Victor Wins Big at ICVM Crown Awards

Victor, the film based on Victor Torres life story has won big at the ICVM (International Christian Visual Media) Crown Awards 2017.

The film won three gold awards including Best Evangelistic Film, Best Youth Film and Best Drama over $250,000, the film also received a silver award for Best Picture.

“These awards are such a great honor,” explains Victor Torres, whose life story is reflected in the film. “If anyone would have told me back when I was a gang member and drug addict on the streets of Brooklyn, dying, that one day my life would be the topic of a film that is touching so many lives, I wouldn’t have believed them. All I can do is thank God for his faithfulness.”

The Crown Awards is the final event during the International Christian Visual Media Association (ICVM) annual conference.  The Crown Awards recognizes excellence in the production and content of films and videos created to reflect Christian Values.  ICVM exists to be a supportive Christian community for those involved in the production and distribution of visual media, encouraging and networking to communicate Christ to the world.

Victor is a hard hitting film and isn’t afraid to depict the effects of gangs and drug addiction, but also isn’t afraid to show the freeing transformation that Jesus can bring to lives, as we see Victor give his life over to Christ, we see the freedom and hope that he experiences, bringing some touching and moving moments to the film. The message from the film and from Victor’s life is that Jesus Christ can transform any life, no matter how far you’ve gone or no matter how addicted one could be whether to drugs or anything else, freedom can be found in total surrender to Jesus Christ. Click here to read our full review of Victor

Victor, based on the autobiography being re-released under the same name, shares the true story of gang leader turned pastor Victor Torres. As a teen, Victor had to survive the dark streets of 1962 Brooklyn after his family moved from Puerto Rico seeking the American Dream. Enslaved by the power of the gang community, a hunger to make fast money and an all-consuming addiction to heroin, Victor needed healing and restoration before he destroyed his family and himself. This film tells the redemptive story of the rebellion of a son, the love and faith of a mother, and the faith to overcome impossible odds.

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Richard Smith is the founder of The Christian Film Review. His passion is to generate a buzz about Christian film and get people informed and excited about Christian films, showcasing the alternatives that in this day in age are a light in the darkness of what society is promoting.

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