Faith Shorts Finalists

Juan Pablo Gutiérrez Berrueta from Mexico

Faith Shorts is an annual global short film competition launched by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation to provide young people with the opportunity to express their faith through film. The competition gives young voices a global platform on which to showcase their films.

This year, entrants were asked to submit a three minute film which exploring the way in which their faith inspires them. The nominations have now been selected and winners will be announced at a glittering red carpet ceremony at BAFTA on November 26.

Judges in this year’s competition included: Hugh Jackman, Jet Li, The Chief Rabbi, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, Sherry Lansing, Nick Jones, Duncan Kenworthy, Dawn French, Rick Warren, Anil Kapoor, Lord Puttnam, and Tony Blair.

The nominees hail from across the world including India, Lebanon, Canada, Philippines, Canada, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Nepal, the UK and USA and are divided into 3 categories: 14-17 year old, 18-27 year old and a Face to Faith category.

A selection can be found below:

14-17 Category

Something to Fight For by Juan Pablo Gutiérrez Berrueta, age 17 from Monterrey, Mexico depicts the way in which Juan’s faith gave him strength while he was battling with cancer. Watch the film here

18-27 Category

Edwin’s Faith by Elio Alonso Vasquez Miranda, age 19 from Nicaragua, Peru documents the life of Edwin who tragically lost both of his hands and some of his vision in a land mine accident in Nicaragua. Despite these challengers, Edwin has gone on to win a scholarship to study at an international school in Norway.
Watch the film here

Face to Faith Category

Unsighted Faith by Sujit Roy age 17 from Apeejay School in S New Delhi explores the nurturing relationship between a teacher and a student.
Watch the film here