AT THIS TIME, ONLY FILMS THAT ARE:
1) ENGLISH SPEAKING
2) 20 MINUTES OR LESS IN LENGTH
3) YOU AGREE 100% WITH THE RULES OF THE FILM FESTIVAL

WHO WE ARE
Layne McDonald, a filmmaker, and his wife lost their new born daughter. They now host the Culture of Life Film Festival, a non profit that gives funds raised from the festival to charities to that help families and individuals in need. This festival is about uniting to 1) share great stories, 2) encourage viewers, 3) ignite change, and 4) raise support and awarness for causes near and dear to Filmmakers' hearts.

WHAT WE DO
As of right now it is an online platform where filmmakers can 1) showcase their films, 2) have people submit your film for an award, 3) get distribution through Amazon (and more), 4) connect with viewers that like your films or are seeking help with a life issue (in our Forums section), and 5) unite together to help bring wonderful messages and chage to our local communities through the power of filmmaking and story.

YOUR NAME AND FILM EVERYWHERE
FREE TO SUMIT YOUR FILMS! As a filmmaker you are gift to us, not the other way around. Your films, if you donate them to our film festival, online platform, and apps, gives viewers encouraging films that could change thier lives. We will get your name out there and help you with your mission of gaining recognition, because you offer your films to our cause for change.

AWARDS
The best films (judged by online viewers and our ten seat board) will be offered a chance to be in a compilaiton "best of" feature film series, called Culture Life Film Film Series. These stand alone films will be available on Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, and more! This prize is worth well over $5000 a film and we are offering it to the best films that are submitted.

BEHIND THE SCENE FOOTAGE
Send behind the scene footage as well. We can use that for the best of films and give you even more air time. We love the "how we made our film" videos with interviews, broll, and wonderful behind the camera looks at your work.

You MUST GIVE NON-EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS:
We will showcase your film on our membership only film festival website, distribute your film on the film festival digitally through our apps, and the best films get on stand alone films that will be distributed by major brands. You must agree to letting us use your film for public display, distribution, raising funds to support families in need, and possibly distribution through major brands like Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, iTunes and more. You automatically do this if you submit your film to this film festival.

The best short films on the online film festival will get a non-exclusive distribution deal showcasing their story in a feature film showcase with the other top films that season. All films will be distributed onto Amazon and other major distribution outlets and funds from those showcase films (and the funds from the film festival and tv network) ALL go to families in need.

Distribution can be worth up to $5000.

You MUST AGREE TO:
- No nudity, fowl language, cigarettes, drinking
- No foriegn language films (at least without subtitles for now)

You MUST GIVE NON-EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS:
We will showcase your film on our membership only film festival website, distribute your film on the film festival digitally through our apps, and the best films get on stand alone films that will be distributed by major brands. You must agree to letting us use your film for public display, distribution, raising funds to support families in need, and possibly distribution through major brands like Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, iTunes and more. You automatically do this if you submit your film to this film festival.

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  • Andre Campbell

    Wow, wonderful event. Can't wait to make another film t submit to them in the future.

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review.

  • Very nice festival. Wanted to participate again and thank you for selecting good quality movies!!

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for these kind words.