This is the 18th Christian European Visual Media Association Film Festival which takes place every other year in September. The (biennial) Film Festival is held alongside the annual CEVMA conference which takes place in countries around Europe.
The CEVMA Film Festival is dedicated to encourage Christians in visual media to produce positive, powerful, inspiring, and transforming stories in features, documentaries, animations, short clips, etc. CEVMA's Jewel Awards recognizes achievement, excellence in production and content and the sharing of Christian values..
It is a platform for Christians to present their visual art, network with others, and find distribution opportunities for their productions. The CEVMA Film Festival also celebrates the power of storytelling that can impact the lives of people and ‘meet’ people in their own culture,. CEVMA challenges creatives to think differently and use visual media to spread messages of hope and forgiveness.
The CEVMA Film Festival welcomes any Christian producer(s) in visual media to compete in one or more categories of the Festival. Student filmmakers are especially encouraged to apply. The 2023 CEVMA Film Festival will welcome any film, documentary, animation, clip, etc., that has been produced after 1 August, 2020.
Docudrama under €50 K
Docudrama over €50 K
Drama over €50 K
Drama under €50 K
Films must be faith based from a Christian world view. Entries will be submitted to a panel of professionals chosen by the CEVMA Board. The panel decides the finalists in each category, and their decisions are final. If not enough qualified entries are submitted, by at least two different producers, in a particular category, the jury reserves the right to remove the category from the competition. Physical awards will be presented only to those who attend the event in person. Those unable to attend will receive laurels.
The organisers will take every reasonable precaution in handling the entries.
Additionally, participation in the Festival is deemed to relieve the organisers of all liability regarding claims by third parties.
Competition entrants automatically provide any neccesary passwords for screeners, allow usage of clips from their entries for promotional use on the CEVMA websites, CEVMA social media accounts. Fees for the festival are non-refundable.