Virginia Beach, VA (PressExposure) October 07, 2009 -- Founder and President of the worldâs largest religious network and Americaâs most watched faith channel, Trinity Broadcasting Network, Dr. Paul Crouch will receive the Redemptive Storyteller Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Fourth Annual Redemptive Film Festival [http://www.redemptivefilms.com], October 17 at 5:00 P.M., to be held at the Regent University, School of Communication main theatre. The festival has become one of the leading film festivals worldwide for family friendly films. Dr. Crouch will be receiving the award for his years of meritorious service to Christian broadcasting and filmmaking.
The Redemptive Film Festival [http://www.redemptivefilms.com], has attracted hundreds of entries from some 28 countries worldwide and has created waves throughout the international film community. The Virginia Beach based festival is aimed at providing a forum for filmmakers (professionals or students), to showcase and be rewarded for their work on themes that depict the redemptive purposes of God, either through human beings or supernatural occurrences. All proceeds from the grand awards ceremony will be donated to helping to free and empower the victims of modern day slavery. There are some 27 million slaves in the world today.
According to Dr. Chris Cunningham, Festival Director, âDr. Paul Crouch was selected by the nominating committee because of his tireless efforts to tell the greatest redemptive story ever, primarily through Christian broadcasting, but also through his role as Executive Producer of several high quality films.â TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeal to people in a wide variety of Protestant, Catholic and Messianic Jewish denominations. TBN is a recognized leader in the production of major Christian movies. TBN's cinematic achievements include: "The Revolutionary" and "The Revolutionary II," based on the life of Jesus; "The Emissary," a film on the life of the apostle Paul; "The Omega Code"; "Carman: The Champion"; "Megiddo"; and "Time Changer."
The Redemptive Film Festival is produced by FireWorks International, a Virginia based Christian media production company and will commence on Friday, October 16, with screening of some of the winning films at noon in Screening Rooms A and B of the Regent University School of Communication. The screenings are free to the public. The Grand Awards Ceremony and screening will be held the following day, Saturday, October 17, at 5:00 P.M. in the Main Auditorium, followed by a reception. Tickets for the Grand Awards Ceremony/Screening of top films ($10) are available online at email@example.com or by calling (757) 226-4245.
For the purposes of this competition, a redemptive film is any film whose main purpose is to depict the act of redeeming, rescuing, or delivering any person from a state of crisis or helplessness. Entries were judged by a panel of professionals with years of experience in many aspects of cinema and television. The films were judged in three categories: Student [http://www.redemptivefilms.com], Professional and "Distinctly Gospel," a new film category created by the Redemptive Film Festival. Winners include comedy shorts, short and full length narratives, documentaries, music videos and animation. The show promises to bring good, clean family fun, free of indecent language, gratuitous violence, sex or nudity to Hampton Roads.
If youâd like more information about this festival, or to schedule an interview with the Festival Director, please call Dr. Chris Cunningham at 757-966-0312 or email Dr. Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.