The 18th CEVMA Film Festival will take place in September 2023. The (biennial) Film Festival will be held alongside the annual CEVMA conference.
The CEVMA Film Festival is dedicated to encouraging Christians in visual media to produce positive, powerful, inspiring, and transforming stories in films, documentaries, animations, clips, etc. It likes 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 the 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 August 1st, 2018. The deadline for entries is June 20th, 2023.
Rules & Regulations
Entries must have been completed after August 1st, 2018, and may not have been entered for a previous CEVMA Film Festival. The Festival is conducted in English. Productions in other languages are welcome. They must, however, be subtitled/dubbed in English. The deadline for entries is June 20th, 2023. Participation in the 2023 CEVMA Film Festival implies full acceptance of the Rules and Regulations of the competition by all entrants.
Submitting Your Entry
Upload your entry to either YouTube or Vimeo as unlisted videos to maintain privacy and supply us with the URL. Email your URL to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrants must complete a separate entry (online) form for each production. It’s also possible to download the entry form (PDF), fill it out, and attach it when sending the email. The organisers reserve the right to reject incomplete entries. Fees are non-returnable.
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 Facebook account, and CEVMA YouTube account.
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. Suppose there are not enough qualified films submitted by at least two different producers in a particular category. In that case, the jury reserves the right to take this category out of the competition.
Students: € 30 per entry for all categories
Corporate organisations: € 30 per entry for the category Shorts: € 65 per entry for all other categories
Payment by Bank Transfer or PayPal in Euros only. Payment must be made when sending the package of entry(ies) or uploading the entry(ies). Please supply us with all necessary details (see under ‘Call for entries’).