The CHRISTIAN FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL will follow Biblical ideals not Hollywood ideals.
FILM DISTRIBUTION AWARDS will be made to ALL winners in the CFFF 2018! To qualify for all major digital platforms, DVD's, TV and potential theatrical release your film must be 72 minutes or longer. Shorts 45 minutes up to but not quite 72 minutes will receive distribution on all digital platforms if an award winner. NOW, short shorts from 5 minutes to 30 minutes will also receive distribution with our special digital platforms just for micro shorts and shorts! The CFFF is now a content licensing agent for a leading established distribution company with 20 plus years in the business! Have YOUR dream fulfilled!
Our 2nd major festival will be held August 3, 4, and 5th during the Ellington, NY Town Picnic and Fair, the oldest in the USA! A great Christian Film Festival where the entire family can attend. Our screening schedule is worked within the Town events so filmmakers and their family can enjoy the activities and events at the Picnic as well.
On Friday August 3rd at 3:00 PM the CFFF opens with a regal reception held within the historic "Enchanted Ellington", an 1849 Greek Revival House with exquisite antiques, paintings, and chandeliers. Then at 5:00 PM the first screenings will take place in the rural period intact "Carriage House Cinema" with its 12' screen, professional projector and sound.
On Saturday and Sunday, August 4th and 5th the main screening events will take place with the Award Ceremony being held early Sunday evening.
The Ellington Town Picnic and Fair has games and activities for all ages, children and adults. There are bands, food, vendors, hay-rides, contests and a major parade on Saturday and mega fireworks at 10:00 pm! The Christian Family Film Festival is unique among film festivals!
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 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 in the CARRIAGE HOUSE CINEMA. ALL AWARD WINNERS whose films are 50 minutes or longer will be AWARDED A DISTRIBUTION CONTRACT!
Filmmakers attending the CFFF 2018 will be interviewed for InDvue TV 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 2 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 FOR FILMS 50 MINUTES AND LONGER BEING CONSIDERED FOR DISTRIBUTION A DOWNLOADABLE TRAILER NO LARGER THEN 50 MB. THIS IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF YOUR SUBMISSION TO THE CFFF. PLEASE HAVE ONE ON YOUR SUBMISSION SITE OR 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 most own all rights to his film and music or have secured them by the festival.
We will accept films made between 2010 to 2018.
Send a DVD or BLURAY disc for shorts and features to:
CHRISTIAN FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL
P.O. Box 373
Ellington, NY 14732