Online Screeners Accepted

Good morning All International Filmmakers

We have adjusted our submissions process for the 2017 Peace On Earth Film Festival to include streaming. You may now upload your films for live streaming via Withoutabox or FilmFreeway.

Please Note: if selected for entry into the 2017 Peace On Earth Film Festival we must receive via ground-mail a DVD or Blu-ray (US Region 0 or 1 format ONLY) exactly the same cut as the live stream by February 1, 2017.

For full details, see our Guidelines for Submission.

Thank you,
2017 POEFF Review Committee

2017 POEFF Submissions Are Now Open

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 10, through Sunday, March 12, 2017, and will be hosted by the Music Box Theatre, the premiere venue for independent and foreign films in Chicago.

Submissions for the 2017 POEFF will commence on Monday, July 25 and run through October 10, 2016. We are proud to announce joining with FilmFreeway for 2017 and our continued relationship with Withoutabox as submission partners for the 2017 Peace On Earth Film Festival. For further details see: Guidelines for Submissions.

Submit Your Film

POEFF Partners with O+ Festival

Peace On Earth  Film Festival is pleased to announce partnership with O+: Chicago Festival, (July 8, 9 and 10, 2016) in the presentation of three POEFF Archival films:

A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone*
(USA, Short Documentary – 56 min)
Directed & Produced by Maureen “Mo” Morris,

Winner 2016 POEFF Best Short Documentary

Long before Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry, Edythe Boone embodied that truth as an artist, educator, and great-grandmother. When a deeply personal tragedy ignites a national outcry, everything that Edy has worked for comes into question. A New Color illuminates the social issues of our time and how the work of one woman reverberates throughout a community.

 

Sketch*
(USA, Short Narrative – 21 min)
Directed by Stephen Barton

Winner 2016 POEFF Student Voices for Peace, Most Inspiring Story

Michael is a 12 year old boy with autism. Because of ASD he endures ridicule and rejection from kids in school and his impoverished community. But he puts his curse to work and creates beautiful art with intricate sketches of scenes he sees in his violent world, and the lives of people he doesn’t even know change in profound and significant ways.  

 

UNAFRAID: Voices From the Crime Victims Treatment Center*
(USA, Short Documentary – 44 min)
Directed by Karin Venegas

Selection 2015 POEFF

Set at St. Luke’s Hospital’s pioneering Crime Victims Treatment Center in New York City, this film tells the real stories of four rape survivors and their struggles and ultimate triumphs on the road to healing. Theirs is a story of courage, resilience, and activism.

* with permission of filmmakers

Peace On Earth  Film Festival is pleased to announce partnership with O+: Chicago Festival, (July 8, 9 and 10, 2016) in the presentation of three POEFF Archival films:

A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone*
(USA, Short Documentary – 56 min)
Directed & Produced by Maureen “Mo” Morris,

Winner 2016 POEFF Best Short Documentary

Long before Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry, Edythe Boone embodied that truth as an artist, educator, and great-grandmother. When a deeply personal tragedy ignites a national outcry, everything that Edy has worked for comes into question. A New Color illuminates the social issues of our time and how the work of one woman reverberates throughout a community.

 

Sketch*
(USA, Short Narrative – 21 min)
Directed by Stephen Barton

Winner 2016 POEFF Student Voices for Peace, Most Inspiring Story

Michael is a 12 year old boy with autism. Because of ASD he endures ridicule and rejection from kids in school and his impoverished community. But he puts his curse to work and creates beautiful art with intricate sketches of scenes he sees in his violent world, and the lives of people he doesn’t even know change in profound and significant ways.  

 

UNAFRAID: Voices From the Crime Victims Treatment Center*
(USA, Short Documentary – 44 min)
Directed by Karin Venegas

Selection 2015 POEFF

Set at St. Luke’s Hospital’s pioneering Crime Victims Treatment Center in New York City, this film tells the real stories of four rape survivors and their struggles and ultimate triumphs on the road to healing. Theirs is a story of courage, resilience, and activism.

* with permission of filmmakers