2020 Festival

November 26 - 29, 2020

 

Hosts

2020's

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 Kevin Sorbo 

Known for his role as “Hercules” in the acclaimed television show, Hercules, the Legendary Journeys, Kevin Sorbo has since starred in numerous films and TV shows including- Two and a Half MenPsychHawaii 5-0Kull, the Conqueror, Avenging Angel, and Meet the Spartan, to name a few. His well-known faith-based movie, God’s Not Dead, earned over $75 million at the U.S. Box Office.

 

Mr. Sorbo is also a highly sought after film director. 

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GINA NEELY

Ms. Neely is an award-winning TV Host and a New York Times best-selling author. She burst onto the scene in 2008 by starring in the hit show, Down Home with the Neelys, which became the highest-rated series debut in the history of Food Network’s “In the Kitchen” block. The show immediately connected with viewers nation-wide by showcasing Ms. Neely’s love for family, food and the enjoyment of life. Her recent book, This Is My Life and These Are My Rules, is receiving rave reviews. Ms. Neely has also recently launched a lifestyle brand called, Just Gina, that includes a line of seasonings and scented candles.

 

To learn more, visit www.ginaneely.com.

 
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Filmmakers

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BE THE CHANGE

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Host committee

 

FILM BLOCK 1

Empowering the human spirit

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Now or Never:
A Tony Romo Story

USA | 1 hour 35 min

The true story of Tony Romo, a kid from Burlington, WI who became one of the most prolific quarterbacks to play for the Dallas Cowboys. Though he never won a Superbowl, he continues to inspire his fans, community, family and friends.

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Blackbird

USA |  19 min

Sherri is an imaginative, creative, and overworked cabin cleaner who is somewhat content with life, even though she’s living paycheck to paycheck. On her 25th birthday, she is presented with an opportunity to attend aviation school.

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Hurricane María &
The Ame-Rican Dream

USA | 54 min

Imagine living through a direct hit from a Category 5 hurricane - an event that would change your life forever. You would have to leave everything you know behind to start over in a new and unfamiliar place. What would you do? What challenges would you face? How would you survive and provide for your family?

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Ember

South Africa | 5 min

Mbali, a Nature Sprite who is struggling to revive wilted plants, confronts a Fire Sprite who is scorching the forest.

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Be the
change

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Be The Light

USA | 1 hour 46 min

A down and out girl tries to make amends with her estranged and dying father. She tries to raise money in an effort to save him with the community she loves, and the music within.

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New Brother

Australia | 7 min

Reuben lives the life any 8 year old boy could dream of. But that all changes the moment he has to share this with someone new.

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Minuet

UK | 6 min

A young concert pianist rehearsing for her next solo performance finds help in an unlikely place.

FILM BLOCK 4

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL

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Hard Working Man: The Music and Miracles of Danny Brook

Canada | 1 hour 43 minutes

One part street savvy musician; another part born again preacher, Brooks' life and career runs the gamut. His stage is diverse ... bars, clubs, house concerts, churches, prisons and festivals. View Trailer. 

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Waiting for You

USA | 4 min

When the tragedy of an unexpected preborn or newborn death occurs, it is devastating. But she still has a voice. And she has something to say to the parent she never had the chance to know.  View Trailer.

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Young@Heart MISS YOU : Virtual Concert

USA | 81 min

Young@Heart's first virtual concert during the pandemic features a wide range of songs and special guests Edie Falco, Larry David, Steve Buscemi, David Byrne, Los Lobos, Paul Shaffer, and John Berman. With an average age of 85, Young@Heart will be among the last groups to perform in public. As a result, all of our in-person concerts have been canceled.

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Godspeed

USA | 3 min

"Godspeed" is a story about a mother saying goodbye to her son at the airport. The son wants a hug, but the reserved mother is reluctant to do so. 

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Harlem Blues

USA | 6 min

Filled with survivor's guilt, a young musician is haunted by the memories of losing his father. He turns to prescription drugs to self medicate, but soon realizes playing music is the only thing that can save him.

FILM BLOCK 5

TOGETHER, WE

ARE STRONGER!

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Smile!

USA | 2 min

A froggy dad tries to get his goth daughter to smile for a family photo.

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One Nation Under God

USA

When a student boldly stands up for God to a Presidential candidate visiting his school, the exchange goes viral- challenging both to step out in faith and be the men that God has called them to be.

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American Glass

USA |  4 min

An employee at a local comedy club experiences first-hand American values in spite of hardship during trying American times

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When All That's Left Is Love

USA | 1 hour 17 min

When All That's Left is Love is the emotionally gripping story of a wife's determination to care for her Alzheimer's stricken husband in their home. With unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access, the film reveals the toll that the disease takes on families coping with Alzheimer's, while also showcasing the power of love that sustains both patients and caregivers.

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En Tu Memoria

Puerto Rico | 10 min

Keyla López is a university student studying business administration to continue working in the family business.  In spite of everything, Keyla continues with the hope of fulfilling her grandfather's dream and hers.

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Spill of Love

Peru | 4 min

On their first anniversary, Elliot decides to bake Lisa a cake as a present. Not everything goes as planned, therefore, better than he expected.

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Daughters of The Dust

USA | 1 hour 53 min

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots.

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Ecce

Turkey | 9 minutes

Child adoption of a single man.

CELEBRATING

CAREGIVERS

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