An announcement came out a couple of weeks ago concerning the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival for 2014. After some financial trouble and possibly other ongoing issues at Vision Forum, they have decided to postpone the SAICFF 2014. The full release said:
"Update Oct. 21, 2013: The Christian Filmmakers Academy and SAICFF for 2014 have been postponed. Due in part to financial concerns and for other reasons, the Board of Vision Forum Ministries is looking to bring greater accountability to our practices and events, and therefore is allowing more time before launching this significant event once again. A relevant issue to address is that though the 2012 SAICFF was a great spiritual victory, lacking the necessary sponsorships it resulted in a significant financial loss. Vision Forum Ministries has maintained a large loss at this event for several years now, but the reality is that a ministry of our size cannot sustain this under the present model.
We believe the Christian Filmmakers Academy and the SAICFF are best executed in conjunction with each other, and that more time is needed to raise and put funds in order to maintain the previous level of excellence. Therefore, both events for 2014 are postponed with the anticipation of opening them again in 2015. Any funds paid in advance for film submissions, Academy participation or SAICFF entree fees will be refunded."
This is definitely a sad release, as many were anxiously anticipating attending this festival next year. However, hopefully they'll be able to regroup and make this work for the SAICFF 2015! Be sure to check back often as we keep you updated on the future of the San Antonio Christian Film Festival.