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    Let the Filming Begin!

    It's go time! 

    All teams have until 11am PDT FridayJune 2nd to complete their films.


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NEW: 168 Open Category

Call for Entries! Deadline July 14.

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International Filmmaking/Screenwriting Competitions

168 Film Project

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! This is our primary filmmaking competition, in its 15th season.
"Signature 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 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).

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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. FIlmmakers may produce these stories for the 168 Film Festival.


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8168 Feature Project (Prize)

168 Film is embarking on a unique feature filmmaking adventure. 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 these "Production Companies" will be chosen make a feature film with 8168 Film, LLC in 2018. The film is fully funded at $200,000, with an additional $50,000 to come from crowd-funding. Preferred film genres are action-adventure, thriller, mystery, Sci-Fi, & kids/family adventure. 

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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 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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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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