advent film group

  1. 1.BEWARE OF FILM SCHOOLS. Do not automatically assume that going to film school is the answer to your student’s educational needs. Fortunately, there are alternatives. Two of them are the new Zaki Gordon Cinematic Arts Center at Liberty University and Bob Jones University Cinema Program. Another online alternative is through the Advent Filmmakers Center for Training and Discipleship. Our FREE book chapter explains Advent’s filmmaking approach. Click here.

  2. 2.EXPLORE THIS SITE. Check out the resources we’ve made available. We don’t just teach in theory. We practice our craft and compete in the real marketplace.

  3. 3.ATTEND THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW FILM FESTIVAL. It’s one of the best instructional and family-oriented film festivals purposely organized to build-up and edify the Christian filmmaker.

  4. 4.READ ABOUT ADVENT. Google us. Read articles, listen to interviews.

  5. 5.PRAY FOR US. Advent is a boldly Christian film production and distribution company. We do not shy away from showing God’s truth and His stories in the films He has allowed us to make. But neither are we “preachy” about it.

Advent Project Status

  1. Come What May (available now)

  2. HERO (in release)

  3. Alone Yet Not Alone (a work-for-hire project, in release)

  4. The Screenwriters (in post-production)

  5. The Cat of Bubastes (script completed)

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Welcome to Advent Film Group. Thank you for visiting. We encourage you to explore this website extensively. We know you're here because you want the best training for your student, but not just any training. You want them to gain skills and knowledge to create films that honors God and glorifies His name. That too is our goal.

Advent's mission is to prepare men and women to become filmmakers for Christ. As future leaders in cinema, they will shape our culture through films that uphold fidelity to a Christian worldview and depict timeless biblical values.

To carry out our mission, Advent serves as an alternative to traditional film schools and media programs. Our training approach combines the following methodologies:

  1. 1.Self-instruction (which requires self-discipline) using lessons and interviews (soon available on this website), as well as direct instructions from professionals at our film workshops and webinars.

  1. 2.Hands-on experience during the actual production of a full-length feature film that will be marketed and distributed to audiences worldwide.

  1. 3.An internship and/or apprenticeship at our business or production offices, working directly with Advent associates and other professionals, including Advent's co-founders, George Escobar and Mike Snyder.

  1. 4.Making a professional-quality low-budget feature film where each department is headed by an Advent associate* who, as co-owners of the project, will share in the profit from the film. This provides these associates an opportunity to launch their own film companies.

We have made the entry into this industry accessible for every student and family. We’ve done this through film workshops, online courses, and our recent book on FILMMAKING FOR CHRISTIANS (Preview Edition). When compared to virtually all other film schools and cinema programs, Advent is saving families the equivalent of $80,000 to $150,000 per student over four years of tuition payments.

According to the NY Times (and validated by many other former film school graduates), traditional film school training results in massive student debt for a degree that helps very little in securing a job in the film industry. (Click here for the article and testimonials.)

The first step in your student's film training begins by exploring this website. There are many resources available, from DVDs to books, from workshop to possible entry into our Advent Associates Film Program for those who are 18 years or older. We will send you the details upon completion of an internship form (click here).

If you believe in the mission of Advent Film Group, if you appreciate the movies we are producing, and if you want film training from those who are boldly Christian, then please consider supporting us.

Again, thank you for visiting. We pray for God's guidance as you make these critical decisions.


George Escobar and Michael Snyder

*Advent associates are those who work at Advent and have undertaken training through our workshops, webinars, hands-on production, and internships (short-term work with us) and/or apprenticeships (long-term work, six months or more).


Dear Parent,

A LETTER TO: Parents  |  Students

  1. attend a film workshop

  2. watch workshop DVDs

  3. read our film book

  4. apply for an internship

  5. work on our film sets