“WE ARE CREATED TO CREATE”

We believe film is one of the greatest communications mediums in the world and it’s time to challenge the status quo.
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 A short film festival for Christian filmmakers of all ages to risk, to rediscover their calling to create, to try something new, to build community, and to create excellent and inspiring films that point back to Jesus!

festival event

May 30, 2014 @ ROCKHARBOR Church

Get Tickets and Event Schedule

CREATED TO CREATE 

THE FILMS

Here are the films screening in this year's festival.
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Vision

by Elijah Nelson Chandler

After a heart wrenching breakup with his girlfriend Chloe, eighteen-year-old Joseph Dunn encounters his future self in a vision, who comes to test everything Joseph believes in order to keep him from making decisions they both will regret.
(Guest Screening)

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Join The Lights Docs

ELI
FOR MY DAUGHTER
THIS IS HOLY LAND

Join the Lights is a community of artists and storytellers who believe in sharing stories of incredible courage that reveal the grace of a life transformed.  We believe these stories are lights, shining brightly into a dark world.
(3 Guest Screenings)

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Never a Neverland

by Ricky Norris

Never A Neverland (NNL) is a documentary film and companion campaign designed to utilize the power of story to move audiences toward actions which benefit and empower the beautiful people of Swaziland.
(Guest Screening)

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Dissonance & Grace

by Christopher Kaspar

Dissonance and Grace is an original piano composition that explores the mess we create as we avert God's plan for our lives. When we live in His will, we can create the beautiful music of a full life; harmony in His perfect design.
(Official Selection)

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Earth

by Michael Arteaga

God is our provider, to whom we depend on for every detail of our life. Without Him we are nothing, just like the Earth would be without the sun.
(Official Selection)

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Out of the Blue

by Matthew Tory

Love is colorful.
A short film that celebrates the vibrant journey known as "falling in love," OUT OF THE BLUE follows a young balloon artist who comes to look at life differently once he falls in love.
(Official Selection)

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Foreknown

by David Reynosa / Anchored North

FOREKNOWN is a counter-culture documentary proclaiming the truth about life and the redeeming love of Jesus Christ. The film follows a family torn apart by abortion and their journey as they grasp for hope and healing.
(Official Selection)

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The Account

by ALEX Pavone & Dan Niles

Two film makers, convinced of the idea that God has given every person a story to tell, decided to film theirs.
(Official Selection)

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Elevator No. 2

by Craig Banker / Beachcities Church

While on his way to meet some clients, Jim meets an unexpected foe, Elevator No. 2. Going up, or is it?
(Official Selection)

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Empty Colors

by Jose Ordonez / Calvary Christian

A girl looks for satisfaction in all the wrong places yest Jesus is the source of true satisfaction.
(Official Selection)

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Picture Perfect

by Winston Tao

17 yr. old Russell Clayton has always loved photography. When he's given the chance to enter in to a school photography competition to win some prize money for Maggie, his 11yr. old sister, he takes the opportunity. Faced with a lack of food, and a grim living situation, the two siblings come up with a shot list that ensures their victory. The competition proves more complicated then anticipated, however, when their unsupportive, and drug-abusive father, Ron, comes in to the picture. Russell now finds himself faced with confronting his broken relationship with his father and trying to finish the competition for his sister in finding the perfect picture.
(Official Selection)

get your pass!

vip pass
[$40]

This is a special chance for you to financially partner with us in making this event a reality. By purchasing this pass you are standing with us in our belief that we are created to create.

Reserved seating for the film festival which also includes reserved seating at the showcase event and one vote for the audience award film.

general pass 
[$10]

General seating for the film festival which also includes admission to the showcase event and one vote for the audience award film.

Filmmaker & sponsor pass
[$FREE]

Includes:
All filmmakers and sponsors will receive a VIP Pass for yourself and 4 guests.

(Contact us if you would like to sponsor.)

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Purchase tickets online here!

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festival schedule

ROCKHARBOR Church 
345 Fischer Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

FRIDAY, MAY 30th 2014

1:45pm

Festival Opens

1:55pm

Special Guest Films Start

2pm

Vision

3:15pm

Join The Lights Documentaries

3:30pm

Never a Neverland

4:30pm

Break for Dinner

6pm

Official Selection Films Start

6:15pm

Art House / Dissonance & Grace

6:25pm

Art House / Earth

6:40pm

Art House / Out of the Blue

7pm

Documentary / Foreknown

7:30pm

Documentary / The Account

7:45pm

Narrative / Elevator No. 2

8pm

Narrative / Empty Colors

8:30pm

Narrative / Picture Perfect

9pm

Awards Presented

9:30pm

Festival Ends

(Times May Vary Slightly)

Learn About the Films

MEET THE JUDGES

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Asher Segelken

Founder
Student Filmmaker
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brandon setter

co-Founder
Video Director at Rockharbor Church and Freelance Filmmaker
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joel stanton

co-Founder
Principal Creative at Stanton Creative Agency
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josh harrison

Teaching Pastor at Rockharbor Church
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Nick Benoit

Creative Director at Willow Creek Church, IL
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Kyle white

Freelance Commercial DP
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steve lewis

Freelance Filmmaker and Owner of Perfect 10 Productions
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brian larsh

Lighting Programmer for The Walt Disney Company. Known for programming World of Color.
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TIM KRESSIN

Video Director at Crista Ministries and co-Founder of Join The Lights
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DAVIS GOSLIN

co-Founder of Join The Lights
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Andrew rurik

Freelance Gaffer and Adjunct Professor at Biola University
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CJ Casciotta

Founder of Create Culture