Branson International Film Festival is designed to educate, equip and empower Independent Christian Filmmakers while celebrating their creative diversity. At this time, it is the only faith-based film festival being hosted in the Missouri Region.

You will be given resources in the area of content, story, novelization; fundraising, investor vs. partner; developing your cast and crew; distribution information.

Full Feature awards ( any film 41 minutes to 90 minutes long)
Best Film Award
Best Cinematography Award
Best Actor/Actress Award
Best Supporting Actor/Actress Award
Best Young Actor/Actress in Film Award- (ages 16 and below)
Best Music Score Award

Short Film Awards ( any work between 10 minutes and 40 minutes)
Best Short Film
Best Cinematography Award
Best Actor/Actress Award
Best Supporting Actor/Actress Award
Best Young Actor/Actress in Film Award
Best music score Award

Best Proof of Concept (trailers/teasers)- Short films less than 10 minutes
Best Animation- any length of film done in animation
Best Documentary- any length based on factual events
Best Biblical Story- any length
Best Student Film- Developed by children through young adult (to age 21)
Best Toddler Film- any story developed for children between the ages of 1-5
Best Children Film - any story developed for children between the ages of 6-12
Best Youth Film- any story developed for youth between 13-19
Best Television Series concept- Pilots only please
Most Creative Christian Music Video
Best Script (must be 120 pages or less)
Agape Award

Films will not be accepted if they contain nudity, profanity, or sexual content.

Anyone affiliated with the Branson International Film Festival is not allowed to submit their own work for consideration.

If award or certificate recipient is not able to attend, their prize will be sent out within thirty days after festival award ceremony completion. All fee's are non-refundable.

Officially Selected Winners must have their work available for download or available through vimeo or youtube by 01/01/2020. Selected work not in compliance will default their submission.

Branson International Film Festival retains no rights to the stories submitted and are held accountable for the safety of their content. All judges are required to sign a NDA prior to viewing.

Overall Rating
  • Charles Kreutzkamp

    Great Film Festival! Thank you Branson International for the awards of Best Short Film, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor!! What an honor!!

    May 2022
  • Lee Ryan Coston

    I was not able to attend the festival, so had to give it middle-of-the-road ratings on anything that required attendance. BUT, there was a reason that none of my team attended. I was shocked to find out that didn't even furnish tickets for the director!! I know of very few festivals that don't provide tickets to the filmmakers whose films are selected to screen. How odd. I would have hoped that they would have been more keen on attendance and serving the filmmakers than making money off of them. Disappointed.

    May 2022
  • Kim P Wells

    Peggy and Deborah did a wonderful festival. Never did I feel lost as to where to go. The networking was phenomenal. I was glad to be nominated but I was more glad to connect. I recommend it highly!

    May 2022
  • Zelverick Films

    Very professional and well run festival.

    May 2022
  • I am so thankful for the opportunity to screen at the BIFF and the amazing people who were in attendance. For being in their 5th year and coming out of Covid years, I thought Deb and Peggy did a great job connecting filmmakers and bringing tons of encouragement to everyone. BIFF is one festival to watch as it has such tremendous potential for becoming a top tier festival for people of faith.

    May 2022