Festival Information

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 2016 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 3, through Sunday, March 6, 2016.

Admission is free and open to the public.

ALDs for the hearing-impaired are available for the Peace On Earth Film Festival. To insure availability, please reserve the equipment by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Voice: 312.744.6630; TTY: 312.744.2947.

Directions to the Festival

Metra and CTA Trains and Buses stop within a block of the Chicago’s Cultural Center.

Check here for schedules:



Please arrive early, as Admission is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. POEFF is a project of Transcendence Global Media, NFP – an Illinois non-for-profit and a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. The event is run on donations and volunteer work.

Yes! Your Donations will also help to fund monetary awards given to filmmakers working to change public discourse on peace, nonviolence, social justice and an eco-balanced world. Donations are tax-deductible. Please visit the Donations page for more information.

Please be patient, someone will get back to you as soon as possible. You may also contact us by email: info@peaceonearthfilmfestival.org

POEFF is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization and we require funds to allow us to make this event possible. Submission fees help defer the cost of venue, programs, advertising and promotion, to name but a few. We recommend that you submit your film along with the fee so that your film can have the same attention and consideration afforded other filmmakers.

All results will be posted on this website around December 10, 2015. We will also contact you via email.

Yes! Please check out our Filmmakers page for more information.

Yes. Donations from sponsorships will be awarded to the Best Narratives and Best Documentaries both feature length and short; Best Animation; and Best Student Film. There is also a special award, the Student Choice Award, voted on by students attending the Student Voices for Peace Showcase on Friday morning of the festival weekend.

Yes! Please check out our Volunteer page for more information.

Please email us at info@peaceonearthfilmfestival.org This email address is being protected from spambots. You need to have JavaScript enabled to view it. In your email let us know if you would like to be considered as a volunteer to help implement your idea.

The 2016 POEFF venue is at the Chicago Cultural Center, which is a FREE VENUE, open to the public. Seating is on a first come – first seated basis, there is NO RESERVED SEATING in this venue.

The Peace On Earth Film Festival is neither affiliated nor sponsored by Universal Studios