Vision Forum Ministries and the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF) announced today that Curtis Bowers will join the panel of judges for the 2012 festival, to be held February 23-25 in the Alamo City
SAN ANTONIO, TX — January 7, 2012 — Vision Forum Ministries and the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF) announced today that Curtis Bowers will join the panel of judges for the 2012 festival, to be held February 23-25 in the Alamo City. In serving as a judge for the SAICFF, Bowers will play a part in selecting Jubilee winners in multiple categories and awarding the largest single cash prize for an American film festival: the grand prize of $101,000 for Best of Festival.
Mr. Bowers is a former Idaho state representative, businessman, husband to Lauren, and father of six precious children, as well as the producer and director of Agenda: Grinding America Down, the 2010 SAICFF $101,000 Grand Prize winner.
“By selecting Curtis Bowers as a judge for the 2012 SAICFF, we hope to send a message of encouragement to the community of independent Christian filmmakers that excellence pays off,” remarked Doug Phillips, president of Vision Forum Ministries and founder of the SAICFF. “Curtis is a distinguished leader and first-time filmmaker who swept the 2010 festival by storm with his outstanding documentary accomplishment, his personal character, and hid family commitment. He will make an excellent and fair judge.”
Mr. Bowers’ 2010 independent Christian film Agenda traces the alive-and-well socialist agenda from its roots established by Karl Marx and other radical revolutionaries to the present day, demonstrating how Communist ideals have largely captured America and uprooted the once-great foundation of our nation. Representative Bowers, an alumnus of the Christian Filmmakers Academy, resides in Idaho with his family. Agenda has sold more than 85,000 units since winning Best of Festival.â€¨â€¨Mr. Bowers will also serve as a guest speaker at the Christian Filmmakers Academy (CFA), America’s premiere training institute for equipping the next generation of independent Christian filmmakers. His message will be “How a First-time Filmmaker Sold More than 85,000 Copies of his Documentary in One Year.” The CFA will be held in San Antonio on February 20-22.”
“For three reasons, this year’s festival is shaping up to be the most dynamic and culture-challenging to date,” Phillips stated. “First, our films represent the best quality in the history of independent Christian filmmaking. Second, the films are substantial, meaning that they cover a broad range of provocative and timely subjects of concern to the family, to freedom loving Americans, and to all who want to help rescue art and culture from the morass of darkness and negativity which dominates the Hollywood landscape. Finally, this year it will be clear that the independent Christian filmmaking has come of age.”
Approximately 200 films were submitted to this year’s SAICFF. To register for the Christian Filmmakers Academy and the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival visit, www.independentchristianfilms.com.
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