CHRISTIAN YOUTH FILM SOCIETY INC

It's not just about making movies, it's about making movie makers.

aka Christian Youth Film Festival   |   Bakersfield, CA   |  www.christianyouthfilmfestival.org

Mission

Our mission is to equip and encourage young people to create excellent visual stories of faith, hope, and love.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Joe L Brown

Main address

PO Box 1474

Bakersfield, CA 93302 USA

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EIN

46-2691974

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Film, Video (A31)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Young people need wholesome activities, creative outlets, and social interaction. The entertainment industry is overrun with strife, greed, and selfishness.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Christian Youth Film Festivals

College groups, youth groups, and youth organizations produce 10 minute videos for entry into the Festivals. The competitive festivals are gala events with red carpet, tuxedos, ball gowns, paparazzi, and popcorn. Industry professionals judge each entry and award trophies and cash. Youth are encouraged to discover and develop their talents in a fun and exciting event.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

Small groups of youth led by successful professionals in every aspect of film making; from script to screen. CYFS offers seminars, workshops, day-camps, and location camps throughout the year.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

Advanced film camp where students produce a feature length movie while being mentored by professionals in the film industry.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Artists and performers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Christian Youth Film Camps

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of students attending Film Camps, Workshops, and Day-Camps

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Christian Youth Film Festivals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of people attending community screenings, Festivals, contests, prayer gatherings

Hours of mentoring

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Mentor Movie Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of hours of mentoring young film makers and adult volunteers for the Mentor Movie Projects.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Christian Youth Film Society will encourage young people to create wholesome films with significant messages and excellent production value. We will equip young people through film camps, workshops, and seminars. We will produce a star-studded gala Film Festival competition with trophies and cash prizes.
The Christian Youth Film Camps will be available to all students from any location.
Participants will be provided opportunities to intern with partner studios or apply for admission to media and communications degree programs in partner universities.
The Executive Director will recruit and mobilize a volunteer team for support services and prayer.
The Executive Director will recruit enough corporate sponsorship and individual donations to financially sustain the programs.

Volunteers and interns will visit youth groups to inform, generate entries, and recruit film camp students.
Recruit film industry professionals and corporate sponsors to teach and support.
Produce events with excellence.
Market to target groups.

The Christian Youth Film Society has existed for over 24 years and has developed an extensive network and stellar reputation within the Christian and entertainment communities. Our mentor partners draw on many decades of combined experience to teach and encourage the young film makers.

The Christian Youth Film Society has thrived for 24 years. There have been over 200 movies produced that all correspond with the Christian Worldview. The Christian Youth Film Camps are training and equipping young people to produce better movies. The ministry is reaching out to other cities and regions to establish and develop new programs.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CHRISTIAN YOUTH FILM SOCIETY INC

Board of directors
as of 10/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rusty Rhodes

Olive Knolls Christian Schools and Persevere Entertainment Works

Term: 2014 - 2024


Board co-chair

Scott Garcia

New Life Church

Term: 2015 - 2025

Clay Banks

Clay Banks Studios International

Connie Fleishauer

Harvest House