CLARK — The Churches Making Movies Christian Film Festival (CMM) will be held primarily at the Holiday Inn, Clark, from Oct.11-13. Other screening venues include Ebenezer Church and Second Baptist Church, both in Rahway.
In its inaugural year, CMM celebrates the best church-produced films from across the country and offers networking and professional development for church-based filmmakers. To date, the festival will screen five world premieres.
Churches that make movies are a part of a cultural movement of churches harnessing the power of films to impact culture. This culture-impacting movement is fueled by pastors, Christian organizations, and media/producing ministries using faithful filmmaking to transform hearts and minds. Increasingly, churches are seeking to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the world through films because movies have a powerful effect on people and have perhaps the greatest potential to influence culture.
The mission of the Churches Making Movies Christian Film Festival is to educate, energize, and empower churches to incorporate filmmaking into their ministries and to give exposure to the best church-produced films. In addition to movie screenings, the festival offers seminars and panels for church leaders, directors, producers, actors and those interested in utilizing films as a Christian evangelical tool. For additional information about the films and filmmakers, please visit http://www.churchesmakingmovies.com.
“The Churches Making Movies Christian Film Festival represents a great showcase of church-produced films that are consistent with our calling to provide video resources that would allow families and churches to have an historic awareness of how God has worked among his people over the centuries,” said Bill Curtis, General Manager, Vision Video, which recently signed on as a supporting sponsor of the festival.
“We’re excited to have Vision Video on board as one of our official sponsors,” said festival director LaVonne McIver James. “It is companies like this that help empower the church-based film movement and make the festival possible.”
Vision Video currently maintains over 2000 DVD titles including a large selection of dramas, and is one of the largest distributors of Christian DVD in America.
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