The CHRISTIAN FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL will follow Biblical ideals not Hollywood ideals.

Our 3rd festival will be a CHRISTMAS FILM FESTIVAL starting off on Dec. 7 Thursday at 7:00 pm with a Christmas Concert at the Farman Library in Ellington, NY. The festive concert will be in period costumes, with filmmkaers and guests at the end joining in for the singing of beloved Christmas Carols! A reception will follow with the screening of several Christmas shorts.

Friday and Saturday will be the regular screening days for the CFFF Christmas Film Festival in THE ENCHANTED ELLINGTON screening room.

Due to the tremendous success of our first two Christian Family Film Festivals we are having a CHRISTMAS FILM FESTIVAL so Christian filmmakers do not have to wait until 2018 to have their films screened! The CFFF CHRISTMAS FILM FESTIVAL 2017 will be held in a historic town with one of the oldest town squares. The Christian Family Film Festival will be held during December 7, 8 and 9, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Ellington, NY at The Farman Library and The Enchanted Ellington screening room.

This is the third festival of the 2017 season.

Filmmakers who attend will have a warm intimate screening with fellowship and networking with other Christian filmmakers in the unique setting for this venue.

The historic Carriage House Cinema has a 12 foot screen, professional projector and sound. The entire interior is almost completely intact from its 1849 construction. (The Carriage House is closed for the winter months)

The screenings will take place in the elegant main house, THE ENCHANTED ELLINGTON, a Greek Revival structure with exquisite old-world furnishings, paintings, chandeliers and antiques.

Awards & Prizes

The CFFF has three levels of awards, GOLD, SILVER and MERIT certificates. Special trophies for outstanding productions, award laurels AND a chance for your film to be screened throughout Western New York at various churches and venues. Awards will be presented at THE ENCHANTED ELLINGTON..

Rules & Terms

Shorts may be submitted from 2 minutes up to 44 minutes and features from 45 minutes to 2 hours. No porn, vulgarity, nudity or profanity will be accepted.

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 most own all rights to his film and music or have secured them by the festival.

We will accept films made between 2012 to 2017.

Send a DVD or BLURAY disc for shorts and features to:

P.O. Box 373
Ellington, NY 14732

11 Reviews

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    Zachary Johnson

    So happy were able to have fils screened in this festival! We were sorry we couldn't make it to the location but we will plan on next year! Great Festival!

    November 2017
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    Charles W. Bush

    I wasn't able to attend the festival but will definitely submit more films in the future because of the professional communication.

    October 2017
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    Momchil A. Karamitev

    Very good place to review and expose your work. Friendly staff, correct relations! Highly recommended! Momchil Ap. Karamitev (Film Director)

    October 2017
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    Brad Smith

    CFFF will continue to grow in popularity. I look forward to future networking with Diana.

    October 2017
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    Mark Leschinsky

    Christian Family Film Festival is a GREAT Festival! I can highly recommend it. The communication was excellent and overall experience wonderful! It was very well organized. I will definitely submit again. I'm honored to have my film screened there. Thank you for the beautiful Award!

    October 2017