And the Nominees Are… #GLCFF

2015 Great Lakes Christian Film Festival Nominees Announced

It is our pleasure to give you the nominees for this year very first ever Christian Film Festival in Buffalo, New York. Our festival would have been nothing without the great selection of films we had to screen. Although the attendance was lower than desired, we over 75 attendees throughout the week, including over 40 people in attendance to view the screening of the feature film Adrenaline, a nominee, during our opening night Sunday August 16, 2015.

Throughout the week, several filmmakers and their guests came to be present during the screening of their films, as well as, to view other films screening. We had regional filmmakers Debbie Camper [Me, Myself, Not I] from Maryland and Patrice Johnson [Set Free] from Pennsylvania representing their projects, each bringing their guests for support. Tina Batten [Walking In the Spirit] came the furthest from California and had two of her friends from New York City drive up to support her. Four New York State filmmakers, Hannah Ruth and
Noah Giamei from Ithaca [Heaven On Earth], and Bryan and Tameakia Little from Rochester, arrived for one day each, and were amazed at the amount of quality selections for the festival. Bryan and Tameakia came to present their trailer of the up-and-coming documentary “Making Jesus Famous: Life Behind the Jesus Musik”.

The biggest surprise came when we were blessed with the presence of Isaac Hernandez, Vice President of Programming for Parables TV and Uplifting TV. Not only did he make connections with the filmmakers who came, but he added new films to the networks as a result of this festival. He was so impressed with the amount of films submitted and was really fascinated with films he has never seen before this festival.

Over 90 films were submitted [60+ hours of film] and over 50 films were selected [30+ hours of film] in various categories, screened in 2 rooms, in 4 days. It was a grueling process from start to finish for our first one, and yet we we encouraged and prophesied to plan for the next one. We are looking at a possible new venue for 2016 near the City of Buffalo. Please check the site at least monthly to get the latest details.

Here are the Nominees for 2015 GLCFF <–Click Here or of to


Screenwriting Workshop Mon Aug 17th #GLCFF


The industry is changing! The internet is the new norm for entertainment and the world needs content! Your content!

If you have ever wanted to write for the large or small screen, you need to start here! John Szablewski, the local screenwriter and filmmaker in Buffalo, will be holding a screenwriting workshop August 17, 2015. The class will be held from 1PM to 2pm. The workshop will discuss ways to write screenplays and television pilots.

Starting with Loglines and creating characters, to forming a treatment and then going to writing the script itself. What software should you use, how can your script look professional and set yourself a part from the rest, and why screenwriting competitions are pretty good investments for new writers.

The workshop is included with the FULL ACCESS pass to the Festival. A donation of $5 is requested for all others at the door.

Purchase FULL ACCESS Tickets online until Aug 15th HERE!!

#GLCFF 2015 screening over 50 #ChristianFilms

We are very excited to host our very first Christian Film Festival here in Buffalo, NY in less than ONE week. We’ve had many challenges leading up this point but we have been working very hard to prepare for the festival.

We are honored to have such gifted filmmakers and directors be a part of this experience with us. We hope all who could not attend would pray that God uses this festival to inspire, educate, and encourage everyone.

Blessings to all our festival attendees.

@KingdomBound @DarienLake July 22-25 #KB2015

Kingdom Bound 2015 is Wed July 22nd – Sat July 25th at Darien Lake!


It’s their 29th annual Summer Festival featuring Casting Crowns, Newsboys, for King & Country, Lecrae, Paul Baloche and over 70 other musicians and speakers! This weekend, save on tix online with code IMKB

For complete information, including a full schedule and to order tickets visit


Press Release: 2015 Great Lakes Christian Film Festival #GLCFF @bolbuffalo

South Buffalo to host first ever Christian Film Festival in WNY

Buffalo, NY (July 8, 2015) – The 2015 “Great Lakes Christian Film Festival” will be hosted at Bread of Life Church, 1638 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14220 between Sunday August 16th – Wednesday August 19th, 2015.  The festival will feature over 50 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 Night at 6pm will be the Buffalo Premiere of the highly acclaimed feature film “Adrenaline” starring John Schneider, Michael Rosander, Myke Holmes, Gregory Alan Williams, Buffalo’s own Charlene Amoia, and directed by Joseph Simpkins.


Monday night at 6pm will be the red carpet Buffalo Premiere of award winning drama “The Sparrows: Nesting” starring Kevin Sorbo, Christopher Atkins, James DuVall, Nicole Criss, Judy Norton, Terri Minton, Valenzia Algarin, and directed by Nancy Criss and Josh Hodgins.


Festival Executive Director Shawn Greene began the planning stages for the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival in May of 2014 and began the submissions process in November 2014. Since then, over 90 films from around the globe were submitted in hopes of being selected, but just over 50 were chosen.

Walk-up registration begins Sunday August 16th from 3pm to 6pm for only $45 for all 4 days. Individual blocks of 2 hours are $4. Registration is open online now at a discounted rate $35 until August 9th.

Information for the entire festival, including accommodations, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities, is on the official website:


#GLCFF 2015 @bolbuffalo by @dimedianet