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

FILM DISTRIBUTION AWARDS will be made to ALL winners in the CFFF 2019! NOW, short shorts from 5 minutes to feature length films of 72 minutes and longer will receive worldwide distribution on all digital platforms AND DVD'S (for feature length) in all major chain stores! 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 3rd annual festival will be held JUNE 8th and 9th. Two full days of screenings, with a Q and A following for those filmmakers in attendance, plus the LENSKA FILMMAKERS SEMINAR! (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!

In 2018 we introduced OUR trophy! NOT a mimic of the Hollywood Academy Awards BUT the ultimate trophy for a Christian Filmmaker. A gold cross with a Bible and praying hands on a marble base. Beautiful and inspiring!

On Sunday June 9th an award ceremony will be held with trophies and certificates presented to the winners WITH their distribution contract!

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 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 will receive 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 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 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.

Two DVD's or Blu-Rays must be sent at the time of your submission, mail it 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 notifications.

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 award certificates and for 1st place a gold trophy will be presented to filmmakers who attend and support the CFFF.

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  • Great Festival. Excited to have been a part of the festival and seeing God glorified through so much talent.

    August 2018
  • Dale Norman Green

    Incredible, professional, top-notch group of Christian filmmakers who strive for individual & personal advancement of each of their participants. They are willing to go the extra mile to make sure their clients are satisfied and content. God bless Diana and CFFF Staff!

    August 2018
  • This is a great Christ centered family friendly festival. It is fun, educational and held in a historic location!

    August 2018
  • Roger Malsteaad

    It seems it was a GREAT festival. I wasn't aware that if one was not able to attend, more than likely their film would not actually be screened - even though 'selected'. I'm new at this. Communication was great. Thank you for the opportunity to apply. Roger Malstead - "Jesus: Dead and Buried?" film

    August 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Roger, we communicated with you and told you that your film was screened as well as receiving a top award.

  • I appreciated the initial recognition and award from the festival for my short script. The communication was great at first, however I was a few hours late in responding to the final email before the festival stating that I wouldn't be able to attend and didn't receive a response since then regarding receiving any of the awards digitally. Hopefully I'll hear back soon. Again, I appreciate the recognition.

    August 2018