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.
The directors of the Peace On Earth Film Festival and the board of its non-profit, Transcendence Global Media, NFP, are pleased to announce that we have retained Maggie O’Keefe to support our efforts in providing you and the 2017 POEFF with the best in Social Media Coverage.
A look ahead to the 2017 Peace On Earth Film Festival. This year’s festival kicks off on Friday, March 10th at the Music Box Theatre.
The directors of the Peace On Earth Film Festival and the board of its non-profit, Transcendence Global Media, NFP, are pleased to announce that we have retained Garnier Public Relations to support our efforts in providing you and the 2017 POEFF with the best in press relations.
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 2017 Peace On Earth Film Festival, Friday, March 10th, through Sunday, March 12th, will be held at the Music Box Theatre, the premiere venue for independent and foreign films in Chicago.
Tickets will go on sale February 10th, 2017.
Student Voices for Peace Education Outreach, an ALL FREE program for Chicago school students is being held in the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater (2nd floor-north) on Thursday, March 9th, 2017. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is co-presenting the screenings for the Student Voices for Peace program. Download Flier (PDF).
The 9th 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. 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.