Workshops 2022

#GLCFF2022 Workshops and Special Events

1628 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14220 | $30 for all workshops, or $50 for films and workshops [Tickets]


Thursday September 8, 2022

9 am – Registration/Check-in

6 pm – Concert ft. Brinson


Friday September 9, 2022

Marty Jean-Louis “How to Win at Festivals”

Tim Clark and Rich Wall: Buffalo Niagara Film Commission

Producers/Directors Panel: Marty Jean-Louis, Candy Beard

7pm Special Event: LIFEMARK Premiere

Saturday September 10, 2022

Cheryl Felicia Rhoads: Clean Comedy Workshop

Rich Swingle: “Sociodrama for Actors and Directors,” and special presentation

Actors Panel: Rich Swingle, Cheryl Felicia Rhoads

5 pm – 7 pm: Dinner/Red Carpet

8 pm – 10 pm: Awards Ceremony



With special worship by Prophetess Latshia Smith




(schedule subject to change)

Actors Session by Rich Swingle: “Sociodrama for Actors and Directors,”

  • DESCRIPTION: Scenes which are referred to, but not seen in films can be brought to life through sociodrama, so that the actors actually have a memory of what they’re describing in the film. The emotions of characters can be explored in ways that are helpful to everyone involved.
  • BIO: Rich has performed and/or coached in about 45 film projects ( and taught in about 100 schools ( He’s performed and/or taught in 39 nations on six continents.
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Filmmakers Session by Marty Jean-Louis “How to Win at Festivals”
  • DESCRIPTION: Get tips on how to become more affective at Christian festivals and increase your chance on winning.
  • BIO: Marty Jean-Louis is the Founder of 24 Flix and The International Christian Film Festival. Marty Jean-Louis is an extremely talented producer and visionary. He has produced and Directed over a thousand TV Shows, documentaries and films which has been viewed all over the world. Marty has a true heart to reach people that are lost and broken and love using media to reach out to them. It is one of the main reasons he produces content and why both 24 Flix and ICFF exists. He always says “If I can make a positive effect in just one person, then my job is done.”
  • For the last 10 years, he has successfully run the International Christian Film Festival. A festival that brings filmmakers and producers from all over the world in one place for 4 days. He has created 24 Flix, a family-friendly streaming platform that is 100% free to everyone and is available on every platform (Computer, Mobile, Tablet and Smart TV). He is constantly at work, producing, writing, directing and learning. He currently lives in Orlando Florida with his wife Nerlyne, two teenage boys and his dog Rachel.
  • LINK(S) to website/social media: @24flix (on all platforms)

Actors Session by Cheryl Felicia Rhoads “Clean Comedy Workshop”

  • DESCRIPTION: Clean Comedy Workshop (Comedy Is Hard… But Fun!) It is Show BUSINESS! Work Clean But Be Funny! Learn Networking Skills! Diction, Look In People’s Eyes, No Texting Acting? Tell a story (BIG MEMORY) non-verbal story telling Gibberish – Gibberish Expert Freeze Tag, Cold Reading from Comedy Scripts
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Filmmakers Session: Tim Clark and Rich Wall of the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission