Film Festival Tips From Festival Directors

Christian Worldview Film Festival

For most indie filmmakers, festivals are a key step in marketing and promoting the movie. Having a film screen at festivals can provide new audiences, press opportunities, and even distribution. Winning awards provides validation that the movie is worth checking out. But what does it take to impress festival programmers and judges? That's what I…

March 2017 – Coming in Like a Lion

They say March comes in like a lion, and that is certainly true for us this year! The month kicked off with an interview on the Michael DelGiorno show. Michael is a popular radio host and will be making his film debut as the Military Chaplain in Summer of '67.  If you missed the interview,…

Rich Swingle – Stepping Out in Faith

Rich Swingle and Joyce Swingle at AMC Empire for Providence movie

Continuing with my articles that highlight films and folks from GloryReelz Christian Film Festival, I'm excited to talk with Rich Swingle about his roles in two of the featured films, The Messenger's Box and Providence.  When did you first discover a love for acting? I typically tell people in the fourth grade when I played…

Christian Worldview Film Festival – Guest Blog by Stacey Bradshaw

March 10, 2015 dawned clear and sunny. Hundreds of people gathered for the Filmmakers Guild preceding the Christian Worldview Film Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Teachers included John Fornof, George Escobar, Andrew Garcia, Rebekah Cook, Mimi Sagadin, Rich Swingle, John-Clay Burnett, Brett Varvel, Joel Jost, Jurgen Beck, Nathan Ashton, and many more. Each day started…

Valley of the Shadow – With Producer/Director/Cinematographer Anna Marshall

As a lover of history and period fiction, I tend to be rather critical of period movies when it comes to costumes, set, and customs. So often, even big budget movies get it wrong. Valley of the Shadow, however, has done an excellent job with those little details that make for a convincing period story.…