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.

We are now accepting entries for the 27 January 2018 CFF!

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: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ChristianOnlineFilmFestival
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.

Entering the CFF means you agree with these terms: After you enter the monthly film festival the Director will e-mail you with the month that your entry will be shown. Just because you entered the film festival in one month does not guarantee your entry will be shown that month because we try to limit the amount of each entry type (feature film, short film, script, etc) to 3 max for each monthly CFF so that each entry has the max opportunity for awards. All entries are eligible for all awards. Each entry is evaluated by the Director and awarded CFF awards based on its own merits, so more than one film could receive the same award - ie two films could have a BEST ACTRESS award, etc. Each entry usually wins at least one award, but there is no guarantee of an award for each entry because this is a contest. All decisions by the Director as to awards and the month your entry in the CFF is shown are final.

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

HI EVERYONE - WE DO NOT NEED YOU TO MAIL/SEND US ANY SORT OF HARD COPY OR CD DISK OR DVD OF YOUR FILM BEFORE THE FILM FESTIVAL - WE STREAM THE FILMS OFF OF FILMFREEWAY DURING THE CFF - THAT SAVES EVERYONE MONEY - THANKS!!!

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.

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    Aretha Tatum

    I was honored that the short film Through His Eyes-The Insight of Bartimaeus was selected for the December 2017 Christian Film Festival. I love how gracious and informative Richard Collins and the CFF were to me. I wasn't able to attend the fest but I really appreciated how I was kept well informed. The Christian Film Festival is truly conducted with a spirit of excellence!!!

    January 2018
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    Stephen Gray

    Richard and the CFF team were extremely well organized and had great communication throughout the event. Richard supplied timely links to announcements and provided clear instruction & information. It was an honor being selected and having won a few awards in December 2017!

    January 2018
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    Matthew Allen

    Though I was unable to attend CFF in person, I still appreciate all their hard work and communication (seriously - I was up to date through emails the whole time!) I was encouraged and inspired by the festival. Thanks, guys!

    January 2018
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    Latoyia Waller

    The Christian Film Festival was a great festival to be a part of. They communicated regularly and supplied us with everything we needed including laurels and certificates to showcase our wins for our web series, Something Like Sunshine! Thank you Richard, for all your amazing work.

    January 2018
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    Sean Hartofilis

    I'm grateful to have been selected and for the wonderful staff's clear communication and kindness throughout the process. Hope to be back. Sincerest thanks, and all the best, -Sean

    December 2017