South Buffalo to host 2nd annual Christian Film Festival
Buffalo, NY (August 1, 2016) – The 2016 “Great Lakes Christian Film Festival” will be hosted at Bread of Life Church, 1638 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14220 between Thursday August 18th – Sunday August 21st, 2016. The festival will feature over 100 films from around the world, representing over 10 countries, screening feature films, shorts films, documentaries, and music videos, as well as, many up and coming film trailers. The festival is open to the public and offers an array of subject material for any viewer, from Action and Drama, to Animation and Biographies, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Opening Day sets the tone for the festival with a Country Western Night, encouraging anyone to dress the part in our first ever themed event. We are screening the Buffalo Premiere of the highly acclaimed feature film “Texas Rein” starring Beth Gouthro & Greg Perrow and is joined by a fantastic cast, with Don Hartman, Ben Davies, and Erin Bethea. Directed by Durrell Nelson.
Friday is our Day of Action Flicks including the feature film “Forgiven” starring Kevin Sorbo, Kelsy Sanders, and Jenn Gotzon, and directed by Kevan Otto. Saturday is our Courtroom Drama Themed evening screening the feature film “The Last Appeal” and the short film “The Trial Of Everett Mann”.
The festival ends screening the feature film “Hoovey” directed by Sean McNamara [Soul Surfer, Spare Parts] and includes an all-star cast including Lauren Holly and Patrick Warburton.
Buffalo is a city on the rise! We are known not only for our sports obsession but for having the “Best Food in America” as well as a growing world-class medical and research community. Innovative developments are happening around town such as Canalside which is home to a collection of restaurants, shops and as well as seasonal outdoor activities. Hollywood has brought their projects to Buffalo, such as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Marshall” filming scenes around our city.
Festival Executive Director Shawn Greene created the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival in May of 2014. Since then, over 200 films were submitted in hopes of being selected. 130 films are official selections for this year’s film festival. Walk-up registration begins Thursday August 18th at 10am $75 for all 4 days. Registration is open online now for $60.
Information for the entire festival, including accommodations, tickets, schedule, and sponsorship opportunities, is on the official website: http://www.GLCFF.com
download the official press release here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bdhymv4051idu4k/GLCFF-2016-pressrelease.pdf?dl=0
Sponsored in part by INTEGRITY AUTO CARE, Buffalo, NY:
It was a long and tedious task but someone had to do it. With over 90 hours of film to watch, I had to pace myself, but all the selections have been made, with a little help form some great friends and film buffs like myself. The next step is scheduling so it will all fit just right.
Watch some trailers and full movies of films selected.
Get your tickets NOW! www.glcff.com
Beyond the Farthest Star
In Theatres August 10, 2015
Anne asks the question, “What really is beyond the farthest star?” Her family is being ripped apart while a mysterious stranger leads to more questions… A dying town’s secrets point to murder and an unexpected sacrifice may reveal the truth she anxiously seeks.
Starring: Renee O’Connor, Todd Terry, Cherami Leigh, Barry Corbin, William McNamara, Tyler Corie, Andrew Prine, Lou Betty Jr. and Shawn Roe
In Theaters Beginning August 10th- Beyond the Farthest Star: http://beyondthefartheststar.com/
Great Lakes Christian Film Festival #GLCFF @dimedianet
Aug 16-19, 2015, South Buffalo, NY
Filmmakers Submissions [Open Nov 30, 2014]: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/GreatLakesChristianFilmFestival
Film Festival Attendees [On Sale Feb 1, 2015]: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-lakes-christian-film-festival-tickets-14797932013
Christian Filmmakers are on the rise, and as technology advances and is more accessible to more and more people, new outlets are necessary to meet the demand of new Christian Films.
We will be kicking off our very first festival in Buffalo, NY, the gateway to the Great Lakes. Buffalo has a rich history, and many stories to tell. It is in the stage of rebuilding its downtown and renovating historic landmarks. What a great place to begin our journey.
Event produced by D I Media
Event hosted by Bread of Life Church