BIFF-justin-robertsFormer U. S. Army Chaplain and Writer/Producer/Director Justin D. Roberts will be presented the Santini Patriot Spirit Award at the 10th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival, happening February 10 – 14. The award will be presented for his film “No Greater Love,” during the festival awards ceremony on Saturday, February 13.

         The “Santini ” is awarded to that filmmaker whose portrayal of the American active duty military, veterans, or their families in a feature film, documentary, or short reflects the highest standards of service and sacrifice for the good of others. The award is named after Marine Corps Colonel Donald “The Great Santini” Conroy, father of Academy Award nominated screenwriter and best-selling author Pat Conroy.

         Roberts graduated from the Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters in Biblical BIFF-no-greater-loveStudies and a Masters in Media Arts and Communication. For his tour in Afghanistan featured in No Greater Love, he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal for Valor. He also served as the Co­Executive Producer for The Hornet’s Nest, another military documentary, and his footage has been featured in an Emmy Award winning Nightline Memorial Day Special. He now resides with his family in Lake Charles, Louisiana. More about the film at

         For more information about the 10th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival, visit The festival is produced by the Beaufort Film Society.