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Vision Forum to Host the First Annual San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival and $ 10,000 Jubilee Awards
SAN ANTONIO, TX (PRWEB) April 22, 2004 -
ÂÂ The Vision Forum, Inc.Â® is pleased to announce the first annual San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival and Jubilee Awards. The event will host independent Christian film shorts produced by a new generation of enterprising and creative Christian filmmakers, including home educators, film students of all ages, and independent professionals. The festival will feature film screenings, exciting cultural events, special classes, and workshops with talented directors and filmographers.
ÂÂAmerica is discontent with HollywoodÂÂs negative monopoly stranglehold on film and culture,ÂÂ said Doug Phillips, president of the Vision Forum. ÂÂThe intense hatred by Hollywood elites for Christianity and the value system which it embodies has created a rift in American culture, and profoundly damaged the American family. We intend to respond, not by cursing the darkness, but by lighting a candle.ÂÂ
ÂÂWe seek to motivate the next generation of filmmakers to raise a presuppositionally Christ-honoring standard, and to develop alternative vehicles outside the Hollywood machine for producing and distributing films which will build, bless, and benefit the American family.ÂÂ
ÂÂWe believe the Hollywood monopoly is about to be broken,ÂÂ Phillips said. ÂÂThanks to the development of inexpensive and readily accessible technologies, the success of new channels for distributing films, and the rise of a new generation of entrepreneurial and creative Christian filmmakers, there never has been a better time for Christians to influence their culture for Christ.ÂÂ
ÂÂBy providing a platform for Christians to present their art, and by offering appropriate recognition for excellence in Christian film production, we hope to encourage this movement for the glory of God.ÂÂ
Amateur and professional filmmakers from around the nation have a rare opportunity to present their distinctively Christian films, to have them critiqued, and be rewarded for their hard work. The event will take place in San Antonio, Texas, November 11-13 at the newly expanded 1.3 million square foot Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The Jubilee Awards for Christian film shorts will be presented to the best narrative, best documentary, best political, and best creation film. The $ 10,000 Jubilee Award grand prize goes to the best film of the festival. A best film trailer and an audience award will also be presented.
For more information on the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival and Jubilee Awards, or to join us at the event, please visit the festival Web site at: http://www.independentchristianfilms.com
The Vision Forum, Inc.
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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2006
Most design teams only dream about the recognition and confirmation of their creativity and talent being seen by others. Wander Graphicsâ and Wander Filmsâ creative team of Joshua Clark and Aaron Weber can watch their award-winning film along with hundreds of thousands of viewers at 10:45 pm EST, Sunday, September 24, 2006 on the IFC, Independent Film Channel, when their short, Wander, airs to a national audience.
No stranger to awards, Wander, the short, winner of the Ivy Film Festival for best experiential short film, tells the story of a young boy as he navigates the hard and dangerous streets of the inner city. On his journey he discovers a glass jar with a magic light that leads him into a better world, where anger is transformed into love. Directed by Joshua Clark and produced by Aaron Weber, both graduates of the School of Visual Arts bring these creative skills to their work in Wander Graphics, www.wandergraphics.com
The firm works in graphics, film and music to tell the clientâs story in a unique and engaging way. From websites, special effects and directive photography, Clark and Weber share a passion evident in their portfolio.
âOften the world thinks of design as separate piece or a product, like a website. For us design is the integral whole of our clientâs message, which emerges not just as the end product but an experience of color, movement and experience,â states Weber, âWe listen for the outcome and deliver the highest quality product that is an expression of the business.â
For a short film, Wander, has garnered a lot of attention and has been selected for numerous national and international film festivals including, Chicago, Rhode Island, Atlanta, and most recently, the Australian Film Festival. The film is also available for viewing at Wander Films, www.wanderfilms.com and on the Media Lab website at www.ifc.com/medialab The firm transfers the directorâs eye and producerâs vision to all facets of their work, especially photography:
âAs filmmakers we approach photography from a uniquely different viewpoint. Step into our world and we will handle the creative and production aspects of a shoot with the same precision and results we have utilized in our award winning filmmaking,â states Director Joshua Clark.
For more information on Wander Film and Graphics suite of products and services, please visit www.wanderfilms.com or call 323-230-7361. For interviews, please contact their Los Angeles based representative, Maureen OâCrean at 310-379-9620 or email through her website at www.maureenocrean.com
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