About Scriptural Integration (SI):
SI is how skillfully and artistically the story uses the verse as a foundation. This is what sets 168 apart from all other film competitions. All films (except Write of Passage Spotlight) are eligible for the SI award.
First, the story must be respectful to the Bible. The verse should act like a synopsis. Are all of the verse story points addressed? Secondly, a higher rating is scored for representation of the verse’s meaning in the context of the passage. Subtlety is encouraged and symbolism need not be obvious (i.e. one character represents Jesus or Israel, etc). The best films communicate the spirit and the letter of the verse in a wondrous way. We place a high value on redemption, despite the darkness of a particular verse.
Evangelista Award Eligibility
The Evangelista Award honors the writer for creating the tool that best facilitates initiating a discussion of the Gospel of Jesus and the Method of Salvation. Directness, simplicity and a minimum of distraction are core values. Evangelista has raised the bar for Gospel Films. All films except Write of Passage Spotlight are eligible.