Buzz is ramping up for the Christian Worldview Film Festival (CWVFF), an up-and-coming film festival bringing filmmakers of faith together for a week of training, refreshing, networking, and a chance to showcase their latest work.
The CWVFF was created in 2014 by the non-profit ministry Media Talk 101 to encourage Christian Filmmakers in their Biblical worldview and the craft of filmmaking. Their unique event begins with 3 days of training at the Filmmakers Guild followed by 3 days of film screenings at the Film Festival.
Offering over 40 practical workshops and screening over 60 films each year, this popular industry conference has appeal for Christian filmmakers with a variety of interests and skill levels. First year attendance was over 700, with following years expanding to over 1000 attendees. Glowing word of mouth reviews continue to grow the festival fan base.
“The CWVFF is one of the major highlights of my year!” says actress Stacey Bradshaw, “It's like a big family reunion. A time to meet new friends and network within the Christian filmmaking community. A time to learn from godly leaders who graciously share their wisdom and knowledge with us on a personal level. A time to see new films and support our fellow filmmakers and actors. If you're looking for a good Christian film festival to attend, I highly recommend this one!”
Some of the new speakers announced are award-winning actor Garry Nation (“Polycarp,” “Chasing the Star,” “My Grandpa Detective”), production designer Marcela Shaw (“Polycarp,” “Champion,” “Badge of Faith”) and story specialist Daniel Schwabauer. Returning speakers include Rich Christiano, Ken Carpenter, George Escobar, Joseph & Stacie Graber, and John-Clay Burnett, in addition to Christian Cinema's own Jared Geesey and Bobby Downes.
Awards are sponsored for various categories: Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films, Young Filmmakers, Animated Films, Promotional Films, Music Videos, and more. For the second year in a row, the Fatherhood CoMission is also sponsoring an “Honor Your Father” short film competition, with over $10,000 in prize money attached.
The fourth annual Christian Worldview Film Festival & Filmmakers Guild will be held from March 13-18, 2017 at the Norris Conference Center in San Antonio, Texas. For more information about official film selections, training workshops, keynote speakers, lodging options, and other details, visit the CWVFF website.
Regular ticket pricing ends Monday, February 13th, so be sure to check out your registration options here.