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 Teaser- 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
  • Nate Carroll

    An international festival that is communicative and professional. Good folks.

    September 2020
  • Branson International Film Festival was inspirational, hugely ambitious, and delivered a wonderful festival experience - despite shifting to an online platform in light of the unforeseen pandemic. We had wonderful communication with the team regarding our submissions and any issues that arose, and even had the opportunity to organize and conduct a live interview across the world last-minute. We are grateful for the opportunity, and intend to support and submit to Branson International Film Festival again in the future. Thank you all so much! Hugs from Japan - Jamie

    May 2020
  • Margaret Young

    What a wonderful festival! Despite unimaginable obstacles presented by COVID-19, the Branson team pulled off their festival and had online interviews with filmmakers, producers, etc.
    We hope to submit to Branson annually. So impressed by everyone involved!

    May 2020
  • Jil Ross

    Branson has done an exceptional job in keeping participants up to date on changes and modifications while maintaining the excitement about the event. Kudo's to your events and administrative staff. Job well done!

    March 2020
  • Everything is great , thanks a lot

    May 2019