2019 Festival Schedule Coming SOON!!

You’re invited to the 2019 Kingdomwood Film Festival, October 3-6, 2019, Atlanta, GA

About Kingdomwood Intl Film Festival (KIFF)

Kingdomwood International Film Festival (KIFF) is a 501c(3) organization founded in 2008 originally as Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival by Audrey Thomas and Joe Williams. Our annual film festival provides a forum for independent filmmakers to screen films that promote and inspire Christian teachings, strong faith and values. KIFF screens full features, shorts, and documentaries, along with workshops, symposiums and training opportunities that offer creativity and insight of industry trends in faith-based filmmaking and production. 

KIFF creates an environment of trust, dialogue and receptiveness for families and individuals searching for films that speak to their inner spiritual thoughts and lifestyle, while providing a tremendous platform for filmmakers wishing to express their spiritual vision on film.

Kingdomwood Film Festival’s Goal

Our goal at Kingdomwood is to REACH, TEACH and INSPIRE the next generation of filmmakers and the community of film enthusiasts. Our annual festival features over 100 films, educational workshops from film industry leaders, celebrity panels, networking and awards and recognition.

REACH : Each year, KIFF reaches film makers, screenwriters, producers, directors, distribution companies and film festival attendees—with hundreds of faith-based films with creativity, depth and enjoyment you can’t find anywhere else!

TEACH : At KFF, you have an opportunity to learn from experts in the industry, build mentoring relationships and share your insights and learnings with others.

INSPIRE : The panels, workshops, amazing special events with new and seasoned filmmakers who have a passion for faith-based films—will inspire you at the festival and beyond. KIFF showcases faith-based films, filmmakers, and the making of films that promote spiritual growth and mentorship.

Kingdomwood Intl Film Festival is an umbrella organization established to manage and promote programs and services that elevate and position Kingdom business and includes: Kingdomwood Film FestivalsKingdomwood Film Institute and Kingdomwood’s Kingdom Rating System (K-Rated).

Kingdomwood Film Institute is the educational arm of the organization that provides workshops, seminars, networking events, private screenings, and independent filmmakers business services such as distribution, private events and other growth-oriented opportunities for filmmakers.

The K-Rating System / Kingdom Rated Films (in development) provides guidelines that determine the appropriate viewing audience for a film, similar to the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America). KIFF stands at the forefront of moving this industry along and promoting new and emerging filmmakers.

We welcome the opportunity to share the experience with all kingdom attendees as we REACH, TEACH and INSPIRE the next generation of filmmakers.

Why KFF?

Movie-goers are craving for films that bring to life…faith, values and Biblical truths–that edify, feed the soul and draws them closer to the God who made them. Our goal is to bring film relationships together—filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, directors and distribution companies—to make the films people are craving.

In 2016, faith-based film developments in the movie industry attracted Christian interests and enriched producers in this lucrative market. In fact, Risen, The Young Messiah, Miracles from Heaven and God’s Not Dead 2–were reported jointly to have grossed more than $120 million. The movies were hailed by Faith Driven Consumer (FDC) as hitting the high standards that they expect and set for entertainment. Today, it is abundantly clear some sectors of Hollywood recognize that there are profitable opportunities to draw audiences in with film content that is relatable in their spiritual lives.

Beyond profits, we believe there is lasting, immeasurable value in bringing relationships together in the film industry to make the kinds of films families, children and adults enjoy—to help build lasting, caring relationships, promote integrity, character, forgiveness, grace, mercy and love that flow throughout our troubled world for lasting impact. 

KIFF was established not just as a conduit to serve faith-based filmmakers and the film industry, we consider ourselves experts in the film industry—so we have the ability to guide, direct, infuse relationships in ways that mutually advance the filmmaking experience. One of the ways we accomplish this is our 11th Annual Kingdomwood Film Festival.

Kingdomwood Intl Film Festival (KIFF) provides an atmosphere of engagement and networking that enables filmmakers to network with each other and form relationships and alliances that can be beneficial for future growth in the industry. For example, actors are exposed to directors who may be need of an actor for their next film; a producer may be looking for a director for their next movie project. Relationships formed at the festival can blossom into productive working relationships for countless other projects. 

What you can expect at the Festival –

• This year, KIFF is featuring a 48 Hour Short Film competition inside of our film festival. The 48 Hour Short Film competition is a competition in which a filmmaker is assigned a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue, and have 48 hours to create a short film containing those elements. More specific details will be provided soon.

• KIFF will be jam packed—with a Film Festival Meet & Greet, event expo, interactive panel discussions, training and expertise-building for film makers, distribution opportunities, film workshops, workshops for women filmmakers, movie screenings, perpetual networking, Red Carpet experiences, church service/worship and praise opportunity, prize drawings, film-themed game shows, Red Carpet experiences, Black Tie gala, awards and recognition…and much more.

• KIFF guarantees prime opportunities to establish relationships in and around the church community—an integral interconnection to the film industry for the promotion of programming among church leaders, diverse congregants all across the country. These important, bold conversations and dialogues about the film industry could impact the church body and our communities, impacting the lives of families, children and adults.

• KIFF is delighted to over private-sector company sponsorship opportunities to promote brands, products and services to a broad customer base. KFF past sponsors include: Verizon Wireless, Pure Flix Entertainment, Skip-Stone Picture, GPP, Inspired Family Entertainment and Georgia Film Music & Digital Entertainment.

• KIFF continues to network with film industry insiders to serve as a pathway to connecting filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, directors and distribution companies—searching for a broad range of faith-based content. Further, KIFF understands that audiences are searching for prime content in their movie going. Collectively, great dialogue occurs and often leads to advancements in the faith-filmmaking industry—between filmmakers and companies such as Sony Picture’s Company / Affirm Films, Pure Flix Entertainment and Aspire TV. These film industry leaders spent time at KIFF to hear from those who share valuable insights about faith-based films. 

New Offering: Sponsor-supported Film Projects

We are so excited that Kingdomwood’s regular film submission process is Now Open! Kingdomwood is now offering a great opportunity associated with your film submission. Why not have your film submitted in our upcoming Film Festival by a sponsor. Why? Read on…

A film sponsor is mutually beneficial. We are encouraging you to seek a sponsor or sponsors for your film, and have your sponsors submit your project to Kingdomwood. Essentially, by aligning a sponsor with your film,  your sponsor’s brand, product or service will be promoted throughout the Kingdomwood network, while supporting a family-friendly project.

Work with Kingdomwood and your sponsor for the best value. To make the best of a sponsor-associated film, work with Kingdomwood and your sponsor to help create the best package for you both—as festival benefits and complimentary access to our 11th Annual Film Festival will depend upon the level of sponsorship chosen by your sponsor. Kingdomwood will make every effort to generously accommodate your sponsor and position their brand, product or service in a manner that showcases their support for your project and the festival.

We hope you will take advantage of this new offering. This is an exciting new effort for Kingdomwood, and it is our hope that you find sponsors who are willing to support your efforts to position your project at the 11th year celebration, October 3-6, 2019. Kingdomwood looks forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: info@kingdomwood.com

• KIFF will be jam packed—with a Film Festival Meet & Greet, event expo, interactive panel discussions, training and expertise-building for film makers, distribution opportunities, film workshops, workshops for women filmmakers, movie screenings, perpetual networking, Red Carpet experiences, church service/worship and praise opportunity, prize drawings, film-themed game shows, Red Carpet experiences, Black Tie gala, awards and recognition…and much more.

• KIFF guarantees prime opportunities to establish relationships in and around the church community—an integral interconnection to the film industry for the promotion of programming among church leaders, diverse congregants all across the country. These important, bold conversations and dialogues about the film industry could impact the church body and our communities, impacting the lives of families, children and adults.

• KIFF is delighted to over private-sector company sponsorship opportunities to promote brands, products and services to a broad customer base. KFF past sponsors include: Verizon Wireless, Pure Flix Entertainment, Skip-Stone Picture, GPP, Inspired Family Entertainment and Georgia Film Music & Digital Entertainment.

• KIFF continues to network with film industry insiders to serve as a pathway to connecting filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, directors and distribution companies—searching for a broad range of faith-based content. Further, KIFF understands that audiences are searching for prime content in their movie going. Collectively, great dialogue occurs and often leads to advancements in the faith-filmmaking industry—between filmmakers and companies such as Sony Picture’s Company / Affirm Films, Pure Flix Entertainment and Aspire TV. These film industry leaders spent time at KIFF to hear from those who share valuable insights about faith-based films. 

Our Work Continues…

Kingdomwood Film Festival seeks to do our work– Proclaiming the Kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance. Acts 28:31

Stay tuned for Kingdomwood Film Festival’s 2019 Schedule…Look forward to seeing you in October!