The Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival (BCIFF) will take place October 12-13, 2012 in Houston, TX. The festival is presented by thePROGRESS Arts Group Inc., a 501(c)(3)nonprofit charitable arts and education organization whose mission is to educate and create opportunities through the arts ~ worldwide.The Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival (BCIFF) was founded by its executive director, Shanda Davis, to showcase diverse film and video projects that:
* Educate and enlighten us on political, social, psychological, economic, health, religious,and a variety of other issues, * Offer hope and encouragement as well as inspire us to contribute towards the betterment of society, and * Display positive relationships, morals, individual, and family values.
The Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival's mission is:
* To provide a viable platform for independent filmmakers and artists from around the world to showcase their works, * To provide awareness to the world about the variety of educational, inspirational and positive works available and the need to integrate more of these types of works into society, * To provide a networking platform for filmmakers and industry professionals and * To showcase the artistic excellence of children & youth in Houston and surrounding areas and provide scholarships to assist them in furthering their arts education. Proceeds from the festival help support our local SHOCK Youth Arts & Wellness Program and our Performing Arts Mentorship (PAM) Project's Youth Arts, Empowerment, & Wellness National Expo Tour. These initiatives help to:
* Educate, train, and provide arts awareness and opportunities to low income youth, * Provide a platform for financially disadvantaged youth to showcase and cultivate their creative giftsand provide scholarships to assist them in furthering their arts and general education, * Enrich the mental, physical, emotional, and social health of low income youth through nutrition, health, self-esteem, and life skills programs and, * Provide positive alternatives to offset the negative alternatives in their environment.
Visit our "Support the Festival" page to see how you can make a tax deductible contribution and help us make this year's festival a success!
Join us October 7-9,2011, in Houston, TX., for our annual Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival (BCIFF)
Dynamic educational, inspirational, and positive film and video projects from around the world, Valuable Film/TV/Video Industry information & resources, Young filmmakers' spotlight, Filmmaker Q & A's, Opening Night Event Awards Brunch and more.........
BCIFF 2011 3-DAY OVERVIEW
BCIFF 2011 Opening Night Event
Location: Crowne Plaza Houston-Downtown
1700 Smith St., Houston, TX. 77002
7pm-11:30pm Includes: Networking, Refreshments, & Opening Night Screenings
Saturday,October 8,2011 BCIFF 2011 Screenings & Film/TV/Video Industry Open Forum & P.A.M. Project Youth Arts, Empowerment, & Wellness Expo
Location: Plummer Middle School 11429 Spears Rd., Houston, TX. 77067
BCIFF 2011 Awards Brunch
Location:Crowne Plaza Houston-Downtown 1700 Smith St., Houston, TX. 77002
Watch BCIFF's Executive Director, Shanda Davis, and filmmakers who will be screening thier projects at BCIFF 2009 on Houston Media Source Presents Live Community Focus program, August 11, 2009 @ 7pm central time. Residents in Houston can view the program on Comcast channel 17. Viewers outside of the Houston area can view the program streaming live online at http://www.hmstv.org/ . Click on the video streaming link at the bottom of the home page.