The 51st Annual ICVM CROWN AWARDS, the longest-running faith-based film awards, recognize and promote the very best in indie Christian movies, documentaries, shorts, educational, music videos, foreign films, and more! PLUS we've added BEST CHRISTIAN PODCAST to our recent additions of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY and BEST SOUNDTRACK!
SUBMIT IN MULTIPLE CATEGORIES: Your project can be submitted in multiple categories if you choose.
ICVM MEMBER DISCOUNT: ICVM members get a 20% discount on submission fees - EVEN ON EARLY BIRD RATES - so join ICVM now: https://www.icvm.com/join-icvm. IT'S ONLY $99 TO JOIN ICVM AS AN INDIVIDUAL, AND YOU GET A BIG DISCOUNT TO THE STORYTELLERS CONFERENCE AND MANY MORE BENEFITS AS WELL! COMPANY MEMBERS GET IT ALL TOO!
FINALISTS: Five 'Finalists' in each category will be honored during THE ICVM STORYTELLERS CONFERENCE held November 15-18th, 2023 in Franklin, TN (outside Nashville) at the Embassy Suites by Hilton.
THE ICVM STORYTELLERS CONFERENCE: Not only are our finalists celebrated, but we feature other major events: the INVESTORS LIONS DEN (a Shark-Tank-like event with Christian investors and filmmakers); the CHRISTIAN FILM MARKET (bringing 15 or more distributors looking for finished ready-to-distribute content); and our Script & Story Pitch-a-thon (distribs, sales agents and producers looking for new projects to get behind). All of that during four days of networking, education, seminars, screenings, Popcorn Night, and more! Crown Award Finalists will be announced on the final day! Sign up for the Storytellers Conference NOW at: www.icvm.com. Check out our 'early bird' rates!
WINNERS: The ICVM Crown Awards Ceremony announcing the top 3 winners (Gold, Silver & Bronze) in each category will be held either at the ICVM Storytellers Conference or later at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Media Convention Feb. 20-23, 2024 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. We'll update once we know.
GOLD DISCOUNT: We love offering discounts for FilmFreeway Gold members, too!
ICVM Gold, Silver and Bronze Crown Awards are given for each category. Some categories, if sponsored, have prize money attached.
Finalists will be announced at the ICVM Storytellers Conference Nov. 15-18, 2023.
Winners of the ICVM Crown Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will be awarded either at the same ICVM Storytellers Conference, or at the NRB Christian Media Convention , Feb. 20-23, 2024, at the Opryland Hotel by Marriott in Nashville, TN.
The ICVM Crown Awards honor films with CHRISTIAN CONTENT OR CHRISTIAN VALUES, that fits one or more of our 18 categories, and are handled by the FilmFreeway submissions process.
PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to disqualify any films submitted that do not adhere to our rules and terms. Content must be appropriate to our awards. There are no refunds for films disqualified for any reason.
CHOOSING CROWN AWARD WINNERS:
Our pool of jurists come mostly from our ICVM members, so your film is truly judged by your peers. They will review and score submissions by category. The top 5 submissions in each category will become the Finalists for that category.
BECOME AN ICVM MEMBER, AND YOU CAN JUDGE FILMS TOO! (Just not any category your film is in!) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The jurists' votes will be tallied to determine the five Finalists in each category, and then the Gold, Silver and Bronze ICVM Crown Award Winners.
The BEST PICTURE winner 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 Theatrical Release Movie, Best Non-Theatrical Movie, & Best Evangelistic Production.