22-year-old wins award for film on saving babies

While the world tuned in to see which Hollywood films merit a golden statuette for excellence in everything from acting to make-up, a much smaller group attending the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival honored films that go beyond entertainment and truly make a difference in the world.

This recent gathering of independent Christian filmmakers gave testament to God’s work through His people, making a big impact, no matter the size of the budget.

Absent the pageantry, glitz and massive budget of their Hollywood peers, these Christian filmmakers are moved to produce motion pictures that give voice to the heart.

It was no surprise to many then that the 2013 Grand Prize winner for the “Best of Festival” film went to the documentary “The Drop Box,” directed by 22-year old Brian Ivie.

This moving film tells the story about a Korean Pastor named Lee Jong-rak who built a hatch on his house to collect unwanted and oftentimes disabled babies.