The organizing committee of Treasure Hunt, Liberia’s biggest Christian drama competition has revealed that this year’s event will kick off on the last Sunday of this month.
A press release signed by the organizing committee said the five Sunday events will bring together drama teams from sixteen churches.
The release added that each of the churches will for fifteen minutes dramatize Christian messages that promote Liberian culture.
Quoting Vision International Production (VIP) founder Cosme R. Pulano, the release added: “To ensure that this year’s event is better than last year’s, some participating churches were trained in story development, drama scriptwriting, acting and or stage performance.
“Now that the churches have been trained along with other strategies put in place to make this year great, VIP’s overall goal of turning churches’ drama teams into motion picture houses will soon be achieved.
“One of the reasons we want to turn drama teams into film houses is to establish an audiovisual industry that contributes to the transformation of our society.
“As we envisage a holistic approach to achieving this target, we are cognizant that the church is a vital medium through which internationally accepted films can be produced that will contribute to a change in society,” the release noted.
The release also said training received by participating churches will solve problems like having a good vocal emphasis, facial expression, and stage posture, which was lacking during the first edition.
According to the press release, the winner of this year’s event will walk away with L$44,550 and a customized Treasure Hunt trophy.
The VIP release added that second place winner is expected to carry home a trophy, and individual winners for categories like ‘Best Director’ will only receive certificates.
“After the event, all the performances will be recorded and shown on Base TV, online and all VIP social sites,” VIP released said.
This year’s events will be held at the Philadelphia Central Church, from 4 PM to 6:30 PM daily and tickets for each day’s event are now on sale at the church for only L$100 a piece.
Meanwhile, the organizing committee was quick to note that the activities of VIP are not limited to Treasure Hunt, as the organization will soon begin to work with non-Christian institutions, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, education institutions, motion picture houses, and others to achieve its overarching goal of developing a motion picture industry that contributes to the
transformation of Liberia.
GROUP ONE – October 30
Philadelphia Central Church
Christian Interdenominational Assembly
Monrovia Christian Fellowship
Living Hope Mission Church
GROUP TWO – November 6
City Hill Church
Overcomers’ Central Church
Voice of Pentecost
Grace & Glory Church
GROUP THREE– November 13
Blessed Assembly Ministry
Providence Baptist Church
Christ Redemption World Outreach Ministries (CREWOM)
Winners Chapel International
GROUP FOUR– November 20
Effort Baptist Church
Better Living SDA
Citizens Assembly International
Greater Refuge Temple
FINAL– December 11
Group II Winner
Group I Winner
Group III Winner
Group IV Winner