Film Festival

As Christians we are blessed by knowing the greatest storyteller ever – Jesus! It’s only natural that we should want to tell God’s story as we become more like Christ. 

The 10th Annual Film Festival is a celebration of these stories told in the medium of film. We want you to walk away challenged and inspired by what you see!

We’re pleased to have Great Commission Media Ministries (Booth V11, E03-5) as the sponsor of the 2019 Film Festival!

Friday 9:15 pm

Screening duration:

105 minutes
I SURVIVED I KISSED DATING GOODBYE

Production Credits:

Producer: Jessica Van Der Wyngaard / Executive Producer: Iwan Russell-Jones

Talkback:

A short time of discussion will follow.

Showing at:

Friday 9:15 pm

Description:

What if your views on sex and relationships as a 21-year-old influenced millions? In 1997, I Kissed Dating Goodbye effectively "turned the Christian singles scene upside down" and catapulted its unsuspecting author, Joshua Harris, into the Christian spotlight. Published when Josh was just 21 years old—and single—his revolutionary book on romance and relationships became an international bestseller and continues to...
Saturday 11:30 am

Screening duration:

120 minutes
THE DESERT BLOOMS PROJECT

Production Credits:

Producer: Jon Shirley (The Gathering Network)

Talkback:

A short time of discussion will follow.

Showing at:

Saturday 11:30 am

Description:

The Desert Blooms Project is a documentary film series created to help you envision making disciples and living on mission with the people you love the most. Jon and Alissa Shirley have dinner with their unchurched neighbors and hear why they aren't attracted to the church today. The Gathering Network (a church in Kansas City) starts making big changes to...
THE END OF CHURCHIANITY  2

Production Credits:

Producer: Ryan Stockert (Thunder & Light Studios)

Talkback:

A short time of discussion will follow.

Showing at:

Saturday 11:30 am

Description:

See and hear powerful testimonies of healing, salvation, and ordinary believers living out the book of Acts today. You'll be challenged in your faith as we explore the power of true, biblical discipleship. Have we traded a relationship with Jesus for a Sunday morning ritual? All around the world, average, ordinary Christians are having incredible experiences with God as they...
Saturday 3:00 pm

Screening duration:

120 minutes
GODSPEED: THE PACE OF BEING KNOWN

Production Credits:

Director: Danny Lund / Producer: Brian Canlis (Ranch Studios)

Showing at:

Saturday 3:00 pm

Description:

Follow the story of an American pastor whose desire to change the world grinds to a halt in a Scottish parish. Featuring Eugene Peterson, N. T. Wright, and Alan Torrance. In this half-hour film, Matt Canlis, a Regent College alumnus, invites us into the story of how his intention to bring a village parish up to speed became an education...
FORGOTTEN ONES: A PORTRAIT OF HIMALAYAN LIFE

Production Credits:

Producer: Inmist Media House / Himalayan Life

Showing at:

Saturday 3:00 pm

Description:

“Forgotten Ones” touches on the harsh realities of the lives of street children of Nepal. The word in the Nepalese language for street-children is kaaThe. It is a word that expresses disgust and even hatred. No one likes the dirty gangs of glue-sniffing kids who roam the streets in search of edibles and kapaDi, anything that can be recycled and...
Saturday 7:00 pm

Screening duration:

135 minutes
OF GODS AND MEN

Production Credits:

Director, Writer: Xavier Beauvois / Producer: Pascal Caucheteux,

Talkback:

A short time of discussion will follow.

Showing at:

Saturday 7:00 pm

Description:

(In French, with English subtitles) “Of Gods and Men” explores the spiritual anatomy of a community of Christians whose love is tested by imminent violence. Taking its name from Psalm 82 (“I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High,' but you will die like mere mortals"), the film recounts the 1996 Tibhirine massacre, in which...
Sunday 1:00 pm

Screening duration:

105 minutes
PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST

Production Credits:

Director, Writer: Andrew Hyatt

Showing at:

Sunday 1:00 pm

Description:

AD 67. The flock Jesus had left behind was in desperate straits. A good chunk of Rome had burned down a few years earlier, and Emperor Nero accused this upstart Jewish sect of starting the blaze. Christians were being relentlessly persecuted… For years, Paul had crisscrossed the Roman world, preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ. Now it seems as...