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The Storytellers Virtual Event - November 19-21

We don’t want you to come to the 2020 ICVM Storytellers Conference & Crown AwardsBecause ICVM is coming to you! 

Your living room....Or your study or office or beach hammock -- wherever you want to join from!

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Industry and Member News - May 2020

Hello ICVM family and friends,

I’m grateful to serve as the new Executive Director for ICVM. Paul Sirmons now leads our board and we are all here to serve our industry and our members, as we continue to grow as a supportive Christian community for this generation of storytellers. We have many things happening behind the scenes to expand ICVM beyond an annual conference and increase the value of your membership. If you're not a member, here's how to join.

The big news we are highlighting this month is all about the 45th Crown Awards. Submissions are now open and we're excited to see what you've been up to! 

We are still moving ahead with plans for the ICVM Storytellers Conference in November in Glendale. We are in touch with the hotel to determine what precautions and changes will be made to keep attendees safe. We are also exploring an online component for those unable to attend, so please keep us in prayer as the changing situation unfolds.

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The prestigious ICVM Crown Awards – the longest-running awards given supporting Christian film and media creators -- are bigger and better than ever!

We’ve partnered with Film Freeway to allow our Awards to be open for both ICVM members and non-members -- and make it easier to submit projects from anywhere in the world.  We’ve also partnered with NRB on a Crown Awards ceremony at their conference to give our Crown Award-winners a big promotional boost!


We’ve made it more valuable to be an ICVM member – members get a 50% discount on all submissions to the Awards!  You will get the discount code when you join ICVM.  You can join here.   If you are already a member, ask for your FilmFreeway discount code from Paul Marks at  [email protected].

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Back to Production: A Set Medic’s View

By: Chris Gallop

“Man has made 32 million laws since the Commandments were handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai……But he has never improved on God’s law.” - Cecil B. DeMille

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Christian History Institute launches Redeem TV, New Donation-Based Streaming Service

Launch of the Beta version has been accelerated due to COVID-19

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A Historic Collaboration to Celebrate Storytellers

We are excited to announce that this year, for the first time in over four decades, we are coming together with another media powerhouse organization to bring more exposure for our filmmakers and members. This year we are partnering with the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) to create the largest Crown Awards we’ve ever had.

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Call for 2020 Crown Awards Jurists

Dear ICVM Members & Attendees!

At our last conference in Nashville, many of you raised your hands willing to help make the next ICVM better than ever by pitching in where you could help.

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A Message From The ICVM President

You probably know that feeling ... you’re in the midst of a project and wonder if you’ll ever see it finished? That period when you have to just grunt through it to get to the next stage when it starts coming together.

When you’re producing a film or documentary, there are a million little decisions. Followed by a million more.

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Last call for Crown Awards!

Do you know anyone who has a film to submit to the ICVM Crown Awards?    Only 1 week left to submit entries into the ICVM Crown Awards competition!    

I just received some exciting news to pass along to you.   Kendrick Brothers Films has generously donated a $1,000 cash award to the Gold Crown Winner for Best Picture and $1,000 cash award to the Gold Crown Winner of Best Evangelistic Film!   This, added to the generous donations of Christian Visual Licensing International (CVLI) and the Ron Mix Memorial Fund,  we are now excited to offer a total of $3,500 for Best Picture and $1,500 for Best Evangelistic Film!   

Deadline to receive submissions is April 1, so don’t delay!!   Enter the Crown Awards here.
Don’t have a film to enter?   Please pass this information on to someone you know who does!
Remember - if your ICVM Membership has expired or about to expire, be sure to pay the invoice you received to renew your membership in ICVM.   Thanks again for being a part of the ICVM Community!

2017 Registration Deadlines

Thank you again for being an ICVM Member!   Without you, ICVM would not be what it is today.  I have several important items to share with you, so please read carefully.
The deadline for receiving ICVM Crown Awards is April 1  If you have something to submit and have not yet done so, please fill out the Crown Awards Entry Form.      Also, if you know of any film students who have produced a student production, encourage them to submit their production by the same deadline.   Notice that on the Crown Awards tab on the website, there is also  a selection for “ICVM Student Production entry”.   There is no fees for student productions and the student does not need to be a member of ICVM to enter.  It couldn’t be easier, so encourage them to enter by April 1.
If your membership has expired or due to expire in the next 60 days, you should have received an invoice for your membership renewal.  Our new website makes it very easy to renew your ICVM Membership.   Simply click on the button on the invoice you received to Pay the Invoice and you will be able to securely renew your membership for the next 12 months.    Be sure to renew now so you don’t lose out on the great benefits of being an active part of ICVM!
We have several new members to ICVM!   Their information is available in the Member directory, which is searchable once you log in to the website.    Please welcome them to the growing family of ICVM.   
If you have not logged into the new site yet, your username in most cases is your email address.  In some rare cases, it may be your first initial last name.   To set up a new password, click on “Forgot your password”.  If you have any problems, let me know and I’ll try to help.
Your early-bird discounted registration rates end May 1.   You can register now on-line on the website by clicking on the orange "Register" button on that page.
Paul Marks

NRB Ice Cream Social - 2017

It was great to see so many of you in Orlando for the ICVM Ice Cream Social! We also had many new faces join us, with over 250 people attending! I hope you all were able to network, meet new friends, and hug the necks of old friends... and of course get some ice cream. There were reports of late comers missing the ice cream, but other than that the event was a great success! See you in Cincinnati! 

Don't forget to register for the conference and to get your films entered for the Crown Awards!