About Us

…raising awareness of peace, nonviolence, social justice and an eco-balanced world

The Peace on Earth Film Festival (POEFF) is the primary project of 501(c)(3) – non-for-profit Transcendence Global Media, NFP. The POEFF was established to celebrate and encourage the work of independent filmmakers from around the globe on the themes of peace, nonviolence, social justice and an eco-balanced world. POEFF invites filmmakers’ challenging perspectives on issues such as human rights, neighborhood violence, food deserts, domestic violence, bullying, war, world politics, environment, economics and more, while presenting alternatives of peace from all cultural perspectives. Through the power of motion pictures, POEFF endeavors to enlighten and empower individuals, families and communities to step out of the ignorance of conflict, violence and divisiveness into the light of communication, compassion and understanding.

Volunteer Production Team

Nick Angotti Executive Director/Co-Founder/Review Committee

Veteran SAG actor of 25 years, holds a BFA in Acting/Directing from University of WI-Milwaukee, Master of Religious Studies, and a Doctorate of Divinity from the Emerson Theological Institute of Oakhurst, CA, for his dedicated pursuit of peace, nonviolence, social justice, and his efforts through community outreach to fulfil this purpose. He established Transcendence Global Media, to present the Peace on Earth Film Festival, as well as other media ventures to plant seeds toward building a culture of peace and nonviolence for all humanity.


Milissa Pacelli Director/Co-Founder/Review Committee

Over twenty-four years professional production experience, including producing, directing and managing nationally recognized professional touring children’s theatre company. Produced and directed several educational video productions, co-wrote and co-produced Jeff Award-nominated commercial production of The Quiet Man Tales (Chicago Theatre Downstairs, 2009), created, co-wrote and piloted educational outreach programs for the Circuit Court of Cook County and Peace On Earth Film Festival; MFA Acting, U of I, Urbana-Champaign, BA Acting, NIU.


Alyson Angotti Marketing Director

Over 15 years of experience in Sales and Marketing, specializes in finding new sources of revenue and growth for companies of all sizes. Named one of the Top100 Retail Professionals by Retails Magazine in 2005, professional experience has been focused in brand development, media planning, public relations, web design, print and online marketing; BS in Marketing and Promotions, Chicago Academy of Merchandising and Design.

Emily Waters Submissions Coordinator



Collin Ashmead-Bobbitt Review Committee



Ryan Saunders Site Admin

Over five years experience as a web developer and graphic designer. Ryan currently works for Pearson as a Developer, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Multimedia and Web Design from The International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College, Chicago.


Clayton Monical Co-Founder

Ten years professional experience in video production and advertising design, four time award-winning producer, two time award-winning screenwriter. Clayton currently works for Image Base as a Producer, Director and Editor on many projects for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media Production from The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago.

Brad LaMar Co-Founder

Multifaceted, innovative producer and web developer with experience in video editing and graphic design. Adept leader and project manager with the ability to lead multiple projects and roles. Leveraged broad knowledge base to assist in positioning IndieFlix as a cutting-edge, video streaming service offering the best in foreign and independent films. Completed projects for clients including Sesame Street and The History Channel. Strong IT background with a proven track record of developing and installing IT infrastructure.


Timothy Hari

Mary Bauer

Claire Everett

Martha Pacelli



Collin Ashmead-Bobbitt

Wanda Carter & R. Ken Turner of Little Skillet Productions

Get Involved!

The Peace on Earth Film Festival is an all-volunteer Film Festival.

We are in need of people like you to volunteer and help out to make this great festival work. It takes a lot of effort and dedication to make a festival run, from promotion and advertising to ushering and clean-up. We need YOU.

Please email us at: volunteers@peaceonearthfilmfestival.org.

If you have a special area of interest, or dedicated skills, please make that known when emailing us.

Specialized Skills we are looking for: Promotion, Advertising, Media, Clerical, Web-Research, Photography, Videotaping, Twittering… or any other specialized talent that you feel could be of assistance to the festival.

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