The CHRISTIAN FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL has partnered with the Christian TV Network giving filmmakers the opportunity to have their films screened on major cable Christian networks around the country! DVD's are also included for those filmmakers given a licensing agreement as part of their award.
The CTN licensing is separate from our regular distribution awards with our worldwide distributor. Both the CTN TV Awards and our regular worldwide distributor awards are included in the yearly event.
The CHRISTIAN FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL 2023 will take place August 4, 5 and 6! There will be a MEET AND GREET WORKSHOP on August 4 at 5:00 PM. Two full days of screening event will coincide with the oldest festival and town picnic in the United States held in Ellington, NY. Games, activities, fireworks and a parade are part of the event.
Screenings, Q and A, workshop, award ceremony and red carpet photo op, trophies and distribution contracts will be awarded!
The MEET AND GREET on Friday August 4 at 5:00 PM starts the festival in the regal 1849 Greek Revival house THE ENCHANTED ELLINGTON . Screenings take place in the Carriage House Cinema. A unique, one of a kind, intimate film festival in a historic, country setting bringing you a unique event unlike any you will experience.
FILM DISTRIBUTION AWARDS will be made to ALL winners in the CFFF 2023! NOW, feature length films over 72 minutes will qualify. The CFFF is a content licensing agent for a leading established distribution company with 20 plus years in the business! Have YOUR dream fulfilled!
Two full days of screenings, with a Q and A following for those filmmakers in attendance, plus the LENSKA workshop! (Lenska has worked behind the scenes in all areas of filmmaking including distribution.) You will learn things you never heard before and to quote filmmakers at her workshop in NYC in JUNE at the INYFF, "We learned more in Diana Lenska's one hour workshop then in all the years of going to film seminars and workshops throughout the country". You cannot miss it!
On Sunday, August 6 an award ceremony will be held with award trophies presented to the winners WITH their distribution deal!
We are a filmmakers supported event and those filmmakers attending will receive priority in having their films screened. Those who attend will have a warm intimate screening with fellowship and networking with other Christian filmmakers in the unique setting for this venue PLUS the powerhouse workshop!
The CFFF 2023 is being held at the same time in Ellington as their historic yearly festival. There will be family activities, games, food vendors, contests, a parade and fire-works! Don't miss it! Our screenings, workshops and events are worked within the Ellington festival activities so you can enjoy both!
NOT ALL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS ARE SCREENED as we are a three day event and have limited screening slots available. ALL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS are AWARD and DISTRIBUTION qualified.
The CFFF has three levels of awards, GOLD, SILVER and MERIT Trophies. Award laurels AND a chance for your film to be screened throughout Western New York at various churches and venues. Awards will be presented in the CARRIAGE HOUSE CINEMA. ALL GOLD AWARD WINNERS will receive a worldwide distribution deal and the CTN TV licensing award.
The Q and A's and CFFF 2022 AWARD CEREMONY will be filmed and award winners will receive a special premiere screening of their winning film during the regular screening schedule of the Carriage House Cinema.
Shorts may be submitted from 1 minutes up to 50 minutes and features from 51 minutes to 2 hours. No porn, vulgarity, nudity or profanity will be accepted.
NOTE: WE REQUIRE ALL FILMS TO HAVE A TRAILER ON YOUTUBE. PLEASE SEND US THE LINK. THIS IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF YOUR SUBMISSION TO THE CFFF. PLEASE SEND IT TO US AT CFFF2017@GMAIL.COM
Full Gospel Shorts or Features are films that present Jesus Christ as the only way of salvation and present Biblical references in the film.
Inspirational Shorts and Features are either family oriented, children's films or inspiring films with a moral at its center.
All family oriented shorts, animations, features, documentaries, and music videos may be entered into the CHRISTIAN FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL.
The filmmaker must own all rights to his film and music or have secured them by the festival.
We will accept films made between 2010 to 2023.
WE NOW ACCEPT DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF YOUR FEATURES AND SHORTS!
Send posters to:
CHRISTIAN FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL
P.O. Box 373
Ellington, NY 14732
It is up to everyone submitting their project to the CFFF to respond to our emails in a timely manner. We work with you but it is your responsibility to keep on top of our notifications and emails.
IF CHOSEN AS AN OFFICIAL SELECTION YOU ARE REQUIRED TO RESPOND ASAP WITH A CONFIRMATION OF YOUR SELECTION FOR IT "TO BE OFFICIAL"!
By submitting your film you give us the right to also screen it at our Carriage House Cinema as part of the awards presented and premiere screening.
Digital Awards and laurels will be presented to filmmakers that do not attend the festival. Actual awards will be presented to filmmakers who attend and support the CFFF 2022.
We are a seminar/workshop festival with screenings and distribution awards. Filmmakers attending the CFFF have priority in the screening schedule. We understand not everyone can attend but expect a core group of our selected films to have the filmmakers attend and support the festival.
Filmmakers and screenplay writers who cannot attend receive a digital award certificate.
Distribution awards are also made to those who cannot attend. An actual award can be created and sent to those not able to attend for the following cost which includes, shipping, handling, and insurance by priority mail. Check our website for more info.