ICVM 2021 Storytellers ConferenceFeaturing:  

  • The first-ever Christian Film Market
  • The ICVM Screenplay & Story Pitch-a-thon
  • The ICVM Crown Awards Finalist Celebration
  • Popcorn Nights
  • Screenings
  • Networking Event
  • Top Christian Speakers in Film
  • Deep-dive Seminars: Fundraising; Domestic & Foreign Distribution; Acting; Writing; Legal & Rights; Scheduling & Budgeting; Film Insurance; Podcasting; US & Foreign Incentives for Low-Budget Films, and more
  • Women Leaders in Christian Film Panel
  • Worship & prayer

Nov. 10th – 13th  Orlando, FL      


 Dolphin Tale’s Exec Producer to Speak at Storytellers Conference

David Yates

 David Yates is the Co-Producer/Executive Producer of the #1 box office hit Dolphin Tale and its sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, the Warner Bros. hit movies that starred Morgan Freeman,  Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, and Kris Kristofferson. Yates also directed and wrote the documentary “Winter, the Dolphin That Can”, and directs the current web series Winter the Dolphin, Saving Winter. He is known for his business leadership skills, having taken the Ironman Triathlon brand to international fame as CEO in the 90s, winning 3 Sports Emmys along the way; and as CEO of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium took it from near-insolvency to a thriving global organization.  When Winter the disabled dolphin came to CMA, Yates had the foresight to see her story of survival as an inspiration to others. He initiated a marketing and media plan that promoted the story worldwide with exposure on NBC’s Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah, BBC, CNN, and thousands of others. The result was a multi-billion dollar impact on the Tampa/St. Pete/Clearwater area and two movies that touched the hearts and inspired millions of children around the world.
Yates left CMA in 2020 after completing an $80 million new facility, and he is now executive producing multiple family and faith-based films. He and his wife Joan reside in Palm Harbor, Florida and have four grown children.

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“ICVM’s Annual Conference is a place where those committed to ministry in video and film can meet others with the same goal for mutual encouragement, learning, and fellowship.”

“In my many years of involvement with ICVM, I’ve found the organization to be committed to two things: terrific filmmaking and communicating Christian ideals.”

“ICVM has “a well-established annual conference. If you are looking for international talent, crew, distribution, or just to make contacts on an international level, this conference is for you.”

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48th Annual ICVM Crown Award Winners Announced

[June 2021]— The International Christian Visual Media Association (ICVM) is proud to announce the winners for the annual Crown Awards. Spanning everything from short films to feature length, documentary, acting, and everything in between, the awards highlight the best content from faith filmmakers around the globe.

With over sixty nominees including films from Holland, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon and Brazil, the Crown Awards this year are more diverse than ever. With more nominees than at any time in the past, the films highlighted also cover a wide range of topics. From archaeology to history and conflicts in the Middle East, this year’s nominees showcase a wide range of talents in not only storytelling, but work that has the potential to change the world.

A full list of the winners can be found here.

The winners were announced at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, which took place in Grapevine, TX on June 23, 2021.

The International Christian Visual Media Association has been in operation for forty-eight years and serves as a supportive Christian community for those involved in the production and distribution of visual media.

Today ICVM is a consortium of producers and distributors making a difference in the world through visual media. The ICVM membership family includes media organizations and media missionaries as well as individual video producers, independent writers, directors, actors and even some individuals who are simply interested in supporting Christian films and filmmakers.


If you would like more information about ICVM or the Crown Awards, please contact Nancy Rogers [email protected]