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. It is also the first and only Christian Faith-based festival being hosted in the metaverse space for global participation

Our focus is on helping you develop story that sells, fundraising, production, and distribution. You have options to consider. We have condensed our categories and changed the screening process to help open more opportunities for you.

All submitted projects must be done in a 1920 x1080p format to be considered for screening. Others will be considered for awards but will not be screened.

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 certificate will be emailed to them 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 youtube unlisted by sixty days before festival. 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
  • Jim Clark

    This was an amaxing time of fellowship and film. The Festival Director and staff did an amazing job of keeping all of the participants active and involved.

    August 2023
  • Debbie Paulsen

    This is an amazing Festival and place to Network with high quality film makers. Deborah Watson was a great host! I highly recommend!

    June 2023
  • Samaneh Nouri

    A good festival with good information. I am happy that I was nominated from Iran with the script. I wish you health, happiness and success.

    April 2023
  • 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