Two Days of Intensive Training

ACCFM Intensive Sept 17 & 18

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An Evening of Interactive experience

Sept 15

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4:30 - Registration

5:00 - Pizza Supper

6:00 - Interactive Breakouts Begin

8:00 - Interactive Joint Session

9:00 - End of Day

8:00 - Registration Open

8:45 - Intensive Begins

9:00 - The Big Three of Filmmaking - View of the most important areas, after thefirst 10 years. – Joel Steege

10:00 - Worldview in Hollywood - Greg Lammiman

11:00 - Break 

11:30 - What’s the Point with Christian Films? - Brett Varvel

12:30 - Lunch

2:00 - Stories with Impact- Video Journalism in Ministry for a Media Driven Culture - Kurtis Kristianson

4:00 - Break

4:30 - The Business, The Process, and Making a Living – Joel Steege

5:30 - Supper

7:00 - Who is Jesus? - Brett Varvel

8:00 - Special Movie Screening: The Defense of New Haven – Joel Steege

9:00 - Structuring a Powerful 3 Minute Film - Dallas Lammiman

10:00 - My Journey in Christian Journalism – Ted Byfield

11:00 - Break

11:30 - The Vision of a Film Director - Brett Varvel

12:30 - Lunch

2:00 - Adventure Photography and Film – Kurtis Kristianson

3:00 - Break

3:30 - Ways to Make Your Project Better, Tips & Lessons Learned – Joel Steege

4:30 - Question and Answer - Faculty

5:30 - Supper

7:00 - Film Festival/Awards

7:30 - Film:  Special Movie Screening: The War Within – Brett Varvel

Special Movie Screenings

Friday Evening


Caught in the upheaval when raiders begin attacks against the city of New Haven, Alec joins the team that forms the thin line of defense. Slowed by a physical handicap, lack of education, and resistance from members of the team, Alec must choose where to focus his efforts if he is to keep his job with the team, and if they are to stop the raiders from destroying the city.

Saturday Evening

The War Within

THE WAR WITHIN is a unique fantasy that takes viewers to a world that only God can see; the world of the inner man. Michael Sinclair (Brett Varvel) is a syndicated cartoonist whose dream of a perfect life is upended when tragic events transform his dream into a nightmare. The result is a war that wages within his soul which is personified by six members; Mind, Memory, Emotion, Will, Conscience, and Heart. The ensuing battle for control adversely effects his relationship with his wife Amy (Rebecca Reid) and causes Michael to doubt his faith in God. But in the midst of this spiritual test, Michael discovers that victory is found in surrender. As viewers follow the quest for answers inside of Michael, they may discover their own war within.