The Directors of the Peace On Earth Film Festival, along with the Board of Directors of Transcendence Global Media, NFP, are pleased to announce the Selected Films for the 10th Annual Peace On Earth Film Festival (POEFF) presented March 9th – March 11th, at the newly renovated Davis Theater, in Lincoln Square – Chicago.
The 34 international films of the 2018 POEFF celebrate the work of filmmakers from around the world – 11 different countries – on the themes of peace, nonviolence, social justice and eco-balance: films within the various modalities of peace genre. 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.
Submissions for the 10th Annual Peace On Earth Film Festival are now closed.
Thank you to filmmakers worldwide that submitted their powerful and courageous works with us.
We will announce Official Selections into the 2018 Peace On Earth Film Festival on or about December 10th.
The 10th Annual Peace On Earth Film Festival (POEFF) will be held at the newly renovated Davis Theater in Lincoln Square (Chicago, IL) from Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11, 2018.
Join us to celebrate and support 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. Join us, as we aim 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 presents a program of multi-faceted films, focused 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, Peacemakers’ Panel, and One on One discussions with filmmakers and activists, and a Closing Night Awards Ceremony where exhibiting filmmakers are honored, and category winners receive accolades and cash prizes.
Discover that “Peace is Reel” and documented as doable.
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 2018 Peace On Earth Film Festival, coming in mid-March at a venue in Chicago.
Submissions for the 2018 POEFF will commence on Tuesday, June 20 and run through September 20, 2017. We are proud to announce our continued relationship with FilmFreeway and Withoutabox submission partners for the 2018 Peace On Earth Film Festival. For further details see: Guidelines for Submissions.
Beyond the Wall (USA, 75 min)
- Directed by Jenny Phillips & Bestor Cram
Mango Dreams (USA, India, 93 min)
- Directed by John Upchurch
Three Boats (three documentary poems) (USA, 12 min)
- Directed by Irina Patkanian
iWITNESS (Greece, 8 min)
- Directed by Georgios Mastrakoulis
A Bold Peace (USA, Costa Rica, 90 min)
- Directed by Matthew Eddy & Michael Dreiling
The Little Dictator (Israel, 29 min)
- Directed by Nurith Cohn
Dividing Line of Chicago (USA, 9 min)
- Directed by Students from Free Spirit Media at North Lawndale College Prep
Ubuntu: The Peace Exchange in South Africa (USA, S. Africa, 14 min)
- Produced by Chad Rispalje & Jessica Work (Free Spirit PRO)
Student Voices for Peace Awards
Student Voices for Peace Showcases are held on Thursday (middle school) and Friday (high school) mornings of the festival. The students screen Official Selections that the POEFF Teacher Advisory Panel has recommended to the festival directors for students in 7th – 12th grades. The students share dialogue on each film then cast their votes for the Student Choice Award for Most Inspiring Story.
A special category that the festival directors created 5 years ago to recognize short and feature documentaries that expose a subject that has received little or no media or public attention, but that shares a potent message, and a clear demonstration that change is needed and is possible.