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 September 10 -12, 2021.

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. Hosted by actor Dean Cain. One admission price of $75 for adults and $50 for students cover all festival activities. VIP Dinner $50 per person.

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 FIVE 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 FAITH & FAMILY CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL is open to anyone, anywhere around the world.

Festival Dates:
September 10 - 12, 2021.

Short Films:
Between 1 and 35 minutes

Feature Films:
36 minutes or more

Date of Production:
Films must have been produced after January 1, 2016.

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:
September 8, 20121
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:
September 9, 2021

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

* * * NOT ALL SELECTED FILMS WILL BE SCREENED * * *

Questions: Call 304-906-5957