Perpetua Wins WorldFest Award

Robert Fernandez accepts Perpetua award at 2011 WorldFest. Photo by Krishna Giri of WorldFest

Our recent documentary Perpetua: Early Christian Martyr (part of which accompanied the 2009 Torchlighters: The Perpetua Story), won a Remi Silver award at the 2011 Houston WorldFest. Perpetua was a young mother martyred in Carthage around AD 202. Producer Robert Fernandez (shown at left), accepted the award.

Three other Christian History Institute productions also won awards. These were History of Christian Worship, Part 1: the Word which won a Gold Remi; Wesley: a Heart Transformed Can Change the World which won a Platinum Remi; and KJV: The Making of the King James Bible which won a Special Jury Award.

WorldFest Houston is a 50-year-old film and video festival for independent filmmakers. Since 1968 it has been international. It issues awards in twelve categories, and is attended by over 500 international filmmakers with entries from about 40 countries. In addition to feature and short films, it gives awards for TV Productions, Documentaries, Corporate & Business Films, Student & Experimental, TV Commercials, Film & Video Productions, Music Videos, New Media (Interactive & Web Sites) and unproduced Screenplays.

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