NOW IS THE TIME to get you involved in making faith & family films!

NOW IS THE TIME is the theme for this international Chicago based film festival hosted by actor Dean Cain. You see, we just don't want to show films, we want to challenge people of faith to get more engaged in faith-based films.

The FAITH & FAMILY CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL is looking for films from all around the world that celebrate the power of faith and family. Films that uphold Biblical and moral principles as well as films that examine and support family values. This event will take place March 26 -28, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago SW in Burr Ridge, IL.

During this three-day event, organizers will be hosting multiple workshops on film production, offering acting classes, celebrity Q&A events and even a BBQ networking social. Hosted by actor Dean Cain. One admission price of $75 for adults and $50 for students cover all festival activities. VIP Dinner with Dean Cain is $50 per person.

LOCATION
Crowne Plaza Chicago SW in Burr Ridge, IL. 300 S Frontage Rd, Burr Ridge, IL 60527. Participants are responsible for for their own accommodations.

​WHAT TO EXPECT?
Your itinerary during the festival is your decision. From attending workshops to watching films, our goal is to provide each participant unprecedented access to industry leaders in hopes to exchange ideas about the art and business of Christian film making.

CHRISTIAN FILM EVENTS hosts FIVE nationally recognized film festivals and conferences each year with a goal to educate and challenge Christian filmmakers. Here you will watch, learn, and network with the best in Christian films. You see, we believe NOW IS THE TIME for you to write that script, take that acting class, start that film production and get involved!

More information about Christian Film Events: www.ChristianFilmEvent.com

​AWARDS
BEST FEATURE FILM ($200 Award)
BEST SHORT FILM ($200 Award)
AUDIENCE CHOICE ($200 Award)
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST STUDENT FEATURE
BEST STUDENT SHORT
BEST TRAILER
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR
BEST ACTOR
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER

WHY YOU SHOULD SUBMIT:
* Screening movies directly in front of distributors
* You will get a distribution deal during the festival
* Walk the red carpet and do interviews
* Meet industry and like-minded professionals
* Learn from the best in the industry & meet some of the best actors

Eligibility:
The FAITH & FAMILY CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL is open to anyone, anywhere around the world.

Festival Dates:
March 26 - 28, 2021

Short Films:
Between 1 and 35 minutes

Feature Films:
36 minutes or more

Date of Production:
Films must have been produced after January 1, 2016.

Number of films per Producer:
Unlimited

Do I have to attend the festival?
No. But you are highly encouraged.

Submission Form:
Via Vimeo or Youtube links or any other online platform.

Deadlines and Submission Fees:
March 24, 2020.
Feature films: $25
Short films: $15
Music Videos: $15
Trailer: $15
Screenplays: $15

Language:
Feature films and short films in a language other than Spanish or English must be subtitled in these languages for the presentation of the festival.

Categories & Awards:
Best Short Film $200
Best Feature Film $200
Audience Choice $200

Official Selection
Decisions are made by a committee of film industry professionals. Screening locations and times during the festival will be randomly selected.

Notification:
March 25, 2020

Projection:
The Festival is open to the public. Accredited national and international press, as well as buyers and distributors of film and television.

* * * NOT ALL SELECTED FILMS WILL BE SCREENED * * *

Questions: Call 304-906-5957