VERY IMPORTANT: All written work, such as screenplays, must be submitted to the appropriate category. DO NOT submit any written content to categories designated for film/video, such as drama, art-house, etc. Doing so will result in your submission being rejected.
DO NOT submit a film or video to the screenplay or written medium categories; they will also be rejected.
We hire experienced readers and judges for all textual content, but they do not assess films.

We hire skilled video reviewers who will not assess written materials.

Screenplay and Novel (ALL WRITTEN MATERIAL) awards will be announced a week or two after the official festival awards notification. Evaluating screenplays or novels is much more time-consuming for judges than judging films. This is due to the usual last-minute influx of submissions, reading lengthy scripts/novels, and having the judges discuss their findings in a forum.

From the creators of the "Depth of Field International Film Festival," "Docs Without Borders Film Festival," "WRPN.tv Women's International Film Festival," "WRPN.tv Screenplay Competition," and "LGBTQ-Unbordered International Film Festival," among many other highly successful festivals, all under the umbrella of the "WRPN.tv Entertainment Network," we bring you the "Religion Faith International Film Festival."

Faith- and family-based movies are becoming more popular in the movie business. Many directors are making movies with religious and family-related themes and messages. So, we made a religious film festival open to all religions to show and award these movies. RFIFF provides opportunities for filmmakers to share their works with audiences who appreciate faith- and family-driven content

In today's world, where the idea of family is growing, it is important to have events that cater to a diverse audience. One way to do this is through RFIFF. We live-screen our Best of Festival winners and online-screen Best of Show, Outstanding Excellence, and Excellence winners on our network, WRPN.tv (Optional)

We accept films worldwide that show respect for different cultures, traditions, and values while bringing people together.

Besides entertaining audiences, RFIFF provides an opportunity for education.

Faith—and family-based films have increased recently, with more filmmakers exploring religious and family themes and messages through movies. Several factors have led to this trend, such as a rise in the number of people who want to watch inspirational movies, technological improvements that make it easier and cheaper to produce high-quality movies, and a greater acceptance of faith-based content in mainstream media.

Opportunities for sub-category awards include cinematography, score, original concept, direction, SFX, acting,, editing, and many more!

RFIFF and distribution colleagues guarantee distributor review for top winners in major categories.
"Best of Festival Award: Presented to an outstanding entry from among the Best of Show Winners in each production type."
"Best of Show" will be selected by genre (domestic/foreign), so there will be more than one BOS. BOS Documentary (domestic), BOS Documentary (foreign), etc.
"Award of Outstanding Excellence,"
*(If insufficient qualifying submissions within any category, RFIFF reserves the right to withdraw a "Best Of" presentation.)
Other award levels include:
"Award of Excellence"
"Award Of Exceptional Merit"
"Jury's Choice Award"
"Award Of Merit"
"Kudos Endeavor Award"

Rhodium Screenplay Winner gets:
 Screenplay submitted to Polaris Pictures for review and possible optioning.

Placement on WRPN.tv Screenplay Winners’ Wall, where producers look for winning ideas.
Award listing with our site, laurel.

Platinum Screenplays get:

Placement on WRPN.tv Screenplay Winners’ Wall, where producers look for winning ideas.
Award listing with our site, laurel.

Gold screenplays get:

Permanent placement on WRPN.tv Winners’ Wall.
Award listing on our site. Laurel.

Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention get:

Award listing on our site, laurel.

Ordering award certificates is optional.


VERY IMPORTANT: All written material, i.e., screenplays, must be submitted to their respective category. DO NOT submit written material to categories reserved for film/video, i.e., drama, art house, etc. Doing so will get your submission rejected.
DO NOT submit a film or video to screenplay or any written medium category, as it will also be rejected.
We hire professional readers and judges for all written materials, and they will not review videos.
We hire professional video reviewers who will not review written material.

The movies must have English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).

All submissions must include an inspirational, religious, or family theme. Even if they are not explicitly religious, they need a spiritual component. It doesn't matter what religion they practice or where they live, as long as their faith allows them to make wise choices for themselves, their families, and their communities.

We don't screen films without the producer's written consent.

We only live-screen the Best of Festival winners.
Our screening event is to collect audience reactions to be used by our distributors. We don't conduct after-screening networking parties or seminars.
Video interviews of the viewing audience may be conducted and shown on WRPN.tv

We have no control or influence over Polaris or any of our associate distributors' decisions, and anything beyond this point will be strictly negotiated between you and their distribution company. If you are still waiting to hear from them after sending your information, contact them, not us, as we are not a distributor. Please refer all questions to Adler & Associates, WWMPC, Cardinal XD, or CCS Releasing.

Winning an award in a subcategory does NOT qualify for screening and sending to our distributors.

REFUNDS POLICY: In the event you withdraw your submission before being Officially Selected, you will receive a refund.
If you withdraw AFTER being Officially Selected, there will be NO refunds.
All our judges (selection and awarding) are paid. We don’t use unpaid volunteers.

Your project name will appear in the Official Selection list only if you have submitted the entire film into one of the 34 Major Categories.

Becoming an "Official Selection" means your film passed through the first judging stage (DID NOT get rejected) and is now able to go in front of the AWARD judges to decide the type of award (s) it will receive, if any. It does not mean your film is going to be screened.

We give feedback ONLY to rejected films and screenplays, giving them time to fix the problems and re-submit for free.

To ensure that each screenplay is read, studied, and rated individually, WRPNSC has instituted a system where entries do not compete against each other but are recognized for their merits.
They compete against themselves: each entry is judged on individual merits and scored on an inherent value system.

When it is your turn to be evaluated, the judge's focus is on your screenplay, not on all the other scripts on cue; this ensures that they will not have comparisons going on when they should focus entirely on YOU.

Screenplays are accepted from anywhere in the world but in English only.

- Screenplays must be in PDF format and submitted electronically through FilmFreeway only

- Every submitted script must include a title page with contact information.
- A treatment is optional (but helpful)

- RFIFF accepts:

-Unproduced and produced feature-length screenplays between 70 and 130 pages.
-Unproduced and produced short screenplays 40 pages and under.
-Unproduced and produced Teleplays and Webisodes of 45 to 70 pages.
-Unproduced and produced Webisodes of 10 to 20 pages.

- No limit to the number of original scripts you submit. Duplicate entries will be automatically disqualified.

- Substitutions will be accepted not later than 45 days before the festival's end date

- The decisions of the judges are final and shall not be disputed.

- Top winners understand that our associates do not guarantee representation or production deals.

-If your screenplay is rejected, we will tell you the reason (s), and you’ll have a chance to re-submit up to 30 days before the last deadline or the following season for free.

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  • It was great to have our film Home of the Brave to be part of this festival1

    June 2024
  • Ken Jenkins

    Honored to have my film A Heart That Forgives 2 included in this years festival!

    June 2024
  • Fred Perry

    An outstanding, faith-based festival. It was an honor to be included.

    May 2024
  • Carlos Perez

    The festival was very supportive and inviting. I would enter again.

    May 2024
  • Greg Lyon

    RFIFF is a committed festival to the work of God. They understand the power of film in spreading the God's word. Did not personally attend so can not comment of the live festival.

    May 2024