2018 ICVM Crown Award Winners

The Crown Awards are designed to recognize excellence in production and content of films and videos that are created to reflect Christian values in a secular world. The 2018 honorees are as follows:

 

Gold   Silver   Bronze
 
BEST PICTURE
 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CASE FOR CHRIST
PureFlix
STORM & LUTHER'S FORBIDDEN LETTER
Vision Video
TORTURED FOR CHRIST
Grooters Productions
 
BEST EVANGELISTIC FILM
 
       

 

 

 

THE CASE FOR CHRIST
PureFlix
 TORTURED FOR CHRIST
Grooters Productions

RUN THE RACE
McEntire, Jake

 

 BEST DRAMA OVER $250,000

 
       

 

 

 

THE CASE FOR CHRIST
PureFlix
TORTURED FOR CHRIST
Grooters Productions
RUN THE RACE
McEntire, Jake
 
BEST DRAMA UNDER $250,000
 
         
COME BEFORE WINTER
Vision Video
CHASING THE STAR

Bridgestone MultiMedia Group

REDEMPTION WAY
Vision Video
 
BEST TELEVISION FORMAT
 
         
OUT OF THE ASHES: C.T. STUDD CRICKETER & MISSIONARY

Wilkinson, Gary & Christian Television Association

VINDICATION: A NAME AND NUMBERS
Vision Video
 TORCHLIGHTERS: THE ADONIRAM & ANN JUDSON STORY
Vision Video
 
BEST CHURCH CLIP
 
   
 
   
SOLITARY PRAYER
Grooters Productions
 CLOAKED
Crosslight Media
 HEAL ME
Unveil Studios
 
BEST SERIES
 
         
I CAN ONLY IMAGINE - THE STUDY
City on a Hill Productions
WATERSHED SHORT FILM SERIES (FOR STUDENTS) - PAST DUE
City on a Hill Productions
THE ANIMATED BIBLE SERIES, EPISODE 1 - THE CREATION
Cat in the Mill Productions
 
BEST SHORT FILM
 
         
SOLITARY PRAYER
Grooters Productions
UNDER WATER
4L FILMS
CREATED AND REDEEMED
Bob Jones University/Unusual Films
 
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
 
         
STORM & LUTHER'S FORBIDDEN LETTER
Vision Video
SEO SEO-PYEONG: SLOWLY AND PEACEFULLY
CGNTV
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
Good TV
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY OVER $50,000
 
         
COME BEFORE WINTER
Vision Video
RETURN TO GRACE
Vision Video
THE GOD WHO SPEAKS
American Family Studios
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER $50,000
 

 

OUT OF THE ASHES: C.T. STUDD CRICKETER & MISSIONARY

 

 CHONDA PIERCE: ENOUGH
Chonda Pierce

 

  

A JOURNEY OF MIRACLES
Vintage Media

Wilkinson, Gary & Christian Television Association

COME ALIVE
Vision Video

 
 
BEST YOUTH FILM
 

 

 

 

        
RUN THE RACE
McEntire, Jake
THE WITNESSES: TO EVERY NATION
Vision Video
THE ANIMATED BIBLE SERIES, EPISODE 1 - THE CREATION
Cat in the Mill Productions
 
BEST CURRICULUM
 

 

       
RESTORING THE SHACK
BMG
THAT THE WORLD MAY KNOW | A CLASH OF KINGDOMS
Grooters Productions
I CAN ONLY IMAGINE - THE STUDY
City on a Hill Productions
 
BEST COMEDY
 
         
ALTAR EGOS
BMG
HEAVENS TO BETSY
Vision Video
BOB SMILEY: BREAKING BOB
Crown Entertainment
 
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
 
         
HEAL ME
Unveil Studios
IN CHRIST ALONE: LIVE PERFORMANCE BY THE GETTYS
Grooters Productions
THIS RIGHT HERE: BEHIND THE MUSIC WITH JORDYN OSBURN
Grooters Productions
 
BEST CHILDREN'S FILM
 
   

 

 
THE WITNESSES: TO EVERY NATION
Vision Video
RYAN DEFRATES, SECRET AGENT: EPISODE 4, THE GREEDY PIRATE

Cat in the Mill Productions/American Family Studios

TORCHLIGHTERS: THE ADONIRAM & ANN JUDSON STORY
Vision Video
 
BEST NEW FILMMAKER
 Andrew Kooman, Daniel Kooman and Matthew Kooman
 
PRESIDENT’S AWARD
 Lynn Barrington

 

2017 ICVM Crown Award Winners

Gold   Silver   Bronze
 
BEST PICTURE
 

 

 

BECAUSE OF GRACIA
ServOthers Media Group
VICTOR
Ocean Ave. Entertainment
MILES BETWEEN US
Ii Films
 
BEST EVANGELISTIC FILM
 
     
VICTOR
Ocean Ave. Entertainment
 

THE RESURRECTION OF
GAVIN STONE
Vertical Church Films

 
BEST COMEDY
 
   
THE RESURRECTION OF
GAVIN STONE
Vertical Church Films
CAN I GET A WITNESS PROTECTION?
Crown Entertainment
JONNIE W: LIVE AT THE
FRANKLIN THEATRE
Crown Entertainment
 
BEST CHILDREN’S VIDEO
 
     
THE ADVENTURES OF RYAN DEFRATES, EP. 3:
THE COURAGEOUS
SCAREDY CAT
Cat in the Mill Productions
TORCHLIGHTERS: THE JOHN WESLEY STORY
Vision Video
GOD MAKES THE WORLD
Asociacion Viña
 
BEST CURRICULUM
 
     
I AM N
Grooters Productions
THIS CHANGED EVERYTHING: 500 YEARS OF REFORMATION
Vision Video
 THAT THE WORLD MAY KNOW:
THE MISSION OF JESUS

Grooters Productions
 
BEST YOUTH FILM
 
 
 
   
 VICTOR
Ocean Ave. Entertainment
 BECAUSE OF GRACIA
ServOthers Media Group
 THE MESSENGERS
Vision Video
 
BEST STUDENT FILM
 
         
GOING BACK
Rachel Madeira
KNOCKED DOWN
Scott Van Daalen
OBSCURE
Courtney Wilbanks
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER $50,000
 
         
I AM N
Grooters Productions
BLACK MOUNTAIN: 
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE TIMES PAST

CGNTV
JACOB'S TEARS
Hatikvah Films
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY OVER $50,000
 
   
THIS CHANGED EVERYTHING:  
500 YEARS OF REFORMATION 

Vision Video
IS GENESIS HISTORY?
Compass Cinema
THAT THE WORLD MAY KNOW: 
THE MISSION OF JESUS
Grooters Productions
 
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
 
         
BLACK MOUNTAIN:
IN REMEMBRANCE OF
THE TIMES PAST
CGNTV
OBEDIENCE
SOKOR Media
THE 7 WONDERS IN JERUSALEM
Vrij Zijn
 
BEST SHORT FILM
 
       

 

 

WE WERE SLAVES ONCE 2
Vertical Films
A DANGEROUS PROFESSION
Anita Cordell
GARDEN OF EDEN
Vertical Church Films
 
BEST SERIES
 
       
ONCE WE WERE SLAVES 2
Vertical Church Films
THE NATIONAL BIBLE BEE
GAME SHOW
Christian Cinema
I AM N
Grooters Productions
 
BEST TELEVISION FORMAT
 

 

 

 

   
THE PASSION
Eye2Eye Media BV
THE NATIONAL BIBLE BEE
GAME SHOW
Christian Cinema
THIS CHANGED EVERYTHING:  500 YEARS OF REFORMATION
Vision Video
 
BEST DRAMA UNDER $250,000
 
     
MILES BETWEEN US
Ii Films LLC
VINDICATION
Vision Video
CAN I GET A WITNESS PROTECTION?
Crown Entertainment
 
BEST DRAMA OVER $250,000
 
   
VICTOR
Ocean Ave. entertainment
SHE HAS A NAME
Unveil Studios
BECAUSE OF GRACIA
ServOthers Media Group
 
BEST CHURCH CLIP
 
   

 

 
 
ONCE WE WERE SLAVES 2
Vertical Church Films
GARDEN OF EDEN
Vertical Church Films
THE SEVEN WONDERS
Vrij Zijn
 
BEST NEW FILMMAKER
Ben Geiser
 
PRESIDENT’S AWARD
Barbara Sundstrom

 

History & Purpose

The Crown Awards are designed to recognize excellence in production and content of films and videos that are created to reflect Christian values in a secular world. Since 1973, when a group of distributors began to honor the work of Christian film producers, the traditional awards ceremony has made a great ending to the ICVM conference each year.

In 2014, the category of Best Church Film was added, designed to recognize the best 2-5 minute film specifically made for churches to use during their services and ministry efforts.