The Board of Directors of Transcendence Global Media, nfp, are pleased to announce that the 2011 Peace On Earth Film Festival, will once again be hosted by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and will take place at the Chicago Cultural Centers’ Claudia Cassidy Theater, Friday, February 25 through Sunday, February 27, 2011.
The 2011 POEFF will present 30 Official Selections out of a field of 148 international films addressing peace, nonviolence, social justice and an eco-balanced world. On Friday evening the festival will host a Special Presentation of “Radical Disciple, the Story of Father Pfleger”, the filmmakers, Bob Hercules and Keith Walker, will be in attendance for Q&A.
“The Peace On Earth Film Festival was designed to encourage filmmakers to craft films in the genre of peace, nonviolence, social justice and an eco-balanced world, says POEFF Exec Director, Nick Angotti, “yet, we have taken the festival beyond showing films and awarding filmmakers.”
The Festival helps bring Chicago to the forefront of international efforts for peace and environmental recoveries, while bringing together filmmakers, academics and social activists in discussion panels and educational components in addition to the screenings.
The 2011 Peace On Earth Film Festival will once again host 600 students and their teachers in its Student Voices for Peace Showcase on opening day, with selected films to stimulate dialogue on nonviolent solutions and practices which can be introduced into our own communities.
The Chicago Cultural Center is a free venue. There is no charge for the Film Festival.
Chicago Cultural Centers’ Claudia Cassidy Theater, (entrance) 77 E Randolph St.
For information on the POEFF, visit our website: peaceonearthfilmfestival.org or call 773.273.1598.