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
  • Dale Norman Green

    Deborah and Peggy have taken this relatively young Festival into the ranks of Classy, Topnotch, and Professional, while lending a homey and accessible air of comfort. But the best part of all is their commitment to honoring the Savior with every facet of Filmmaking.

    August 2021
  • Andreas Kranzler

    Great Festival with great, helpful and friendly communication. They had a live event but also offered for people to attend virtually and I still felt being a part of it. Very honoured that we won "Most Creative Christian Music Video" for "Giants Fall"

    June 2021
  • I loved having participated in the festival. It is really exciting. It was an incredible experience even here in Brazil.

    May 2021
  • Awesome Staff, People and Festival!!

    May 2021
  • Carla McDougal

    What a blessing to be part of the 2021 Branson International Film Festival! Unfortunately, I could not attend in person, but because they offered a virtual option this opened the door for me to take part from a distance. The leadership was wonderful about sending updates about the festival and so welcoming, even on the virtual option. We were blessed that our drama series, Breaking Strongholds Episode 1, was chosen as the Best Television Series this year. I recommend the Branson International Film Festival to anyone and look forward to attending next year in person.

    May 2021