The 45th Annual ICVM Crown Awards are the longest-running awards given that recognize and lift up the very best in Christian visual media – movies, documentaries, shorts, educational and church programming, foreign films, and more! There are cash prizes for some categories. This year’s finalists will be announced at ICVM’s STORYTELLERS conference in November, and the top 3 winners in each category will be announced at the industry-leading National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) conference in Grapevine Texas in March, 2021. This will give our winners an even higher level of visibility and promotion! ICVM members get a 50% discount on submission fees, so join ICVM now: Your project can be submitted in multiple categories if you choose.

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Crown Award Winners are awarded for each category. Some categories have prize money attached. Amount and Categories TBA. 

The winners will be selected from the nominees and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Crown Awards will be announced at a special ICVM Crown Awards Celebration on the mainstage at the NRB Christian Media Convention in Dallas, Texas, Wednesday night, March 17, 2021.

Submissions are open to everyone and are handled by the FilmFreeway submissions process. 

Our pool of jurists will review and score submissions by category. The top 5 submissions in each category will become the nominees for that category.

The jurist’s votes will be tallied to determine the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Crown Award Winners for each category.

The Best Picture category winners will be voted on by the ICVM board and selected from the finalists in the following categories: Best Comedy, Best Documentary Under $50k, Best Documentary Over $50k, Best Foreign Production, Best Narrative Under $250k, Best Narrative Over $250k, Best Evangelistic Production.