I am pleased to announce our screening blocks for 2009. Click: Screening Blocks.
Here is the link to the festival sneak preview extended trailer (4 min. version) Click: Trailer. This is much longer than normal trailers so that we show you the many voices of those involved.
My hat is off to the filmmakers, for their amazing efforts to make this year our finest yet. We had 83 entries resulting in 67 finished films for the April 3-4 screening! These artists have put their body, heart and soul into their work to entertain you and the Creator.
The 168 Film Festival has become an annual happening in the Christian community, with over 2,000 patrons year. It is a one-of-a-kind, must-attend opportunity for you to invite secular friends.
Come and see what everyone will be talking about for a long time, the culmination of efforts for 67 teams that finished their films.
Please understand, IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE AWARDS. It's not about screening on Saturday night either. People in the know appreciate that all of these films (finalist or not) have something special to offer BECAUSE they are built on the word of God. I encourage you to see them ALL - Friday and Saturday.
The theme for 2009 is "FAMILY BUSINESS." Everyone has some kind of family. Some families resemble Norman Rockwell paintings and some leave much to be desired. According to the Psalms, "God is a father to the fatherless, a defender of widows" (Psalm 68:5); "God sets the lonely in families, He leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land" (Psalm 68:6).
From the joy over a newborn to a father's sorrow over a prodigal, take a journey with us as we explore the complexities of the very basic structure for human life - the family. (Not for children under 12).
Thank you for supporting us in prayer and by attending the film festival. This film festival is changing the world through the media, one short film at a time.