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Genesis in 3D Successful

December 9th, 2013

Genesis in 3D Successful

We've talked a couple of times about Genesis in 3D, a movie trying to get crowd-funded on Indiegogo. We already mentioned that they were successful in achieving their goal, but now the campaign has ended, bringing in a total of $272,359. If you haven't heard about this film, the synopsis reads:

"Genesis 3D Movie is a feature-length documentary film based on the first book of the Bible, featuring stunning 3D visual effects accompanied with expert scientific research!"

The movie is coming to theaters soon and we will let you know when and where that will happen. Genesis has been a very successful campaign and we look forward to seeing where this movie will lead!

Shatterpoint Entertainment's Custom Brick Accessories

November 29th, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! A few months ago, we talked about Shatterpoint Entertainment, who produced Jericho: A Promise Fulfilled, an amazing stop-motion animation brickfilm that retells the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho. Shatterpoint Entertainment has recently begun selling LEGO-compatible minifigure accessories from their website, and personally being a huge fan of all things LEGO related, this is very exciting news! At www.shatterpointentertainment.com you can find everything from centaurs to gladiators, to crusaders. They have both body pieces and custom weapons, with a various assortment of fun custom pieces. If you're looking for some fun stocking stuffers for a LEGO fan you know, this would be the perfect Christmas gift for them!

Update on Genesis in 3D

November 7th, 2013

Back in September, we mentioned a new Christian film trying to get funded over on Indiegogo called Genesis in 3D. We are happy to report that this movie has now been successfully funded, now with $240,946 of their $150,000 goal. They still have 23 days left to raise more funds and are now shooting for $300,000 by the end of this month!

To find out more about this movie, you can visit their Indiegogo page, or read more about it in our New Movies section. And as always, stay tuned as we bring you more info on this exciting new film!

SAICFF 2014 Postponed

November 3rd, 2013

San Antonio Christian Film Festival 2014

An announcement came out a couple of weeks ago concerning the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival for 2014. After some financial trouble and possibly other ongoing issues at Vision Forum, they have decided to postpone the SAICFF 2014. The full release said:

"Update Oct. 21, 2013: The Christian Filmmakers Academy and SAICFF for 2014 have been postponed. Due in part to financial concerns and for other reasons, the Board of Vision Forum Ministries is looking to bring greater accountability to our practices and events, and therefore is allowing more time before launching this significant event once again. A relevant issue to address is that though the 2012 SAICFF was a great spiritual victory, lacking the necessary sponsorships it resulted in a significant financial loss. Vision Forum Ministries has maintained a large loss at this event for several years now, but the reality is that a ministry of our size cannot sustain this under the present model.

We believe the Christian Filmmakers Academy and the SAICFF are best executed in conjunction with each other, and that more time is needed to raise and put funds in order to maintain the previous level of excellence. Therefore, both events for 2014 are postponed with the anticipation of opening them again in 2015. Any funds paid in advance for film submissions, Academy participation or SAICFF entree fees will be refunded."

This is definitely a sad release, as many were anxiously anticipating attending this festival next year. However, hopefully they'll be able to regroup and make this work for the SAICFF 2015! Be sure to check back often as we keep you updated on the future of the San Antonio Christian Film Festival.

King's Faith Now Available on DVD

October 22th, 2013

King's Faith Movie Now Available

A new Christian film is now available to order! King's Faith, a film by Provident Films, was released today and is now available to order online! If you haven't heard of this new movie, the synopsis reads:

"After Brendan King's life spiraled to rock bottom, the teen found hope in a new relationship with Christ while serving time in a juvenile penitentiary. Recently released from prison, Brendan finds solace in the foster home of a couple struggling with suppressed grief. As the city-bred teen enrolls at a suburban high school, he finds support from a group of believers. Yet the bonds of his old way of life—and the gang that wants to know where he hid their stash on a long-ago night—are strong. In his darkest moment, Brendan found faith. Now he must decide if it's worth the price to hold on to it. Available now on DVD from Provident Films, King's Faith stars Emmy Award winner Lynn Whitfield, along with Crawford Wilson, Kayla Compton, and James McDaniel."

If you want to find out more about this movie, be sure to visit their website or learn more on our New Movies page. If you have seen this movie, be sure to let us know what you thought of it in the comments below!

Kirk Cameron's Unstoppable Second Showing Tonight

October 3rd, 2013

Kirk Cameron's Unstoppable Second Showing

For those of you who weren't able to attend Kirk Cameron's Unstoppable premiere last week, hopefully you'll be able to attend his second showing tonight. They had so many sell outs for last week's premiere, that they added a second show for tonight. I was unable to attend last week, so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing it tonight. We'll be back in a few short days with a review of this film and what our thoughts were on it. In the meantime, be sure to get your tickets for tonight's show, and let us know what you thought of the film in our New Movies section!

Iliad House Back Again

September 15th, 2013

Iliad House

For those of you who have been following the Kickstarter project Iliad House, you probably know that after a month of trying to reach their lofty $100,000 goal, they were eventually unsuccessful, reaching only around a quarter of their goal.

However, all is not lost, as a new Iliad House Kickstarter page is up, with a much smaller goal of only $15,000. This goal has already been achieved, with now $17,100 as of the writing of this post! Their plan is to just make the pilot series for now, and see where they can go from there after the pilot is released. If you haven't heard of Iliad House, the description reads:

"Fourteen-year-old orphan Jesse Davidson lives with his emotionally-distant and peculiar uncle Christopher Portalis in the Iliad House, a mysterious old mansion on an island off the east coast of the United States.

Just when Jesse is finally getting used to living on the island, he discovers that the old abandoned train he and his friends have been using as a clubhouse for the past year can actually move—through time!

They get caught up in a series of adventures fraught with temporal distortions, political intrigue, secret societies, and supernatural battles, all as they try to cope with the daily pressures and craziness of adolescence.

While traveling through the future and the past, they learn hard truths and secrets about themselves, and that there is forgiveness and redemption available to all who desire it. And, as Jesse and his uncle come to understand each other, Jesse begins to see that there is much more to Iliad House, and to why he and his uncle are there, than anyone realizes."

If this sounds like something you want to get on board with, be sure to help them out on their Kickstarter page! And as always, stay tuned as we keep you updated on this exciting new series!

Movie Night with Col. John Eidsmoe

September 4, 2013

A More Perfect Union with Col. John Eidsmoe Movie Night

If you're looking for a movie to watch this Saturday, be sure to check out Frontline Community Church's special movie night. They will be showing the film A More Perfect Union (1989), and Colonel John Eidsmoe will be there analyzing the film for it's historical and worldview accuracy. This event will be held at Trinity Chapel in Powder Springs, Georgia, but if you don't live near there, you can still join by an online stream. This looks like it will be a fun night, so if you're around the Georgia area, or want to hook up to the live stream, be sure to join from 5-9 EST this Saturday. To learn more about this exciting event, you can learn more about it here. Be sure not to miss this incredible night!

Iliad House Unsuccesful

August 30th, 2013

A few weeks ago, we mentioned a new project by Adventures in Odyssey co-creator Phil Lollar called Iliad House, an audio drama that takes place on the fictitious Verity Island. Phil Lollar and his team were attempting to get this new project crowdfunded through Kickstarter, and were accepting support throughout the month of August. However, it became clear at the end, that they were going to fall very short of their goal, only raising around 25% of the needed $100,000.

Never fear, as the Iliad House team issued a statement a couple of days ago saying that they're not giving up yet:

"Unfortunately, we must face the hard truth that we will most probably not meet our goal of $100,000 by August 31 (barring a miracle, and, of course, nothing is impossible with God!). That goal was admittedly ambitious, as were our plans for the funds, which included not only providing you with almost 20 episodes of the series, but also building an infrastructure so that we could manufacture and deliver multiple and on-going episodes of Iliad House...

...To that end, we are taking what we have learned from our current Kickstarter campaign and using it to revise our goals and plans, and re-tool our campaign to reflect those lessons. As you know, Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing proposition, which means that if we do not meet our goal, we collect nothing, and you keep the funds you pledged.

So, when our current campaign ends, we will almost immediately start up a new one, with the new fundraising goal of only $15,000."

You can read their full statement on the subject on their Kickstarter page here. This looks like such an exciting project and I really hope that they have more success in their next Kickstarter project, as I cannot wait to listen to this audio drama some day. If you feel the same way, check back tomorrow as we'll post an update linking to the new Iliad House Kickstarter page. This will definitely be an amazing audio drama, and keep checking back as we follow the progress of the Iliad House project.

2014 San Antonio Filmmakers Academy

August 25th, 2013

San Antonio Christian Filmmakers Academy 2014

In addition to the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival next February, Vision Forum is also hosting their annual Filmmakers Academy right before the festival, on February 17-19, 2014.It was announced a few days ago that Kirk Cameron and Stephen Kendrick will be appearing at the Filmmaker's Academy this year. This definitely looks like it will be an incredible academy to attend.

To find out more about how to register for the Filmmakers Academy 2014, visit their website here, or you can follow them on their Facebook Page for more details.

Keep checking back as we bring you all the latest updates on the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival and the Filmmakers Academy!

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