BET brings spiritual leader, educator and humanitarian Bishop T.D. Jakes as host of a brand-new talk show. Covering a wide range of topics including health and wellness, finance and relationships, Bishop Jakes unearths deeper conversations on the topics that matter to Black America. Watch a preview of Bishop Jakes' new talk show on BET!​ Click Here for More

“WINNIE MANDELA”– Drama, U.S. (World Premiere)
With Red Carpet Arrivals

Starring Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) and Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), WINNIE MANDELA is an epic story of love, sacrifice and courage. Moving from a remote tribal village to the sprawling metropolis of Johannesburg, South Africa, a proud young Winnie Mandela (Jennifer Hudson) soon finds love with a rising political star, Nelson Mandela (Terrence Howard). (Rated R) Click Here for More


Award-winning journalist, Soledad O'Brien, hosts a screening of the latest installment of CNN's highly successful multi-part series, Black in America, which illuminates life issues facing African Americans. An informative and interactive panel discussion will follow. (Confirmed panelists include Robert Panning-Miller and Eric Mahmoud.) Click Here for More

"PLAYIN' FOR LOVE": The Story Behind the Story
This romantic comedy follows top basketball player Justice "The Judge" McCoy and his experience as a new member of the Miami Jackson High School Generals basketball team, the number one high school team in the country, an extraordinary team of fast plays, powerhouse athleticism, deadly defense and cocky assuredness. Their success is made possible by their dynamic coach, the charming but crafty NIVEN BANKS, a man who has long set his sights on coaching up the next rung in the NCAA, and now, with a capstone player like McCoy, might finally get his wish. Click Here for More

“LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN” – Official TV Entry, Drama, U.S.
Twenty-one-year-old Rachel Jackson (Naturi Naughton) is a wayward preacher's kid who is struggling to pull her life together. With a six-year-old son out of wedlock and a high school diploma, Rachel's mission in life is to marry her son's father in order to forge a traditional and respectable family and regain her father's respect. LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN is a powerful journey through one family's trials and tribulations and a remarkable story of reconciliation and love. Based on the bestselling novel by Reshonda Tate Billingsley, this movie-of-the-week is slated to become a BET Premiere Cinema event. Click Here for More

"THE OTHER SON" – Drama, France
This the moving and provocative tale, filmed in Israel and the West Bank, concerns two young men - one Israeli, the other Palestinian - who discover that they were accidentally switched at birth and the complex repercussions this has on themselves and their respective families. Joseph (Jules Sitruk), an 18-year-old musician preparing to join the Israeli army for his mandatory military service, lives at home in a comfortable suburb of Tel Aviv with his parents, France-born physician Orith (Emmanuelle Devos) and Israel-born army commander Alon Silbers (Pascal Elbé). A blood test for Joseph's military service reveals that he is not their biological son. Both babies were evacuated from a clinic during the Gulf War and given back to the wrong families. Click Here for More

"CHILD 31" – Documentary, U.S.
In a time of unprecedented technological achievements and luxuries, close to one billion people still go to sleep hungry at night. But there's one extraordinary organization attempting to change that. In this powerful new documentary film, Grassroots Films captures Mary's Meals' life-changing work in action throughout Malawi, Kenya, and India fulfilling its mission to help millions of children throughout the world realize their dreams. Follow founder Magnus MacFarlane Barrow as we get a glimpse into his simple yet groundbreaking idea that is working to lift the developing world out of poverty and give a face to hunger's deadly numbers.Click Here for More

Great storytelling transcends cultural and geographic boundaries and the short films selected for the Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase are no exception. Embodying the core elements of the inaugural International Faith and Family Film Festival, these uniquely-themed films from the US, Canada, Italy and Spain, give life to globally diverse characters and stories to which we all can relate. Originally screened at the Festival de Cannes as part of the Beyond Borders Diversity movement, these films are a direct reflection of the mission to ensure the preservation of the underrepresented story at the Cannes Film Festival and beyond.Click Here for More

"GRACE UNPLUGGED" – Musical Drama, U.S.
Would you give up what you need to get everything you want? A talented young singer and aspiring songwriter's Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom in GRACE UNPLUGGED, a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning of success. Grace Trey (AJ Michalka) has just turned 18 and aspires to do more than sing in her church's worship band, which is led by her father, Johnny (James Denton), a one-time pop star who gave up his life in secular music when he became a Christian. Grace longs to escape his shadow and make a name for herself singing songs about something other than God, but Johnny warns her that fame is not as glamorous as it looks and reminds her that serving and worshipping God with the talent she's been given is a far more worthwhile goal. Click Here for More

"ONE CHANCE" – Romantic Comedy, U.K.
From THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA director David Frankel, ONE CHANCE is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for "Britain's Got Talent." Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win "Britain's Got Talent" and the hearts of millions. Fresh from celebrating his Tony Award-winning Broadway run in "One Man, Two Guvnors," BAFTA winner James Corden (THE HISTORY BOYS) stars as Paul Potts and is supported by an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Julie Walters (MAMMA MIA!), Mackenzie Crook (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), Colm Meaney (GET HIM TO THE GREEK), Jemima Rooper (KINKY BOOTS) and rising star Alexandra Roach (THE IRON LADY). Click Here for More


Based on true events, I'M IN LOVE WITH A CHURCH GIRL is an Urban faithbased romantic drama coming to theaters October 18. Cars. Good looks. Mansions. Money. Women. Miles Montego has it all. Including a past. He was king of the streets as a high-level drug trafficker, and although he has tried to move on, the DEA isn't convinced. Miles is still rolling with his old friends and colleagues, and the feds are certain he has not fully-retired from his criminal past. When Miles meets Vanessa Leon, a woman who is different than every other woman he's met, he is drawn to her beauty and her faith. She is a "church girl" in every-sense of the word. Increasingly, he is torn between a life that he knows and a love that he feels. As Vanessa experiences his lavish lifestyle, mobstertype friends, gun play, and encounters with past women, Vanessa must reconcile her faith in God and her growing love for Miles. Click Here for More





PANEL I: Marketing Within the Faith-Based Community: How to Break Through and Make It Stick Click Here to Read
PANEL II:  The Now and Future of Faith-Based Film and TV Click Here to Read
PANEL III:  Getting Your Film/TV Production Launched: How to Choose the Right Team Click Here to Read
PANEL IV:  Digital World Rising: The Current State of Digital Filmmaking, Distribution and Marketing and Where It Is Going Click Here to Read