Our mission is to forge a film festival that will launch the careers of faith based writers and filmmakers and facilitate established filmmakers in transitioning into faith based films; and to introduce faith based films to mass audiences, ultimately, giving them the same multi platform release schedules and revenue streams that traditional studio films and high end independent films enjoy; and to inspire, showcase, support, and develop writers and filmmakers of all faith’s to make great films.
The Faith in Film: International Family and Faith Screenwriting Competition is already the World’s Premier Faith Screenwriting Competition. Our judges have produced and distributed some of the biggest faith based films in Hollywood and around the world. By competing and being named a finalist in our screenwriting competition it gives our writer’s a big leg up when approaching faith based production companies who are vying to get their films into our festival.
The Faith in Film: International Family and Faith Screenwriting Competition is designed to launch the careers of aspiring faith based writers, encourage established writers to transition into faith based film, and inspire writers of all faiths to include an element of faith in their films.
Our aim is to open doors for aspiring faith based writers and filmmakers in all genres.
FIF rewards screenwriters with prizes, including distribution of your scripts to our database of A-list executives that represent the top agents, talent managers, and distributors in the faith based market. FIF is headed by two industry veterans who have worked on high profile films like Titanic and the Passion of the Christ. This year we are blessed to have some of the top names in faith based film on our advisory council and our jury who will all be given copies of our finalists scripts in addition to the producers and directors of the projects in our film festival who will also be given the option of reading our finalist’s work.
Why Faith Film? It’s one of the most-requested and profitable genres today. After the success of Passion of the Christ, God’s not Dead, and Heaven is for Real. Everyone in Hollywood is looking for the next big faith based film. FIF makes every effort to help fast track the careers of faith filmmakers and screenwriters so that incredible momentum is not lost!
Faith in Film rewards screenwriters with various prizes, including distribution to our A-list database of agents, managers, and producers all over the world that specialize in making faith based films. Last years winners were literally distributed to all of the major faith based production companies.
We are also proud to be sponsored by Paulist Productions the world's oldest and most successful faith based production companies having made over 20 successful films and television programs.
We are squarely focused on supporting emerging screenwriters in their professional growth by providing nearly every tool and resource available in the industry. It's our express goal to support writers of any level or background, who are proactive in developing their careers and are willing to learn from the insights and expertise of our community members. Screenwriting takes perseverance. The harder you work, the better this site will work for you.
In this industry, the first twenty pages can mean the difference between a "go picture" and a "go home and try again." Give your writers the advantage with a page (or two) introduction to their script from an outside perspective. We'll map out the direction of the screenplay thus far, and give advice to gently nudge them on the proper course.
Our most popular analysis. The writer will receive a personalized critique based on a thorough read-through of the entire script, up to 120 pages. Whether half-hour pilot or feature film, we'll note our thoughts on everything from the characters and dialogue to pacing, structure, and formatting, and even where the work fits in the marketplace.
Give your writers the in-depth insight of the ISA's working industry professionals. Our Readers will provide 5-6 pages of advanced notes, breaking down every moment and character arc, noting the subtleties that a writer may not have contemplated, and providing a next-level perspective that will empower screenwriters and help script achieve their full potential.
All entries must have an element of faith. They don't have to be based on faith, but they must have an element of it. It can be any faith from any part of the world, practiced by people of any nationality and or ethnicity as long as your characters' faith empowers them to make powerful choices for themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.
We will not accept entries that put down or denigrate other religions and or put one faith above another. We embrace people of all faith's and this festival is a celebration of, not only faith, but the diversity of spiritual paths and variety of wonderful faiths that lead will lead us all to salvation and peace on Earth.
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)