Submissions for #GLCFF2021 Are Now Open!

Now Accepting Submissions for #GLCFF2021

#GLCFF2021 (Year 7) Submissions Opening Date: September 1, 2020
More details on our official Submissions page: https://glcff.com/submit/

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Announcement From The Executive Director #GLCFF2020

Special Announcement by Shawn Patrick Greene, Executive Director, Great Lakes Christian Film Festival

 

 

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COVID Travel Advisory for NY State

Please, if there are anyone planning to travel to New York State, READ THIS first.

The travel advisory is effective at 12:01 am on Thursday, June 25, 2020. If you have traveled from within one of the designated states with significant community spread, you must quarantine when you enter New York for 14 days from the last travel within such designated state, provided on the date you enter into New York State that such state met the criteria for requiring such quarantine. [ click for the FULL COVID-19 TRAVEL ADVISORY ]

Travel from the 21 states listed must quarantine 14 days before attendance to our festival. Intrastate Travel is not affected. We are planning our event at the Millennium Hotel August 1 – 2, 2020. If traveling from the listed states, you would have to arrive in NY State by July 17th. Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin have been added to the list of states to fall under the quarantine advisory. Delaware was removed. [ review the latest message from NY Governor Andrew Cuomo ]

Read/Watch our local news (Buffalo):

WBEN-AM: At NY airports, $2K fine for failure to submit tracing form

WGRZ-TV: U.S.-Canada border closure extended until August 21

WGRZ-TV: 4 states added to NY travel advisory, 1 removed

 

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The Great Scott’s Director’s Round Table

The Great Scott’s Director’s Round Table #2

We are grateful for Scott Galbraith to include GLCFF Executive Director Shawn Patrick Greene in this Zoom chat with Directors Shawn Justice and Kyle Justice. Scott submitted his feature film The Reconciler for the #GLCFF2019. The Reconciler (2015) was Nominated for Best Experimental/Most Creative Narrative Feature, and Best Writer(s) for a Narrative Feature (Shawn Justice, Scott Galbraith). A Special Mention was also given to Actor “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. https://glcff.com/portfolio/the-reconciler-2015/

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Patricia Heaton: God Is A Creator

Actress Patricia Heaton offers her view about The Purpose in Life.

On a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the three-time Emmy award winner and actress Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle, Carol’s Second Act) explained how glorifying God rather than herself led to her successful acting career.

Patricia Heaton in 2008

The Ohio native, started off her interview bragging about her father, Chuck Heaton, covered the Cleveland Browns for fifty years reporting for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She attended many sporting events, including the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Browns. She joked that being a Browns fan was much like being a Catholic, “it builds character, you know, to follow the Browns…suffering. It goes with the Catholicism.”

Heaton was raised as a devout Catholic. One of her proudest moments was her fourteen months of sobriety, stating it affected her thinking and speech.

While attending Ohio State University, she became a sister of Delta Gamma Sorority. She later graduated with a bachelor of arts in drama. In 1980, Heaton moved to New York City to study with drama teacher William Esper. Heaton made her first Broadway appearance in the chorus of Don’t Get God Started (1987), after which fellow students and she created Stage Three, an off-Broadway acting troupe.

Heaton stated that at the beginning of her career, God “shut every door.” She mentioned that when it was her time to go to Los Angeles to begin her acting career, it was detoured towards a missions trip.

Heaton said that “the first month I was there I went to an orphanage in Mexico with a Church.” She continues, “When I came back, I had a huge sense of peace that I never had before. I realized that I had been making the acting career the center of my life. You know as a Catholic, that there’s only one thing that can be the center of your life, and that’s your faith.”

“I wasn’t doing that, and I think God was withholding that until I made sure that He was the center of my life and not the career.” She focused on her faith in God and not her career because she believes she “can’t rely on those things because they don’t last. You have to know that the purpose of your life is glorifying God with your life, not glorifying yourself with your career.”

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Sources:

Wikipedia [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Heaton ]

ChurchPOP (Oct 24, 2019) [ https://churchpop.com/2019/10/24/actress-patricia-heaton-the-purpose-in-life-is-glorifying-god-not-yourself ]