SAN ANTONIO, TX — February 12, 2013 — More than 1,800 participants from around the world were on hand in the Alamo City for the presentation of the Jubilee Awards during closing ceremonies at the 8th Annual San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF), held at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in downtown San Antonio last Saturday night. An additional 5,000-plus registered users tuned in via the web to watch the free live broadcast of the event.
The top honor in the ‘Best Feature Film’ category went to Return to the Hiding Place. The film — directed by Peter Spencer and produced by his daughter Petra Pearce — is set in Holland during WWII and follows Corrie ten Boom’s army of untrained teenagers as they navigate a deadly labyrinth of challenges to rescue the Jewish people. Return to the Hiding Place also garnered the Audience Choice Award and was runner-up for ‘Best of Festival.’
Upon receiving these honors, Spencer explained that the persecution of Christians in our own time compelled him and his family to make this film about persecution during the Second World War: “175,000 of our precious brothers and sisters will give their lives for Jesus Christ this year. We want[ed] to do this in remembrance of the martyrs of the faith.”
You can also watch the award ceremony for the “Audience Choice Award” and “Runner Up” of the SAICFF Festival and a short interview of Petra Spencer and Peter Spencer. Congrats again !