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Final Day of the 2012 SAICFF Christian Filmmakers Academy

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

 

2012 SAICFA Doug Phillips and panel

Wednesday was the final day of the SAICFA, or Christian Filmmakers Academy. Once again, Extreme Meetings provided some statistics about the filmmakers in attendance. Christian Filmmakers primarily watch PG-13 rated films (39%) on DVD (71%). When they rent, they like to use Netflix (41%) and Redbox (25%). About half of the attendees see 1-2 films in a theater per year (49%), and the rest are split between those that visit the theater 1-2 times per month, and those who have never seen a film on the big screen.
 
Today’s theme was the business of film, focusing especially on distribution, fulfillment and marketing. Kirk Cameron, Stephen Kendrick, Philip and Chris Leclerc, Curtis Bowers, Collin GunnJohn Moore, David Cook, J.D. King, Geoff Botkin and Doug Phillips all took the stage to offer their unique insights into the business end of film production. One consensus introduced by Curtis Bowers is the importance of grassroots film promotion. Once people are excited about a film, they want to tell their friends.  This is the idea that motivates our National Movie Night project.  The day ended with Kirk Cameron discussing his new film, Monumental.
 
Tryg Jacobson opened the morning with the ‘Brand Identification Model’, a simple system to evaluate your brand. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream was an example: “Ben & Jerry’s serves ice cream lovers who don’t do things by halves [or halfway]. Ben & Jerry’s fills your face full of flavor so you can feel gloriously righteous about your indulgence. It is outrageously packed full of the stuff we love to love.”
 
Colin Gunn remarked on the importance of tone in documentaries, saying, “Theology without art is impassionate. Art without theology is selfishness.”
John Moore on distribution noted a maxim that his father had taught him. That is, wherever you are, you are an ambassador for yourself, your business, and your brand. So always be professional.
 
Oh, and one more thing, unanimously agreed to by the panel: if you can, win the SAICFF Jubilee Best of Festival award; It’s one of the best things you can do for distribution and sales. Thursday the festival begins, and the $101,000 best of festival winner will be decided. Who are you rooting for?

Curtis Bowers reveals the Agenda and you can too

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

 

Curtis Bowers: Producer of Agenda the movie  Curtis Bowers – writer, director, and producer of Agenda: Grinding America Down – was recently interviewed by Bill Heid and Brian Brawdy on Off the Grid Radio.  He discussed his film that won the $101,000 Best of Festival Prize at the 2010 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, including recent events and how they fit into the Agenda that elites have planned for America.  It's well worth your time to listen to the interview with Curtis Bowers about Agenda: Grinding America Down.

 

Agenda: Grinding America Down

 

You can help Curtis promote this eye-opening film by hosting a movie night for Agenda this weekend! Please go to National Movie Night and sign up to host a movie night for Agenda or the other films on the fall schedule today!

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National Movie Night premier of AGENDA:Grinding America Down is this weekend

Friday, December 10th, 2010

 

Agenda: Grinding America Down

Winner of the

2010 San Antonio Independent Film Festival

$101,000 Grand Prize Best of Festival award

 

Will Receive its

Nationwide Premier This Weekend

through

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AGENDA: Grinding America Down is a new documentary film that exposes the long-advancing agenda of socialism in America, begun by Karl Marx and other revolutionary agents in the past all the way up to the present day. It demonstrates that the drastic changes in American society have been by design, and have successfully assaulted the Christian heritage and foundations of the nation.

 Curtis Bowers SAICFF acceptance speech
Writer/Director/Producer Curtis Bowers, a former Idaho lawmaker and graduate of the Christian Filmmakers Academy at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, was inspired to produce Agenda after a “Letter to the Editor” he penned about the immense changes in America’s culture became the feature story on the evening news and prompted protests at the Idaho State Capitol.

Dr. Ted Baehr of MovieGuide.org proclaimed "AGENDA: Grinding America Down is the most powerful exposé of the communist, socialist, progressive attempt to take over America produced so far.  AGENDA is absolutely brilliant for its clarity and well-researched understanding of the issues. It is must viewing."
Speaking of his partnership with Freedom Film Distributors, Bowers said, "The National Movie Night Project is making it very simple for families all over America to accomplish the goal of educating those around them by using the powerful tool of visual media to communicate truth.   My hope and prayer is that thousands of families across America will get involved with this project, so it will have a huge impact in turning America's culture back."
Bowers family with SAICFF 101,000 check

 

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AGENDA SAICFF Best of Festival Acceptance Speech

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

 

Agenda: Grinding America Down

AGENDA: Grinding America Down will premiere nationwide this weekend through the National Movie Night project.  Please sign up to be a movie night host and spread the word asking others to do so as well.  Today is the last day to sign up and be able to order and receive the DVD in time, as well as have time to invite others to your movie night.  Sign up to host a movie night today!

Curtis Bowers 2010 SAICFF acceptance speech closeup

Please watch and enjoy this moving speech by Curtis Bowers, writer, director, and producer of AGENDA.  Doug Phillips, President of Vision Forum and Founder of the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, exclaimed "Never in my life have I witnessed such a humble, powerful beautiful testimony of gratitude which demonstrated the kind hand of God answering the prayers of children."

 

 

Bowers family with SAICFF 101,000 check

 

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AGENDA Producer Curtis Bowers interviewed by Kevin Swanson on Generations Radio

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

  

Kevin Swanson of Generations Radio Curtis Bowers 2010 SAICFF acceptance speech closeup

 

Kevin Swanson of Generations Radio interviewed Curtis Bowers on Wednesday about his award-winning documentary film AGENDA: Grinding America Down.  They discussed the strategic and long-implemented plan by socialists to erode the moral fabric of America and take over its powerful institutions that Director Curtis Bowers discovered and documents in his film.

Generations Radio with Kevin Swanson

Visit the Generations with Vision website to listen to the interview on the Generations Radio podcast.

Bowers family with SAICFF 101,000 check

The ground-breaking film AGENDA: Grinding America Down won the Best of Festival Jubilee Award and $101,000 cash prize (the largest in America) at the 2010 San Antontio Independent Christian Film Festival in late October.

Agenda: Grinding America Down

The nationwide premier of AGENDA will be next weekend, December 9-12, sponsored by our National Movie Night project.  We still need you to spread the word and sign up as a host to help get as many locations screening AGENDA for its premier weekend.

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Agenda: Grinding America Down, winner of the SAICFF $101,000 Best of Festival award, to get nationwide screening through National Movie Night project

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

 

Agenda: Grinding America Down

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

San Antonio, TX, 11/3/2010 — The new documentary film Agenda: Grinding America Down won the Jubilee Best of Festival Award and $101,000 cash Grand Prize at the 2010 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF) Saturday night October 30th.   The writer, director, and producer, Curtis Bowers, a former Idaho State Representative, has announced he will partner with Freedom Film Distributors to promote and distribute the film nationwide through its grassroots network of distributors and with nationwide screening of the film through the National Movie Night project. National Movie Night is designed to harness the energy of fans of independently produced films by giving them a way to host movie nights in their communities. 
 Curtis Bowers SAICFF acceptance speech
Agenda: Grinding America Down is a new documentary film that exposes the long-advancing agenda of socialism in America, begun by Karl Marx and other revolutionary agents in the past all the way up to the present day. It demonstrates that the drastic changes in American society have been by design, and have successfully assaulted the Christian heritage and foundations of the nation. For more info, visit: http://www.agendadocumentary.com.
 

Representative Bowers attended the Christian Filmmakers Academy at last year’s SAICFF, and was inspired to produce Agenda after a “Letter to the Editor” he penned about the immense changes in America’s culture became the feature story on the evening news and prompted protests at the Idaho State Capitol.
Speaking of his partnership with Freedom Film Distributors, Bowers said, "The National Movie Night Project is making it very simple for families all over America to accomplish the goal of educating those around them by using the powerful tool of visual media to communicate truth.   My hope and prayer is that thousands of families across America will get involved with this project, so it will have a huge impact in turning America's culture back."
Bowers family with SAICFF 101,000 check
Now in its sixth year, the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF) has established itself as the premiere Christian film festival, and gives away the largest single cash prize of any film festival in the US secular or Christian. Each year a check for $101,000 is awarded to the Best of Festival Jubilee Award winner. One of the key components of its mission is "To facilitate the development of alternative and independent vehicles for producing and distributing films outside the Hollywood machine, which will build, bless, and benefit the American family." 
The National Movie Night project was launched last week as one component of the strategy of Freedom Film Distributors to build the "alternative and independent vehicles" mentioned in the SAICFF mission. National Movie Night establishes a schedule of nationally coordinated movie nights that will focus promotion for a particular film in a defined date range. This will allow Freedom Film Distributors to leverage its national promotional campaigns through its Movie Night Hosts at the local level for the film screenings they are hosting. Movie Night Hosts will be provided with planning guidance and promotional tools to set up and promote their movie night, and with DVD packs to distribute to event attendees. The goal is to provide a conduit for grassroots activism to promote independently produced family-friendly films to diverse audiences all around the country.

Newest Freedom Film Distributors addition: “Agenda: Grinding America Down” winner of SAICFF $101,000 Grand Prize Best of Festival

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Agenda: Grinding America Down

is the

2010 San Antonio Independent Film Festival

$101,000 Grand Prize Best of Festival award winner!

Agenda: Grinding America Down

Congratulations to Curtis Bowers and his family and team for winning the biggest cash prize in independent filmmaking for Agenda: Grinding America Down - the SAICFF $101,000  Grand Prize Best of Festival award!  We are so happy that this honorable statesman and patriot has achieved such acclaim at the festival when competing against many other great films, including many wonderful feature films.

 Agenda: Grinding America Down WINNER of the 2010 SAICFF $101,000 Jubilee Best of Festival award

 

Announcement

Agenda: Grinding America Down

will be promoted by

Freedom Film Distributors

and the

National Movie Night project

We're happy to announce that Freedom Film Distributors will be adding Agenda to our catalog and promoting the film through our nationwide network of distributors and through the National Movie Night project!  Since this film is an important educational tool, we are excited to see the impact of a grassroots promotion effort will have on the film's popularity and overall distribution.

If you are interested in hosting a Movie Night for the Agenda documentary, please sign up to be a Movie Night Host at the National Movie Night website.  Movie Night Hosts will be able to get discounted DVD packs to share with their movie night guests.

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