Our mission is to forge a competition that will launch the careers of faith based writers and filmmakers and facilitate established artists in transitioning into faith based films; and to introduce faith based films to mass audiences, ultimately, giving them the same multi platform release schedules and revenue streams that traditional studio films and high end independent films enjoy; and to inspire, showcase, support, and develop writers and filmmakers of all faith’s to make great faith based films that leave others touched, moved and inspired; and filmmakers and distributors empowered to make and distribute more films with an element of faith.

Faith in Film is a Cinema Public House production.

Our aim is to open doors for writers and filmmakers with a higher purpose. Last year's winner received a 1 hour consultation with Chris Deckard from Fictional Entity.

Faith in Film rewards screenwriters with various prizes, including personal introductions to at least three top talent managers and or development executives. Our grand prize winner will also receive a one hour consultation with a top talent manager or production executive with script notes.

Please note that only our Grand Prize Winner and top two Finalists will receive industry distribution and prizes. Semi-Finalists will only be rewarded by recognition like in most screenwriting competitions.

All entries must have an element of faith. They don't have to be based on faith, but they must have an element of it. It can be any faith from any part of the world, practiced by people of any nationality and or ethnicity as long as your characters' faith empowers them to make powerful choices for themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.

We will not accept entries that put down or denigrate other religions and or put one faith above another. We embrace people of all faith's and this festival is a celebration of, not only faith, but the diversity of spiritual paths and variety of wonderful faiths that lead will lead us all to salvation and peace on Earth.

Writers retain all rights to their work.

Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only through our partner websites.

By entering our contest, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online and cloud-based services and databases for hosting, managing and/or transmitting your submission(s).

There is no limit to the length of the projects you submit. Projects can be in script or treatment form.

There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.

Scripts must be written in English, but can be in any film or television genre.

Entrants are prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition. Any entrant who attempts to contact a judge will be disqualified and their entry fee forfeited. The decision of the judges is final.

Entry fees for screenplay entries are posted on our partner websites and are non refundable.

Employees and family members of the film festival are not eligible.

Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest. Misrepresentation of age, upon discovery, will forfeit entry and fees to the contest.

Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable

All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).

All entries must be the original, and unpublished, un-produced, un-optioned work of the entrant. The entrant ensures that he or she is the sole author of the work and that it does not infringe on any existing copyright.

All winners are responsible for their own income tax withholding. Contest is void where prohibited by law, be it state, federal, or local.

The competition, its judges, and its officers accept no liability whatsoever for any claims of damages, real or perceived, by any entrant(s) as a result of their participation in this contest.

All writers at least 18 years of age are eligible.

All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be in English.

All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible.

Professional writers, journalists, poets, and previous contest winners are eligible.

There are no requirements as to when the material was written.

Material must be your original work.

The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the competition.

We do not provide feedback, notes, grades, or rankings of any kind unless paid for with your entry at the time of entry. We assume you already know how to write at a professional level and that is why you are entering this contest.

By submitting your material you agree to be added to our email list, but can remove yourself by unsubscribing at anytime.

Please note that The Faith in Film Film Festival and Faith in Film Screenwriting Competition also known as IFFF, FIF, IFFFF and IFFFFSC are in no way affiliated with any other film festival, screenwriting competition, film school, or film related enterprise or organization.

Faith in Film further reserves the right to revoke recognition status at any time with or without cause.

By entering the competition you hereby accept these competition rules.  

Overall Rating
  • Salvatore Bono

    Good festival to participate in. Was informed every step of the way regarding activities. Hope to participate in the next festival. Thank you!

    April 2019
  • I am thrilled to be named a finalist for my animated/live action musical adventure, The MicroCosmic Cartoon Show. Thank you Joseph and all at Faith in Film.
    To receive the kudos, "Fantastic... Absolutely brilliant" is mana for my soul. This has been such a long journey....and on and on it goes!

    April 2019
  • John Martins III

    My deep gratitude and thanks to Joseph Grant and the Faith in Film International Screenwriting Competition for honoring "Arizona Sunrise" as a top-3 finalist in their 2019 competition. And thank you, Mr. Grant, for your patience in our playing phone tag (my fault) for two days before our finally connecting. It was a pleasure speaking to you. Continued success, sir.

    April 2019
  • Christopher Sansone

    If you've got a screenplay where faith plays a part in your story. Then Faith in Film: International Family and Faith Screenwriting Competition is the contest for you. My screenplay THE CHARIOTS OF MOTOWN placed second and besides some great prizes it will get exposure to top faith based production companies.

    February 2018
  • I was excited to be a Finalist in the Top 3 with my screenplay GIDEON. A couple of great prizes I have already taken advantage of and am really looking forward to the exposure they are going to give it with their contacts. Hoping and praying this leads to it being on the Big Screen!!! Thank you Faith in Film!!!!

    January 2018