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20-Apr-2014 9:42pm PDT  


Central Florida Christian Film Festival

1 Annual February 21, 2014 to February 23, 2014

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P.O. Box 181035
Casselberry FL 32718
Phone: 407-221-8123

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Feature Narrative
An excellent story conforming to Christian values. It shall be 60 minutes or longer.
Short Narrative
Any Christian themed movie that is 10 minutes at minimum length to 59 minutes maximum length.
Documentary, long or short
A non-fiction movie, 10 minutes or more. The movie shall conform to Christian values.

1) Change the Culture in America by encouraging the development of excellent films that also provide a significant Christian Message.
2) Provide a platform for Christian Filmmakers to display their work to a larger audience.
3) Provide filmmakers opportunities to have a distributor guide them through a complex market.
4) Develop Central Florida's reputation as a Christian Film center.

We invite you to show your excellent movie! Our goal is to showcase your product and provide you with an opportunity to meet movie goers, distributors and other motion picture professionals.

We have a 2.5 acre church property with three buildings for movie screening, one building for workshops, and a social hall for receptions
Because we are supported by several churches, we will have adults and young adults watching your work.

We have established a committee of festival movie goers who will give you feedback after watching your movie.

The Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs Hotel is just off of exit I-4 and a mile from our church campus.

We have multi-tiered cash prizes for the winning entries and sponsor will be making additional services available for future movies as a part of our prize package. These are still being negotiated. They will be announced on our site as we obtain those prizes.

We will have distributors, publishers, and screenwriters in attendance to meet with you, if you choose to do so.
The festival will be filled with three days of movie showing, one day of workshops covering:
A) Is Christian Filmmaking Your Calling?
B) Improving dialogue in your movies.
C) Financing techniques for Christian Filmmakers.
There is an opening evening reception. Lunch will be served in the social hall both Friday and Saturday.
The winning movies will be shown at the AMC theatre In Altamonte Springs on Sunday afternoon. Prizes will be awarded to winners at that event.

Tom Swartz (co-organizer)

DVD, Blue-Ray, or digital submissions.


Entry fees are as stated in the withoutabox fee information section. All films must be submitted either on DVD or digital format. Applicants must submit two (2) copies of each submission on DVD. . DVDs (used for review purposes) must be encoded for play back in Region 1. DVD−R or DVD+R (non-rewritable) media should be used. Additionally, applicants must submit one (1) copy of their submission in digital format (used for screening at the festival). Films must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2010. Films must be available for screening during the festival, February 21–23, 2014. Films produced, primarily financed, or initiated by a major Hollywood film studio are ineligible for competition. Open to anyone who wishes to enter. By submitting a film to the Central Florida Christian Film Festival, the filmmaker agrees to allow the film to be screened at the festival February 21–23, 2014 and to allow short portions of the film to be used by Eternal Triune Entertainment and the Central Florida Christian Film Festival for promotional purposes. Individual filmmakers are free to offer multiple submissions. Each submission must be accompanied by its own entrance fee and submission form. Finalists will be selected based on excellence in their conformity to the criteria, categories, guidelines, and festival objectives. DVDs, flash memory devices, hard disk drives, or other storage devices, will be returned if postage is paid by filmmaker. Receipt of films will be sent by e-mail correspondence. Application fee is non-refundable. Awards will be presented to the individuals or teams responsible for the winning films on February 21–23, 2014 during the Festival. The people’s award is based on the votes of the moviegoers at the festival. All other awards are judged on the overall merit of the entries.