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July 5, 2017, COVINGTON, KY … International Christian Visual Media awarded the Crown Awards to outstanding films and documentaries at the annual conference, June 25-28, 2017.

Described by World Net Daily as “a teen movie with an adult heart and a loving spirit,” Because of Gracia took home the Gold Crown Award for Best Picture, Silver Crown Award for Best Youth Film and Bronze Crown Award for Best Drama over $250,000. As winner of the Gold Crown Award for Best Picture, the film received cash awards of $2,500 from Christian Video Licensing International, $1,000 from Christian Film Association, and an advertising package from Upliftv, valued at $5,000.

Winner of the Gold Crown Award for Best Evangelistic Film was Victor. Based on the life of Victor Torres, a migrant teen from Puerto Rico forced to survive the dark streets of Brooklyn, this outstanding film garnered top awards in three additional categories: Gold Crown Award, Best Youth Film, Gold Crown Award, Best Drama Over $250,000 and Silver Crown Award for Best Picture. As winner of the Gold Crown Award for Best Evangelistic Film, the film received cash awards of $1,000 from Christian Film Association, $500 from the Ron Mix Memorial Fund and an advertising package from Upliftv valued at $3,000.

Other Gold Crown winners include best drama under $250,000 Miles Between Us, documentary under $50,000 and curriculum for I Am N, documentary over $50,000 for This Changed Everything: 500 Years of Reformation, international film Black Mountain: In Remembrance of the Times Past, television format The Passion, series/short film/best church clip Once We Were Slaves 2, children’s film The Adventures of Ryan Defrates, Episode 3, student production Going Back, and best comedy The Resurrection of Gavin Stone.

Silver and Bronze Crown Award winners include A Dangerous Profession, Black Mountain: In Remembrance of the Times Past, Can I Get a Witness Protection?, Garden of Eden, God Makes the World, I Am N, Is Genesis History?, Jacob’s Tears, Jonnie W: Live at the Franklin Theatre, Knocked Down, Miles Between Us, Obedience, Obscure, She Has A Name, That The World May Know/The Mission of Jesus, The Messengers, The National Bible Bee Game Show, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, The Seven Wonders in Jerusalem, This Changed Everything: 500 Years of Reformation, Torchlighters: Martin Luther, and Vindiction.

Winner of the Best New Christian Filmmaker and recipient of a $1,000 cash award from Christian Film Foundation was Benjamin Geiser.

The 2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Service to ICVM was awarded to Barbara Sundstrom of Cross Wind Productions, Houston, TX.



May 9, 2016, VANCOUVER, WA …  Due to unforeseen circumstances involving producers and special arrangements concerning studios grant of rights, CVLI Members will not be able to show Risen or Miracles From Heaven under the terms of the Church Video License.

If a church purchased a Church Video License on or after February 19, 2016, specifically to show either of these titles and wishes to cancel the license, CVLI will provide a full refund of the license fee. Refund requests can be made by calling 1-888-771-2854, option 1.

CVLI is pleased to announce, however, that The Shack will be covered under the terms of the Church Video License. And CVLI will continue to aggressively pursue faith-based film makers that are important to the church community.



April 12, 2016, VANCOUVER, WA … CVLI has reached an agreement to offer scenes from the Emmy-award-winning mini-series, The Bible Collection, remastered in full HD resolution. The full-length movies of Abraham, David, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and Samson feature an all-star international cast including Ben Kingsley, Richard Harris, Gary Oldman, Matthew Modine, Leonard Nimoy and Patrick Dempsey.

Six scenes will remain free for any church to download indefinitely. The remaining 48 scenes from these movies are available only to CVLI members.

More movies from the Bible Collection are planned for late 2016 and 2017 release, including Genesis, Jeremiah, Esther, Solomon, and New Testament titles, Jesus and Saint Paul. CVLI is planning to make scenes available from these titles as well.

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April 7, 2016, VANCOUVER, WA … CVLI is pleased to announce the addition of Open Road Films to the Church Video License Total Producer Package.

Open Road Films is an American film production company based in Los Angeles, California. The studio was launched in March, 2011, by the two largest U.S. theatrical exhibitors: AMC Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group. Open Road Films offers over 50 titles under their distributorship.