A new Christian film festival plans to provide a welcoming space for cinema that explores and celebrates the importance of faith, traditional American values, and family life. It will take place at Micon Stadium 8 cinema, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, December 7-9, 2018.
“God Country Family Christian Film Festival was established to showcase the work of filmmakers who bring to the screen those stories, morals, and beliefs that are ignored or even mocked by today’s popular culture,” says festival director Dean Bertram. “We want to celebrate the ideals and relationships that are the foundations of a healthy, patriotic, and Christian society.”
While just a film festival today, the festival’s team want it to become a movement that will do its small part to reshape the culture.
The festival is currently accepting submissions from filmmakers whose work meets any of the three below criteria:
- Films from anywhere in the world that celebrate the power of faith, and demonstrate the redemptive power of the blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The festival wants films that uphold Biblical principles, as well as films that examine and support the history and prophecy recorded in the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation.
- Films that celebrate the American ethos: The dream of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and stories that examine the struggle to maintain those traditional American rights, values, and experiences.
- Films that are appropriate for all ages, and particularly films that reflect traditional values: the importance of faith, family, friendship, community, team spirit, loyalty, honesty or honor. The festival recognizes that the nuclear family – husband, wife, children – is the core and most important unit of society. So it wants to screen films that can be enjoyed by the whole family.