Why film? | Jesus Film Project®

Why we chose the medium of video to introduce the world to Jesus.

The most powerful medium for the most powerful story

When people come face-to-face with Jesus—when they see him smile, when they hear him speak in their own language, with their own accent—they are forever changed. We believe movies offer the most dynamic way to hear and see the greatest story ever lived.

Why film? Because movies touch the heart and break barriers

Film brings the story to life in ways that transcend written communication. This is true especially in oral cultures—places where written communication is scarce. When people see the life of Jesus portrayed on screen, it is life-changing.

Even in societies where the written word is prevalent, films are the cultural flashpoints. Any Justin Bieber viral video demonstrates that fact. In minutes, movies can cross the world and ignite conversations.

And this is why we invest in the medium of film. Movies cross barriers of communication both culturally and geographically. We are careful to tell the story of Jesus in every production we undertake, and every syllable that we translate into another language.

It’s more than just a movie

Bringing the story of Jesus to screens around the world is a huge undertaking. We go about this mission in a few ways:

  • We write, shoot, and edit new films to introduce Jesus to the world.

  • We identify ways to reach strategic people groups through film.

  • We fund efforts to bring Jesus-centered videos to the languages of the world.

  • With the help of the Bible translation community, we translate JESUS and other films into new languages—sometimes before the Bible is even printed in those languages!

  • We equip churches, organizations, and individuals with the strategies, training, and resources they need to bring the gospel to the ends of the earth.

See all our films

JESUS was just the beginning. We have written, produced, curated, and translated a library of films that point people to the Savior.

You can be part of all this!

Would you like to join us on our mission to introduce Jesus to the world through film? There are many exciting ways to get involved!