The JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL Joins The FrontGate Network

 On February 23rd, Companies and Organizations Can Now Share and Showcase Their Passion For Justice With Conference Attendees


Orange County, CA (December 19, 2013) – FrontGate Media is proud to announce an agreement with the JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL, making it the newest addition to the FrontGate family, the largest event and web network in the faith-based market.  The second annual one-day film festival will be held February 23, 2014, closing out The Justice Conference.  Held at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles, the Justice Film Festival seeks to promote compelling storytelling, celebrate and showcase high quality films and create a platform for conversation and action among justice-minded individuals and organizations.

In partnership with The Justice Conference, the film festival is produced by Nashville-based independent film marketing agency Propeller, under the direction of Andy Peterson. The selected collection of films will present new perspectives on well-known topics while revealing untold stories of unexpected courage and redemption through the medium of documentaries, feature films, and shorts. The Justice Film Festival team will handpick the 2014 selection of films, providing content that is diverse in both subject and geography featuring issues such as human trafficking, slavery, poverty, HIV/AIDS, and human rights. Awards will be given to outstanding films that exhibit excellence in the following categories:  Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Documentary Film and Best Justice Film.

First round official announcements in the Full Length Category include:

Rising From Ashes:  Directed by T.C. Johnstone, Rising from Ashes is a feature length documentary chronicling the first Rwandan national cycling team to represent their country at the 2012 Olympics.  Competing is a sport traditionally ruled by affluent whites, this rag tag group of cyclists, coached by the first American to ride in the Tour de France, is transformed into a powerful symbol of hope for a country recovering from one of the world’s most devastating genocides.  Rising From Ashes is the 2013 Winner of the Boulder International Film Festival, the winner of the 2013 Mountain Film Festival in Telluride, CO, and was named an official selection in both the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival as well as the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Blood Brother:  Directed by first time filmmaker Steve Hoover, Blood Brother tells the story of Rocky Bratt, a young man from a fractured family and troubled path who traveled through India without a plan.  His encounter with a group of HIV positive children living in an orphanage changes everything.  Blood Brother has received high accolades, including achieving the Sundance 2013 Grand Jury Prize, Winning the Milano Film Festival Awards Best Documentary, and Winning the Big Sky Documentary Festival Best Feature.

A Place at the Table:  Directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, A Place at the Table documents incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposes solutions that would vastly improve the quality of life for so many.  Nominated for a Producer’s Guild Award, the film stars Jeff Bridges and David Beckham and features the music of The Civil Wars.  A Place at the Table was an Official Selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

The Justice Conference is a movement of people from all walks of life who have discovered the paradox that true happiness is found when we give our lives away on behalf of others. The conference, along with a network of partner sites, features internationally acclaimed speakers, humanitarian organizations, and pre-conference workshops. The event serves to educate, inspire and connect a generation of men and women around a shared concern for biblical and social justice on behalf of the vulnerable and oppressed.

Sponsorships offered by FrontGate include engagement with the audience at the Justice Film Festival and The Justice Conference.  For more information, view the sponsorship kit.

“The Justice Film Festival engages attendees with the stories of people oppressed, abused, and discarded in a way that changes global culture for the better,” says Scott A. Shuford, FrontGate’s Chief Engagement Officer.  “We are excited to join forces with the event and Propeller to expand this festival, the premiere destination to experience these films.”

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Established in 2001, FrontGate ( is the largest internet and events group reaching the faith and family values audience.  The firm received the 2013 Crystal Trophy as the “Best Faith-based Website” in the Internet Advertising Competition, and was also honored in 2012 with two WebAwards receiving the Standard of Excellence in the Marketing and Faith-Based categories.  Serving as “Your Gateway To The Christian Audience,” FrontGate’s web network provides reach to more than 10 million people and 6 million email subscribers. In addition, the firm provides strategy and execution for Faith-based Media Buying, Public Relations, and Social Media. The company plays a key role in the success of movie studios, non-profit organizations, publishers and authors, record labels and artists, and more seeking faith-based and faith-friendly audiences.

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To interview Festival Director Andy Peterson, FrontGate CEO Scott A. Shuford, or for more information, please contact:

Lori Heiselman – FrontGate