The Aletheia Fellowship of the Arts Feature Film Awards (or Truth Awards) are quality awards for Christian feature films and documentaries selected by a process designed to reflect integrity and balance between performance and purpose. There are thirty-four “Merit” categories and five “Special” categories judged by a mix of film professionals and ministry leaders. The awards ceremony will be held Friday night May 5-6, 2017 at The Historic Princess Theater 421 North Roane Street Harriman, TN. 37748

Best Film

Best Drama
Best Children’s Film
Best Depiction of a Biblical Story
Best Action/Adventure Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Comedy
Best Biblical Education/Ministry Support Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Short Film
Best Student Film
Pastor’s Choice
Best Animated Feature

Best Director
Best First Time Director

Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Breakout Performance
Best Ensemble Cast

Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Editing
Best Sound Editing
Best Hair and Makeup
Best Costume Design
Best Special Effects

Best Companion Material

Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Original Story
Best Original Music Score
Best Original Song

To be completely informed and download the registration form please go to

1.Films must be submitted and payment received through The registration forms (and only the forms) are then sent to MissionWorx Films 2424 Staplehurst Lane Knoxville, TN 37932.
2.Films must have been completed between January 1, 2016 and March 15, 2017. Submission Deadline April 15, 2017.
3.Films must consist primarily of Family Friendly and/or Christian based content.
4.Films must be at least 60 minutes in length except for the Short Film, Documentaries, Best Biblical Education/ Ministry Support Film and the Student Film awards.
5.The principal (owner/producer) must fill out each section for the categories in which they wish the film’s talent to be considered with printed and legible names of the individual(s) who would receive the Aletheia.
6.There is a $65 fee for submission to be paid through
7.Know that we are praying for you.
8.There will be ONE trophy per category regardless of the number of recipients. Recipients or the principal of the production may order another trophy for a winner at cost of $65.
9.If a film is nominated then a release form will be sent and it must be returned with a dvd copy of there film to be shown at the festival.
10.While our planning is responsive to the attendance, the additional details we "hope" to include at the event will be 1) an event store to sell films that have been nominated for an award in previous or current Truth Awards. 2) A dinner for nominees -past and present. 3) A round table between pastors and film makers. 4) An opportunity for Q&A for films nominated. (if producers wish to request this) 5) a lounge for nominees and winners past and present. 6) A special worship service with pastors, film makers and local congregations focusing on the ministry of film making. 7) seminars and round tables. 8) the showing of the films nominated for Best Film, past winners of Best Film and others as there is room.

Overall Rating
  • It didn't happen. It was canceled.

    May 2017
  • Cynthia L Leon

    Great People...Great Venue

    Cant wait for next year...even with an emergency situation the show went on and despite the circumstances it worked out...The Host has a great heart for christian filmmakers and want to see him blessed and continue to grow

    May 2016
  • What I love about the AFA and the Truth Awards is their philosophy that as Christian filmmakers we are not competing against each other, but are supporting each other and working together to create a great faith-based film industry that can change the world.

    May 2016
  • Rich Nation

    It's a newer fest. Only 3 years old started & run by a small church in Knoxville . But I believe they have great things in store for the future. Plans for a bigger venue and film screenings to come. I was very impressed with their categories and judging process and was proud to receive an award by them knowing people who knew what they were doing were the judges. Also former nominees get to judge! Also the quality of their award statuettes are excellent and reflects upon their overall desire for excellence.

    May 2016
    Dda15efee8 2016525 15523 leaf sized
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Rich Nation. It was an honor to have you attend and we hope to see you again in future years.