Truth Awards

 
 
 

The Aletheia Fellowship of the Arts Feature Film Awards (also known as the Truth Awards or the Aletheia) are quality awards for feature films, educational films and documentaries selected by a process designed to reflect integrity and balance between performance and purpose.  There are thirty-four “merit” categories and five “special” categories. The films are submitted by the principal film makers, reviewed for content by the Board of Governors, then reviewed by the AFA Pastor’s Council who will name the nominees for thirty-three categories and select a winner for “Pastor’s Choice”. The nominees of the thirty-three remaining merit awards (Minus the Pastor’s Choice) are then voted on by registered members of The Aletheia Fellowship of the Arts (or The Fellowship). The ballots are sent to the Chairman of the AFA Pastor’s Council for tally and sealed until awards night. And the winner is....


There will be a maximum of ten nominations for each category. Films must be submitted by the film’s owner(s)/producer(s). When a owner/producer submits a film they must indicate in each category by name the individual(s) they wish to be have considered for an award.  In categories that can include more than one person there is a limit of three names allowed.


“Special Awards” take a little different route. The Richard A Hall Award for Evangelism Through Film, The Shibboleth Award for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Film Making, The Good Samaritan Humanitarian Award and the

Lifetime Achievement Award in Christian Film Making are awards nominated by members of the Fellowship and voted on by the AFA Pastor’s Council. To make a nomination a registered member of the Aletheia Fellowship simply needs to write a letter of recommendation to the Chairman of the AFA Pastor’s Council outlining the reasons for the named person to receive the award. It will help to have additional signatures from as many registered Fellowship members as possible. The Pastor’s Council will give notice to the person making the nomination and the recipient in advance of the next annual award ceremony. Recipients of “Special Awards” must have had at least one film submitted for “merit” awards and the recipient must be present to receive the award.


The Donna Hall Award for Spiritual Integrity in the Field of Christian Film Making is nominated by the Hall family and approved by Pastor’s Council. Like the other “Special Awards” the Pastor’s Council will give notice to the person making the nomination and the recipient in advance of the next annual award ceremony. Recipients of “Special Awards” must have had at least one film submitted for “merit” awards and the recipient must be present to receive the award.


Award Categories

Best Film


Best Drama

Best Children’s Film

Best Depiction of a Biblical Story

Best Action/Adventure Film

Best Inspirational Film

Best Comedy

Best Biblical Education Film

Best Documentary Film

Best Short Film

Best Student Film

Pastor’s Choice

Best Animated Feature


Best Director

Best First Time Director


Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Breakout Performance

Best Ensemble Cast


Best Cinematography

Best Art Direction

Best Editing

Best Sound Editing

Best Hair and Makeup

Best Costume Design

Best Visual Effects


Best Companion Material


Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Original Story

Best Original Music Score

Best Original Song



Special Award Categories

The Richard A Hall Award Recognizing Evangelism Through Art

The Donna Hall Award for Spiritual Integrity in the Field of Christian Film Making

Shibboleth Award for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Film Making

The Good Samaritan Humanitarian Award

Lifetime Achievement Award in Christian Film Making

2017 Aletheia Fellowship of the Arts Feature Film Awards

2015

2016

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