The 168 Film Festival: Illuminating the Word of God Through Film

Tickets are still available for the 9th Annual 168 Film Festival at the Historic Alex Theatre in Glendale 10am-10pm Today

The 168 Film Festival has become one of the nation’s premier faith-based film festivals with its unique aim to “illuminate the Word of God through short film.” Their unusual competition format challenges creativity by forcing teams to film and edit an 11-minute movie WITHIN 168 HOURS (1 week.)

Nine Years of Filmmaking with a Purpose

168 contestants such as Denise Grayson (Social Network) must create their films within 168 hours

As if creating a film in 168 hours wasn’t hard enough, each film must be based upon a Bible verse… a randomly assigned Bible verse. The result is not only great experience in filmmaking and team-building for the participants, but an uplifting experience for audiences as well.[1]

Ralph Winter, Producer of WOLVERINE, and COOL IT, explains, “I love what you guys are doing.  168 is an incredible opportunity.  This festival is an inspiration.”

Yesterday, 168 founder John David Ware, told me he believes that he the 2011 festival will be “our finest year yet.  Our filmmakers have outdone themselves and attracted some excellent talent too, like Erik Estrada and Denise Grayson from THE SOCIAL NETWORK.”

More: Interview with 168 Founder John David Ware

Sample Film: 2009 Audience Award Winner “Love is Good”

Saturday’s Schedule

10:00 AM – 10:00 PM


216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203

Click here for titles and screening times for each film.


Past Festival Highlights

2009 Master of Ceremony, Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled)

2009 Festival Awards Show with Zachary Levi– Star of “Chuck,” and “Tangled” (1:31)

Festival Highlight Clip Reel (4:00):

Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition Comedy Video (2:42)

Interview with John David Ware, Founder of the 168 Film Festival

Don’t Miss It

The 9th Annual 168 Film Festival closes today with the Awards Ceremony at 9 PM.

If you live in the L.A. area, you don’t want to miss it.


[1] While most 168 films are fairly benign, Parental Guidance is suggested for children under 13.



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