Proud Partners of the Peace On Earth Film Festival

The Board of Directors of Transcendence Global Media 501 (c)(3) presents the Annual Peace On Earth Film Festival and its ancillary programming in partnership/collaboration with the following organizations

Hotel Burnham
Since 2010

Consolidated Printing
Our green printer since 2012

The Peace School
Since 2008

Chicago Department of Public Affairs and Special Events
POEFF presented in collaboration, 2010-2016


Partnerships and Associations Emanating of the Annual Peacemakers’ Panel

Each year the Peace On Earth Film Festival provides its Peacemakers’ Panel discussion. Members of the panel are advocates from the Chicago area that amplify the various themes of contributing films. The majority of these partnerships have sustained in subsequent years


  • Restorative and Social Justice Members
    • Sophia H. Hall, Presiding Judge, Juvenile Justice Division Circuit Court Cook
    • Fr. David Kelly, Precious Blood Ministries, RJ Practitioner
    • Martha A. Miles, Supervising Judge, Parentage & Child Support Court
    • Larry E. Sachs, Director of Grants Management Research/Development, Chicago Police Department
    • Colleen F. Sheehan, Judge, Juvenile Justice Division Cook County Circuit Court
    • Robert Spicer, Teacher, Councilor, RJ Practitioner
  • Educators
    • Sarah Elizabeth Ipple, Founder & Executive Chair, School for Global Citizenship
    • Alan L. Gansberg, Dean of Students, Columbia College-Hollywood
    • Brad Parker, Teacher/IB Coordinator, Locke Elementary
    • Antoine Drink, Teacher, Hendricks Elementary School
    • Erin Matthews, Counselor, Kelvyn Park High School
    • Feras Alkhateen, Teacher, Universal Islamic School
  • Other Peacemaker Panel Members whose organizations continue to collaborate with TGM/POEFF
    • James L. Bennett, Director Lambda Legal (focused on LGBT Rights)
    • Karyn Calabrese, Chicago Premier Vegan Restaurateur, Karyn’s Raw
    • Henry Cervantes, The Peace Exchange
    • Dr. Lora Chamberlain, Director, Frack Free Illinois
    • Vincent Emanuele, Founding Member, Iraqi Vets Against War
    • Jennifer Kim, Director, The Peace School
    • David A. Kraft, Director, Nuclear Energy Information Service
    • Mary Jeanne Larrabee, Director of the Peace, Justice & Conflict Studies DePaul University
    • Milos Stehlik, Founder/Director, Facets Multimedia
    • Arne Stieber, Director, Veterans for Peace – Chicago
    • Mark Walsh, Campaign Director, Illinois Council Against Gun Violence


Dialogue for Peace Outreach Programming brought into Chicago Public Schools and Parochial Schools throughout Cook County

Dialogue for Peace Outreach Program (DFP), an in-classroom program for students (7th-12th grades), makes use of festival archival films and dialogue to foster a broadening understanding of peace. The program brings to light the harmful effects of intolerance, aggression, discriminatory language, damage to the environment, etc., while incorporating a diverse array of ideas and perspectives as well as models of courage and positive change. Given how earnestly young people desire to be competent within their relationships and find meaningful, effective ways to express their idealism, there is no limit to the ripple effect as they apply DFP lessons throughout their lives beyond the classroom and DFP sessions.

To date, the DFP single day and the DFP-Extended 15 week/13 film programs have served near 7,500 students in 42 different schools within Cook County.

Partnership Schools

Film Schools and Organizations


Community Movie Night Programming

An Extension of Dialogue for Peace Outreach Programming

The Peace On Earth Film Festival amplifies the festival’s mission throughout the year by presenting community movie nights, utilizing festival films to engage Chicago residents, students, and visitors, in meaningful dialogue that challenges attitudes and beliefs that perpetuate discord, while planting seeds for creating a socially just, non-violent, and eco-balanced world.

The community movie nights are free of charge and are open to the public. Please join us for exceptional films and vibrant dialogue at our next movie night!

CMN – Partnering with the following organizations:

Bring the DFP Community Night to your Community Center or School, call: 773.273.1598


Partnership with O+ Festival: Chicago

On July 9, 2016, Peace On Earth Film Festival partnered with O+ Festival: Chicago, in the presentation of three POEFF Archival films at the Citlalin Gallery Theatre, 2005 S. Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL (Cullerton St – 1 block west of Ashland)

Thank you, director/producers Stephen Barton, Sketch; Maureen “Mo” Morris, A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone; and Karin Venegas, UNAFRAID: Voices From the Crime Victims Treatment Center for generously allowing us to present their respective films in consort with O+ Festival: Chicago.

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