Faith in Film is bringing exposure to faith-focused screenplays
Are you a screenwriter with a passion for faith-based projects? Do you feel that Hollywood isn’t distributing enough films with faith at the center, no matter what the religion? Faith in Film might just be the ticket to changing that and giving you the opportunity to be an agent of change.
About the contest
Faith in Film, a Cinema Public House production, presents an international screenwriting competition whose goal is to launch the careers of faith-based writers and filmmakers and to facilitate established artists in transitioning into faith-based films.
Faith in Film also aims to introduce faith-based films to mass audiences and to inspire, showcase, support, and develop writers and filmmakers of all faiths to make great faith-based films that leave others touched, moved and inspired.
It is the hope of the festival’s organizers that filmmakers and distributors will leave empowered to make and distribute more films with an element of faith added to the mix.
Name your prize
Faith in Film rewards screenwriters with various prizes, including personal introductions to at least three top talent managers and or development executives. The grand prize winner will also receive a one-hour consultation with a top talent manager or production executive with script notes.
Please note that only the Grand Prize Winner and the top two Finalists will receive industry distribution and prizes, including distribution of your script to at least ten Hollywood production companies. Semi-Finalists will only be rewarded by recognition, like most screenwriting competition formats.
What are the guidelines?
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.
No entries that put down or denigrate other religions and or put one faith above another will be accepted. This festival is a celebration of, not only faith, but the diversity of spiritual paths and a variety of wonderful faiths existing peacefully as one.
There is no limit to the length of the projects you submit. Projects can be in script or treatment form. Additionally, there is no limit to the number of projects you may submit. Scripts must be written in English, but can be in any film or television genre. Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest.
When is the deadline to submit?
March 19 is the final deadline to submit your script, which you can do here.
Testimonials from past entrants
“If you’ve got a screenplay where faith plays a part in your story. Then Faith in Film: International Family and Faith Screenwriting Competition is the contest for you. My screenplay, The Chariots of Motown, placed second and besides some great prizes it will get exposure to top faith-based production companies.”
“I am thrilled to be named a finalist for my animated/live-action musical adventure, The MicroCosmic Cartoon Show. Thank you, Joseph and all at Faith in Film. To receive the kudos, ‘Fantastic . . . Absolutely brilliant’ is manna for my soul. This has been such a long journey . . . and on and on it goes!”
For updates and news about Faith in Film, be sure to follow the festival’s Facebook page. Good luck, and happy writing!