The San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival was a film festival located in San Antonio, Texas. It was founded in 2004 and ran for 9 years before closing in 2013. The festival was organized by Doug Phillips, a Christian author and documentary filmmaker.

The Best of Festival or Jubilee Award given at the festival carried a $101,000 cash prize, which is pretty substantial. 

The festival was forced to close due to financial losses, which is a real shame considering how well it promoted indepedent and Christian cinema. For example, the 2009 festival had almost 2,500 attendees and a record 250 entries. 

We will likely never see the return of this festival, however it’s great to remember how popular and special it was!

 

 

 

 

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