Help Us Champion Storytellers of the Vincentian Charism

Help Us Champion Storytellers of the Vincentian Charism

To spread the charism of VIncent we need storytellers. This the purpose of the Vincentian Film Festival. We need to discover and support those who have the gifts to tell the story of Vincent in a digital age.The organizers of the festival see their mission in these terms…

Our Mission:

Champion the 21st-century storytellers and challenge audiences with films that change our perspective on poverty in our communities. We spark our imaginations by sharing our charism through a creativity that is inspired by the Vincentian mission to globalize charity.

Please review the following information and encourage any creative people you know to become part of the story of telling the story of Vincent.


1st Competition, Seeds of Hope ( Ages 18 and Under Only): All those under the age of 18 are invited to create SEEDS of Hope. We call upon you to utilize any creative expression (story, poem, image, sculpture, music, etc.) that inspires direct service to the poor. Jury-selected artists will be invited to the festival and awarded a trip to Castel Gandolfo, Italy, from October 18-21, 2018. HOW TO SUBMIT ART: Please upload Video, Image or Document that best showcases your artwork. Due by 5/28/18, submit through EMAIL at or at

2nd Competition, Screenwriting Contest: Finding Vince 400, Storyteller, a Screenwriting Competition: FIVE Screenwriters will be awarded a trip to Rome and a grant to produce their screenplay for a short film. These short films will premiere at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, from October 18-21, 2018. Due by 5/28/18, submit at

3rd Competition, Short or Feature Films: You are invited to submit your short or feature film to Finding Vince 400. The jury will select films that inspire a direct service to the poor and change our perspective on poverty. These films will premiere at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, from October 18-21, 2018. Jury selected artists will be invited and awarded a trip to this event. Due by 5/28/18, submit at

Attend, Share and Support: Attend the festival and experience the collection of art inspired by the charism of of St. Vincent de Paul. Castel Gandolfo, Italy, October 18-21, 2018 at the Centro Mariapoli, the Pope’s summer residences.

Share and support our mission to inspire our youth to change our perspective of poverty in our communities.

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