SAICFF: 7:10 P.M. - 10/27
After celtic balladeer Charlie Zahm led the nearly 1,500 attendees in the National Anthem, and Justice Tom Parker of the Alabama Supreme Court opened the event in prayer, Doug Phillips, President of Vision Forum, began the evening with a thesis, a maxim, and an encouragement. The thesis for the SAICFF is that we, as Christians, should take every frame captive to obedience of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our maxim, from Scripture, is Nehemiah 4:14, “Be not ye afraid of them: Remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” And we are to be encouraged, because this is the greatest time in history to be an independent Christian filmmaker. As a preliminary observation, the anticipation and excitement in the room is readily apparent.
Justice Tom Parker, prays to our Creator, thanking Him for the gift of creativity and inviting Him to bless this weekend's festival.