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.
I am proud to support GPFF! Their consistently relevant, well-curated films are something that I look forward to. Highly recommended!
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!
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.
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...
This is a great way to promote really important messages! The programme is interesting, varied and inspiring.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
The goal of this festival is to showcase films with a purpose, films which have at their core the desire to teach and uplight humanity. Each year, the festival is curated with international stories -- sometimes harrowing, sometimes inspirational -- that expose issues that many here in America would not ordinary have the opportunity to learn about. Topics generally include poverty, women's rights, and environmental justice. Because it is located near a college campus, it gives young people an opportunity to open their eyes to current affairs and then bring this material back to their classrooms to open these topics up for further discussion. As an attending filmmaker, I felt the organizers went out of their way to make us feel comfortable, provide us with appropriate lodging opportunities, and open up a variety of events for the filmmakers to come together and share ideas. The Global Peace Film Festival is one of the best film festivals to both attend and to come as a filmmaker to share and speak about your film.
After moving into the community I was introduced to GPFF through the executive director, Nina Streich. Once hearing the excellence and importance of the film festival to this area of the country, especially, I had to volunteer. The quality and diversity of the film programs over the last few years has not only been informative, educational, and beautifully presented, but also have instilled an energy in getting involved at a local and national level. Thus, the success of this festival!