God is taking back the ministering arts of storytelling through the film and music industry. Come enjoy 5 days of some of the world’s most compelling films, riveting documentaries and exceptional media productions.

Lantern International Christian Film and Music Festival is honored to present talents from the Christian productions like Craig D. Forest, Cory Kays and Ariel Kelly.

Over 30 Films & music artists performing. Seminars from top industry professionals. Networking Events.

Red Carpet & VIP Special Events. Awards Ceremony Oscar-Style.

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09:  Actress Natalie Portman attends the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival - 4th Annual Festival Kick-Off Fundraising Soiree at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 9, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)


Lantern International Christian Film & Music Festival is the largest Christian Film Festival in the Caribbean, Central and South America.

Caribbean "Origin of the Modern World".

First Christian Film & Music Festival in the Dominican Republic, the gateway to the Caribbean. Santo Domingo, the city, has a rich history, and many stories to tell. From Taino Indians to Christopher Columbus with a lot of historic landmarks and the most beautiful beaches around the world.

What a great place to begin your journey with your latest project. Films like Pirates of the Caribbean, Fast and the Furious, Jurassic Park among others were filmed in this country.



Independent filmmakers are on the rise, and as technology advances and is more accessible to more and more people, new outlets are necessary to meet the demand of new Films.

This is the premiere choice for faith-based, family-friendly films, social and human issues, documentaries and music. Our goal is to help filmmakers get to next level.

Festival Venue is in the most modern movie theaters in the caribbean, close to one of the best hotels in the city, JW Marriott hotel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The aim of "LICFMF" is to show the very best of local and international production, and to recognize independent filmmakers by providing a platform to have an opportunity to be awarded for their work and to be recognized worldwide, to have networking with local and international producers and actors, and to know the film incentives Tax Credit Law of the country for the producers to do their next productions in the country.



Our Founder and CEO have more than 20 years of experience in the filmmaker world. Winner of the Best Gospel Movie Award among other awards and nominations on several festivals around the world.

A group of 10 judges reviewed each submission and selected the ones that would be screened throughout the event.


There will also be a variety of workshops for filmmakers, musicians, artists and actors as well as opportunities for filmmakers. Whether they’ve been in the business for years or are just starting out, they will have a chance to network with other creators and distributors.

Opportunities for actors are also available with auditions being held on Thursday and Friday.

The festival will end with a VIP Cocktail with Celebrities, the Red Carpet and Oscars-style awards ceremony.

Submit your Film at:



1. No refund
2. No nudity or sexuality explicit scenes
3. No offensive language
4. Strong violence is prohibited
5. Must be uplifting and/or carries christian values and/or social & human Issues
6. Must be Family Friendly (Dove Guidelines)
7. No horror films
8. Must be no longer or shorter then required length per category
9. For the "Script" category, Films cannot be “Produced”
10. All non-Spanish Films must have Spanish or English Subtitles


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