2015 Peace On Earth Film Festival
The Directors of the Peace On Earth Film Festival, along with the Board of Directors of Transcendence Global Media, NFP, are pleased to announce that the 2015 Peace On Earth Film Festival, will be presented in partnership with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and will take place in the historic Chicago Cultural Center's Claudia Cassidy Theater, beginning Thursday, March 19, through Sunday, March 22, 2015.
SUBMISSIONS for the 2015 Peace On Earth Film Festival will commence on July 10, 2014. For further details see: Guidelines for Submissions.
The 7th Annual PEACE ON EARTH FILM FESTIVAL (POEFF) celebrates and supports independent filmmakers and their work from around the world on the themes of peace, nonviolence, social justice and eco-balance: films within the various modalities of peace genre. Taking place at the historic Chicago Cultural Center, in the heart of Chicago's world-renowned theater district, POEFF aims to contribute to a culture of peace through international cinema, dialogue and programming highlighting individuals on the vanguard of peace activism and social change.
Presenting a program of multi-faceted films, POEFF focuses on reshaping attitudes, encouraging and highlighting nonviolent practices, and opening minds to the possibility of communication, consideration, tolerance and understanding. POEFF features an Opening Night Press Gala, Filmmakers' Panel discussions, Peacemakers' Panel, discussions and a Closing Night Awards Ceremony where exhibiting filmmakers are honored, and category winners receive accolades and cash prizes.
...raising awareness of peace, nonviolence, social justice and an eco-balanced world
Peace On Earth Film Festival (POEFF), the primary project of Transcendence Global Media, NFP, is a not-for-profit festival established to celebrate and encourage the work of independent filmmakers from around the world on the themes of peace, nonviolence, social justice and eco-balance. POEFF aims to contribute to a culture of peace through international cinema, dialogue and programming highlighting individuals on the vanguard of peace activism and social change. POEFF endeavors to enlighten and empower individuals, families, and communities to step out of the ignorance of conflict, violence and divisiveness, into the light of communication, consideration, tolerance and understanding.
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A Step Too Far? A Contemplation of Forgiveness
Directed & Produced by Paul Moorehead
Under the Same Sun
Directed by Sameh Zoabi, Executive Producer, John Marks
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
Directed by Edgar Barens, Produced by Edgar Barens and HBO
Directed by Henry Ian Cusick, Produced by Alorah Kwock and Annie Cusick
The High Five Apprentice
Directed & Animated by Tom Kanter, Produced by Mar Elepano and Sheila Sofian
Stepping Toward the Lion Finding My Story
Directed & Produced by John Lyden
The Ghosts of Jeju
Directed & Produced by Regis Tremblay
Student Voices for Peace
Most Inspiring Story:
Ravi & Jane
Executive Producer & Director, Stuart O'Rourke