Submitted by andreameyer on September 24, 2013 – 14:02
October 1, 2013
PEACE ON EARTH FILM FESTIVAL
Chicago, Illinois – USA
March 6 to 9, 2014
In the Spotlight today is the 6th Annual Peace on Earth Film Festival (POEFF), honoring feature-length and short-form films that promote peace as a possibility in a world so often wrought with conflict. For years, POEFF has brought together filmmakers of all backgrounds and experience levels, sparking bold new ideas and peaceful solutions while helping to launch and nurture meaningful, enriching careers in big-screen storytelling. It all unfolds in Chicago, a city that regularly proves ideal for a celebration of diverse ideas and narratives about conflict resolution.
POEFF proudly stands with a mission of showcasing films that promote non-violence, social justice, and an eco-balanced planet. Topics addressed and discussed at POEFF are some of the most important of our time: human rights, food deserts, neighborhood violence, domestic abuse, bullying, world politics, climate change, and more. Filmmakers who participate in POEFF frequently return, year after year, not only because they have an interest in great films, but also because they have an interest in great people.
Several films at POEFF — including Living for 32 and Admissions — have subsequently made their way onto the shortlist at the Academy Awards and have secured expansive platforms on which to spread their respective messages. Last year’s celebration included the U.S. debut of The Other Side of the Mountain, the first collaboration between the United States and North Korea — and the debut film of writer-producer Joon Bai, a native of North Korea.
October 1, 2013 – Late Deadline
For more on this story, visit: Peace on Earth Film Festival Call for Entries | UFVA.