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via: The Christian Post

The inaugural International Faith and Family Film Festival, which is designed to encourage the growth of the faith and family film industry, is set to take place in August as a part of Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest 2013.

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“Americans are looking for wholesome entertainment that reflects the values they practice and teach their children every day. We’re filling that void,” said Jakes, according to a press release. “This film festival is designed to encourage studios and the rising number of faith and family-based film companies to help this type of entertainment grow.”


Brian Edwards, executive producer of History Channel’s “The Bible” miniseries; DeVon Franklin, senior vice president of production at Columbia TriStar Pictures; and Randall Wallace, who wrote the screenplay for “Braveheart,” are just a few of the industry experts participating in the festival as either a panelist or keynote speaker.

Among the films to be shown at the event, which will take place Aug. 29-31, are Image Entertainment’s “Winnie Mandela,” starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard, and Fox Searchlight’s “Black Nativity,” starring Hudson, Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker. Sony Picture Entertainment’s “Heaven is for Real,” which is based on the testimony of a Nebraska boy who says he experienced heaven while undergoing emergency surgery, will both be shown and will be the focus of a roundtable discussion.


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