Welcome to the CFB

Our mission is to promote Christ-like behavior, gospel values, and building the kingdom of God through cinema with exciting contemporary movies that will reach the much-needed broad community of the movie-going public that is being bombarded with negative images, violence, unhealthy attitudes of personhood and sexuality, and lack of spiritual themes. So please join us and get involved for the good work of God.

The Challenge

More than 1,000 studies – including a surgeon general’s report in 1972 and a National Institute of Mental Health report a decade later show a cause and effect relationship between media violence and aggressive behavior in children. By age 18, the average young person will have viewed about 200,000 acts of violence on television. A yearlong study commissioned by the cable industry has found that “psychologically harmful” violence is found in broadcast and cable networks. The study was conducted by Mediascope. “Networks Making a Killing with TV Violence” is the current trend in television programming according to a new study conducted by researchers from four universities. Television networks and cable stations are airing more shows containing violence during prime-time viewing hours. The National Cable Television Association commissioned the study. Researchers also noted that long-term consequences of violence are shown in only 15 percent of the programs, which could viably lead to “teaching children that violence is desirable, necessary and painless,” according to Dale Kunkel, another of the researchers and an associate professor of communications at the University of California, Santa Barbara. One researcher pointedly assailed the problem of television violence and lack of action by network executives. On September 11, 2000, the Federal Trade Commission released a report on the marketing of violent entertainment to children in motion picture, music recording and electronic game industries and the need to establish codes or programs to change the negative trend.