The Christian Film Festival (CFF) is a small monthly film festival located in Newport News, VA, USA! It is held on the last Saturday of each month! The purpose of the monthly Christian Film Festival is to showcase Christian movies, music videos, cartoons, documentaries, educational films, and scripts, and recognize the people who made them happen.

HI everyone! We have a full set of films / scripts for both the 25 Nov 17 and 30 Dec 17 CFFs! We limit the amount of each type of film to give everyone the best chance for an award. We should re-open our call for entries some time in late December for the 2018 film festival season!

The current dates for the 2018 CFFs are 27 January 2018, 24 February 2018, 31 March 2018, 28 April 2018, 26 May 2018, 30 June 2018, 28 July 2018, 25 August 2018, 29 September 2018, 27 October 2018, 24 November 2018, and 29 December 2018!

Just sign up, send us a screen shot or poster, the link to your trailer and movie, we will post the screen shot or poster to our Facebook page, and then join us on the last Saturday of each month at Menchville Baptist Church in Newport News, VA to enjoy the shows, fellowship, and win awards.

The categories you can enter to win awards are feature film (45 minutes and over), short film (15-44 minutes), mini film (less than 15 minutes), web series, animation/cartoon, student, advertisement, documentary, educational, music video, soundtrack/score, song, web series, and script/screenplay.

The address for the film festival is 248 Menchville Road Newport News VA 23602.

You don't need to buy or bring tickets the CFF is free.

The Director of the Christian Film Festival is Richard Collins, an award-winning Christian author and filmmaker whose first 3D animated adventure, 'Raegan and RJ in Space: First to Mars' won the BEST ANIMATION GOLD award at the Christian Family Film Festival in Ellington NY on 6 August 2017, and was selected for, and shown at the Faith Film Festival in MT Juliet Tennessee on 17 Oct 2015, the Christian Worldview Film Festival in San Antonio Texas on 14 March 2016, the Big Cross Film Festival in Los Angeles CA on 9 Nov 2016, the HIS Film Festival in FT Lauderhill FL on 21 April 2017, and the Christian Family Film Festival in Ellington NY on 5 Aug 17! Richard Collins has also won many book awards for his Christian kids graphic novel series 'Raegan and RJ in Space'!

Charities! The CFF gives a portion of every entry fee to charity! So far we gave $430 to Christian Charities! if you enter the CFF you are helping Christian Charities!

If the $20 entry fee is too much, or you do not like to travel, we also have an 'Christian Online Film Festival (COLFF)' set up through FilmFreeway with the exact same rules and award laurels, but it only costs $10! Here is the link:
So please consider that one also.

Awards & Prizes

1. Digital Award Laurels for all award winners: The digital award laurels you can win are best feature film (45 minutes and over), best short film (15-44 minutes), best mini film (less than 15 minutes), best animated film/cartoon, student, documentary, educational, foreign film, music video, advertisement, song, soundtrack / score, script, best director, best producer, best female lead and supporting actor, best male lead and supporting actor, best teen lead and supporting actress, best teen and supporting actor, best child lead and supporting actress, best child lead and supporting actor, best soundtrack / score / song, and best web series.

2. Digital Award Certificates for all award winners

3. Digital Award Poster for all award winners.

Rules & Terms

Rules: If you own or have produced a Christian movie, cartoon, script, educational film, student film, advertisement, documentary, song, soundtrack/score, or music video, and own the rights to it, you can pay the fee and enter the film festival. It can be new or old, shown or not shown, so there is no requirement like that. After your payment is processed just send us a link to your video and trailer. Once your fee is processed, you will be in the festival, and we we will post the picture to our Facebook page and web site, Show up at our church on the day of the festival and watch the shows, enjoy the fellowship, and win awards.

If your film or script is not accepted into the CFF for any reason we will process a refund.


Note: Sorry, this is a Christian family friendly film festival which will be attended by people of all ages, including little kids. Only films/scripts that have a Christian world view and contain no adult, inappropriate, or mature content will be accepted. The Christian Festival maintains the right to reject any film/script that does not follow the above guidelines.

53 Reviews

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    Mitch Emoff

    Communication from the team at CFF was superb!

    November 2017
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    Terry Wolfe

    The best thing about the CFF, (aside from the awards Kids From Camelot won), was the knowledge that the judges obviously looked at every frame of the film to be able to pick out actors with one or two lines and recognize their talent. That means a lot, particularly to child actors. Richard Collins is quite simply the best FF administrator - ever.

    November 2017
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    Guy Quigley

    Nice to have my Faith-Based script SOLDIERS OF GOD selected for consideration.

    October 2017
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    Michael D. Rourke

    Being involved with a Christian based Christ honoring media event is a privilege and a blessing. Joyfully giving back to God the time, energy and resources which point to His kingdom is to bow before the Creator in adoration. James 1:17 Every good and every perfect gift is from aboveā€¦

    October 2017
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    Bruce Moore

    This was a fantastic festival. Well organized, great communication, and an all around pleasure to be involved with.

    October 2017