2013 Friday Family Film Festival



The Lost Medallion 

103 minutes


When Daniel Anderson (Alex Kendrick) visits a foster home to deliver donations, he is quickly roped into telling the kids a story.  The story he tells transitions into a heart-racing adventure of Billy Stone and Allie- two teenage friends who uncover a long-lost medallion and then accidently wish themselves back in time.

Winner of 2013 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival Best Original Score



Trailer:  http://thelostmedallion.com/


Return to the Hiding Place   

99 minutes


In Holland during WWII, Corrie ten Boom’s army of untrained teenagers including Hans Poley, Piet Hartog, and their friends navigate a deadly labyrinth of challenges to rescue the Jewish people in their panicked exodus from death.  All the while, they embark on a nonstop, action-packed hunt with the Underground involving Gestapo hijacks, daring rescues, codes in windswept old windmills, and stunning miracles in one of history’s most famous dramas.

Winner of 2013 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival Best Feature Film



Trailer:  http://www.hide-movie.com/

Forum I



102 minutes


Amidst financial pressures and the uncertainties of WWI, Pastor Frederick Lehman begins to write a song about the love of God.  When he gets stuck on the third verse, ten-year-old Blynn comes to the rescue by calling a sibling council and laying out a strategy to help Papa write the song.



Trailer:  http://www.indescribablethemovie.com/






Forum III



90 minutes


I’m retracing the footsteps of our Founders from England to America in the hope of discovering our true “national treasure.” I want to listen to them, to learn from them. Because I suspect Forefathers knew we were a forgetful people, that someday we would lose our way as a nation. So they left us a map that would guide us back to the source of America’s success.”  

Kirk Cameron asserts that such a key is manifest in the National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, which is a large statue commemorating the Mayflower Pilgrims. Co-writer Marshall Foster ascribes to this statue the contextual validity of Monumental’s message, based on the statue’s symbolism and engraved dedication. According to Foster, "The monument depicts Faith, and Faith is pointing to God and has an open Geneva Bible in the right hand and a star of wisdom".


Trailer:  http://www.monumentalmovie.com/


Short Film Selection: 



11 minutes


Useless picks up where Paul’s letter to Philemon leaves off.  What happens when Onesmius returns to Philemon?  How ill former U.S. Marshall Phil Stevens respond when the man he lost his badge pursuing turns himself in and casts himself upon Phil’s mercy?

Winner of 2013 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival Best Short Film



Trailer:  http://www.uselessmovie.com/


Same Here 

4 minutes


In this romantic comedy, two young people meet at a park bench.  Awkward at first, the two commiserate on life and discover startling similarities.


Trailer:  http://www.jostieflicks.com/2012/10/same-here/


Ru:Water is Life

19 minutes


Meet Jina Teji- a remarkable twelve-year-old girl whose world revolves around walking two miles three times a day to fill a jerry can of water to sustain her family, for whom she is the primary caretaker.



Trailer:  http://www.ruthefilm.com/


True Ascent

31 minutes


Follow five inner-city youth as they attempt to summit Washington State’s third largest peak, Mt. Baker.  This Christ-centered film draws the viewer into God’s creation, contrasting it with the life that the teens have left in the city.



Trailer:  http://www.peak7.org/



30 minutes


In an age of effeminancy and abdication among perpetual, never-land boys, Manhood takes a stand.  Experience the lessons and challenges of two sons as they face a call to authentic manhood.



Trailer:  http://manhoodthemovie.com/index.html



9 minutes


After an accident on board the international space station, a young girl struggles to reconnect with her father, one of the astronauts on board.



Trailer: http://txscreenwriter.weebly.com/static-2012.html


Mobile Mayhem

4 minutes


What happens to a doctor’s day when every patient encounter involves the distraction of a mobile device?  You’ll find out in this dramatic short silent movie parody that humorously illustrates the mayhem that ensues.



Trailer:  http://www.saicff.org/festival/program/films/entry/?id=f13884