Producer Mark Blitch's set in Dallas, TX 2012 (Photo by Lynda Stein)


CONTACT: Jennifer BoGray

818-557-8507, jennifer@168project.com

John David Ware, 818-557-8507, john@168project.com


80+ Teams From Around the World Mold Randomly Assigned Scriptures Into
Quality Cinematic Entertainment

Best Films to bow at the Faith-N-Film Summit at NAB Show in Las Vegas

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 22, 2012) -- God may have rested on the seventh day after a stunning six-day spurt of creativity. But not so for the over 80 filmmaking teams from across the U.S. and as far away as France who entered in this year’s faith-based speed filmmaking contest, the 168 Film Project.

Celebrating its ten-year anniversary, the 168 Film Project is anticipating a record-breaking number in attendance for the festival. The 168 Film Festival screenings will begin on Friday, March 30, which will be followed by a full day of screenings on Saturday, March 31, concluded by the Awards Show that evening at 9 o’clock PT. Tickets can be purchased at www.168project.com.

An estimated 1,500 film professionals and amateurs alike, began the seven-day process, or 168 hours, to shoot a short film of 11 minutes or less based on a luck-of-the-draw Bible verse plucked from scriptures that relate to “Promises,” this year’s theme.

According to founder and director John David Ware, "God’s promises are among the most plentiful expressions in the Bible and He keeps every one of them as a testimony to Himself and His love for us. This year’s 168 journey explores the importance of being faithful to others as the Lord is to us."

“We will soon find out how these effective filmmakers have done in putting the finishing touches on these films that will earn them nominations and a good screening at the 168 Film Festival (March 30-31) in Los Angeles.”

Entertainment professionals involved include jury members Michael Flaherty, President of Walden Media and Howard Kazanjian, Executive Producer of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and Producer of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” and festival awards presenters Casey Bond, co-star with Brad Pitt in “Moneyball” and Grammy-Award-Winning composer Michael Lehmann Boddicker.

The Best Films of the 168 Film Project will be shown at the Faith-N-Film Summit this year during the 80K attendee NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Summit will take place on Sunday, April 15, 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. in room S219 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Speakers include Ted Baehr, Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE, and Genesis Capunitan, SVP of Development of Revolution Street Productions/Kurtzman Orci. The Summit panel discussion topic is “Show Me the Money: Funding Faith and Family Motion Pictures in 2012.”

For more information, a complete list of filmmaking teams and their assigned Scripture verses, and/or to schedule an interview with 168 founder and director John David Ware, please contact Jennifer BoGray, 168 Events Director, jennifer@168project.com; 168 Film Project at 818-557-8507, info@168project.com or visit www.168project.com.

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