NOW IS THE TIME to realize that your story can change the world!

The WEST VIRGINIA FAITH & FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL is an international Christian film event with a hometown feel. Those who attend will have a warm intimate screening with fellowship and networking with other Christian filmmakers. This annual event will take place October 20 - 22, 2023.

During this three-day event, organizers will be hosting multiple workshops on film production, offering acting classes, celebrity Q&A events and even a BBQ networking social. One admission price of $75 for adults and $50 for students cover all festival activities. VIP Dinner $100 per person. Actor Dean Cain is tentatively scheduled to attend.

TOPICS FOR COURSES & CLASSES
*How to Fundraise for a Film?
*Script Writing 101.
*Teen Acting Workshop.
*Adult Acting Workshop.
*How to Turn your Book into a Film?
*Q & A with Dean Cain.
*Shooting your film?
*How to make Distribution work?

LOCATION
Holiday Inn Express & Suites & Courtyard Marriott. 20 Sweetbrier Ln, Bridgeport, WV 26330. Participants are responsible for for their own accommodations.

WHAT TO EXPECT?
Your itinerary during the festival is your decision. From attending workshops to watching films, our goal is to provide each participant unprecedented access to industry leaders in hopes to exchange ideas about the art and business of Christian film making

CHRISTIAN FILM EVENTS hosts SIX nationally recognized film festivals and conferences each year with a goal to educate and challenge Christian filmmakers. Here you will watch, learn, and network with the best in Christian films. You see, we believe NOW IS THE TIME for you to write that script, take that acting class, start that film production and get involved!

For more information please visit www.ChristianFilmEvent.com.

AWARDS
BEST FEATURE FILM ($200 Award)
BEST SHORT FILM ($200 Award)
AUDIENCE CHOICE ($200 Award)
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST STUDENT FEATURE
BEST STUDENT SHORT
BEST TRAILER
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR
BEST ACTOR
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER

RULES & TERMS

WHY YOU SHOULD SUBMIT:
* Screening movies directly in front of distributors
* You will get a distribution deal during the festival
* Walk the red carpet and do interviews
* Meet industry and like-minded professionals
* Learn from the best in the industry & meet some of the best actors

Eligibility:
The WEST VIRGINIA FAITH & FAMILY FILM FESTIVA is open to anyone, anywhere around the world.

Festival Dates:
October 20 - 22, 2023.

Short Films:
Between 1 and 35 minutes

Feature Films:
36 minutes or more

Date of Production:
Films must have been produced after January 1, 2017.

Number of films per Producer:
Unlimited

Do I have to attend the festival?
No. But you are highly encouraged.

Submission Form:
Via Vimeo or Youtube links or any other online platform.

Deadlines and Submission Fees:
October 20, 2023
Feature films: $25
Short films: $15
Music Videos: $15
Trailer: $15
Screenplays: $15

Language:
Feature films and short films in a language other than Spanish or English must be subtitled in these languages for the presentation of the festival.

Categories & Awards:
Best Short Film $200
Best Feature Film $200
Audience Choice $200

Official Selection
Decisions are made by a committee of film industry professionals. Screening locations and times during the festival will be randomly selected.

Notification:
October 20, 2023

Projection:
The Festival is open to the public. Accredited national and international press, as well as buyers and distributors of film and television.

Questions: Call 304-906-5957

Overall Rating
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  • WANDA CRAMER

    Although I was unable to attend in person due to another event, I was thrilled to receive recognition for my screenplay. I look forward to attending a future festival- I know I missed a lot of good things here!

    October 2022
  • A wonderful festival with focus on what really matters...faith in Christ & family! I appreciate this type of representation & concentration while encouraging the body of Christ! **Special thanks for the BEST DIRECTOR AWARD & for the recognition for supernaturally inspired Christ & family-oriented films based on real events: ARTICHOKE: THE ART OF THE CHOKE & THE STORY.

    October 2022
  • Antonio Maria Castaldo

    The festival is Very good

    October 2022
  • Angela Chatman

    I was really happy that my film was selected for the West Virginia Faith & Family Film Festival! I was not able to attend the festival in person but access via online was absolutely great and this is such an amazing festival!

    October 2022
  • Donna Guthrie

    This was a well organized event with lots of communication from the directors I was pleased to have my film shown with so many other wonderful films.

    October 2022