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Short Filmmakers Countdown to Indie Feature Winner Announcement

The nominees are in for the 15th annual 168 Film Festival, Aug. 26-27 at Regal Cinemas Premiere House at LA Live, where awards will be given in 37 categories, including best actress/actor, director and film.  See nominees at here.

White-knuckled producers and actors alike are thrilled at the “8168” grand prize; the prospect of making a feature film in 2018 with 8168 Films, LLC.

Nine Grand Prize Finalists will be announced at the Festival, tickets on sale now. They include the 168 Days Feature Screenwriting winner, James De Vince for his script “Military Grade.”  The top finalist will partner with 8168 Films, LLC to produce a feature film in 2018. 

As a final hurdle, these short filmmakers will pitch feature scripts, to the jury, which will announce the winner on November 6th, 2017.  “8168” refers to the hours projected to complete the feature film.

"This year’s films are striking and all based on our universally poignant theme, ‘The Love of the Father.’ It's inspiring to watch God grow and stretch these filmmakers and give ear to their unique voice,” said John David Ware, 168 Founder and 8168 Producer. 

168 Film Festival tickets are at  Prices range from $28-54. The Sunday ticket includes the Awards Show. VIP passes and group, student and senior discounts are available.  Parental discretion is suggested under 12, but a block of younger kid films are scheduled for Saturday morning.

168 Founder, John David Ware said, "168 asks deep questions. Filmmakers, writers and audiences get to explore together. Whether subtle, or bold in message, ‘168’ stories can change lives. These short films may be the best conversation starters on the planet.”

168 is a worldwide incubator for artists focused on the media, including directors, writers, actors and crew who are interested in creating stories for popular culture. 168 includes writing and filmmaking competitions, training and exhibitions.

Sponsors include Advent Media, Arri and Roush Media

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