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 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 RSVP Ministries (Booth E02) as the sponsor of the 2018 Film Festival.

All films in the 9th Annual Missions Fest Film Festival will be shown in Ballroom A from January 26-28, 2018. Tickets are required, and can be purchased online or in the VCC lobby. 

The films at 5pm on Saturday are free and all are welcome.

Friday 9:00 pm

Screening duration:

75 minutes
Iraq: A Forgotten Hope

Talkback:

A short time of discussion will follow.

Showing at:

Friday 9:00 pm

Also showing at:

Sunday 1:00 pm

Description:

The Middle East is an ancient land with a complicated narrative. Today in Northern Iraq, the story seems muddier than ever. A modern evil has brought devastation and genocide, pushing some of Iraq’s oldest people groups to the verge of extinction. In an effort to make sense of the story, Mark meets with ethnic minorities, ISIS survivors, and political and...
Saturday 11:00 am

Screening duration:

105 minutes
Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer

Production Credits:

Stephen McCaskell (Director)

Showing at:

Saturday 11:00 am

Description:

Discover the story behind the man who sparked the Protestant Reformation. Told through a seamless combination of live-action storytelling and artistic animation, Martin Luther’s daring life is presented in extensive detail while still making the film relevant, provocative, and accessible.
Saturday 1:00 pm

Screening duration:

90 minutes
Making Peace with Creation

Production Credits:

Regent College: Iwan Russell-Jones (Director, Producer), Loren Wilkinson (Writer, Presenter)

Showing at:

Saturday 1:00 pm

Description:

Poet and theologian Loren Wilkinson has spent his life thinking, teaching, and campaigning about the environment—or creation, as he prefers to call it. In an era that has seen growing concern about climate change and the impact of industry and technology, Professor Wilkinson has insisted that this is a critical sphere for Christian thought and action. From their home on...
Saturday 3:00 pm

Screening duration:

60 minutes
Arctic Light

Production Credits:

YWAM Greenland: Errol Martens

Showing at:

Saturday 3:00 pm

Description:

NOTE: Only one ticket is necessary for all 3 films: “Arctic Light”, “Walking Together”, & “My Colour, My Language”. — The film, Arctic Light, focuses on the real-life story of one man. Lars Peter Jensen was raised in a small village on the beautiful coast of West Greenland. Sadly, his home life was one of the many marred by alcohol...
Walking Together

Production Credits:

Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada: Chris Coffyn (Director, Producer)

Showing at:

Saturday 3:00 pm

Description:

NOTE: Only one ticket is necessary for all 3 films: “Arctic Light”, “Walking Together”, & “My Colour, My Language”. — Transformation is happening among Peru’s Eastern Apurímac Quechua people, thanks to Wycliffe’s partner organization, AIDIA. Check out this film, “Walking Together,” to see firsthand the gifted team at AIDIA serving their people through Old Testament translation, literacy, and so much...
My Colour, My Language

Production Credits:

Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada: Chris Coffyn (Director, Producer)

Showing at:

Saturday 3:00 pm

Description:

NOTE: Only one ticket is necessary for all 3 films: “Arctic Light”, “Walking Together”, & “My Colour, My Language”.   — In spite of a history marred by tragedy, God is at work among Canada’s First Nations. My Colour, My Language reveals how Bible translation among the Oji-Cree of Northern Ontario is affirming their identity and restoring hope in Jesus.  (Some subtitles)
Saturday 5:00 pm

Screening duration:

75 minutes
(FREE)  The Choose Series: Crossroads

Production Credits:

Iconium Media; Donna Lamothe, RSVP Ministries (Producer)

Talkback:

A short time of discussion will follow.

Showing at:

Saturday 5:00 pm

Description:

In “Crossroads”, Neil leans back and recalls life choices fed by his need to belong and to matter. He goes down a dangerous path until he's confronted with one decision, and then another. We are confronted with thousands of choices every day; some are meaningless and some are significant. “Choices” will stimulate you to consider how your decisions affect others...
(FREE)  The Voice Series: Silence, Reach Up, & Speak Out

Production Credits:

Iconium Media; Donna Lamothe, RSVP Ministries (Producer)

Talkback:

A short time of discussion will follow.

Showing at:

Saturday 5:00 pm

Description:

The Voice Series 6 is about overcoming sexual abuse and its consequences. INVITE: Walk towards freedom with Alexander in "Silence", as he overcomes sexual abuse and its consequences. INSPIRE: Consider the power of voice in "Reach Up", as RSVP Ministries’ Executive Director, Donna Lamothe, shares a timeless lesson and her own example of "tuning in to the song", and then...
Saturday 7:00 pm

Screening duration:

165 minutes
Set Free Posse: Jesus Freaks, Biker Gang or Christian Cult?

Production Credits:

Awaken Media: David Trotter (Director, Producer)

Talkback:

A short time of discussion will follow.

Showing at:

Saturday 7:00 pm

Description:

While thousands point to Set Free Church as the starting point of their salvation, others readily call it a “cult” that ultimately gave birth to a “biker gang” known as the Set Free Soldiers. Founded in 1982 in Anaheim, California, the church quickly grew because of its unorthodox outreach style including rap, hip hop, low-riders, and a motorcycle club. Follow...
Sunday 1:00 pm

Screening duration:

60 minutes
Iraq: A Forgotten Hope

Talkback:

A short time of discussion will follow.

Showing at:

Sunday 1:00 pm

Also showing at:

Friday 9:00 pm

Description:

The Middle East is an ancient land with a complicated narrative. Today in Northern Iraq, the story seems muddier than ever. A modern evil has brought devastation and genocide, pushing some of Iraq’s oldest people groups to the verge of extinction. In an effort to make sense of the story, Mark meets with ethnic minorities, ISIS survivors, and political and...