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Global Peace Film Festival, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Film & Video

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.

Geographic areas served: Central Florida

Programs: Annual film festival in mid/late-September, around the time of the United Nations International Day of Peace (Sept. 21), that runs for six days.The audience has grown annually and now exceeds 5900.  Venues in Orlando and Winter Park, FL.

Community Stories

160 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kelly and Nina screened my film at Rollins College as part of their festival. They programmed the festival thoughtfully and drew an exceptionally savvy crowd to the event. Their connections to the activist and academic communities in Orlando, FL, allowed for dynamic conversation after the screening with a panel of local journalists. I can't wait to submit my next film to their festival.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kelly and Nina are not only top-notch organizers, but they've developed key relationships with non-profits around the Orlando area. This is a perfect fit for social and environmental justice filmmakers. Excellent screening venues, warm hospitality and great opportunities to network. I'm truly grateful for the experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the good fortune to watch movies and also volunteer for GPFF for several years. The movies are thought provoking and give us the global perspective of life. It is doing a great service in the cause of world peace.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to support GPFF! Their consistently relevant, well-curated films are something that I look forward to. Highly recommended!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Global Peace Film Festival exhibits compelling films and arts programming, but, more than that, GPFF provides a hub for community engagement and activity that goes well beyond the mandate of film festivals catering to only to film buffs and cinephiles. GPFF is story and community in action!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I live in New York and have not yet been able to attend the festival in person, but
for several years I have watched and enjoyed many of the festival films made available online.
I'm looking forward to the 2019 festival.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Consistently relevant, well-curated, with so many quality films that I never get to see all of them! A big cultural plus for its Florida host. Please support GPFF...

Kate S.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The festival encompasses a huge range of film and documentary sources across the world - fantastic!

LozBristol

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great way to promote really important messages! The programme is interesting, varied and inspiring.

Previous Stories

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last year was my very first time attending the Global Peace Film Festival. The films I saw were very enlightening and thought-provoking. The events were diverse and fun! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a film festival with a purpose.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Have had the pleasure of screening 2 of my films at the GPFF (Miss Tibet: Beauty i n Exile and Time for Ilhan). This festival is a gem. From its mission to the hospitality extended to the filmmakers, along with the festival staff & audiences' passion, really a unique and special organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We were honored to have our film, "The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bombs" selected for the 2018 Global Peace Film Festival. Nina and Kelly did an outstanding job of planning and executing the event, and their team of volunteers were eager to assist in any way to make it a positive experience. As a filmmaker, I highly recommend this festival. However, more importantly, the GPFF is that rare cultural oasis where films focused on peace and social justice have an opportunity to be shown and discussed. We all need the GPFF to keep up its great work!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great film festival for films trying to make an impact in the world. They chose our film (www.showmedemocracy.com) for the festival and even offered a travel stipend. Excited to see how they get audiences to think how they can take action after seeing documentaries. Will definitely apply again.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What a fantastic festival and group of people! It is clear that the organizers are deeply committed to social justice, diverse perspectives and stories that can further cultural change. There is so much care given to connecting filmmakers and artists to each other and to audiences in the Orlando area. It was a pleasure to screen our film and I hope we have more opportunities to work with GPFF in the future!

1 Joel F.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Being invited to screen two films at the festival solidifies my hope that I make films of inherent social and public value. There are so many festivals out there but only a handful that focus on important subject matter for a higher cause such as The Global Peace Film Festival and it is an honor to screen there. I hope to have many more!

1 Summera H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They go above and beyond the typical film festival experience. It's clear that GPFF lives a mission statement, and that they actively succeed in their vocation of spreading awareness and compassion.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

GPFF is a great organization that presents an annual film festival in and around Winter Park. They are well organized and low key which makes it easy and non-traumatic to submit a film. The venues are perfect for the size audience one would expect. There is ample time for discussion after the screening which allows to discuss items that were not included in the film. I was very grateful that they chose my documentary on Edwin Osgood Grover who was Professor of Books at Rollins for the 2018 festival. https://vimeo.com/209957291

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It was an honor to screen our film, Nothing To Do, at The Global Peace Film Festival. We’ve been to a number of festivals during the past year. GPFF was among the best. It’s well organized with great communication and opportunities to meet other filmmakers and sponsors at mixers and dinners. The audiences (we screened twice) were engaged and we had wonderful post screening discussions. I highly recommend the Global Peace Film Festival.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It was a great festival. I had the pleasure to screen my documentary, An Edited Life, twice during this incredible weekend. What I appreciated the most was the time given at the end of the screening to get to know the audience and answer questions. It is always good to establish a connection with viewers and share the journey with them. I would definitely recommend this festival and hopefully I will come back soon!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization that shows great films, and makes sure they have an impact. Communicates well in advance, sends detailed reports after the screenings. Great work.