Landmines in Christian Filmmaking

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A lesson from the battlefields of Kendrick brothers’ movies The attendees of the Christian Worldview Filmmakers Guild were treated to Stephen Kendrick a second time on Wednesday evening. He guided the audience through ten landmines that Christian filmmakers need to…

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Insights from Experience: Directors Panel Q&A

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Wednesday’s noon general session at the Christian Worldview Filmmakers Guild featured an interactive dialog between audience and speakers. Brett Varvel moderated a panel of fellow veteran directors: Rich Christiano, George Escobar, Dallas Jenkins, and Ken Carpenter. Questions ranged from the…

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Preeminence of Christ in Filmmaking

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What are you sharing with your audience? Wednesday morning’s main session at the Christian Worldview Filmmakers Guild featured Rich Christiano. He began by saying that “this is the number one Christian film festival in the world.” Rich’s fervor for things…

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The Core Values of CWVFF

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God’s plans are always the best The much anticipated session with Stephen Kendrick finally arrived at the Christian Worldview Filmmakers Guild on Tuesday evening! The room was filled with excitement as Stephen took the stage. Walking through the CWVFF Core…

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Five Loaves, Two Fishes

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Lessons from the “Resurrection of Gavin Stone” Dallas Jenkins, director of faith-based movie Resurrection of Gavin Stone, keynoted the Tuesday noon session of the Filmmakers Guild. He has another claim to fame in the Christian media arena; he’s the son…

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Coffee with Ken

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An Alliterative Journey Through the Facets of Filmmaking The Filmmakers Guild attendees started the second day off with worshiping God, led once again by Phillip Telfer. His fellow collaborator at Media Talk 101, Rhett Simkins, then gave a brief, yet…

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Crossroads and Psalms

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The Power and Potential of Rising Christian Filmmakers The first day of the Christian Worldview Filmmakers Guild came to a rousing finale with the evening keynote session presented by George Escobar, the founder of Advent Film Group. He gave a…

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The Future of Film Distribution

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Christian Cinema’s founder shares its past, present, and prospects. Our afternoon keynote session at the Filmmakers Guild featured Bobby Downes. Founder of ChristianCinema.com, he shared the beginnings of the site and how it has evolved with the changes of technology. It…

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Humility is Not an Option

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The Filmmakers Guild, the first part of the Christian Worldview Film Festival, kicked off Monday morning with putting the Lord God first and foremost with worship music led by Phillip Telfer, Director of Media Talk 101. To introduce his keynote…

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2017 Filmmakers Guild Schedule

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As things ramp up for another great week at the Filmmakers Guild, you can get a head start planning your Guild experience by checking out the workshop schedule. Click the speaker names to read descriptions of their workshops. Filmmakers Guild…

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Brett Varvel Returns to the Guild!

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Who else is excited to have award-winning director Brett Varvel back with us at the Filmmakers Guild? His feature film “The War Within” swept top awards at our inaugural festival just 3 years ago, and he’s back to speak to…

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Welcome Travis Palmer!

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We are so glad to have Travis Palmer with us at the 2017 Filmmakers Guild! Learning from some of the best in the industry, Travis has worked extensively in the filmmaking discipline of cinematography. In addition to a nuts and…

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Composition with Austin Jaquith

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Please welcome back composer Austin Jaquith to the 2017 Filmmakers’ Guild! Active in both the field of composition, and the education thereof, Austin has trained students like Sean Anthony Kisch, winner of the 2016 CWVFF Scoring Competition! In his workshop,…

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Welcome back Joseph & Stacie Graber!

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Joseph & Stacie Graber are a powerhouse of experience in mentoring young people, and have made it part of their mission to invest in fellow filmmakers’ journeys! During their guild workshops, they will discuss first steps, provide practical tips, and…

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Rich Christiano to Speak

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Rich Christiano is one of the early pioneers in indie Christian filmmaking, and we are blessed to have him join us again as a Keynote speaker as well as giving a special workshop! Rich has written, directed and produced numerous…

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Audio with Nathan Ashton

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Speaking once more to the Sound track (pardon the pun) is audio and foley wizard Nathan Ashton! Nathan has supervised and designed post sound on numerous feature film productions, including Beyond The Mask, Polycarp, Indescribable, and Gracia, and has agreed…

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Introducing Garry Nation!

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Happy 2017 everyone! What better way to usher in the new year than by introducing Garry Nation as a new speaker for our Acting track? Garry continues to touch hearts with his award-winning portrayal of the title role in Polycarp,…

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Ken Carpenter @ the Guild again!

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We are happy to have veteran director Ken Carpenter with us again for the 2017 Filmmakers Guild! Whether you aspire to direct or strive to work well with directors, you’ll want to get a seat at Ken’s workshop, where he’ll…

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Welcome Back John-Clay Burnett!

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We are pleased that John-Clay Burnett is able to join us again at the 2017 Filmmakers Guild! From advanced cutting techniques to communicating with color, John-Clay is a gifted editor, and it would be tough to find a more gracious…

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Luke Deboer to teach at the Guild!

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When it comes to production coordination and post-production management, Luke DeBoer excels with serious style. We are glad to have him on the roster for our 2017 Filmmakers Guild! Always fun and informative, Luke loves helping fellow creatives stress less….

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Art Track @ the Guild!

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You know what we haven’t had in previous years at the Guild? An Art track. Well, this year we will! Please join us in welcoming Matthew & Marcela Shaw, the extraordinary husband-wife art team behind such feature film productions as…

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Welcome John Doryk!

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We are thrilled to have John Doryk, prolific composer and sound designer, joining us for the 2017 Filmmakers Guild! John is full of sound wisdom and is intentional about passing on his craft. Topics he’ll tackle are the Composer/Director Relationship…

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Late Deadline Extended!

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If you are just wrapping up your final edits to get your film ready for submission, you have a few extra days to get it done! The Late Deadline for submissions into the 2017 Christian Worldview Film Festival has been…

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Share your thoughts and win!

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As we prepare for the 2017 Guild and Festival, we would like to hear from you! What have you enjoyed the most from previous years at the Guild or Festival? What would you highlight for someone that hasn’t been before…

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2017 Festival & Guild

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Things are shaping up for another amazing Festival & Guild next March! If you are excited about what God is doing through His people and the medium of film you will not want to miss the 4th annual Christian Worldview…

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2017 Submissions Open!

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It’s official, film submissions are open for the 2017 Christian Worldview Film Festival! We are looking for submissions from a wide variety of genres and categories including: Narrative Feature Films, Documentary Films, Short Films, Young Filmmakers, Promotional Media (Promotional Videos,…

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Save the Dates!

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Yes, it’s true, we have secured dates for the 2017 Christian Worldview Film Festival & Filmmakers Guild! The Festival and Guild will be taking place in San Antonio from March 13-18, 2017! Be sure to keep your eye out for…

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2016 CWVFF Montage

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What an amazing week! For those of you who weren’t able to make it to the 2016 Christian Worldview Film Festival & Filmmakers Guild, here is a glimpse into what you missed. Thank you, David Beal, for putting together another…

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General Session, Tuesday Midday – Bobby Downes

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Bobby Downes presented the fifth general session, drawing from his vast experience in the film industry. He founded ChristianCinema.com in 1999, a site facilitating the buying and selling of Christian films in a variety of formats. Throughout his career he…

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General Session, Tuesday Morning – Chad Burns

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Returning after the preview of his feature film Beyond the Mask at last year’s festival, Chad Burns keynoted Tuesday’s opening session. He detailed the importance of our relationship with God and the insight it should bring to Christian filmmaking. Burns…

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General Session, Monday Midday – Brett Varvel

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Monday’s afternoon session featured filmmaker Brett Varvel, director of Best Feature Film The War Within (2014). Throughout his films, past and present, Varvel’s goal has been to show his viewers the Reality of Jesus Christ. ”You can’t outlive Him and…

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Filmmakers Guild Podcast!

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Another exciting new development is our new Filmmakers Guild Podcast! Each Friday we will be releasing a new episode so be sure to subscribe at thefilmmakersguild.com or on itunes! The Filmmakers Guild Podcast Biblical Wisdom and Technical Training for Christian…

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New Guild Website!

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We are excited to announce the launch of thefilmmakersguild.com! We have put together a website dedicated to the Filmmakers Guild in conjunction with the Christian Worldview Film Festival. This new website will serve to continue the Filmmakers Guild training and…

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Call for Entries!

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It’s official, film submissions are open for the 2016 Christian Worldview Film Festival! We are looking for submissions from a wide variety of genres and categories including: Narrative Feature Films, Documentary Films, Short Films, Young Filmmakers, Promotional Media (Promotional Videos,…

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Special Announcement!

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2016 Christian Worldview Film Festival & Filmmakers Guild tickets are now available for $80 off the regular price for the first 100 tickets! This offer ends on Sunday, August 9th or when 100 tickets are sold. Click here to learn…

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Announcement Coming Soon!

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Many people have been wondering what’s in store for the 2016 Christian Worldview Film Festival & Filmmakers Guild. We have been working hard behind the scenes the past few months and have some news to share soon! Stay tuned to…

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