in our music video!

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘Bad Seed in the Community’ by Jody Morimer. In a society based on the moon Jodythe community drunk is chosen to fulfill a spiritual and galactic purpose.

‘Khaki Chums’ by Lawrence Thelen. A Hallmark-type Christmas film (with carols) recounting the WWI Christmas Day Truce between British and German soldiers, 1914.

Event Poster for the 25 June 2022 Christian Film Festival:

Official Selections for the 25 June 2022 Christian Film Festival:

Feature Films:

‘One Cop’s Journey’ by Jason Campbell and Keith Knotek. The true story of a police officer's battle with depression, post-traumatic stress, and alcohol; and how he overcame them through his relationship with God.

‘The Power of the Word’ by Jorge Garcia. A young business man’s greed and love of money ends up threatening everything he has including his family.

Short Films:

‘One God, One Love’ by Michael Antonio Garvey. Two people of different faiths cross paths and are divinely made to work together to help someone in distress

Mini-Films:

‘Bon Appétit!’ by David Mejias. A visionary child with a passion for drawing portraits. Share his drawings with his mother. But mom also has a passion for something else and wants to share it with her son. That passion is the art of cooking. Together in the kitchen, mother and son combine their unique skills and prepare a delicious dish. A short film demonstrating how wonderful it is to have fun with your loved ones. To appreciate spending quality time together and to be grateful for the memories.

Documentaries:

‘American Martyrs: Episode 3 - The Coach’ by Andrew Thomas. Shares the story of Kurt Beathard, a former college football coach who lost his job and career after boldly professing his Christian faith. The third episode of the original docuseries "American Martyrs."

‘Philothei the Athenian – The revolution of a woman’ by Maria Papaliou. The story of a Greek woman called Philothei! In the sixteenth century, during the Ottoman rule, an Athenian noblewoman dares to defy the authority of Suleiman the Magnificent. She frees men and women from the slave markets, paying for their liberation from her personal fortune. She helps them escape or keeps them free to live off the land that she offers them from her estates, where all equal, regardless of religion and ethnicity.

‘The Five Priests’ by Chris Charles Scott. This documentary feature with cutting-edge animation relates the story of five Roman Catholic priests who made the choice to lay down their lives in the third-worst epidemic of Yellow Fever in United States history, which occurred in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1873.

‘Lost without You’ by Rath Chunharuckchot and Pattarine Fontaine. A young woman shares the struggles she had as a teenager with problems like low self esteem, and how God brought her through it all.

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘A Better Choice’ by Timothy Lewis. A young man struggles to find purpose and God after his father dies in the war.

‘Changes’ by A. L. Jobrail. Teens out for fun pick up a hitchhiker. He changes their lives as well as that of their friends.

‘Vale Of Shadows’ by Gary Ivey. After he is shot, a drug dealer is reunited with a high school friend who tries to help him have a better life, but first they must both battle the seen and unseen forces swirling around them.

Event Poster for the 28 May 2022 Christian Film Festival:

Official Selections for the 28 May 2022 Christian Film Festival:

Feature Films:

‘Letters to Stephanie’ by Jo-Ann Bierer Wilhelm. A woman's infant granddaughter is placed for adoption. Social Services tells her that her only legal right to her granddaughter is that she can write a letter without any identifiable information in it to her.  The  letter will be placed in the adoption file that the child will have access to  when she's 21. The grandmother puts clues to the birth family's identity in her letter. She then begins her longest running prayer that one day her granddaughter will want to see her adoption file and they will be reunited.

Short Films:

‘Silent Night’ by Barbara Medajska. It is Christmas in Poland and travellors on a train tell where they go for Christmas and why. There is also someone in love who is waiting for his loveto show up.

Mini-Films:

‘Path of Faith’ by Filipe Piteira. What is the reason for so much suffering in a world that has a God? Ismael, who has always been a believer, begins to question his faith and seeks advice from a small church.

‘Knock Knock’ by Dario Andrew Shields. Everything that they believe in is tested when Mark, a prominent pastor and his wife invite a stranger to join them for dinner.

‘In Closing’ by Ira Mallory. In Closing explores the closing of iconic Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis, IN. Alumni and two community activists seeking to halt the closing provide sharp prospective.

Documentaries:

‘Survivors’ by Kay L. Sumner. Real-life testimonials of Opioid addicted 'everyday people'. What got them there and how they successfully overcame a potentially tragic outcome & rebuilt their lives.

‘Send Proof’ by Elijah Stephens. Millions of people claim to have experienced miraculous healing. Send Proof asks the question "Where's the evidence?" When his former pastor leaves the faith, Director Elijah Stephens embarks on a journey to find evidence for miracles. Along the way, he interviews atheists and skeptics, medical researchers and academics, and those claiming to have experienced miraculous healing. Will he find the proof he seeks?

‘Valley of the Shadow: The Spiritual Value of Horror’ by Tyler Smith. Can a movie be evil? In thisnew documentary, director Tyler Smith and host Bill OberstJr. explore the world of scary movies, finding the psychological, emotional, and spiritual complexities within the genre. The result is an academic celebration of film and its ability to engage and challenge its audience.

‘I've Had My Good Day’ by Tim Courlas. When a young man achieves greatness as a Master Penman, he turns his back on the art form until, decades later he is rediscovered and championed to icon status.

TV Series:

‘The Save’ by Dale Fabrigar. A wealthy Texas man spends his wealth to help total strangers.

Music Videos:

‘Gaslighted’ by Banjii and Mayuri. A Music Video featuring a family Dad Banjii, Mom Mayuri, Son Edwin, and daughter Willow, traveling through North Georgia trying to find a home for their Edwin’s toy Llama!

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘Two Nights at the Pine Street Inn’ by J Christopher Haslip. A man gives up all his worldy posessions to become a homeless person to get closer to God.

‘The Movement’ by Dina Six. A country boy turned rockstargets thrown for a loop when Jesus shows up at his concert in the desert which sparks a global revival.

'Letters to Stephanie' by Jo-Ann Bierer Wilhelm. A woman's infant granddaughter is placed for adoption. Social Services tells her that her only legal right to her granddaughter is that she can write a letter without any identifiable information in it to her.  The  letter will be placed in the adoption file that the child will have access to  when she's 21. The grandmother puts clues to the birth family's identity in her letter. She then begins her longest running prayer that one day her granddaughter will want to see her adoption file and they will be reunited.

‘Buon Natale’ by Leonard Varasano. An immigrant brightens the lives of orphaned children while harboring dark memories from the madness of Nazi-occupied Europe. (Inspired by actual events).

Event Poster for the 23 April 2022 Christian Film Festival:

Official Selections for the 23 April 2022 Christian Film Festival:

Short Films:

‘An Angel Story’ by Peter Stewart. A woman in need is helped by an Angel.

‘Uncommon Negotiator’ by Brian Glassford. A young pastor's world is turned upside-down when he's suddenly thrust into a dangerous hostage situation. The only way he'll be able to get anyone out alive is by bravely reaching out to appeal to the soul of a violent gunman.

‘SOS’ by Alexandre Wagner. A depressed woman decides to end her life, but an event will activate her survival instinct.

Mini-Films:

‘The Mystic Sailor’ by Deirdre Towers. Sailing through life is the philosophy of this actor/empath/cameraman. Only near the sea does he feel completely free. By aligning with nature, he can fathom his own nature.

‘UFO Masterton’ by Jody Mortimer. A UFO hunter goes to Masterton New Zealand to investigate a report of aliens.

Documentaries:

‘Instrument of Peace; the Brother Gabriel Story’ by Nolan Uebelhor. The story of the skateboarding monk.

‘The Redemption of Christian Filmmaking’ by Kimberlie McCutchen. Over the years, the Christian film industry has had their ups and downs. Through the perspectives of three professionals, we discover the history of Christian filmmaking, what has happened along the way, and what the future holds for the Christian film industry.

‘Damaged: Hurt By The Church’ by Curtis Welch and Michelle Elaine Pierce Mobley. This story talks about the people we trust who hurt the very people they are supposed to protect.

‘Power of Faith’ by Agnieszka Topolska. A documentary which shows us faith is important.

Animated Films:

‘Monty & Friends: Alfalfa Fields Forever’ by Kyle W. Lloyd. Al Paca disobeys his mom but thinks he can get away with it but soon learns there is always a consequence to our disobedience and sin.

Music Videos:

‘So Many Gifts’ by Alan J. Chriest. A Music Video that reminds us there are so many gifts to be grateful for.

Trailers:

‘Trailer for ‘American Martyrs’’ by Andrew Thomas. Trailer for "American Martyrs," a docuseries about cancelled Christians in America

Songs:

‘Every Single Day’ by Charlie Pie.  A song that tells us love is a choice you have to make every day.

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘The Prophet’s Wife’ by Nadzeya Yakimovich. The story of Moses’ wife.

‘The Greenhouse’ by James E. Clark. After a brutal tragedy an L.A. abortionist retreats to a simpler life where he raises plants in a greenhouse that are inhabited by the souls of babies he aborted - and they communicate with him.

‘The Twelve’ by Michael Droberg. After being exiled to an island prison by the Roman Emperor, the last disciple of Christ must carve out his own existence, battles against the elements, solitude, and an evil incarnate who seeks to destroy him.

‘The Christmas Festival’ by Byron Anderson. This is a country-themed romantic comedy set in a small town during the Christmas season. The main character is a female CPA in her 30's and her love interest is a farmer, 30's, who we learn is a talented musician. A mysterious good Samaritan provides some comedy and helps spark the romance and the story of the female lead saving her grandfather’s church from bankruptcy. The story is driven by the themes of second chances and faith.

Event Poster for the 26 March 2022 Christian Film Festival:

Official Selections for the 26 March 2022 Christian Film Festival:

Feature Films:

‘Love Is Patient’ by Ashley Hays Wright. An isolated women trapped by fearwill find a handyman sent by God.He will try to fix more than her barn doors.In this romantic comedy you will laugh and cry.When love comes knocking will fear keep her imprisoned, or will she take a step towards freedom?

‘Corpus Chaosum’ by Carey Burtt. An experimental film that explores how in each person there is good and evil, hate and love, a left brain and a right brain, peace and war, sin and forgiveness, and truth and lies. A recurring theme is the CatharChristian people in France who believed some strange things, and after a failed attempt to convert them, the Catholic Church had the entire population exterminated as heretics in the 14th Century.

Short Films:

‘IruMayaPithu (Madness by two)’ by Arun Sekar. Three friends struggle with the meaning of life  when one gets hit by a car.

‘Journey To Reformation’ by Jeffrey Richards. Jeff was an atheist, and midnight film director. 10 years later, he is in the ministry and making films that align with his Christian faith. This is his journey and testimony.

Mini-Films:

‘Shaded Passions: Real Life’ by Dr. Rodney Pearson. The pain of young Lewis as he reads a letter from his dad explaining why he left the family and life goes on.

Documentaries:

‘Love One Another Until The Whole World Knows’ by J. Matt Wallace. A handful of individuals strive to authentically discover and live out the commandments of Jesus and the Bible: to Love God, Love Others, and Make Disciples!

‘Pastor Bob’ by Curt Gienger. Short Documentary about Pastor that spread the word of the Gospel using magic and puppetry!

‘The Jesus Visitation, Can You Forgive?’ by Joshua Campe.A Faith-based Documentary Short of a woman's testament to receiving a Jesus visitation and the fruit and kingdom building that came after. Victorya'strue testament, and Jesus asked, can you forgive?

Animated Films:

‘Burritos First Christmas’ by Jonathan Able. A Christmas Bedtime Story - about the little Burros that knew and loved Jesus.

Music Videos:

’Made By God’ by Joy Shannon. The music video looks at the importance of helping the less fortunate during the pandemic. With a powerful ballad and scenes of a young woman helping a homeless person, it is a reminder to us all that 'each one must reach one'.

Songs:

‘Faith Wins’ by John Pate & Jenny Tolman. A song about how life has it’s ups and downs, but in the end Faith wins.

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘Mutiny in the Dugout’ by Rod Kent. Lured home to his “dying” father’s bedside, Charlie finds himself at the center of a righteous mutiny by hundreds of little league baseball players as he tries to coach his dad’s team to the world series.

‘Freedom’ by Tia King. A woman finds herself struggling with the weight of her past when becoming a newly consecrated nun.

‘A Christmas Love’ by Cortez Mack. An inspirational story about a family showing that love is the greatest gift during the Christmas season.

‘Redemption’ by Joshua Allen. A meeting of two strangers, each discovering that they have something they can learn from the other. As their respective pasts keep drawing them back into old habits; they work together to forge a new future.

Event Poster for the 26 February 2022 Christian Film Festival:

Official Selections for the 26 February 2022 Christian Film Festival:
 

Feature Films:

‘Growth’ by The Church of Almighty God. Liang Xinjing’sis a Christian who lives a happy life with her husband and daughter in China but her faith is tested when she is forced to flea when the Chinese Communist Party begins persecutions in her area.

‘Tales From The Chuck Wagon’ by Jason Watson. A film featuring the music of Cowboy singer Jeff Gore. A group of cowboys spend an evening around the chuckwagontelling the stories of where they came from. Jeff sings songs that compliment each cowboy's story.

Short Films:

‘Mahogany's Revelation’ by April Mial. Is she being used for a global agenda regarding prophesied technology? Mahogany Fox is eager to prove herself for love and makes a life-changing decision that impacts her life forever.

‘NetCafe’ by Tedeschi Massimiliano DomenicoA thriller short film, a mysterious serial killer who puts anxiety and fear across the country.

Mini-Films:

‘Shallow Depths’ by Luke Riether. Following the death of his daughter, the broken-hearted father replays the memories of her life's moments in an alternate reality.

‘The Coin’ by Luke Riether. When an abused teenage girl searches for an escape from the clutches of her evil step-dad, she places her hope within a rare coin.

‘The Golden Crown’ by Gerry Manus. A Christian Inspirational Film.

Documentaries:

‘Sparks: The Ken Sparks Story’ by Jeff Joslin. For 46 years, Ken Sparks devoted his life, despite the sacrifices it demanded of him, to coach the game of football in such a way that it led players, coaches, families, and fans to Christ, and in so doing made the man a legend. At the end of his career and life, he had ended up being the 5th all-time winningest coach in NCAA, in front of Bear Bryant of Alabama, and behind Bobby Bowden of Florida State University. He also was the all time winningest coach in the NCAA DivII. His record was 338-99-2.

‘God Our Refuge’ by Ryan Paul Buck and Cyndee K. Buck. In the midst of a global pandemic, Minnesota teens sought God as their refuge and reflected their journey through visual art. This is their story of how God revealed His love and provision to them and changed their lives.

‘Church Folk’ by Dr. Michelle Elaine Pierce Mobley. This documentary discusses how the dysfunction in formal church organizations can turn people away from organized religion.

Animated Films:

‘The Protectors of the Wood - Phoebe Comes Home’ by John KixMiller and Tamara Kachelmeier. The Protectors of the Wood Adventure Series is an illustrated story of a group of teenagers who save the world from climate change.

Student Films:

‘Test of Faith’ by Ekramy Maher. The modern day story of Job and the struggles he has to face.

Music Videos:

‘They Want Everything’ by Troy Williams. Popular single featured on Mahogany's Revelation Soundtrack.

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘Fall’ by Nicholas Langan. When Lucifer decides to overthrow God, he pleas with archangel Michael to join him.

‘Hope’ by TiennyThe. A baby inside the womb questions every external stimulus, sound and surroundings. He speaks out his deepest honest fears perspectives.

‘Oy-Vey Maria’ by Drew Henriksen. When the daughter of a Rabbi marries the nephew of a Nun, their parents friendship might be blossoming into something more.

‘Slippery Seal Faces the Evil Scary-faced Monster’ by Linda Ardinger-Mateo. Slippery, a troubled young seal with a bravado attitude, awakes to find his body is breaking out with rocks. He has trouble with school ,home, and peers. He questions whether his father loves him. His faith in Jesus is tenuous at best. He learns from his unconventional fairy seal godfather that Slippery must defeat the Evil Scary-faced Monster that is terrorizing the seal colony before the clock runs out ,or, Slippery will become a rock forever! The two embark on an adventurous ,transformative journey. It is gradually revealed that Jesus is his protector, rescuer and key to his victory.

Event Poster for the 22 January 2022 Christian Film Festival:

Official Selections for the 22 January 2022 Christian Film Festival:

Feature Films:

‘As it is Written’ by Vincent Nel, Christopher Sotelo, and Philip Piserchio. An original stage musical. Journey through the Bible as a father reads the Good Book to his daughter and the characters come to life on stage.

Short Films:

‘Letter In The Sky’ by Celina Igwe. Every inspiring Christmas story is made complete by a wish fulfilled. With but a letter and a balloon, a young girls wish embarks on a journey towards fulfillment. All it needs to do is land into the right hands.

‘Missionaries’ by Jorge Garcia. Deep in the forest, 3 missionaries enter a village to spread the gospel. But, they immediately meet resistance, to the point that they are threatened with death.

Mini-Films:

‘Such A Good Boy’ by Cheryl Felicia Rhoads. A woman grieves the death of her beloved dog, Dillon. Meanwhile, Dillon is busy talking to God about joining the heavenly choir!

‘Life, Is My Choice’ by Carrie Simon. A woman planning an abortion has second thoughts when she hears the heartbeat of her child.

Documentaries:

‘A long way back’ by Dmitrii Omelchenko. The protagonists of this film have spent their lives searching for freedom, while at the same time escaping loneliness. The choices they made each time led them to new trials, and life punished them again and again. At some point they found out about a  religious community whose ministers help people who are in a difficult life situation. And now the heroes of the film, in their opinion, are on their way to long-awaited freedom. This longed-for freedom has already taken a lot away - time, youth, health, friends.

‘Unfinished Business’ by Cj Espinal. This film follows the journey my brother has been on of chasing his dream to become a professional baseball player but also documenting his growth as a child of God.

‘Faith Walk’ by Kristin Dickerson and Peter Fleisher. To create their first documentary, Camino de Santiago Faith Walk with Kristin and Peter, the married couple carried multiple cameras, a laptop and a drone across Spain to capture their 500-mile pilgrimage. They share personal insights into their life-changing experience and the people who helped guide their path to transformation, while weaving in the significant history of this ancient journey.

Animated Films:

‘The Great Controversy between Good and Evil’ by Attila Iacob Peli. Captivating viewers with stunning illustrations, Hope Discovery’s animated film - THE GREAT CONTROVERSY - offers answers to the most compelling questions of human existence. While fighting for his life, Samuel has a vision of an angel who takes him on a thrilling journey through earth’s history - from the Garden of Eden to the Second Coming of Jesus - highlighting universal themes of loss, brokenness and hope. If you’ve ever questioned how God could allow human suffering, or what the purpose of existence is, this film could provide the answers you need.

Student Films:

‘Artistry in Air’ by Beth Lewis. From autopilots to air show pilots, the Younkin Family of Northwest Arkansas has mastered what many people only dream of in becoming one of the premier families in aviation. Through their innovative spirit and extraordinary talent, they have enriched the industry by preserving its history, inventing ways to make it more efficient and by creating breath-taking, one-of-a-kind performances. This documentary provides an intimate look at the lives of Jim, Bobby, Matt and Amanda Younkinand the passion that has propelled their expertise into an art form and given the Younkinname iconic status in the world of aviation.

‘Peaches’ by Benjamin Hunt. Based on a true story, Peaches follows young Eliza, the first female member of the local Scout troop. Determined to help others, she competes in the troop’s canned food drive. However, constrained by poverty, Eliza must decide whether or not to donate her last can of peaches and risk going hungry.

Music Videos:

‘Life is Like a Country Road’ by Ernest and Susan Wolf. Life is like a country road with many twists and turns, and we need Jesus to show us the way!

Movie Trailers:

‘End of Youth Movie Trailer’ by Carlos Camargo. Official trailer for the upcoming feature film, End of Youth. A faith based, tribulation story about defiance set in the near future. Inspired by the global humanitarian crisis of Christian persecution.

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘Book Women’ by Wanda J. Cramer. A fictional story based on historical event; a group of women band together to deliver books to towns by horseback and buggy. A young girl, who lives with her grandmother is befriended by a woman who teaches her to read and become a woman who leads others to find value in the written word. A story of hope, faith and love.

‘The Paperboy Chronicles’ by Steven C. Martin. A wise and loving father challenges his 10-year-old son to get a job in order to purchase a brand new 1975 Schwinn Stingray bicycle. Residing in the small town of Ojai, California, Steven's only option is to become a Paperboy… and so the adventure begins!

‘On A Shoestring’ by Billie Harris. Amid the Covid pandemic, a woman’s job is eliminated. With her unemployment payments stuck in limbo for months, she and her teenage son must resort to living on the street with the homeless, the same people she abhorred previously. They meet up with a friend from the past in the same predicament and through his friendship, learns the meaning of love and compassion.

‘Special Delivery’ by Jimmie Smith.  A young Marine and his fiancé are separated due to an unexpected deployment!

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Official Selections for the 18 December 2021 Christan Film Festival:

Feature Films:

‘Time Boys’ by Randy Allan. Four boys from 1908 are thrown into 2016 when they accidentally use their father's secret time machine. They have to "fit in" in 2016 while they seek to build a time machine that takes them home. The four "time boys" actually play their instruments in "The Battle of the Bands.“ The all original soundtrack includes performances from rock and roll legends such as Dee Snyder, Corey Glover, Al Pitrelli, Derek Sherinian, Eric Gales, Jeff Scott Soto and more.

‘Zarephath’ by Taysha McFarland. When a widow is down to her last meal, she heads out through the famine-stricken lands in the futile search for more food for her unwell son and herself. While transversingthe vast terrain, she stumbles upon a homeless man who offers her something better than food. She invites him back to her home, where she discovers that there is more to this mysterious stranger than she first thought.

‘Vincent’s Vow’ by Ducon Williams. A young man named Vincent, the product of a broken home and trauma from his sister’s early death, is determined to find out the true meaning of Love, and win the heart of a special girl named Lena. A story of commitment and vows, and definitions of love that the world at large has all but forgot.

‘The Lonesome Trail’ by Arlette Thomas-Fletcher. A film about a small town in Montana in the 1890’s called Red Springs that is run by a ruthless rich man named Mr. McCray who frowns on poor homesteaders moving into the territoryand doesn’t want anything to change the current way of life in the town. Changes start happening when Preacher Brent Carson comes to the town and changes the perceptive of the town’s peoples as he befriends a black family that is drifting through the town and he convinces them to make it their home. This creates an explosion of beliefs and emotions which divides the town among the homesteaders and those that work for the landowner.

Short Films:

 

‘Christmas Cheer’ by Alyssa Geise. Megan, the captain of the local high school cheer leading squad, has been volunteered to work at the local food bank by her father during her Christmas holiday break. Megan is quite distressed as she wanted to shop and hang out with her two best friends. Through her volunteering, Megan learns all about "doing for others" instead of "getting what she wants". She also gains a few more relationships along the way.

Mini-Films:

‘Dinner Table’ by Cortez Mack. A story film about the disconnection of the family.

‘The Contract’ by Sansebastian Stewart. A young man tries to break the contract that he made with dark forces. He can't do it himself, and calls for help.

Documentaries:

‘Cyrus Nations’ by Stephen Briggs. Thousands of years ago God vowed to Abraham that He would “bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you” (Genesis 12:3). Many individuals, nations, and empires have put God’s word to the test. As one of the greatest superpowers the world has ever known, has the United Kingdom’s history proved the potency and longevity of God’s ancient covenant with Abraham and his descendants?In ancient times King Cyrus had a unique call to restore the Jewish People to their homeland. Is the UK a modern-day Cyrus?

‘A New Day 1’ by Topher Hall. Every year 600,000 men and women return to our communities from incarceration. 95% of prisoners will one day come home. As a result of their criminal record, they face significant barriers to housing, employment, and other elements of a productive life.For Hajee, Jason, and Alona, the first year out of prison is critical to their success. Can they stay the course?

‘America and the Israel Effect’ by Stephen Briggs. The annals of history record the rise and fall of countless empires, nations, and individuals. In ancient times, God vowed to Abraham and his descendants that He would “bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you” (Genesis 12:3). Is there a link? The United States of America is one of the wealthiest superpowers the world has ever known. Has this unique nation evidenced the continuing dynamic power of this covenant promise?

Educational Films:

‘Your Labs Are Normal‘ by Jean Pierre Kathoefer. When Rhisa, an otherwise healthy woman in her 20s, falls ill with debilitating headaches, fatigue, and chronic pain, she and her loved ones search New York for a diagnosis. Even as Rhisa’shealth deteriorates, doctors insist that her lab tests don’t indicate illness. Wracked with pain and dismissed by healthcare professionals, she falls into despair until a chance encounter with a nurse finally gives Rhisaher answer: for years, she’s been suffering from undiagnosed Lyme disease.

Music Videos:

‘All in our Hands’ by Alan J. Chriest. When storms arise and the ground is uncertain, let the light within you be your guide.

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘In The Locked Upper Room’ by James B. Saunders. Astory that tells of Jesus and the Apostles from after the crucifiction, to the ascension, and onto the beginning of the early church!

‘Harper Le and Me’ by Don Thompson. A mid-life crisis prompts a depressed but highly intelligent and sensitive man to research and understand one of the world’s greatest novels and its author, Harper Lee. During this process of self-discovery, he regains faith in himself and reconnects with his family.

‘Jessie’ by John McCarney. An elderly passenger confronts a mysterious young stranger on a city bus in 1955 Alabama.

‘Nurse Christy Saves Christmas’ by James M. Russell. The story of a fledgling R.N. who finds herself surrounded by chaos as she battles to save Christmas when an unconscious Santa is transferred to her ward on Christmas eve.

‘Deceived’ by Karen Stefano. When their son is brutally murdered, it's up to two determined parents to see his killer(s) brought to justice. How far will they go in their quest to find the truth?

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Official Selections for the 27 November 2021 Christian Film Festival:

Feature Films:

‘Gods and Spies’ by Garry Matheny. Based on a true story about a young man who reluctantly enters the navy and becomes a diver to please his father, but later finds himself in the most dangerous spy mission of the Cold War.

‘No1’ by Oladipo O'Fresh. Peter, a child from a devout Christian background let go off his guard for a moment and joined with friends to pursue wealth from cyber crime and internet fraud... The desire for greater wealth soon pushes him to take things a step further... and events that followed wasn't pre-planned or prepared for, he now has to journey to make all wrongs right...

‘I Want Out’ by Zoe Films. A woman marries for money and ends up ruining her life!

Short Films:

‘Fahrenheit 3:16’ by Timothy Bennett. The government is trying to find all the remaining bibles on earth and burn them, but one Christian is determined to preach the gospel.

‘The Meaning: God’s Choice’ by Kitsy Dixon. One teenagers mistake becomes another woman’s blessing, when they both decide to allow God to define the meaning of life in, and through, Him. The outcome produces life out of tumultuous life circumstances.

Mini-Films:

‘Seasoned’ by Aretha Tatum. After 30 years, three friends finally form a singing group to prove to themselves and others that it is never too late to live your dream.

‘Identity 7’ by Meeyong Choi. Story about a man, who has gone through relationship breakdowns and failures in his life, looking for his real identity.

Documentaries:

‘Frei (Brother)’ by Nick Goryachkin. The story of a German Franciscan priest Hans Stapelwho worked for 40 years all over the world serving Christ and his flock. He started ‘Family of Hope’ ministry in Brazil which focused on helping those afflicted with drugs, alcohol, and depression, restoring them and then teaching them to become new disciples and servants for Christ all over the world!

‘A Church in Chelsea’ by Tassos Rigopoulos. The little-known story of St. EleftheriosGreek Orthodox Church founded in 1918 in Chelsea, New York City, as told by its priest and some of its longstanding parishioners.

‘An Examination of The Dream’ by Dr. Michelle Pierce Mobley. The Examination of The Dream takes a critical look at the work of Dr. Martin L. King juxtaposed against modern culture and events.

Educational Films:

‘We Want To Be Born’ by Jerry Jacob. An awareness video on abortion, on the basis of catholic pro-life belief.

Music Videos:

‘His Last Command’ by Josh Menning. A music video that shows shows us as Christians we need to  be like Jesus and love one another!

‘A song celebrating Lord God’ by Ryuho Okawa. It's a Japanese song celebrating Lord God.

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘Looking For Morning’ by Gary Ivey. Looking For Morning is a feature-length screenplay about David Porter, a young pastor who has a crisis of faith when his wife dies, leaving him with two small children. His struggle is made worse when he meets Julia, an agnostic with tragedy in her own past. They are drawn to each other because of loneliness and their grief. When David recovers his faith, he can then point Julia back to God.

‘Spectrum’ by Bryan Mero. When a group of college kids find a way to see into the spirit world, they never expected the spirit world would look back.

‘Major League Priest’ by Frank Vespe. A former Major League pitching prospect turned priest, gets a second chance to return to the game he loves, all the while battling a curve thrown by an ex-sweetheart and dodging a hit ordered by the mob.

‘Aboriginal’ by James Beeler. A down-on-his-luck Outback station cowboy takes the law into his own hands after an Indigenous Australian man is acquitted of assaulting his wife.

‘Dancing in Place’ by Jeanne Dukes. Escalating mutual interest between middle-aged neighbors gets complicated when he suddenly remembers their brief and awkward teen summer romance, but she doesn't recognize him. As he devises a plan to stir her memory, painful secrets from the past threaten to keep them apart.

Event Poster for the 23 October 2021 Christian Film Festival:

Official selections for the 23 October 2021 Christian Film Festival:

Feature Films:

‘Divaswapna’ by Naresh Prajapati and Satich Davara. Divaswapnais a story of the journey of a village boy named Kanji who fights for the respect and dignity of the simple family farmers who are being oppressed by an evil Chief and his lackeys. With the help of his friends and the beautiful and smart lawyer Anu, they defeat the evil Chief and save his village. At the end all of Kanji’s dreams come true, including starting a school for educating the farmers children, and marrying Anu and living happily ever after!

‘Letters to Daniel’ by Amy Leigh McCorkle. When two best friends set out to take over Hollywood the unthinkable happens-one of them is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Told through the prism of their friendship, and the use of open letters to Daniel Craig, we follow their journey from breakdown to award winning filmmakers.

Short Films:

‘Perpetua’ by Mitchell Bronston.This is a true story. The events unfolding in 203 A.D. in the Roman Province of Carthage. A young girl of nobility, from the House of Perpetua, is in training to convert to Christianity. As a ‘catechumen’, she is not yet Baptized. Under current Roman law, catechumens are subject to arrest and forced to undergo a ‘sacrifice’ renouncing Christian faith and attesting loyalty to Roman deities and Caesar. If refused, death awaits them in the arena.

‘The Prayer Warrior’ by Marquita Owens Robinson. Twelve-year-old Star often carries the world on her fragile, prepubescent shoulders. Learning the Word of God from the church and her grandmother, she uses it to keep her father Cordell from turning back to the streets; the streets that have claimed her uncle’s life and caused her father to miss the last five years of her life while he served time in prison. Will her faith be enough to bring her father to Christ?

‘The Choice’ by Nicole Stratton. A young college girl has to deal with the real life struggles of an unplanned pregnancy. Poignant, and tragically relevant, the story strikes at the emotional heart of one of societies' most important issues. The film is based on the stage production "The Sanctity of Life" by Dr. Nicky Chavers.

Mini-Films:

‘Picture Day’ by Alexa Campbell. Anna, a foster child, shows us a day in her life bouncing from to home to home until she may have found a forever home.

‘Breakfast Journey, Overcoming Fear, Finding Friends’ by Josephine McAllister. A young Asian American girl is afraid to go out during the pandemic because she thinks she will be blamed for the coronavirus, but to her surprise when her mother and her go out for breakfast they meet nice person after nice person!

‘The Virus’ by Antwian Walker. Subtitled “How I Beat The Ventilator“, this true to life testimonial interview is motivating, informative and brings a deeper insight into God. Antwain Walker gives his testimony about how his faith and belief in God helped him survive COVID!

Documentaries:

‘Daniel Unsealed 2’ by Ben Jones. A brief but clear overview of the history that relates to Daniel Chapter 7, shown with visual effects to give clarity and understanding to a complex topic.

‘Queen of Peace’ by David Sipošand Vid Planinc. The docudrama The Queen of Peace on Kurešček(Kraljicamirus Kureščka) is a story about a forgotten place and newfound faith; a film narrative that reveals to us a fragment of the human life of Our Lady and her presence in our lives, here and today. In the documentary part, we meet witnesses who, in their authenticity, share their own experiences. The play, however, shows Holy Mary's path; the path of a simple girl who gives birth to the Savior and the path that we rediscover over and over again - to Mary, who is Our Mother.

‘118 Fest (The first Christian UkPop Punk Festival)’ by Simon Ward and Peter Field/Szczepanski. In 2018 Peter118 impacted on the UkPop Punk scene and became nationally known in the UK Pop Punk Community as a meme. This is the first of a kind ‘UK Christian Pop Punk Festival' titled 118 Fest.

Animations:

‘Cubekins, Invasion of the Cubecumbers’ by Andrea and Michael Thoenes. When Kip applies too much fertilizer to his father’s crop of cubecumbers, he and his family scramble to put the abundant crop to good use and learn some critical lessons in the process.

Music Videos:

‘He Wants You Back’ by Ashley Hays-Wright. A music video that shows us no matter how many times we turn away from God He will always take you back!

Songs:

‘Jesus the Beginning’ bySerina Aramaki. A song about Jesus coming to Earth to save humanity.

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘Mariana - cousins’ by Phil Strongman. Somewhere around the southern Mediterranean two cousins fall pregnant - in the age of the mobile phone, a modern day re-telling of the Virgin Mary's story.

‘Dark Matters’ by James Beeler. COSMOS and A Brief History Of Time meet True Blood and Twilight. Logline: "For centuries the vampires lived in the shadows until the ATLAS Detector experiment was performed in The Large Hadron Collider gave them omnipotent power.

‘Trafficking’ by James Beeler. An undercover police officer infiltrates a human trafficking ring but succumbs to temptation.

‘The Last Christian’ by Justin Wallace. A young Christian man named Johnny tells a far left person he knows at work he does not believe what he is doing is consistent with the Bible. Because he spoke out he gets fired from his job. With the help of a friend Johnny then sues to get his job back under first amendment and religious freedom clause, but the judge denies his claim saying he was fired because he caused his boss problems and it was hurting the business with all the leftists activists running around so he did not get his job back. All the publicity results in Johnny's father getting murdered by the left's mob who mistakes his father for Johnny. Still reeling from what is happening Johnny is invited by a church to come talk about his experience and what it is like to stand up for his Christian beliefs.

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Official Selections for the 25 September 2021 Christian Film Festival:

Feature Films:

‘Dakota Smith and the Search for the Fountain of Youth’ by Caleb Hebert and Christopher Hebert. Dakota Smith, world traveler and adventurer, is commissioned by the FBI to find the legendary fountain of youth. Together with Angela Swift, the two must find the fountain and keep Oliver Racktam, an archeologist with an obsession with time, from taking the fountain as his own. Full of comedy and adventure, "Dakota Smith and the Search for the Fountain of Youth" is a film for the whole family!

‘Josef - Born in Grace’ by SusantMisra. An adaptation of a short story "Joseph" written by UmakantaMahapatraand is set in the foothills of the Himalayas between 1960 and 1980 in India.Father O’Hara (Victor Banerjee), a missionary doctor with the help of his caretaker Maularam(SudarshanJuyal), raises an orphan baby Josef (Hitesh Bisht). While still a young boy, Josef is sent to Dehradun for his studies and vocational training. Josef (SubratDutta) returns back with a reputation as a great cook as well as his love for alcohol.The film explores in its unfolding of time, the different paths that Father O’Hara, Josef, and Maularamtake in their respective journeys for spiritual fulfillment through memories, duty, and search as well as the their interaction with friends and acquaintances. Through static mis-en-scenes, the narrative of the film reflects the all-encompassing nature of time, per-empting and repeating itself in allegorical hues.

Short Films:

‘Sir EmeritoAzofeifa’ by Pablo Solís. Emeritois a funny, loving and imaginative father who struggles to give a beautiful childhood to his daughter in the hardest times.

Mini-Films:

‘Hit List’ by Jamie Kassler. An eager thief hits the jackpot as he takes on the city, until he steals from an unassuming young woman who might jeopardize his biggest heist yet.The Love Project produces stories of love told without words.

‘Eraser’ by Jamie Kassler. A fiery young schoolgirl would do anything to protect her best friend from a merciless bully - and stumbles upon a dark, mysterious ring with magical powers that just might make her problems disappear.The Love Project produces stories of love told without words.

‘Deceit’ by Christopher Nkem Okafor. Ibrahim is a devoted pastor and loyal husband, after a visit with his doctor eight years ago he was left depressed when the doctor told him he was infertile so when his wife became pregnant he couldn’t help but think it was a miracle. Eight years later, with tow amazing children, his suspicions about whether he is the biological father of the children grew so he decided to take a DNA test.

Documentaries:

‘We Came A Long Way by Faith’ by George Wingard. This documentary tells the story of Catholic Hill, South Carolina, the site of a historic Catholic church and school founded by African Americans before the Civil War, and are still thriving today!

‘A Song Can Change A Life’ by Warren Matson. This documentary tells the story of Sarge (Lloydis) and Shirley West who were unique because they were the only African American successful country music duo, who recorded songs with Charlie Pride in 1969 and were signed by Vista  International Productions in 1971, and thier son Joe West, who carried on their musical legacy by singing and playing music and winning the ‘Charlie Daniels Talent Roundup’ in 1994, as told by family and friends! The film shows how both music and the Gospel can break down all barriers between people.

‘Tapestry: Spiritual Music of A Mill Villages’ by Gauri Singh. This film showcases a spiritual musical journey through a Mill Village of North Carolina where Brian Millers ancestors worked in the Mill and attended the churches in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Student Films:

‘Eden’s Choice’ by Samantha Smith, Zac Johnson, and Noah Adkins. After losing her father, a young girl begins to struggle with a reoccurring nightmare of a school shooter asking for all the Christians to stand. Written and produced in under two weeks by the students of Venture Film's 1st Unit Film Camp with staff supervision.

Animations:

‘Rich Girl’ by KingbeeAnimation. A synchronization of animated pictures with music released on Zoe Records by artists Lil Redhead Somi.

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘An Island Apart’ byPaul G. Andrews & Tasha Walton. Set amidst the backdrop of the civil unrest in Cyprus from the 1950s to the 1970s involving the different factions struggling for independance, Turkey, Greece, and Britain, three childhood friends Emre , Giorgios, and Eleni have their lives torn asunder amidst the violence and chaos of the civil unrest as they each join different sides in the conflict.

‘Sailing Savior’ byKathryn L. Scurry. Friends Alex and Rhonda are forced to confront the demons of their past putting their mutual friend Debra in a compromising position. But when they part ways and Alex accidently books a Gospel cruise, she'll embark on a journey and return a new woman.

‘A Match Made In Heaven’ by James Beeler. An American man is forced to move to the Outback where he meets an Australian woman. Crocodile Dundee: The culture shock of an Outback Australian Bushman in NYC>. A Match Made In Heaven: The Culture shock of an LA MD in the remote Australian Outback.

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Official Selections for the 28 August 2021 Christian Film Festival:

Feature Films:

‘Death By Envy’ by Quincy J. Trent. Modern day version of the Biblical Cain and Abel Story. When a money deal goes bad between Ruthless Drug dealer Enrico and neighborhood good guy Abel "Honest Abe" Jones, Abel is shot and killed in front of his wife just minutes before they were set to leave for Florida. No one has a clue who did it, except for his brother Cain, who makes it his business to find his brother's suspected killer.

‘When It Ends’ by Achille Brice. This is a story of a young Christian couple who got married but due to their inability to have children, the wife Harriet decides to go on a 60 days fast as instructed by the wife(Mummy Esther) of her Pastor.

Mini-Films:

‘Mate’ by Reinhard Fustand Emanuel Engin. Two people are playing chess together. As the game progresses, we see how the chess moves affect the protagonist's life. We experience the ups and downs of the game and of life, until at the end a surprising twist adds a new dimension to the game.

‘The Rainy Day’ by Mario Lopez. A boy searches for his missing father in the streets of New York City in the midst of a global pandemic and social upheaval.

‘Trafficked’ by Doug Stroup. A 13 year old girl named Anna takes the witness stand in the prosecution of some very bad men who tricked her on social media and did horrible things to her.

Documentaries:

‘Instruments of Jesus’ by Joshua Campe. Instruments of Jesus is a documentary made inside Las Vegas Nevada of 7 amazing born-again Christians interviews/ stories/ testimonies of working for Christ and community as "boots on the ground" Chaplains and how Jesus transformed them into the work they do today.

‘Since That Day’ by Slavica Šnur. This documentary talks to Croatian parents who lost children in the Serbian Invasion in 1991 with the goal of remembering some of them with stories, pictures, and film. 

‘The Far Green Country 2: At Road's End’ by Eli Pyke. When Eli's father dies of cancer, he and his wife Kelly get their family ready to live on the road in their motor home for a year and travel the country in search of memorable places with Eli's dad. Along the way, they encounter a handful of others who are also grieving losses in their own way, and those conversations add to a vulnerable expression of what Eli's process of grieving was like. The film is filled with stunning imagery of the national parks from the West coast to the East, and is sure to draw out the "roadtripper" in all of us.

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘A Merry Nutcracker Christmas’ by Gina Simms. When deaf, teenager Ruth has the opportunity of a lifetime to follow her dreams of starring in the Nutcracker Ballet, her excitement and confidence is abruptly ripped away when someone’s jealousy clearly wants her gone. Ruth learns how to persevere through pressure and bullying, with her spectacular Holiday performance opening the door to a bright new future.

‘Voices’ by James Beeler. An egotistical businessman does cruel imitations of his workmates until one day he can’t stop talking like them.

‘Greater Things’ by James Berberich. Based on the true story of Kristin Beal and the devastating accident she went through at the age of 14 that left her paralyzed from the chest down. This is the raw perspective on everything from how people react differently to her situation, to learning how to navigate in and through an inaccessible world, to just trying to make the best of a crummy situation. Which will ultimately lead her to greater things.

‘Gold From Heaven’ by Ed Fortenberry. Can a young Thai woman named Amporn forgive her ailing father after being subjected to unspeakable horrors because of his drinkng and gambling?

Event Poster for the 24 July 2021 Christian Film Festival:

Official Selections for the 24 July 2021 Christian Film Festival:

Feature Films:

‘Legacy of Love’ by RanelleGolden and Susan Meister. Unexpected tragedy causes a coming-of-age woman to question the meaning of life, until she finds her purpose by helping others deal with the loss of a loved one!

‘Vegas’ by Dr. Lois Ekwe. A movie based on Dr. Ekwe’slife story!

Short Films:

‘Procrastination’ by Marvin J. Lowe. A movie about a young woman who procrastinates about everything!

Mini-Films:

‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ by D'Adonis Moquette. An atheist and a conman walked into a church.

‘You Never Knew Me’ by Hugh Anderson. A hectically busy clown too absorbed in his daily life doesn't make time for something that really matters.

‘Numbers’ by Chester Goad. A quirky, fun, thoughtful peek into the inspiring but tiresome life of beloved widowed minister "Rev" Whitt, and the broken but hopeful people of St. Luke's Parish Community. Stop in for some therapy or a piece of pie. If this quirky dramedy doesn't make you smile, well--we'll be praying for you.

Student Films:

‘Game of Clues’ by Jamison Moore. Enter the world of the Cluester--YouTube superstar and amateur online sleuth--and try to escape his puzzle rooms if you can. Join Logan, Alex, Riley, and Emma as they compete to see who is the true fan of the Cluesterand puzzles.

Documentaries:

‘Nali’ by Nathan Pfaff. Spending 33 years on one of the most remote islands of Papua New Guinea, a missionary couple translates the Bible into a tribal language with less than 4000 speakers. In their last week before an elaborate dedication ceremony of the published portions of Scripture, they must push past the challenges of underdeveloped village life, publishing difficulties, and an emerging Coronavirus in order to help address the spiritual needs of the community and preserve a dying language.

‘A Boy's Journey: Crossing The Alenuihaha Channel’ by Deveraux Gallagher. On August 6, 2020, eleven-year-old Bobo Gallagher became the first person ever to cross the AlenuihahaChannel on a wing and a foil and only the second documented solo crossing of that crossing in history. This is his story.

‘Homeless Not helpless’ by Changhee Chun. An observation of homeless individuals’ struggles in Dallas, TX and the story of Raul Mendez helping homeless. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3)

‘Let Me Live Again’ by Duda Penteado. Bishop Nuñezwas born in New York City. His father abandoned the home before his birth, and at the tender age of eight, he lost his mother to cancer. This left him in the care of government institutions and forced him to live from home to home and in the streets of New York and Puerto Rico. Living a life of hopelessness, he succumbed to a life of violence, gangs, and drugs. But God's hand was upon him and through all the suffering and pain he was able to understand the meaning of life.

Animations:

‘Time’ by Massimiliano Tedeschi. The first animated short film by the filmaxcultural association tells of a tragedy today, a virus that has crept into our society and which at the moment does not want to go away. Obviously it is partly dramatic, with positive implications. We can say that a mixture of short film and documentary.

‘Ci Credo’ by Massimiliano Tedeschi. A talent show, an artist, an event that will change your life.

Music Videos:

‘Take Me Away’ by Michael McCallum. A music video for singer/songwriter, Justin Richard, about a couple who struggles through love, loss, and the distance of time and tragedy.

‘Back By Popular Demand’ by Flo Logan. Back By Popular Demand is a music video and first song on the soundtrack of the upcoming full-featured film, Back By Popular Demand. The movie is going to be about the second coming of Christ in the modern-day!

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘Barsys’ by James Becket. A devout Christian in 4th Century Egypt faces challenges to his faith.

‘No Small Things’ by David Nelson Ozmun. Blessed with MacGyver-like skills, an introvert Christian missionary earns success bringing water and sustainable practices to hardened Qechuavillages of western Bolivia in the mid-1990s. His success is challenged by one village when a life or death choice threatens all his work.

‘Ashes to Ashes’ by Jaime Gonzalez. An ex-military hacker must come out of hiding and stop a dystopian government he helped build from destroying his family.

‘Feathers of Faith’ by Joseph D. Kent and Duane E. Burcham. A confrontation with the self-aggrandizing pastor of his overly legalistic church sends a disillusioned Ray on a post-graduation trip to the Burning Man festival in search of truth and salvation where he naively finds himself drawn to the New Age teachings of a shaman and spiritual warfare ensues.

‘Children of a Fatherless Child’ by Robert J Morgalo. A dying man takes a DNA test in order to trace his ancestry before he dies only to discover that he has a daughter. When he finds her, they set out together on a journey of discovery, reflection, regrets, acceptance and hope.

Event Poster for the 26 June 2021 Christian Film Festival:

Official Selections for the 26 June 2021 Christian Film Festival:

Feature Films:

‘Branded’ by The Church of Almighty God. Li Chenxiis a Christian in China who has endured many hardships  and persecutions at the hands of the communists for spreading the Gospel. This is her story.

‘Angels Are Among Us’ by Gerry Manus. An inspirational movie which depicts Angels sent from god to help us.

Short Films:

‘Cabinet Stories’ by Richard Rabelbauer. Hendrik can't forgive. On everyone who ever hurt him he set up a file stored in a cabinet deep in his heart. One day he met Maxi, a nice young lady. She gets him into a dilemma. Should he forgive her gaffe or hold it against her eternally? When finally Jesus knocks at the door of his heart he has to make a decision: keep storing mountains of cabinets filled with unforgiven stories in his heart and stay unbearable or create space there for people that mean something to him.

Mini-Films:

‘The Convo’ by Krystal Bolden. When a proud father finds out a dark secret about his son, he has to re-evaluate how he sees his own life and how to move forward.

‘Annie & Willie's Prayer’ by Alan Moore. A heart-warming holiday tale about the power found in the faith of little children.

‘Tikkun Olam’ by Bob Ahmed. A fiction film about an eight year old boy who tries to befriend a homeless veteran in Washington DC!

Student Films:

‘Retronym’ by Nathaniel Jensen. A young man wakes up in a strange place with no recollection of how he arrived. He is confronted with a series of choices and tests before having to make the most important choice of his life.

‘Agape’ by Sagar Rai. A college age son has a struggling relationship with his dad. Their relationship takes a further toll when the son is diagnosed with a terminal cancer. The father helps his son walk through a spiritual journey to ultimately finding the person of Jesus Christ.

Documentaries:

‘Hara El kebira’ by Gilles ElieCohen. A Jewish village in southern Tunisia.

‘America the Great Enabler’ by Jim Ackert. Ten things are set up by America, the great enabler who is never mentioned in Bible prophecy, but none the less, has set the stage for the consummate act of human history, the second coming of Jesus Christ.

‘Women of Faith: Coping with Trauma’ by Angela Heath. Our inaugural project is Women of Faith: Coping with Trauma. This mental health documentary takes an in-depth look into the lives of four women who are survivors of childhood abuse, but who also triumphantly find joy, hope and peace through their faith in God and their community. We know it is a tough subject, but let’s have the tough conversation so women, children and families can find healing.

Animations:

‘Florentine and the New Neighbor’ by Herbert Stine. This is a story about a family of mice that retail biblical stories to children.

Music Videos:

‘May God Smile on You’ by ZirzeriaL Wright-Beveridge. This is a song to encourage families during this pandemic and keep hope in their hearts.

‘Can’t Get Enough’ by Chandler Bradley and Matthew Mozingo. This is a music video about a young man in love with a young woman.

Songs:

‘You Are My Best Friend’ by Kathleen Tessalone.  A song written for all the dogs in our lives who provide companionship and unconditional love! This song was written for the story ‘Dogs in Gods World’ about a boy named Willie and his faithful companion dog named Wilbur!

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘Wide as the Western Sky‘ by Jeanne Dukes. When an aspiring young country-western singer vows to honor his faith above his career, he encounters frustrating delays and opposition that threaten to destroy his dreams. A modern-day reflection of the life of Abraham.

‘Joe Louis is Coming to Town!’ by Leonard Varasano. All that a child needs to succeed in the world is to have someone who really believes in them.

‘Faith Wins (The Wildcard of the Strip)’ by John Pate and Rich Natole. A faith-based story; redemption of a struggling soul after tragedy.

‘Dogs in Gods World’ by Kathleen Tessalone. An autistic boy named Willy & his St.Bernarddog Wilbur are returning back from the park, they end up walking down this alley and see this bright light coming from this old abandoned doghouse. They both go over to the doghouse crawl inside and see a heavenly painting, they touch the painting, and transfer to heaven. Willie does have a family, a sister named Wanda, a mother Wynonna and a father Walter, There is Willies nemesis Winston, & his dog Cain). Walter creates inventions. After getting lost from a return from heaven, Willies father Walter creates an invention that ultimately fails and through divine intervention by prayer, the family meets up with Willie and Wilbur, with a glorious ending. The movie is topped off with an award-winning Disney type song.

‘Mother of the Church’ by Sandra Basey-Lennon. A woman with everything loses her daughter and the will to go on until she meets a church family and finds God.

Event Poster for the 22 May 2021 Christian Film Festival:

Official Selections for the 22 May 2021 Christian Film Festival:

Feature Films:

‘Roe v. Wade’ Nick Loeb and Cathy Allyn. Dr. Bernard Nathansonand Dr. Mildred Jefferson square off in a national battle in this untold conspiracy that led to the most famous and controversial court case in history.

‘The Deliverance of Amy Stronghold’ by Seth Himes. Amy Stronghold, a homeless hustler, must get off the streets, hold a job, move to the strange land of suburbia and find God before her daughter is lost to her forever.

Short Films:

‘The Rapture Diaries’ by David Owen Wright. A little girl struggles with the loss of her mother, and re-evaluates her own salvation. She tries reaching out to her father about what it means to be saved, but he is too lost in his own grief to realize she is struggling with questions about the afterlife. He plans a trip to see the blood moon and doesn’t realize he will be getting much more than he bargained for. The Rapture. Who will be caught up, and who will be left behind? Are YOU ready?

‘Hollie’s Dress’ by Annie Sakkab. As 14-year-old Hollie sews her first dress with her mother, she faces the decision all Mennonite girls must make as they reach adulthood. Will she put on the dress and become a full member of the Mennonite church and assume her role as a mother, or will she join the wider world?

Mini-Films:

‘Unboxing. I Got COVID’ by EunikaChojecka. It is a story of two men diagnosed with Covid-19. They are in the same hospital room. It seems that they have almost nothing in common but the coronavirus. The older man can’t take it anymore, the younger man – can’t stand it anymore. However, Christmas Eve of 2020 is coming, and it changes everything.

‘Gift’ by Al Julian and Vince Eisenson. A jaded alcoholic has his world view challenged by an unexpected act.

Documentaries:

‘Pilgrims of Divine Mercy’ by PrzemysławJan Chrobak. In this road movie four repeat offenders, who converted in prison, set off on foot to the Vatican, drawing a special trolley with a gift for the pope – a painting of Merciful Jesus.

‘I Am A Mennonite’ by Paul Plett. A filmmaker explores his Mennonite roots & identity.

‘Metamorphosis’ by Jordan Hatfield. An ex-drug dealer/addict personally recounts the powerful redemption he experienced through Jesus after living decades of his life in crime, violence and addiction.

Animations:

‘The Clown’ by ChunxiaoYu. A clown discovered a stair heading forward to heaven. She experienced her unhappy and happy events when swallowed by fur monsters on the way to heaven.

Web Series:

‘The Expats International Ingrams’ by Juanita Ingram. The Expats International Ingramssheds light on the dynamic, exciting, and unpredictable life of EXPAT families; as well as educates and introduces new places and experiences to families. 

Music Videos:

‘Stronger’ by Dr. Lois Ekwe. A music video of Dr. Lois Ekwe’strue life story!

Songs:

‘Momma Said’ by Steve Harris. A song which extols the sound advice our mother’s give to us when we are young that guides us our whole lives.

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‘Turtle City: Cavity Monsters Picture Book Trailer’ by Tienny The. Hinghates brushing his teeth. No one can persuade him to do it, until one day a foul smell emits from his mouth. Let us go inside his mouth and see what is happening there!

Scripts/Screenplays:

‘Mother of Grace and Mercy’ by Dan Willis. After witnessing the death of her son Jesus, Mary must fight the early Church and Jewish leaders while overcoming her own shame and sorrows in a struggle to preserve her son’s teachings about the transcendent power of love.

‘A Few Good Miles - A Few Good Miles – It Takes Juan To Know Juan’ by Michael Nicolosi and J Nicolosi. A situational comedy based on the life of a typical American family in Calhoun, USA. The dad Jim is a writer, the mom Beth is a great cook, and two boys a 5th grader named Josh a great athlete, and a third grader named Benjamin with trust issues.

‘Meet the Beat Saints’ by Edward Fortenberry. In 1964 middle America, Gordon, an aspiring music promoter finds himself at odds with his family and church who don’t approve of his gospel quartet show or girlfriend, Priscilla, who is from a different denomination. The British invasion hits, and Gordon loses Priscilla to a guy who’s more into it. Gordon, a short wave radio fan, finds a British station and learns that there is a Christian band from Liverpool that sounds similar to the Beatles. He makes contact with them and arranges for them to come to the US for a Christian British invasion, at a time when rock and roll is not looked on favorably by religious people.

‘The Church of Joshua’ by R. H. Miller. Pastor Josh Evans is about to build a new church he and his father always dreamed of making. However a corrupt city councilman steals their land from under their feet. Now Josh must do whatever he and his congregation can do to get it back, which may involve some unexpected actions.

Event Poster for the 24 April 2021 Christian Film Festival:

Official Selections for the 24 April 2021 Christian Film Festival:

Feature Films:

‘ZwinglisErbe’ by Alex Fröhlich. A.D. 1519: When HuldrychZwingli begins preaching as a priest in Zurich, the plague affects him. Looking death in the face, God's Word carries him through and he survives. Encouraged, he turns Zurich upside down with the Bible in his hand.

‘Open Wounds’ by Marc Allen. Erica (Emily Conley) is saddened by the lack of faith she finds in the world. Determined to make a change, she tries to convince her school principal, Principal Marks (Karla Dansereau) that prayer and b