Global Peace Film Festival, Inc.

Rating: 4.92 stars   76 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 1000 Universal Studios Plz Bldg. 22A Orlando FL 32819 USA

Mission: The Global Peace Film Festival was established to utilize the power of the motion picture to further the goal of peace on earth.  The festival draws together filmmakers and filmgoers from all walks of life into a community of people inspired to take action in their daily lives to leave the world a more peaceful place than they found it.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

This Festival far exceeds its resources to provide a film festival that is crucial to giving exposure to filmmakers from around the world that produce films that can go a long way in bring cultural understanding and peace to the world. It brings together different cultures, religions and races that may have harbored certain bias without the exposure to this event. It reaches out the the local youth of the community, as well as the adults, and exposes them to the possibilities.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I was so impressed with everyone at the festival - the organizers, the staff, volunteers and the other filmmakers. The GPFF is one of the best film festivals I have been lucky enough to take part in.
World class!

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2014

Rating: 5 stars  

As a filmmaker dedicated towards creating films that promote, cultivate, and communicate peace, I am beyond impressed with how Global Peace Film Festival has facilitated these real-life actions and the films that promote them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been attending the GPFF for 7 years and joined the board three years ago. Every year the GPFF has great potential to be life changing for not only the persons/places in the movies but just as importantly for the viewer. The many fantastic documentary films are carefully selected each year to inform us, through extremely creative entertainment, about pressing global and local issues. We work to create a platform which makes change not only possible but even easily achievable. Our slogan is "It Starts Here" and how accurate this is. The real kicker in attending such an enjoyable festival is the wonderful ideas of change for a more sustainable and peaceful society, that would earlier have seemed overwhelming, take on a completely different vibe.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Every year I grow more in love with the GPFF. I began attending 4 years ago and really dug the variety and creative message of the documentary films. The festival showcases the genius of these filmmakers. It is extremely thought provoking and entertaining! A great way to see the world behind the scenes of government and propaganda. A great way to learn how much alike we human beings really are even with our upbringing in such diverse cultures. I decided to join the board this past year to bring more awareness to the power of the films selected by the GPFF.

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2013

Rating: 5 stars  

As a member of the Peace and Justice Initiative of Valencia College, I can say that we are so happy to have a partnership with the Global Peace Film Festival. The Festival brings beautiful, inspiring films (and filmmakers) to Orlando every year and I've witnessed individuals feel impacted and ready to take action as a result. More people should acknowledge and support the incredible work of the Global Peace Film Festival--they really are trying to make a difference in Orlando, and in our world.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been attending the Global Peace Film Festival for several years — it's been in Orlando for 12 — and I have always enjoyed the experience.

The festival attracts great films (primarily documentaries) and many of the filmmakers attend and interact with the audience after their screenings. There are also interesting panel presentations and other events outside of the screening schedule.

This festival is an important piece in the cultural fabric of Orlando.

(The only thing holding it back from a 5-star review — I wish it was bigger! I recently joined the board of the festival and hope to expand its reach in 2015.)

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Rating: 5 stars  

GPFF is a fantastic festival. I am never disappointed in the selection of movies, or the professionalism of the event staff. I most appreciate meeting the filmmakers and catching a glimpse into the world of other people through the film selections. This helps keep me "global minded", compassionate, and empathetic. What could be better?

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am not connected to Global Peace Film Festival, but was promoting the International Day of Peace. I was able to attend many of the films and found all of them to be professional and actually better than I expected. Having representatives of the films their to answer question was a terrific bonus. As an action step in response to the information gained from one of the films, I am working on a new project.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is so good that all these stories have a platform. How rarely are important stories heard in the mainstream media? And yet, it is the stories told at the Global Peace Film Festival that inspire, engage and so create change. It's great to know its there, and great that it's there as a showcase.

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