CLIFF on Skype

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We are happy to announce that we are on Skype!

We decided to move on Skype so we can establish  live connections  with filmmakers from all around the world during our Awards Ceremony. In this way we’ll be able to instantly announce the winners and congratulate them live on the big screen, adding an interactive element to the event.

We’ll be asking all the filmmakers that are submitting their productions are are accepted in the competition to look for our ID and connect with us after they get the e-mail confirming that they were accepted in the Festival.

Good luck to all the filmmakers and a pleasant week-end to all the film lovers that want to join us on the weekend of 26-27th of September!

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CLIFF2015 is opening the submissions!

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On the 1st of February we are opening the submissions for the Christian Life International Film Festival 2015!

If you’re a filmmaker, experimented with video, an aspiring filmmaker or you just have a friend that is a filmmaker, click the button below and follow the steps to submit your film in the competition. Please remember: your production has to have a christian, spiritual, inspirational or motivational theme, it has to be clean with clean language and no gore and of course to be rated G or PG.

Good luck!

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CLIFF2014 Films Lineup

Here is the line up for our 2014 edition.
CLIFF2014 will be held on 20-21st of September.
Get tickets here.

Hope for Hurting Hearts
Hope For Hurting Hearts
Submitted by: Gary Zelasko
In category: Documentary
From: USA
TRT: 75:00

Hope for Hurting Hearts shows how Greg Laurie, Jeremy Camp, Nick Vujicic, and how their families dealt with times of extreme suffering, with each choosing to trust, follow and ultimately, glorify God. CLIFF - Page Break

A Drop of Water
A Drop of Water
Directed by: Gus Cantavero
Submitted by: Gus Cantavero
In category: Documentary
From: USA
TRT: 98:00

A Drop of Water is the debut film by photographer, and now filmmaker, Gus Cantavero. The film was written, directed, shot and edited entirely as a solo project...

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The big winner of CLIFF 2013 is…

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The first edition of CLIFF [Christian Life International Film Festival] winner is

The Henchman
Directed by: Nathan VonMinden
Submitted by: Nathan VonMinden
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 10:00

The Henchman won 2 awards and an aknowlagement:
CLIFF Best Short Film of 2013
CLIFF Best of Best 2013 [chosen from all the categories]
CLIFF Best International Production
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In the world of super heroes and villains it’s a henchman’s job to rough up the good guys when they break in looking for sinister plots. A run of the mill henchman must keep his job protecting his bosses warehouse and fighting off masked vigilantes before his home life and work life destroy each other.

Cast
Lead Actors:
Jonathan Kelley – JK / The Henchman
Jackson VonMinden – Jack / The Henchman’s son
Erika Waldorf – Jk’s...

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And the winners of CLIFF 2013 are…

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Best Short Film – $500
The Henchman
Directed by: Nathan VonMinden
From: USA

Best Animation - $500
Twirl
Directed by: Nathaniel Winckler
From: USA

Best Documentary - $500
Haiti: a David and Goliath Story
Directed by: Roberto Munoz
From: Canada

Best Music Video - $500
Excuses
Submitted by: John Giurin
From: Canada

Best of Best - $500 [from all the categories]
The Henchman
Directed by: Nathan VonMinden
From: USA

Acknowledgments [for all the categories]:
Best Local Production [Chatham-Kent]
Excuses
Submitted by: John Giurin
From: Canada

Best Canadian Production
Haiti: a David and Goliath Story
Directed by: Roberto Munoz
From: Canada

Best International Production
The Henchman
Directed by: Nathan VonMinden
In category: Short Film
From: USA

Best Indie Production [from all categories]
Suitcase
Di...

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CLIFF trophies are in

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Take a peek at the CLIFF trophies. Some of them will end up to go home to the filmmakers that the audience will choose by filling up the rate cards. We wish you all good luck in the competition!

Awards and acknowledgments:
1. Best Short Film – CLIFF2013
2. Best Animation – CLIFF2013
3. Best Documentary – CLIFF2013
4. Best Music Video – CLIFF2013
5. Popularity Award BEST OF THE BEST – CLIFF2013
Acknowledgments [for all the categories]:
1. Best Local Production [Chatham-Kent] – CLIFF2013
2. Best Canadian Production – CLIFF2013
3. Best International Production – CLIFF2013
4. Best Indie Production [from all categories] – CLIFF2013
5. Most Powerful Message – CLIFF2013

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Introducing the 2013 CLIFF line up

Hope for Hurting Hearts
Hope For Hurting Hearts
Submitted by: Gary Zelasko
In category: Documentary
From: USA
TRT: 75:00

Hope for Hurting Hearts shows how Greg Laurie, Jeremy Camp, Nick Vujicic, and how their families dealt with times of extreme suffering, with each choosing to trust, follow and ultimately, glorify God. CLIFF - Page Break

A Drop of Water
A Drop of Water
Directed by: Gus Cantavero
Submitted by: Gus Cantavero
In category: Documentary
From: USA
TRT: 98:00

A Drop of Water is the debut film by photographer, and now filmmaker, Gus Cantavero. The film was written, directed, shot and edited entirely as a solo project. He narrates this emotional portrait of modern day Cambodia as he experienced it, beginning from the point of arrival and ending with a reflection on life in America.
Besides still feeling the effects of Pol Pot’s genocide...

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Follow CLIFF on Twitter!

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The Christian Life International Film Festival has a brand new Twitter account!
Now we can share the news faster, so follow us to get the events as they unfold.
We’d like to bring together the filmmaker community with the film festival lovers community and get the creativity going through the roof. Join the discussion on Twitter and stay tuned with what we do, with what the filmmakers are preparing for you and with what the audience say about the productions they’ve watched in the Christian Life International Film Festival.

If  you’d like to follow us, you can find us on Twitter @cliffestcom or you can click on this link: http://www.twitter.com/cliffestcom

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Good news! There is FREE ADMISSION for Children and Youth!

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Great news everyone!

We are able to announce that starting today there is FREE ADMISSION for children and youth under 16.

We came to this decision to make it easier for families to attend the festival. We know how much everyone likes films, but we know it’s quite costly if you’re trying to attned with the whole family.

So: Tickets are only for adults!

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The Festival logo will be chainsaw carved downtown

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We are tremendously pleased to announce that Robbin Wenzoski, the master chainsaw sculptor, is joining us in the festival with an epic chainsaw carving demonstration. We say carving because that will be the first stage of the journey of reaping the wood off our festival logo.

Robbin Wenzoski tells us: “The art I create is my passion & it ranges from one extreme of pure chainsaw carving to the other extreme, fine sculpture. I do live shows exhibiting the speed & ability to create art with a carving chainsaw. Most of my commissions are for what I term as “Chainsaw Sculpture” which is well beyond the normal “chainsaw Carving”. My favorite commissions are those that involve the “dearly passed” by creating a sculpture that memorializes these very special people(s). ”

You can find Robbin’s art

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