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168 Film Festival

Our Crown Jewel, where the filmmaker is the star. The electricity of these world premieres is palpable as you meet ecstatic artists from around the world. Stroll the exhibition and meet this talented bunch on the red carpet. A gala awards show with stars of film, TV and music rewards filmmakers in over 20 categories.

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International Filmmaking/Screenwriting Competitions

Write of Passage

In this annual October contest, writers have 168 hours to create a 12-page screenplay based on a scripture. WP uses “Development Executives,” who mentor writers and ultimately send the best work to the finals, to be judged by Hollywood professionals. Many of these great short stories are produced for the 168 Film Festival's Write of Passage Spotlight.


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168 Film - More Than an International Film Competition

168 Film is a global community of artists focused on exploring life's most important questions via film and TV.

168 provides a proving ground for filmmakers, writers, actors and artists to engage culture in the context of faith, values and truth. More than an international short film competition,168 Film challenges artists and audiences to explore Scripture's relevance for today.

Whether subtle, or bold in message, "168" stories change lives and are helping to redefine the faith genre in terms of quality and inspirational message. Building your network and acquiring valuable skills through our programs will help your quest in all media. Artistic awards and life changing challenges await!

168 is funded by donors and sponsors. Please join us and give generously.



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Acclaimed Events & Resources

168 Film Project

This is our signature speed filmmaking competition. Speed Film teams have 168 hours (7x24) to shoot and edit a short film based on a theme and a Bible verse (pre-production lasts 10 days). "Non-Speed" categories can begin much earlier. Tens of thousands of filmmakers have competed over 1,000 films since 2003. Speed films are produced over US Memorial Day Weekend (late May).


168 Film Library Access

See the latest 168 films online in the 168 Screening Room. You'll be amazed at the role of scripture in shaping and inspiring these artistic adventures in the Word of God. View online with a 168 Media Access Pass or order Best of 168 DVDs.

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168 Online Film School

Access the 168 Online Film School, featuring hours of video training by industry professionals. Active 168 Producers can access free. Anyone else can purchase an Access Pass

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8168 Feature Project (Prize)

We are making our first feature film with you! Producers of select short films in the 2017 168 Film Project, and the winning writer of the "168 Days" Feature Screenplay competition will pitch their feature-length projects at the end of the short-film season. One of our producers will be chosen make a feature film with 8168 Film, LLC in 2018. The film is fully funded. The film's genre will be action-adventure, thriller, mystery, Sci-Fi, or kids/family adventure. Submit your script to

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