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A Call for All Nations to Submit Films

The Transforming Stories International Christian Film Festival, a first for South Africa, is presented by Humble Pie Entertainment in association with Cape Town 2010: The Third Lausanne World Congress, and will run from 15 - 23 October 2010.

Contact: Carla Steenkamp, Public Relations, 0027-21-8026809

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- Transforming Stories International Christian Film Festival (TSICFF)(www.transformingstories.org) is a festival showcasing powerful, inspiring, faith affirming, evangelistic, transforming stories to the world and the Body of Christ. The power of media is evident in this day and age, and movies have been a huge part of shaping the culture as we know it. Behind TSICFF is a greater mission -- to transform cultures through storytelling. No longer will we as followers of Christ allow our world to be poisoned with profanity by media elites. Instead, we are encouraging revolutionaries out there to produce stories which can transform our culture into one that will be in line with The Kingdom of God, one of Justice, Peace, Righteousness and Love. And to accomplish this mission, we are willing to identify and reward talent that is of the highest standards.

What makes this festival so unique is firstly that it is the first International Christian Film Festival (TSICFF) to be held in South Africa and secondly, through the partnership and association in 2010 with the Lausanne Movement - Cape Town 2010, some 4000 International Christian leaders from over 200 regions in the world will be exposed to the winning films. This exposure gives the winning films a truly global reach and aims to inspire these Christian leaders to make use of films to evangelize, teach & transform their communities for the good. Each of these 200 world regions have been encouraged to submit films to the 2010 festival as well as future festivals. TSICFF is not only a film festival, its part of a global revolution encouraging film makers to produce films that will transform communities for the good!

We are very excited to announce that Transforming Stories International Christian Film Festival has partnered with Withoutabox (www.withoutabox.com/login/9397) and that the submission deadline is August 16, 2010. This is the final deadline for submissions. Now you can submit your film through Withoutabox! To view the promotional video. Click:
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Filmmakers can submit entries that communicate a message that fits into six themes (see www.transformingstories.org for more information on themes, entry fees and submission criteria).

Films will be ordered into the following categories for the film festival:

• Feature Films: 80 - 120 min (longer than 40 min)

• Documentaries: 20 - 60 min (longer than 20 min)

• Short Films: 5 - 30 min (longer than 3 min)

• Short-Shorts: 15 - 90 sec (shorter than 90 sec)

There will be an International Audience Award, Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film and Best Short Short Film. A panel of 5 international judges, representing 8 languages and the 5 continents, will select the best films. The prize money for the categories are $5000 for the overall winning feature film, $1000 for the best Documentary and $500 for the best Short Film and best Short-Short.

The 2010 TSICFF is a project needing over $120 000.00 to enable the organizers to host at the level of excellence and international standard which they wish to promote. To attain this amount of funds they need sponsor partners, donors and advertisers. If you are not a film maker and passionate in making a difference, please contact us (sponsorship@transformingstories.org) to help TSICFF to continue to grow into an organization known for rewarding talent and transforming culture for the good! Please pray for the festival and the films submitted!

Please don't hesitate to give us a call or drop us an e-mail if you have any Questions.

Transforming Stories International Christian Film Festival, Office: 0027 (0)79 183 7164 / 0027 (0)21802 6809, Fax: 0027 (0)86 592 4477, E-mail: info@transformingstories.org, Transforming Stories Christian Film Festival Promotional Video
www.youtube.com/profile?user=transformingstories#p/u/0/kaNUOfbhoBU

www.transformingstories.org

About Humble Pie Entertainment.
Humble Pie Entertainment is a creative media, marketing, distribution and project management agency specializing in the film and music industry. Over the past three and a half years Humble Pie Entertainment has been involved with various Christian film releases including One Night With The King, Bella, Son of Man for Ster-Kinekor, The Ten Commandments -- Animated Film for MFILMS and Nu-Metro, Flywheel, Fireproof, Tornado and the Kalahari Horse Whisperer for Aquavision and Ster-Kinekor, Faith Happens together with Side By Side Films, God of Wonders, The Calling, The Blind Side for Warner Bros. Pictures and Nu-Metro Inspires and A Dance For Bethany just to name a few. Humble Pie Entertainment has gained a respectable name in the entertainment industry as a company who knows how to speak to the Christian market in South Africa and has evolved to launch campaigns into the secular market. With more than 19 years accumulated business and marketing experience, the management offers a creative, qualified and highly competent team to any film or music project.

www.humblepiegroup.com