NOW IS THE TIME to use your passion and imagination to make an IMPACT!

The ARIZONA FAITH & FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL is a showcase of faith and family films that impact the culture. If it changes the culture, we will show it! Films in this festival are selected on the basis of message and and originality.

Hosted by actor Dean Cain and JCFilms Studios, this event is scheduled in Tempe, AZ in February 3 - 5, 2023. The events are being hosted at JCFilms Studios. 405 W. Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85282

During this three-day event, organizers will be hosting multiple workshops on film production, offering acting classes, celebrity Q&A events and even a BBQ networking social. Hosted by actor Dean Cain. One admission price of $75 for adults and $50 for students cover all festival activities. VIP Dinner $100 per person.

TOPICS FOR COURSES & CLASSES
*How to Fundraise for a Film?
*Script Writing 101.
*Teen Acting Workshop.
*Adult Acting Workshop.
*How to Turn your Book into a Film?
*Q & A with Dean Cain.
*Shooting your film?
*How to make Distribution work?

LOCATION
JCFilms Studios. 405 W. Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85282. Out of town participants are responsible for for their own accommodations.

WHAT TO EXPECT?
Your itinerary during the festival is your decision. From attending workshops to watching films, our goal is to provide each participant unprecedented access to industry leaders in hopes to exchange ideas about the art and business of Christian film making

ARIZONA FAITH & FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL is part of CHRISTIAN FILM EVENTS that hosts SIX nationally recognized film festivals and conferences each year with a goal to educate and challenge Christian filmmakers. Here you will watch, learn, and network with the best in Christian films. You see, we believe NOW IS THE TIME for you to write that script, take that acting class, start that film production and get involved!

For more information, please visit www.ChristianFilmEvent.com.

BEST FEATURE FILM ($200 Award)
BEST SHORT FILM ($200 Award)
AUDIENCE CHOICE ($200 Award)
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST STUDENT FEATURE
BEST STUDENT SHORT
BEST TRAILER
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR
BEST ACTOR
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER

WHY YOU SHOULD SUBMIT:
* Screening movies directly in front of distributors
* You will get a distribution deal during the festival
* Walk the red carpet and do interviews
* Meet industry and like-minded professionals
* Learn from the best in the industry & meet some of the best actors

Eligibility:
The ARIZONA FAITH & FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL is open to anyone, anywhere around the world.

Festival Dates:
February. 3 - 5, 2023

Short Films:
Between 1 and 35 minutes

Feature Films:
36 minutes or more

Date of Production:
Films must have been produced after January 1, 2018.

Number of films per Producer:
Unlimited

Do I have to attend the festival?
No. But you are highly encouraged.

Submission Form:
Via Vimeo or Youtube links or any other online platform.

Deadlines and Submissions:
February 2, 2023

Language:
Feature films and short films in a language other than Spanish or English must be subtitled in these languages for the presentation of the festival.

Categories & Awards:
Best Short Film $200
Best Feature Film $200
Audience Choice $200

Official Selection
Decisions are made by a committee of film industry professionals. Screening locations and times during the festival will be randomly selected.

Notification:
February 2, 2023

Projection:
The Festival is open to the public. Accredited national and international press, as well as buyers and distributors of film and television.

Questions: Call 304-906-5957

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  • An awful experience with this film festival :(
    I've won the Best Short Film awards which promised a $200 award prize, but it's been two months with more than 10 emails of following up and yet I haven't received anything from the organizer.
    They never follow up or update us on the award prize progress, email response rate is as low as 20% (only reply once every 5 emails).
    They charge $10 for the submission fee, so you would expect they do their job, but looks like it's just a scam that takes your money and disappears without any distributing the award prizes as promised.
    I'm awfully disappointed by this film festival and definitely do not recommend anyone wasting your film and money on this :(

    March 2022
  • Hui Tan

    I deeply appreciate that Arizona Faith & Family Film Festival provides a wonderful opportunity for the film artists to learn and communicate with each others, and make our film community thrive !

    February 2022
  • This film festival was great! I highly recommend it!

    February 2022
  • Lauren Speeth

    Thank you for the Official Selection for "Power of Environment!" It was a great honor to participate in the Arizona Faith & Family Film Festival, and it brought such an uplift to the team in Ukraine during this turbulent time. We especially appreciated how the values of the festival aligned with those in the film, and we will certainly plan on returning when we have future projects. Thank you again!

    February 2022
  • Satyawan Gagare

    It was wonderful experience to work with this great festival as participant. Thank You!

    February 2022