PPFF applauds all filmmakers creating faith and family-friendly films, because media is a critical component to restoring core values in today’s society. Films may be entered into multiple PPFF award competitions. Films containing violence, sexual content, language, and other mature content ought to be indicated upon submission. Please ensure that all copyrighted material (visual and audio), person(s) interviewed, organizations mentioned, are all used with permission. View Submission Agreement Form here
2012 PPFF Film Competition:
Best Mission Film $3000
This is PPFF’s unique award competition in search for the film that best reaches people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Films need not be explicit in theological terms, but it ought to clearly communicate the essence of Christianity. The target populations for evangelism through such films may be either third world countries or post-modern societies. Films submitted to this category must be between 3 min – 180 min.
Best Short Narrative $3000
Sponsored by Hosanna Church, Busan, Korea
Filmmakers are pressed with the exciting challenge of creating a family-friendly film that communicates positive values in this PPFF award competition. Short narratives submitted to this category must be between 3 min – 40 min.
Best Feature Narrative $3000
Sponsored by Caraka Media Utama (CMU), Indonesia TV Broadcasting
This PPFF award competition is open to both marketed and unmarketed films that emphasize key values of faith, hope, and love. Feature narratives submitted to this category must be between 40 min – 180 min.
Best Documentary $3000
Sponsored by Korea Presbyterian Church of Syracuse
This PPFF award competition invites all documentaries on world missions, social justice and humanitarianism, individual faith journeys, church history, and more in this exciting field of nonfictional motion pictures. Documentaries submitted to this category must be between 3 min – 180 min.
Best Animation $2000
Sponsored By KCMC
A crucial division of films that speak powerfully to children, animation films have been transforming our societies with its emphases on morals and values. The Best Animation PPFF award category invites children-friendly animation films of all types that communicate positive values. Animations submitted to this category must be between 3 min – 180 min.
2012 PPFF Video Competition:
Best Commercial $2500
Sponsored by Groundwire
Groundwire exists to Creatively and effectively communicate God’s Word, His Love, and His Purpose to every student. We do this by leveraging mainstream media and technology in order to take the unchanging message into the heart of the culture.All qualified submissions will join Groundwire Commercial Rotation on Mainstream stations such as MTV, Vh-1, FX, BET, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim.See here for specific criteria
Best Web Video 1st place $1000, 2nd place $500
Sponsored by Global Media Outreach
Think about someone you love who doesn’t know Jesus. If they could watch just one short video before they died, what would you want it to be like? Global Media Outreach is passionate about sharing Jesus, discipling new believers, and building community – all on the web. We convey the most important truths in a way that will reach deep into their heart, give them hope, and show them how those truths can be applied in their lives. We are looking for fresh and innovative ways to achieve these goals through videos that are under 5 min in length. The opportunity for reaching millions of people worldwide with Truth is right in your hands. Audience is demographically diverse people on earth; including age, gender, nationality, socioeconomic background and religion. Think about topics that people often are looking into to find truth like forgiveness, Jesus, salvation, Heaven and Hell, Humility, the list goes on.
Sponsored by Pasadena Presbyterian Church
PPFF encourages churches and ministries to utilize the power of media to better communicate important messages. Recordings of sermons will not be accepted, but illustrations of messages are accepted. Ministries may submit media that describe the missions of their organizations, programs, and more. Media submitted to this category must be between 3 min – 40 min.
- Director’s Honorary Award $1000 Good Steward Church
- Best Actor $500
- Best Actress $500 Sponsored by Market N Joy
- Best Screenplay $500 Sponsored by Daenongjeil Church, South Korea
- Best Cinematographer $500 Sponsored by Cloud 9 Studio
- Best Soundtrack $500 Sponsored by East-West Center for Mission Research & Development
2012 Special Categories $1000 each
- Love for North KoreaSponsored by Global Mission Church
- Hope for 4/14 Windows
- Light to Unreached People
- People of Faith Sponsored by Kiats