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Faith in Film: International Film Festival

and Screenwriting Competition!


The Faith in Film International Film Festival and Screenwriting Competition is a boutique film festival and screenwriting competition that takes place in historic downtown Tucson. 

Our mission is to forge a film festival and screenwriting competition that will ultimately launch the careers of faith based writers and filmmakers and facilitate established artists in transitioning into inspirational films; and to introduce faith based films to mass audiences, ultimately, giving them the same multi platform release schedules and revenue streams that traditional studio films and high end independent films enjoy; and to inspire, showcase, support, and develop writers and filmmakers of all faith’s to make great faith based films that leave others touched, moved and inspired; and filmmakers and distributors empowered to make and distribute more inspirational films especially those with an element of faith.


We want to create avenues of opportunity for aspiring writers and filmmakers with a higher purpose.

Faith in Film rewards screenwriters with various prizes, including consultation packages provided by Roadmap Writers that include sessions with script notes provided by top industry professionals. Our grand prize winner is given three consultations including at least one hour consultation with script notes. Our top two finalists also receive one consultation each. 

We also award our best of the fest filmmaker with a consultation package as well that includes a session with a top talent manager or development executive as well. 

Moving forward all winners will also be awarded credit and recognition on IMDB!

Photo by Joseph Neibich
Photo by Joseph Neibich

Why Faith Film? It’s one of the most-requested and profitable genres today. After the success of Passion of the Christ, God’s not Dead, and Heaven is for Real. Everyone in the entertainment industry is looking for the next big faith based film. FIF makes every effort to help the careers of faith filmmakers and screenwriters so that incredible momentum is not lost! 


The Faith in Film: International Film Festival and Screenwriting Competition proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway. Faith in Film is a Cinema Public House production. We are a US based independent festival company that produces festivals all over the world.



Our Commitment to Writers

The Faith in Film Screenwriting Competition rewards screenwriters with various prizes, including consultation packages provided by Roadmap Writers with top talent managers and or development executives. In addition to recognition and respect, our grand prize winner also receives one and a half pages of script notes from our final round judge and a one hour consultation with script notes from a top talent manager and or development executive in New York or Los Angeles. Our top two finalists will also receive at least one consultation as well. These introductions can be invaluable to writers.

Winners will receive a 4-month InkTip Pro Membership. As an InkTip Pro Member, thousands of filmmakers can find and read your scripts, and you'll be able to pitch directly to production companies every week. With over 3,000 options and 400 movies made, InkTip is the place for independent film.

Moving forward all winners will also be awarded credit and recognition on IMDB!

2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024's screenwriting Grand Prize Winners had consultations with three top development executives including top managers in New York and LA. One meeting included an hours worth of script notes. Our top two finalists also received consultations with top managers in Los Angeles. 

2020's screenwriting Grand Prize Winner met with three top development executives: one whose company has produced over 20 films. Our screenwriting Grand Prize winner also received an hour long consultation with script notes on how to improve their project. Our top two finalists also received consultations with talent managers in Los Angeles. 2019's winners received several personal industry introductions and our grand prize winner received a one hour script consultation with the top manager in Los Angeles.

Please note that these executives are not judges in any way shape or form. They are people we introduce our winners to after they've won our contest. 

Only the screenwriting Grand Prize Winner and top two Finalists receive industry distribution and prizes while Semi-Finalists are only rewarded with laurels and online recognition like in most screenwriting competitions. Prizes and recognition will not be given to any other entrants. 



"Amazing fest! Joseph is a fantastic festival director!" -Mark Stewart Iverson


"Joseph, I had my consult with Mark tonight and it was an absolute delight..we had a great conversation and the notes Mark provided were spot on...I think we ended up talking for almost an hour and a was like speaking with a long acquainted friend. Thank you all again!  This has been a wonderful experience. -Eric Carlson 


"I think there should be more film festivals like this one for two reasons. One, it was well run. And two, the film industry needs to promote more uplifting stories. There seems to be lack of them unfortunately in movie theaters, and people need the moral grounding that only stories can deliver." -Harrison Fowler 


"Overall excellent experience. As a screenwriting competitor, I did not attend the festival. As a finalist, the festival team wasted no time in contacting me. If anything, I was the one hard to reach. From the initial phone calls, the detailed script notes and their promise for a contact meeting with someone “in the business,” this group has done exactly what they said they would do. Thus far, a totally pleasant experience. Better than any other festival I have dealt with." -Robert Tate 


"The Faith in Film International Film Festival and Screenwriting Competition is an amazing opportunity for writers. After winning the Grand Prize with our script BEYOND THE MOON, my writing partner and I have already received countless inquiries about our work, as well as potential production opportunities. Everyone at Faith In Film has always been so kind and so supportive. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being there for writers of Faith based works! We are honored and humbled by the experience." - Ken Jones


"Nice job in a tough year. We were thrilled to win the Best Ensemble Award for "Gift", and highly recommend this festival to anyone wishing to promote faith based stories." - Alexander Julian III


"Such a gorgeous film festival with such a beautiful intention! This is what the world needs! LOVED everything about it and am so grateful & happy for my first short film LOTUS to be a part of it and to have even received the award for "Best Cinematography". What an amazing team, great communication & organisation. Many thanks for all you are and do." - Angelika Furster 

Hosted by talented comedian Joseph Nybyk


Award ceremony hosted by talented touring comedian Joseph Neibich

Rules & Eligibility

  • Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only through our partner websites.
  • All entries must have an element of faith. They don't have to be based on faith, but they must have an element of it. It can be any faith from any part of the world, practiced by people of any nationality and or ethnicity as long as your characters' faith empowers them to make powerful choices for themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.
  • We will not accept entries that put down or denigrate other religions and or put one faith above another. We embrace people of all faiths and this festival is a celebration of, not only faith, but the diversity of spiritual paths and variety of wonderful faiths that will lead us all to salvation and peace on Earth.
  • We are looking for great faith-based stories, which can be in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction), or animation.
  • Our private jury selects all winners through private screenings. After all winners are selected, then we select the films that will screen the night of the festival.
  • The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).
  • By submitting your film: You agree to use part of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purposes.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • You must own all the rights to the film and be able to produce all music clearances.
  • You agree to provide the festival with a digital copy of the film for screening purposes if selected.
  • The festival does not accept the following: Extremist content or propaganda of any kind. Films with extreme nudity, violence, or vulgarity. Films that denigrate other religions, cultures, or people of other ethnicities. Films with a poor production standards (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD).
  • Faith in Film is a FilmFreeway Gold festival with over 20 five-star reviews.
  • Writers and filmmakers retain all rights to their work.
  • Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only through our partner websites.
  • By entering our contest, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online and cloud-based services and databases for hosting, managing and/or transmitting your submission(s).
  • By submitting your material you agree to be added to our email list, but can remove yourself by unsubscribing at anytime.
  • By entering the competition you hereby accept these competition rules.
  • Screenwriting Contest rules:
  • There is no limit to the length of the projects you submit.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
  • Scripts must be written in English, but can be in any film or television genre.
  • Entrants are prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition. Any entrant who attempts to contact a judge will be disqualified and their entry fee forfeited. The decision of the judges is final.
  • Entry fees for screenplay entries are posted on our partner websites and are non refundable.
  • Employees and family members of the film festival are not eligible.
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest. Misrepresentation of age, upon discovery, will forfeit entry and fees to the contest.
  • Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
  • All entries must be the original, and unpublished, un-produced, un-optioned work of the entrant. The entrant ensures that he or she is the sole author of the work and that it does not infringe on any existing copyright.
  • All winners are responsible for their own income tax withholding. Contest is void where prohibited by law, be it state, federal, or local.
  • The competition, its judges, and its officers accept no liability whatsoever for any claims of damages, real or perceived, by any entrant(s) as a result of their participation in this contest.
  • All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be in English.
  • All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible.
  • Professional writers, journalists, poets, and previous contest winners are eligible.
  • There are no requirements as to when the material was written.
  • The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the competition.
  • We do not provide feedback, notes, grades, or rankings of any kind unless paid for with your entry at the time of entry. We assume you already know how to write at a professional level and that is why you are entering this contest.
  • Please note that The Faith in Film Film Festival and Faith in Film Screenwriting Competition also known as IFFF, FIF, IFFFF and IFFFFSC are in no way affiliated with any other film festival, screenwriting competition, film school, or film related enterprise or organization.
  • Faith in Film further reserves the right to revoke recognition status at any time with or without cause.
  • This festival is produced by Cinema Public House, a US based company that produces festivals, events, and competitions all over the world.
  • All judging is done at our sole discretion. We may have outside input, but all judging and all decisions are made at our sole discretion. Furthermore, we do not use "celebrity" judges or "industry" judges and we do not advertise that we use "celebrity" judges. We use intelligent readers with a passion for cinema who love to read. We distribute our winners' scripts to industry executives who provide consultations, but those executives do not judge our contests. To prevent tampering we do not reveal the identities of our judges. Entrants are prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition. Any entrant who attempts to contact a judge will be disqualified and their entry fee forfeited. The decision of the judges is final.
  • By entering the competition you hereby accept these competition rules.