Faith Fest is a celebration of creative, faith-based artistic expression. We are a Christian festival highlighting and honoring inspirational and faith-based films and screenplays!

Our festival was birthed out of a desire to see more industry-competitive faith-based stories. We seek to help faith-based writers and filmmakers spread messages of hope, strength, courage and love to the masses.

Our script analysts are industry professionals who also read for top tier brands. With the guidance and insight of our screening committee, we identify top performing scripts and films!

***NOTE: Awards may differ each year and are announced once secured from sponsors.***

Laurels for the following:
1) Honorable Mention
2) Selection
3) Quarterfinalist
4) Semi-Finalist
5) Finalist
6) Award Winner / 1st Place

Digital Certificates for the following:
1) Category Bests
2) Selected Films
3) Screenplay Finalists

*** Must be physically present at the event to receive printed certificates and any awards. We do not mail awards or certificates. ***

Previous rewards, awards, and prizes have included:
1) Script options and Development Grants
2) Certificates, medals and plaques.
3) Live, in-person screenings of selected films
4) Virtual and/or Live Table Reads of scenes from selected scripts
5) Digital Laurels
6) Consultations with industry professionals
7) Scholarships for workshops
***This list is not a guarantee that the same items will be available for this cycle. We will announce prizes for all current cycles once they are secured from sponsors.

Please read everything in its entirety to ensure your submissions are qualified.

We will accept submissions that did not place in previous showcase cycles. However, any submission that previously received Finalist, Nominee, or Award Winner status cannot be resubmitted. 

TRT is Total Run Time including end credits. If our TRT requirement is 15 minutes and you submit a film/video that's 15 minutes and 3 seconds (with credits), the film is over the TRT limit and may be disqualified. Please be sure you do not go over the TRT in your submitted category.

We do not accept films or scripts that have been completed 3 years prior to the submission period. If you are unclear, please email us. Submissions outside of the three year window will be disqualified.

For this cycle we have two (2) primary categories: Film and Screenplay. Some categories have sub-categories. You may submit to as many categories as you wish. However, you must pay the entry fee for each category you submit to.

All films/videos must be a MINIMUM of 3 minutes but no longer than 2 hours MAXIMUM. All film/video projects under 3 minutes or over the TRT (Total Run Time) maximum limit of 2 hours for the specified category may be automatically disqualified.

All Non-English language films must be subtitled in English. All scripts must be submitted in English.

All screenplays must be uploaded to FilmFreeway in PDF format. No other formats will be downloaded or read. Cover pages are okay, however, we prefer that you omit your name, email address and phone number. The maximum page count for screenplays is 120 pages.

For those adding coverage to their submission, some of our readers have been reading for major competitions and festivals for combined totals of over 25 years. Please select the screenplay with coverage option if you would like this as an option.

All entry fees are USD and are non-refundable.

If your project is selected to be included in FAITH FEST, you must agree to provide the film in all requested formats and provide specified materials to FAITH FEST within 10 days in order to be included in the screening lineup.

We accept uploaded film/videos via FilmFreeway, Vimeo, or YouTube. Any other format and the project will be labeled as "Incomplete." After 2 or more days of being "Incomplete" the project may be disqualified. If submitting a password-protected project, please be sure the password is correct. Projects with incorrect passwords may be disqualified.

All scripts must be submitted online via FilmFreeway in PDF format. Please remember to include passwords, if applicable.

At this time we do not accept DCP formats. This may change prior to the festival. If selected for screening, you must allow us to download an MP4 file or submit a digital file of your project (MP4, standard 1080 HD preferred) and/or photographs to showcase, per instructions you will receive from showcase coordinators.

By submitting a project (film/photography/script) to FAITH FEST, the applicant confirms and warrants that s/he is entitled to submit the project to FAITH FEST and has authorization and consent from the owners of copyright and related rights, any trademarked content and/or other subject matter of intellectual property on the content included within the submission. FAITH FEST and all its affiliates, will not and cannot be held liable for any infringements.

Furthermore, by submitting to FAITH FEST the applicant guarantees that all rights are cleared, declares to be the owner of the rights in the work submitted and that s/he is authorized to grant rights of usage and/or to transfer it to third parties.

FAITH FEST, its representatives, authorized persons and/or employees shall not be held responsible for any unauthorized inclusion of any content that might be the basis for third parties’ claims.

The applicant shall protect and fully indemnify FAITH FEST, all of its representatives, affiliates, authorized persons and/or employees against all claims, losses, damages, liabilities, and expenses arising out of or in connection with claims by third parties in relation to the submission. FAITH FEST may also disqualify or reject any submission that is subject to third parties’ claims.

FAITH FEST reserves the right to disqualify and exclude any film, photo or screenplay at its sole discretion.

Please be advised, WE DO NOT PAY TO SHOWCASE, FEATURE OR SCREEN FILMS, PHOTOGRAPHS or SCREENPLAYS. If you have a distribution deal, by submitting to this showcase, you give us permission to display, broadcast, share, and feature copyright protected content on our website and/or other online/streaming formats or live screenings free of charge and without any claims of copyright or trademark infringement.

*** We may cancel or amend the Competition, Competition Submission Entry Dates, Competition Information, without prior notice. We reserve the right not to award or announce winners or finalists in any category. ***

Overall Rating
  • CarrieAnn Lee

    We appreciate our Honorable Mention award. My cast was so happy to receive it. This was the first time that most of my cast members had been in a film so, getting this award was a real treat - thank you. We are so grateful for faith-based film festivals such as yours. Thank you!

    February 2024
  • Joe Leone

    Thank you for the recognition of short screenplay (DO UNTO OTHERS). It is much appreciated! 👍🏻🎉

    January 2024
  • Wayne D Burdette Jr

    Thank you so much for the Horable Mention.

    January 2024
  • alan sproles

    fun and fair. recommend it.

    January 2024
  • Jaime Gonzalez

    Thanks for selecting my screenplay 'Ashes to Ashes' as a finalist!

    November 2022