For years, Hollywood dictated the moral compass of the nation, openly rejected religious films, and offered little family friendly value. This is nothing new. Christians have been attempting to penetrate Hollywood for as long as anyone can remember to no avail. But if you are one of the people that have been praying for the entertainment industry, your prayer is showing fruit. The Christians among the film industry are passionate to bring change to Hollywood and are coming together to reclaim it for Jesus Christ. Hence, came the birth of the Pan Pacific Film Festival.
Pan Pacific Film Festival, or PPFF, is an annual faith-based film festival in the neighboring communities of Hollywood. It is a place where Christian filmmakers can now benefit from a Hollywood forum where they can showcase their creative talent and help spread their positive message in a grander scale.
“It’s incredible what God is doing,” Ken An, Founder of PPFF said, “We started out just wanting a place to screen Christian movies, but now PPFF is a home for all creative believers, a center for Christian professionals to work on their craft, and an international provider of high quality family faith friendly content.”
This year’s festival is held at the Santa Anita Westfield mall in Arcadia, CA on October 18th — 21st. Activities consist of film screenings of faith-based films, mini-concerts by Christian artists, workshops led by Hollywood producers, Christian talent search, and much, much more. The last night of the event will feature an Award Ceremony which has been referred by some as the “Academy Awards of Christian Films.” The Ceremony honors the best films submitted to the film festival.
Just recently, PPFF has just launched a crowd-funding campaign through their partner, Ujimma. Ujimma is an exciting Christian crowd-funding start-up that provides a platform to connect Christian projects and those that want to be a part of their community. “We are very excited to partner with PPFF for this year’s film festival. We both share and are passionate about empowering Christian creative talent with a forum to spread their wings.” said Fernando Chavez, Founder of Ujimma.
Through this crowd-funding campaign, any believer from around the world will be able to support Christian films and filmmakers in Hollywood! PPFF will be offering incentives such as autographed posters, lunch with the executives, and lots of other unique rewards for anyone who feels compelled to contribute.
HURRY, IT IS NOT TOO LATE. If you have your own Christian content; share it with the world, visit www.ippff.com to submit your film. The last deadline is August 31st.
Become a part of PPFF!