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CFDb Movie Review Criteria

CFDb Movie Review Criteria

$25.00 cfdb movie review charge

CFDb charges $25.00 to review Christian films, not scripts.  Script Critiquing or Movie Critiquing are different services we provide.

As a result of serious prayer and reflection, CFDb is no longer offering to review all Christian movies for the following reasons:

  • As we continue to grow, our time is very limited.
  • We’ve made exceptions in the past to review family friendly films which is not a part of our ministry.
  • We’ve made exceptions to watch films that had questionable content in it or were uncomfortable agreeing to watch.
  • Watching films that did not bring glory to God, left us with a conviction that not all films should be watched by us.

 

Filmmaking

CFDb Movie Ministry

Part of our ministry here at CFDb is to work together with others to glorify God in Christian film.  It is also our true goal to raise the bar for Christian film.  We’ve even written an e-book about this topic.

 

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CFDb Movie Review Criteria

Make sure your film fits our criteria before sending us your film to review.  If your film doesn’t fit the criteria, I would encourage you to pray and seek God to find out how your film can glorify Him while not fitting the following criteria:

  1. Foul Language – Although hell and damn are acceptable in a Christian film, taking the Lord’s name in vain is NEVER acceptable as this is directly against the 3rd commandment found in Exodus 20:7.  It would be good to review the 10 commandments again as a guideline of how to glorify God in Christian film.  Foul Language has become a source of controversy for some filmmakers and reviewers but I have to ask the one relevant question, “Would Jesus approve of foul language?”
  2. Sensual Content – There are some films, professing to be Christian, even having a Christian message within, that contains a LOT of sensual content.  If your film leads men or women to sin in their thoughts, that is against God’s Word and leads to divorce which God hates.  Christian movies should stay 100% clear of this.  A Christian movie should not leave you feeling guilty or violated after watching it.
  3. Inappropriate Comedy – A lot of comedies have so much silliness that it really takes away from the true message of the film.  Our words are powerful.  Matthew 12:36, 37 – But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Does the film have a strong Christian message without making light of the truth of God’s Word?

If CFDb is uncomfortable with reviewing any film, we will explain our reasons why we are not going to review the film.

Although we may not review your film, that does not mean your film won’t be added to the database.  Check out our Guidelines on what films CFDb will add.  If your film shows a need for God, it will most likely be added to CFDb, although if it’s a short film, there are more strict guidelines.

Movies

Christian Film

If your film fits the above criteria, CFDb will review your Christian Film for $25.00.  We are here to help you promote your Christian Film.

If you would like CFDb to review your film, Contact us.

You may send your Christian film, along with a check/money order made out and addressed to:

Bryce Wisekal
Attn: CFDb
PO BOX 2723
Dawson Creek, BC, V1G5A1, Canada.

When mailing us, be sure to include the “Attn: Bryce Wisekal” on your package label for delivery.

Please also note that payments are preferred through PayPal, but also accepting of checks or money order.

To pay by check or money order, please use the contact form. For PayPal payments, click here.

 


Annelie’s Christian Film World Blog

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  1. Akinfe says
    15 June 17, 6:36pm

    I want to ask,did you accept film from African christian filmmaker?

  2. Desiree says
    11 July 17, 3:19pm

    Hello Akinfe,
    Absolutely, yes. We list all films with a christian message no matter who makes it! 🙂

    -CFDb

  3. Timothy Yang says
    13 November 17, 1:14pm

    Dear Sir/Madam:
    I have several questions, hope you can help me. May I know how long it will take to review a movie before publishing it? From what aspects will the movie be reviewed? Should we pay for the review? How do we know this movie has passed the review? Our movie is free, but when we fill the form, there is an article says “rent/ buy”, could we skip this one? Could we upload a video?

  4. Desiree says
    20 November 17, 11:42am

    Hello Timothy,

    To review a film is currently $25, payable through paypal using hello [at] christianfilmdatabase.com. Generally we take about 3 days to get a review complete, however we request a 7 day window for all reviews. We understand that many Christian Films are created on a much lower budget then “Hollywood films”, and so the quality of the film itself is not the focus of our reviews. We primarily focus on the story, the message behind the film.

    To review a film is not an inspection for submitting it. You can submit a film using the form you were originally looking at without paying for or having a review. We request that you use your judgement based on this outlined criteria if you feel your film belongs on our site. We will review the submitted details by watching the trailer, visiting and reading film websites and social media etc.to ensure ourselves that the film seems to fit within the guidelines we have outlined. These submissions are generally published within a day or two unless it is submitted on a weekend, in which case, if there are no issues with the film we typically have it published by the end of Monday. This timing all depends on how many submissions are in at the time, but we do our best to have them out as soon as possible. We do not typically contact anyone to mention the publication once finished. Sometimes we will get emailed if the submission is not up within a day, but usually you can see all recently added films right on our home page.

    You cannot upload the film itself to our site. If you offer the film free, there are sites you can upload it to including Youtube and Vimeo that are very common for this purpose and provide us the link within your submission. Do not worry too much on which box you place the link, as long as we have the link we will sort it out when we go to publish. Not all fields are mandatory, they are there so we can gather as much information as possible about the film and how viewers can find it.

    I hope this helps you with all your questions, please do not hesitate in the future to contact us directly for a quicker response.

    -CFDb

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