Hi everyone we have started our 9th season - the next monthly Christian Online Film Festival is 16 December 2023! This will be our 75th monthly Christian Online Film Festival! We hold the COLFF on the 3rd Saturday of each month all online at our Facebook page! Once you are accepted you will be sent your COLFF date! We usually cut it off a week out and then start pushing entries to the following month! We limit the amount of films in each festival to give everyone the best chance for awards, so don't wait till the last minute to enter, or you may not get in!
The purpose of the Christian Online Film Festival is to showcase Christian movies, music videos, cartoons, documentaries, educational films, music videos, soundtracks, pictures, and scripts, recognize the people who made them happen, and encourage others to make more!.
The COLFF is conducted all online at our Facebook Page on the third Saturday of each month.
Just sign up, send us a screen shot or poster that best represents your film, the link to your trailer and movie, we will post the screen shot or poster or trailer link to our Facebook Page and Web Site Page, and then on the last Saturday of each month join us online at our Facebook Page to watch the shows and be recognized.
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), animation/cartoon, student, advertisement, documentary, educational, music videos, songs, soundtrack/score, pictures, web series, and scripts.
We limit each COLFF to 2 or 3 of each film type (Documentary, Mini-Film, Animation, etc.) to give everyone the best chance for awards. So you may get bumped to next month's COLFF depending on how many of your film type has been entered before you. It's no big deal everyone can wait a month for their awards it's just a month!
The Director of the Christian Online 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 BEST ANIMATION at the Christian Georgia Film Festival on 20 August 2022, BEST ANIMATION at the Christian Georgia Online Film Festival on 30 Nov 2021, BEST ANIMATION GOLD award at the Christian Family Film Festival in Ellington NY on 6 August 2017, BEST ANIMATION award at the CHRISTIAN CINEMAFEST on 18 February 2018, 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, and the HIS Film Festival in FT Lauderhill FL on 21 April 2017! The graphic novel adaptation of this award-winning animated adventure won a Readersfavorite book award in 2016! Richard Collins has also won many book awards for his Christian kids graphic novel series 'Raegan and RJ in Space'! Most recently he published a FREE App Game for iPhone, iPad, and Android called 'Raegan and RJ's Space Adventure!' for kids to enjoy! He is now working on the first run of Raegan and RJ action figures!
We have an IMDB page for the Christian Online Film Festival! If you are a COLFF award winner you can add your award credits to your IMDB pages here is the link -
We have a T-shirt shop set up online so COLFF award winners can order an award winner T-shirt that you can wear around the set or recording studio to let everyone know you are #1 when it comes to family friendly entertainment! We don't control the prices the T-shirt company does here is the link -
Finally: The Christian Online Film Festival is conducted on line the third Saturday of each month, but it has a counterpart, the Christian Film Festival, which is conducted on the last Saturday of each month. If you would like to have your film shown at a live screening, then please also enter the CFF FilmFreeway web site is: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ChristianFilmFestival so check it out!
1. Digital Award Laurels for all winners. The digital award laurels will be awarded on the festival date for each of the following categories: 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, music video, advertisement, web series or episode, best still picture/photography,best script, best director, best producer, best female lead, best female supporting actor, best male lead, best male supporting actor, best Teen female lead, best Teen female supporting actor, best Teen male lead, best Teen male supporting actor, best child lead, best child supporting actor, and best cast, best soundtrack. In addition, every entry will get a web page on our web site!
2. Digital Award Certificates for all winners!
3. Digital Award Poster for all winners!
All entries are eligible for all awards. Each entry is evaluated by the Director and staff and awarded COLFF 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. We do not categorize awards, which means there is only BEST ACTRESS award not BEST ACTRESS in a Feature Film, BEST ACTRESS in a SHORT FILM, or BEST ACTRESS GOLD, BEST ACTRESS SILVER, BEST ACTRESS BRONZE, etc. etc. There is just BEST ACTRESS and none, 1, or 10 actresses could get it in a given month. Same with all the award categories - ie 6 girls could get BEST ACTRESS CHILD or BEST ACTRESS TEEN, or 1 could get it, or none. So if you are an actress in a Feature Film and you do an award winning performance for that month you will 'share' the same BEST ACTRESS award with the actress who did an award winning performance in the Short Film category. You get separate award certs and all but it is still just BEST ACTRESS. We have thought about changing it and categorizing like many award contests do, including the Oscars, but a BEST ACTRESS is a BEST ACRESS regardless of whether she was in a Feature Film or Short Film, and it wasn't her fault she was in a short film versus a feature film. 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 COLFF is shown are final.
Rules: If you own or have produced a Christian movie, cartoon, script, educational film, student film, documentary, advertisement, music video, song, web series, photo, song, or soundtrack/score, 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 before, so there is no requirement like that. After your payment is processed just send us a link to your video and trailer and a screen shot or poster or photo that best represents your movie. Once your fee is processed, you will be in the festival, and we we will post the picture and trailer link, if you desire, to our Facebook Page and Web Site Page.
If your film or script is not accepted into the COLFF for any reason we will process a refund. Do not take rejection personally it is what we have to do - the entry standards are very clear they have to be G rated or 'family friendly' and IAW a conservative Christian world-view because there are kids in the audience, ie you can't show an R rated film to 5 year olds it is against the law. Also we KNOW the Bible has some parts that are not family friendly we have read it - but that does not mean we are going to show or read inappropriate material to little kids - so when your entry is rejected don't tell us 'it is in the Bible' that makes no difference. If your entry gets rejected it is usually for that reason. So just take out the parts that are not age appropriate and resubmit it and it maybe will get accepted. A lot of people don't understand the purpose of a 'family friendly' Christian film festival and get upset when their entry is rejected because it is not 'appropriate' even though they are Christian and their entry is Christian. For example, If you are a hard hitting Christian documentary maker and you bust into a clinic where horrible things are happening and film the women and the procedures before you are arrested and that is your documentary guess what that documentary is getting rejected that is NOT APPROPRIATE for a 'family friendly' film festival for a whole number of reasons so don't even bother submitting it and wasting everyone's time. What you did may have value and we are not judging what you did and why but it is not going to be in a 'family friendly' film festival. Most topics and stories can be told in a G rated 'family friendly' way you have to be careful how you do it!
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 ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL - WE JUST POST THE LINK TO YOUR TRAILER ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE FESTIVAL SO WE DO NOT NEED ANY DISCS OR POSTERS MAILED TO US - THAT SAVES EVERYONE MONEY - THANKS!!!
This is a Christian Film Festival and only films and scripts that reflect a conservative Christian biblical world view and contain no inappropriate subject matter, language or nudity will be accepted. This is because children sometimes are in our entries and watch the monthly COLFF so all entries have to be age appropriate. Christian Online Film Festival reserves the right to reject any film that contains inappropriate material or would be offensive in this family friendly environment.