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International Christian Film & Music Festival 2021 Winners List

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BJ Billi Arnett of Camy Arnett Production Studios (CAPS) wins the Audience Choice Award for BJA Today at the 2021 International Christian Film & Music Festival in Orlando, May 22, 2021. Photo by J Willie David, III / Florida National News.

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – The 2021 International Christian Film & Music Festival took over the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive in Orlando from Wednesday, May 19 to Saturday, May 22. The festival announced the award winners Saturday night at the in-person ceremony.

International Christian Film & Music Festival Founder Marty Jean-Louis (left) receives a welcome letter from State Representative Daisy Morales during the 2021 International Christian Film & Music Festival at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

International Christian Film & Music Festival Founder Marty Jean-Louis (left) receives a welcome letter from State Representative Daisy Morales during the 2021 International Christian Film & Music Festival at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

Florida State Representative Daisy Morales welcomes Christians from around the world to Orlando for the 9th Annual International Christian Film & Music Festival. The freshman state lawmaker presented a letter of recognition to Marty Jean-Louis, the Executive Director of ICFF for hosting the annual event in person after the state starts to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our diverse city and state has a keen appreciation for the arts, especially film, television, and digital media productions,” said Morales. “I’ll continue to be a strong supporter for attracting family-friendly film and television productions to Florida in an effort to enhance our economy,” she added.
Veteran actor Kevin Sorbo talks with Florida National News reporter Mellissa Thomas during the 2021 International Christian FIlm & Music Festival Friday, May 21, 2020. Photo: Willie David / Florida National News.

Veteran actor Kevin Sorbo talks with Florida National News reporter Mellissa Thomas during the 2021 International Christian FIlm & Music Festival Friday, May 21, 2020. Photo: Willie David / Florida National News.

 

Below check out the complete list of winners.

FEATURE FILMS

  • BEST PICTURE ROE V WADE
  • 2ND PLACE SWEET SUNSHINE
  • 3RD PLACE LOST HEART
  • HONORABLE MENTION A FATHER’S FIGHT
  • AUDIENCE CHOICE RUBARU
  • BEST DIRECTOR MARC LEIF, DIVINE DECISION
  • BEST MUSICAL SCORE SWEET SUNSHINE
  • BEST SCREENPLAY GREG LAMMIMAN, MAYFLOWER II
  • BEST LEAD ACTOR JOHN WAY, SWEET SUNSHINE
  • BEST LEAD ACTRESS SARAH CLEVELAND, A FATHER’S FIGHT
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR DON MOST, LOST HEART
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS ANGELA RELUCIO, ANGEL
  • MOST INSPIRATIONAL ROE V WADE

SPECIAL AWARDS

  • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ROMA DOWNEY
  • HUMANITARIAN FILM AWARD VOLENDAM

SHORT FILMS

  • BEST SHORT FILM FIREWORKS
  • 2ND PLACE THE HIDDEN TREASURE
  • 3RD PLACE CALF ROPE
  • HONORABLE MENTION THE DINING TABLE
  • AUDIENCE CHOICE SKY
  • BEST DIRECTOR KATHERINE JOHNSON & JOSEPH KLINGMAN, CHOICE
  • BEST SCREENPLAY DAVID J. FERREIRA, EVADE
  • BEST LEAD ACTOR MARC STEELE, FOR THE LOVE OF ART
  • BEST LEAD ACTRESS KATE LARSON, SPOTLIGHT
  • MOST INSPIRATIONAL MESSANIA’S STORY

DOCUMENTARIES

  • BEST DOCUMENTARY BORN TO REVEAL THE WORKS OF GOD
  • 2ND PLACE THE ONE WHO HEARS
  • 3RD PLACE MAMAKROM
  • HONORABLE MENTION DEATH TO LIFE, AUD – THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER
  • AUDIENCE CHOICE A STRONG FINISH
  • BEST DIRECTOR BRENT MILLER, BEFORE THE WRATH
  • MOST CREATIVE KOMOREBI
  • MOST INSPIRATIONAL QUEENS
A recording artist performs live during the opening night music showcase at the 2021 International Christian Film & Music Festival at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive May 19, 2021. Photo: Damien Acevedo/Florida National News.

A recording artist performs live during the opening night music showcase at the 2021 International Christian Film & Music Festival at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive May 19, 2021. Photo: Damien Acevedo/Florida National News.

MUSIC

  • BEST MUSIC VIDEO YOU GOTTA HAVE FAITH
  • 2ND PLACE DREAM
  • 3RD PLACE SAVE ME
  • HONORABLE MENTION ON THE OUTSIDE
  • AUDIENCE CHOICE OH JERUSALEM
  • BEST PERFORMING ARTIST ALISHA BURKE
  • BEST SONGWRITER ANNETTE DENTON

SCRIPTS

  • BEST SCRIPT PULLED FROM DARKNESS
  • 2ND PLACE THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE
  • 3RD PLACE PASTENSE
  • HONORABLE MENTION LOVE AT FIRST CHRISTMAS
Actor/producer couple Cameron (left) and BJ Arnett (2nd from left) talk with Florida National News reporter Kathleen Michelle at the 2021 International Christian Film & Music Festival at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive May 20, 2021. Photo: Harry Castiblanco/Florida National News.

Actor/producer couple Cameron (left) and BJ Arnett (2nd from left) talk with Florida National News reporter Kathleen Michelle at the 2021 International Christian Film & Music Festival at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive May 20, 2021. Photo: Harry Castiblanco/Florida National News.

TV SHOWS

  • BEST TV SHOW/SERIES LOST LEGACY RECLAIMED: AUGUSTINE
  • BEST TV SHOW HOST BETH TOWNSEND, LIFE ON PURPOSE TV
  • BEST ACTOR ENRIQUE SELFA, LOST LEGACY RECLAIMED: AUGUSTINE
  • BEST ACTRESS JASMINE JACKSON, WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES
  • AUDIENCE CHOICE BJ TODAY WITH MAYOR DEANA INGRAHAM

ICFF PEOPLE’S CHOICE

  • ACTOR OF THE YEAR RICH SWINGLE
  • ACTRESS OF THE YEAR SHANNEN FIELDS
  • FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR CHRIS DOWLING
  • ARTIST OF THE YEAR ALLEN JOHNSON
  • SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR JEANNE DUKES

STUDENT FILMS

  • BEST STUDENT FILM LIFE
  • AUDIENCE CHOICE A CHRISTMAS DAY MIRACLE

ANIMATIONS

  • BEST ANIMATED FILM TORCHLIGHTERS: THE ST. PATRICK STORY
  • AUDIENCE CHOICE CUBEKINS, INVASION OF THE CUBECUMBERS

TRAILERS

  • BEST TRAILER BEFORE THE WRATH
  • AUDIENCE CHOICE FAITH, HOOP, & CHARITY

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[PHOTOS] 2022 Cannes Film Festival: Supermodel Adriana Lima Boasts Baby Bump on ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Red Carpet

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Adriana Lima walks the "Top Gun: Maverick" Cannes Film Festival red carpet with boyfriend Andre Lemmers a baby bump. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

CANNES, France (FNN) – Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima brought a guest with her to the red carpet premiere of Top Gun: Maverick. No, we don’t mean her boyfriend Andre Lemmers, but her adorable–and well-styled–bun in the oven.

Lima, 40, graced the red carpet dressed in Chopard jewelry and a black long-sleeved Balmain gown with a baby bump cutout.

Lima announced in February that she was expecting her third child, this one being the first with Lemmers, and her first son. She has two daughters, Valentina, 12, and Sienna, 9, with ex-husband Marco Jarić.

 

Boyfriend Andrew Lemmers holds Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima's baby bump on the 2022 Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick." Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

Boyfriend Andrew Lemmers holds Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima’s baby bump on the 2022 Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick.” Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

 

Boyfriend Andrew Lemmers and Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima enjoy a quick smooch on the 2022 Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick." Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

Boyfriend Andrew Lemmers and Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima enjoy a quick smooch on the 2022 Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick.” Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

 

Supermodel Adriana Lima's hair almost perfectly the texture of the her baby bump-baring Balmain gown on the 2022 Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick." Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

Supermodel Adriana Lima’s hair almost perfectly the texture of the her baby bump-baring Balmain gown on the 2022 Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick.” Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

 

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Florida National News editor Mellissa Thomas and FNN News international correspondent Patience Eding contributed to this report. | info@floridanationalnews.com

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[PHOTOS] 2022 Cannes Film Festival: Tom Cruise and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Cast Grace the Red Carpet

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The "Top Gun: Maverick" cast pose for photos on the 2022 Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

CANNES, France (FNN) – Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, and the cast and crew of Top Gun: Maverick landed for the 2022 Cannes Film Festival red carpet in style. (No, literally–the aircraft actually landed.)

Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and his wife also joined the excitement on the red carpet for one of the most anticipated sequels in all of Hollywood.

 

"Top Gun: Maverick" star and producer Tom Cruise poses for photos on the 2022 Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the film's premiere. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

“Top Gun: Maverick” star and producer Tom Cruise poses for photos on the 2022 Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the film’s premiere. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

 

The "Top Gun: Maverick" cast pose for red carpet photos at the top of the Palais for the film's premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Their arrival also included a flyover of red, white and blue smoke, in honor of the film, which everyone watched in amazement. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

The “Top Gun: Maverick” cast pose for red carpet photos at the top of the Palais for the film’s premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Their arrival also included a flyover of red, white and blue smoke, in honor of the film, which everyone watched in amazement. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

Tom Cruise talks with "Top Gun: Maverick" co-star Jennifer Connelly during the 2022 Cannes Film Festival red carpet premiere of their film. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

Tom Cruise talks with “Top Gun: Maverick” co-star Jennifer Connelly during the 2022 Cannes Film Festival red carpet premiere of their film. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

Top Gun: Maverick star and producer Tom Cruise poses for photos during the 2022 Cannes Film Festival photocall earlier in the day prior to the film's premiere. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

Top Gun: Maverick star and producer Tom Cruise poses for photos during the 2022 Cannes Film Festival photocall earlier in the day prior to the film’s premiere. Photo: Patience Eding/Another Concept via Florida National News.

 

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Florida National News editor Mellissa Thomas and FNN News international correspondent Patience Eding contributed to this report. | info@floridanationalnews.com

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Interfaith Group Asks Starbucks to Drop Vegan Milk Surcharge

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FILE - Actor James Cromwell arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Cromwell glued his hand to a midtown Manhattan Starbucks counter to protest the coffee chain’s extra charge for plant-based milk, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

BOSTON (AP) — A group of Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish leaders is asking Starbucks to stop charging extra for vegan milk alternatives, saying the practice amounts to a tax on people who have embraced plant-based lifestyles.

In a statement issued Friday, an interfaith coalition led by Nevada-based Hindu activist Rajan Zed pressed the coffee chain to end the surcharges it called “unethical and unfair.”

“A coffee company should not be in the business of taxing individuals who had chosen the plant-based lifestyle,” said Zed’s statement, which was also signed by Thomas W. Blake, an Episcopal priest; Greek Orthodox clergyman Stephen R. Karcher; Buddhist priest Matthew Fisher; and Jewish rabbi ElizaBeth Webb Beyer.

The religious leaders cited numerous reasons why some Starbucks customers prefer alternatives to dairy, including dietary restrictions, ethical issues, environmental concerns, lactose intolerance, milk allergies and animal welfare.

Those who want plant-based milk should not have to pay more, they said, calling on the Seattle-based company’s CEO, Howard Schultz, and board chair Mellody Hobson to immediately drop the surcharge.

Starbucks outlets in the United States typically charge 50 cents to a dollar more for drinks made with plant-based milks.

Starbucks doesn’t charge for a splash of nondairy milk, including soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk and oat milk, though it does levy a surcharge for customized beverages made largely with those substitutes, spokesperson Megan Adams told The Associated Press.

It is not the first time Starbucks’ surcharge has riled the public. On Tuesday, activist and actor James Cromwell glued his hand to the counter of a Starbucks franchise in New York City to protest the practice.

Cromwell, 81, later used a knife to scrape it off. Police said there were no arrests.

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