The inaugural staging of Inspired Faith Film Festival will be held February 18-20 at the First Baptist Church of PlantationFirst Baptist Church Of Plantation,
150 NW 46th Ave, Plantation. Creators of the festival, Michael Brown and Judith Falloon-Reid of BarriVision Films, who themselves are independent faith-based filmmakers, were inspired to develop the festival in a bid to bring more Faith-based films to South Florida. The festival will feature 45 films from 12 countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, Barbados, Iran, Spain and Germany, ranging in lengths from 60-second mini-films to 2-hour full-length features.
“There are hundreds of film festivals worldwide every year with an equal number of independent mainstream and edgy films vying to be accepted into these festivals. Faith-based films rarely make the cut,” said Festival Director Michael Brown. “There are a vast number of excellent inspirational films being made and dedicated Faith Film Festivals are sometimes the only way to get your films to a wider audience and build recognition.”
The films vary greatly in genres, from dramas to comedy, but at the core, all are inspirational. The Cokeville Miracle recounts the 1986 school hostage situation in Cokeville, Wyoming and Hoovey, from the producers of Soul Surfer, tells the true story of a young basketball player whose family and faith overcame life-threatening odds. Between the Lines, produced in Germany, offers a very thought-provoking look at a Christian and Muslim soldier imprisoned together while Bonk, produced locally, provides many moments of laughter and Spoof tells the story of a brave rabbit using animation.
The festival is sponsored by BarriVision Films, First Baptist Church of Plantation, KPatrice Consultants and Peaceful Waters Photography. For more information about Inspired Faith Film Festival visit inspiredfaithff.com.