CONTENT2023 (SEPTEMBER 25-28, 2023)
Christian film festival and media summit
Host Location: The Ark Church in Conroe, Texas (North Houston).

CATEGORIES: Filmmaking, Scriptwriting, Podcasting, Church Media, Young CONTENT Creators. INCLUDING an Exhibit Hall, Screeners, Bootcamps, Workshops, Super Networking, Meals and an Awards Ceremony.

WE ARE KNOWN for where YOU can:

OUR 4-DAY PROGRAM is strategically formatted so you can develop heartfelt relationships and be renewed in your mission. Get inspired, grow, and learn from industry professionals with an inviting community of filmmakers!

OUR PURPOSE is to Equip, Network and Inspire Christian Filmmakers from All Nations, Tribes and Languages (Revelation 5:9-10).

1. Build Lasting Relationships! We are BIG in building community
2. Get Filled. We are BIG in serving JESUS and YOU - the filmmaker
3. Learn at Bootcamps: Actors, Screenwriters, Directors/Producers, Church Media, Podcasting, Young CONTENT creators and MORE!
4. Gain Exposure
5. Connect with Industry Leaders
6. Be Refreshed and Renewed Through Worship and Prayer
7. Submit for Laurels
8. Grow Your Craft
9. We Celebrate Your Content!

CONTENT2023 IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY to build community, network, bring your team and learn from industry leaders!

1. Film Competition "Film Tank": Audience Choice Awards for Best Feature & Short Film.
2. Film Competition: "Judges Recognition Awards" for outstanding achievement in 40 categories.
3. Scriptwriting Competition: Judges Award for outstanding achievement.
4. Actor Awards: for outstanding achievement in several categories.
5. News and Journalism Awards: for outstanding excellence.
6. Want to see all awards? Go to


A. FILMS: Accepting submissions for Features, Shorts, Television, Ministry, Web, Documentary, Justice and Biblical and Individual Recognition Awards like:
Director, Storytelling, Cinematography, Young Filmmaker, etc.
(for a list of all the categories, see the website)

B. SCREENPLAYS: Accepting submissions for Features, Shorts, Television

*** Only 3 submissions PER CATEGORY allowed.
*** Only 6 submissions TOTAL allowed.
*** A representative must be present or watching virtually
(i.e. Must be present with a CONTENT2023 full registration/day pass OR virtual registration for your project to be eligible for awards)
Note: A rep can be a cast member, family member, friend, or speaker


1. SUBJECT MATTER: Submissions must be of Christian Faith and/or Family and/or Biblical and/or Educational Content and/or Clean Comedy. Prohibited content includes pornography, nudity, sexually explicit scenes, heavy offensive language, using the Lord's name in vain, strong gore and horror.

2. AUTHORITY TO SUBMIT: All submissions must be handled by an individual who has the authority (ownership/copyright/permission) to do so.

3. AGE OF PROJECT: All entries must have been released within the last 3 years (as of November 2019).
a. Film older than 3 years must have undergone significant changes (ie: editorial re-edit, entirely new musical score or content added to bring a documentary up to date) may be considered,
b. Films previously entered but were not awarded.

a. SCRIPT-WRITING COMPETITION: If your submission is nominated for an award, a representative from your org must attend (full registration or day pass) OR have a virtual registration.
** Note: A representative can be you, your agent, a family member, friend, associate, a speaker at the conference, etc.

b. FILM TANK AND/OR JUDGES RECOGNITION AWARDS COMPETITION: If your submission is nominated for an award or to be screened, a representative must attend (full registration or day pass or virtual) or it may be removed from the Film Tank (audience choice) schedule and forfeit any Judges Recognition Awards. Note - you can also attend virtually.
** Note: A representative can be a cast member, your agent, family member, friend, associate, a speaker at the conference, etc.

5. FILM SCREENINGS: If your film submission is nominated for a Category Award (Features or Shorts), it will be screened in part, not whole, for the registrants to view and vote on at the Festival. (For example, let's say 3 features are nominated, thus the first 20 minutes of each nominated feature is screened, with voting in-between.)

6. RIGHT OF REFUSAL: CONTENT has the right of declining any submission that they deem is not appropriate or for any reason. Submitter agrees to accept the decisions made by the judges gracefully and to not slander or belittle the Conference or other entries.

7. RIGHT TO PRESENT: By entering a film submission, the Filmmaker agrees to allow the content to be screened at CONTENT and to allow short portions of the Film to be used by the Conference for promotional purposes.

8. FILM SUBTITLES: Submissions that contain significant non-English dialogue must include English subtitles.

9. MATURE AUDIENCE IDENTIFICATION: If your submission contains content that is not suitable for younger viewers, the Filmmaker or Screenwriter must identify this in their submission form.

10. REFUNDS: CONTENT2023 does not give refunds for submissions or registrations. As the funds are received, they are allocated for expenses for the conference. Registrations are non-refundable but may be transferred to the virtual format or another attendee.

11. JUDGES: Judges retain the right to increase or decrease the number of awards given and/or move a film to a category that it best fits.

12. ACCEPTANCE: Submitter agrees to accept the decisions made by the judges gracefully and to not slander or belittle the conference or other entries.

If you have questions regarding submissions, please reach out to

We are excited to have you join Content2023.
May the LORD bless you and give you FAVOR!
"Always pray and never give up" Luke 18:1

Overall Rating
  • Jim Clark

    A wonderful experience. Tim Shields and his team produced a powerful FF program that provided multiple experiences. It had a church camp vibe to it and was bathed in prayer - constantly.

    November 2022
  • Jess Thomas

    Awesome Festival, Really enjoyed and benefited from the experience

    October 2022
  • Great film festival! Event organizers were on top of all communications and takes strides to assist creators with questions.

    October 2022
  • Scott Magie

    I've traveled to Content twice now and highly recommend it! This is more of a conference than a festival (screenings aren't the priority) so it's great for workshops and networking.

    October 2022
  • Gary Morrison

    This festival is very high quality! It is ideal for Followers of Jesus Christ who are or want to work in the Christian cinema or broadcast industries. It was spiritually uplifting for me and includes an excellent networking component which has a "family-like" atmosphere. I plan to be a sponsor of the festival in 2023!

    September 2022