Go on an epic
journey exploring
the basics of
the Christian faith.

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What is the Alpha Film Series?

The Alpha Film Series is a global, updated and engaging resource designed to take people on a journey to explore the basics of the Christian faith.

Repackaged for today’s audience, the Alpha Film Series is emotive and epic in scale and scope. The episodes feature inspiring stories, interviews from all around the world, visual illustrations and motion graphics.

With 21 language translations and 23 more translations currently in production, it’s a tool for anyone interested in running Alpha and is free to download on Alpha Builder. The series covers all of the traditional Alpha content and is made up of fifteen episodes (each under thirty minutes), an introduction to the Alpha day or weekend, as well as training videos.

Run Alpha using the Alpha Film Series today. Watch the trailer >

"The Alpha Film Series is a refreshing, prayer-infused presentation that will reach people in a powerful way."

– Pastor Brad Warne, Abundant Grace International Church, Shanghai.

Why use the Alpha Film Series?

It's free!

It's easy to use; simply press play on your computer and you're all set to go. 

It provides a simple solution to you hosting a live talk, freeing you up to focus on hosting a great Alpha.

It's available in 21 language translations, with 23 more translations currently in production. Contact your National Alpha Office to find out more.


Available languages: Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, Farsi, Hindi, Icelandic, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Portuguese (Latin American), Punjabi, Spanish (Latin American), Tagalog, Tamil, Telegu, Thai, Vietnamese

With the help of Barna Research, we conducted a global and UK study in 2016 and found that out of the 298 churches surveyed from around the world, 93% and 97% rated the Alpha Film Series as Excellent or Very Good, respectively.

Hear what some of the church leaders, guests and hosts have to say about their experiences using the Alpha Film Series:


The Alpha Film Series is presented by Nicky Gumbel, the pioneer of Alpha, Gemma Hunt, a BAFTA award-winning TV presenter, and Toby Flint:


Watch out for the inspiring stories and interviews of people from across all denominations, all around the world. These include:

All the episodes are available to download on Alpha Builder. Click here to watch the first one


Get Involved


#1: Register your Alpha

To view, access and download all episodes and resources of the Alpha Film Series, head over to Alpha Builder.

#2: Train your team

Although Alpha has a simple format, there are a range of resources and training videos designed to help you run the best Alpha possible. This will ensure that all your hosts and helpers feel confident when running a small group. You can find all of the training videos when you register on Alpha Builder.

#3: Invite your guests

A personal invitation is the most effective way to invite someone to try Alpha and every year, churches across the world invite their communities to explore life, faith and meaning on Alpha. 

This year, we have created a new Alpha Invitation 17/18 with exciting new videos, stories and resources that you can use to promote your Alpha to your congregation and community, and to invite people to try Alpha.

The new invitation videos focus on the universal human need to explore. They follow six people from different countries and contexts from all around the world, all with their own story of exploration to share.  Why not play this Who Will You Invite video in your church to get your congregation excited for who they're going to invite to #TryAlpha. Find out more >

#4: Find Support

Contact your National Alpha Office for more information about the Alpha Film Series, Alpha Invitation 17/18, any of our Alpha products, training your team or simply how to run the best Alpha possible.