The Christian Film Festival (CFF) is a small monthly film festival located in Newport News, VA, USA! It is held on the last Saturday of each month! The purpose of the monthly Christian Film Festival is to showcase Christian movies, music videos, cartoons, documentaries, educational films, and scripts, and recognize the people who made them happen.

Hi everyone! We have a full set of films for the 27 May 2017 CFF! The next monthly Christian Film Festival you can enter your film/script in is the 24 June 2017 CFF! We are now accepting entries for the 24 June 2017 CFF here when you can enter your film in our live festival! If you need your film or script in a film festival before 24 June 2017 you can enter our monthly online festival it has the same awards and rules as the CFF but it is done all online you can enter at the Christian Online Film Festival (COLFF) on Filmfreeway here just cut and paste this link into your browser:
There is no limit to the number of films / scripts we can accept for the COLFF so we are still taking entries for the 29 April 2017 COLFF at that page!

Join us for the next monthly Christian Film Festival which will be held 24 June 2017!

The event is at the Menchville Baptist Church in Newport News VA normally on the last Saturday of each month.

The current dates for the 2017 CFFs are 28 January 2017, 25 February 2017, 25 March 2017, 29 April 2017, 27 May 2017, 24 June 2017, 29 July 2017, 26 August 2017, 30 September 2017, 28 October 2017, 25 November 2017, and 30 December 2017!

Just sign up, send us a screen shot or poster, the link to your trailer and movie, we will post the screen shot or poster to our Facebook page, and then join us on the last Saturday of each month at Menchville Baptist Church in Newport News, VA to enjoy the shows, fellowship, and win awards.

The categories you can enter to win awards are feature film (45 minutes and over), short film (15-44 minutes), mini film (less than 15 minutes), web series, animation/cartoon, student, advertisement, documentary, educational, music video, soundtrack/score, song, web series, and script/screenplay.

The address for the film festival is 248 Menchville Road Newport News VA 23602.

The Director of the Christian Film Festival is Richard Collins, a multiple award-winning Christian author whose first 3D animated adventure, 'Raegan and RJ in Space: First to Mars' was selected for, and shown at the Faith Film Festival in MT Juliet Tennessee on 17 Oct 2015, the Christian Worldview Film Festival in San Antonio Texas on 14 March 2016, the Big Cross Film Festival in Los Angeles CA on 9 Nov 2016, and the HIS Film Festival in FT Lauderhill FL on 21 April 2017!!!!!

Charities! The CFF gives a portion of every entry fee to charity! So far we gave $390 to Christian Charities! if you enter the CFF you are helping Christian Charities!

If the $20 entry fee is too much, or you do not like to travel, we also have an 'Online Christian Film Festival' set up through FilmFreeway with the exact same rules and award laurels, but it only costs $10. Here is the link:
So please consider that one also.

Awards & Prizes

1. Digital Award Laurels for all winners: The digital award laurels you can win are best feature film (45 minutes and over), best short film (15-44 minutes), best mini film (less than 15 minutes), best animated film/cartoon, student, documentary, educational, foreign film, music video, advertisement, song, soundtrack / score, script, best director, best producer, best female lead and supporting actor, best male lead and supporting actor, best teen lead and supporting actress, best teen and supporting actor, best child lead and supporting actress, best child lead and supporting actor, best soundtrack / score / song, and best web series.

2. Digital Award Certificates for all winners

Rules & Terms

Rules: If you own or have produced a Christian movie, cartoon, script, educational film, student film, advertisement, documentary, song, soundtrack/score, or music video, and own the rights to it, you can pay the fee and enter the film festival. It can be new or old, shown or not shown, so there is no requirement like that. After your payment is processed just send us a link to your video and trailer. Once your fee is processed, you will be in the festival, and we we will post the picture to our Facebook page and web site, Show up at our church on the day of the festival and watch the shows, enjoy the fellowship, and win awards.


Note: Sorry, this is a Christian family friendly film festival which will be attended by people of all ages, including little kids. Only films that have a Christian world view and contain no adult, inappropriate, or mature content will be accepted. The Christian Festival maintains the right to reject any film that does not follow the above guidelines.

39 Reviews

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    Robin Piree

    What a lovely boutique film festival! Really professional in communication! I really hope this is going to be much bigger in the near future!

    April 2017
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    C. Nathaniel Brown

    Great festival! Great experience! I highly recommend it!

    March 2017
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    David Keogh

    Very friendly and helpful - they work hard to make sure all your questions are answered quickly - top class.

    March 2017
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    Leonard Varasano

    To Mr. Richard Collins and everyone else involved, what an outstanding festival! Thank you so very much for honoring my screenplay, A Blue Knight to Remember, while celebrating the message within, highlighting God's mercy and love. Blessings!

    March 2017
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    Jim Ackert

    It's so refreshing to find a film festival that's open to Christ-centered productions. They were a real encouragement to me to remain on-message.

    March 2017