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Film Festival

This 18th Christian European Visual Media Association Film Festival takes place every other year in September. The (biennial) Film Festival will be held alongside the annual CEVMA conference which is in a different European country each year.

The CEVMA Film Festival is dedicated to encouraging Christians in visual media to produce positive, powerful, inspiring, and transforming stories in films, documentaries, animations, short clips, etc. CEVMA's Jewel award goal is to recognize achievement and stimulate excellence in the production and content of programmes created to reflect Christian values in this world.

The CEVMA Film Festival provides a platform for Christians to present their visual art, network with others, and find distribution opportunities for their productions. The CEVMA Film Festival also wants to celebrate God's calling in media, knowing that the power of storytelling can impact the lives of people and shape cultures. To ‘meet’ people in their own culture, CEVMA challenges students, writers, producers, actors, composers, directors, and others to think outside the box and use visual media to spread the message of hope and forgiveness.

The CEVMA Film Festival started in 1990 with a small number of entries. Since then, the Festival has shown and awarded a growing number of high-quality products with a positive message from all over Europe and other continents.

The CEVMA Film Festival welcomes any Christian professional in visual media to compete in one or more categories of the Festival. Student filmmakers are especially encouraged to apply. The 2023 CEVMA Film Festival will welcome any film, documentary, animation, clip, etc., that has been produced after 1 August, 2020. The deadline for entries is 15 May 2023.

Rules & Regulations​

Films must be faith based or from a Christian world view. The entries will be submitted to a panel of several professionals chosen by the CEVMA Board. The panel decides the finalists in each category, and their decisions will be final. If not enough qualified films submit, by at least two different producers, in a particular category, the jury reserves the right to take this category out of the competition. Physical awards will be presented only to those who attend the event in person.

Those unable to attend will receive laurels for their project. 

The organisers promise to take every reasonable precaution in handling the entries. 
Additionally, participation in the Festival is deemed to relieve the organisers of all liability

regarding claims by third parties.

Competition entrants automatically allow usage of clips from their entries for promotional use on

the CEVMA website, CEVMA social media accounts. Fees for the festival are non-refundable.

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CEVMA Film Festival Jewel Awards proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

All entry fees and info are on our FilmFreeway Festival Page.

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   Award Categories


  • Docudrama under €50 K 

  • Docudrama over €50 K 

  • Drama over €50 K 

  • Drama under €50 K 

  • Shorts spots 

  • Student 

  • Youth/children 

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