Christian European Visual Media Association
CEVMA is a community of committed Christians in film, television, graphic arts and new media from all across Europe, sharing experiences and encouraging one another. Some of the people involved in CEVMA work strictly in the secular world as writers, producers, directors, cameramen, web designers, composers, set designers, actors, photographers, script writers, bloggers, distributors etc., others are serving in the religious field. CEVMA is also very open to welcoming students!
CEVMA was founded in 1981 by Christian media professionals. Since then CEVMA has held annual conferences – each mid-September, and in a different European country – to exchange thoughts, ideas and to sharpen the Christian vision for media. Although CEVMA is Europe-based it often welcomes people from North America, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Africa at the conferences.
2020 Virtual Conference
If you’re a media professional, student or otherwise interested in visual media, CEVMA 2020 is the place to be! Due to the coronavirus and all related restrictions, we have decided to make this year’s edition a ‘virtual conference’ and we hope you’ll all join us! Dates are Thursday evening 10 September, Friday evening 11 September and Saturday evening 12 September. You’ll find more details under ‘Annual Conference’.
Film Festival 2021
The 16th CEVMA Film Festival has been postponed till September 2021, as this year’s conference will be a ‘virtual’ edition.
The 2018 CEVMA Film Festival welcomed about 35 entries in 7 categories. We look forward to your participation in next year’s edition. For more information see under Film Festival.
Trailer The Pilgrim’s Progress
‘People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care’
‘CEVMA is important to me, because it is a very special time to talk, sing, and pray together with people who share the same challenge: Communicating the gospel into a secular world. CEVMA is encouragement, friendship, challenge’
‘As a broadcaster, it is all about content. CEVMA conferences provide us with valuable relationships to develop and acquire great content.’
‘Cevma is much more than Christians who work in media. It’s about sharing, encouraging, dreaming God’s dreams together, being refreshed, inspired, nourished and equipped. It’s an opportunity to mentor and be mentored, to learn and to teach, to give and receive. It’s family, home, precious friendships… Above all, it’s about making the difference – together’
‘I have so enjoyed my experiences at CEVMA. I appreciate the collaborative atmosphere and community spirit. What a refreshing time to fellowship with others working in Christian media.’
‘Spending time in a relaxed atmosphere, listening, learning, striking up friendships with people that I would otherwise not meet, supporting each another in our calling, doing good business, co-producing projects – there a lot of reasons that make CEVMA a priority in my calendar’
‘Relevant Bible teaching, prayer and fellowship have always been the hallmarks of CEVMA. We are a very helpful mix of people working in the public media and the specifically Christian media. However, I would love to see more public media people. Many earmark time and money to be with us. With the rapid change in communication, we need to be at the forefront of communicating a Christian worldview.’
‘Two words come to mind immediately when I think of CEVMA: Relationships and Refreshment. I count it a tremendous blessing to be part of CEVMA and am so grateful for the people I have met there.’