168 Film Festival - 168's Premiere Red Carpet Gala Event

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The 168 Film Festival is the crown jewel of our year. ALL ARE WELCOME to this glitzy red carpet affair featuring premieres by artists from around the world.

The 17th annual Festival is scheduled for Fri-Sat Aug. 23-24, 2018 in the Los Angeles area (venue TBA).

The 168 Film Festival includes networking events and premiere films from around the world. For your pleasure, we highly suggest a Red Carpet Walk with the stars and the Awards Show, which includes a sneak peek at the soon-to-be completed 8168 Feature Film, "Final Frequency." Finish your night with pizazz at the legendary 168 After Party.

Ohio MiniFest

You are coordially invited to come free of charge to view dynamic, impactful films that will change lives! Come enjoy hoilday snacks and cheer and hear the latest on 168 Film from Founder and Director, John David Ware.

Select "168" films will be screened with discussion to follow. Bring your friends, especially if they don't know about the faith.

7:00 - 9:30 PM Sunday Dec. 30
The Church at Mill Run - 3600 Mill Run Drive, Columbus, OH
Admission: FREE
(Advance tickets not required)


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Featured at the Festival

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 completed 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. Many of these great short stories are produced for the 168 Film Festival's Write of Passage Spotlight.


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