168 Film Project

Organization Description: 

Founded in 2003, the 168 Film Project is an incubator for writers and filmmakers to explore scripture and to practice their craft. The 168 Film Project challenge to filmmakers worldwide is to draw a random scripture and in just 168 hours (7 days) shoot and edit a short film. In the Write of Passage competition, writers craft a 12-page script in 168 hours.

We reduce barriers to production and create opportunities for pros and newcomers to just do it. Participants from diverse backgrounds and faiths forge dynamic, creative communities. All Filmmakers are responsible for their own budget, cast and crew.

What started as a ministry to local Southern California filmmakers has expanded to a worldwide movement. Many different countries compete in this international contest, some winning top honors.

We encourage fair treatment of subjects with emphasis on story and subtlety. But most importantly, filmmakers are encouraged to honestly portray the tale that God inspires through the foundational scripture.

168 films uplift and inform the human condition, showing real consequences for actions and reflecting traditional, conservative Biblical values. Content rules do not require overtly Christian characters, just real ones. We do not permit swearing or use of the word God or Jesus as an expletive. There is no gratuitous sex, language, violence or drug use.

168 Film Project 145 S. Glenoaks Blvd., #159
Burbank, CA 91502
Mission Statement: 

168 Film Mission: to illuminate the Word of God through the medium of film and assist new and emerging artists by equipping them professionally and spiritually.

Through our grass roots work, we are a catalyst for change in Hollywood and ultimately, the world. As a Judeo-Christian group, we aim to challenge the worlds perception of Christians. We are a beacon for weary artists.

Our writing and signature speed filmmaking competitions provide positive pressure and practice of craft. We strengthen and encourage emerging filmmakers. The 168 pace, difficulty and community bonding experience shapes individuals in a very short time. The life-changing 168 process is an even more important measure of success than the films that are produced.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

Mark 4:1 "Jesus taught them many things by parables...

Isaiah 12:4 "Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.

John 13:34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

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