We are an IMDB qualifying film festival that has been featured in Variety, IMDB news just to name a few. This year we celebrate our 10th year our Cannes Program of Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative & New Generation In Action (Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC to the United Nations) provides a unique opportunity to receive exposure, promotions, and exhibition for "films of purpose." We also celebrate year round global partnerships and initiatives.

A.F.I. World Peace Initiative Cannes celebrates it's 10th year. The overall goal is to promote compelling “films of purpose," and help the life of the films. Success stories includes, Two time Oscar winner Barry Alexander Brown's "Son of The South" Executive Produced by Oscar winner Spike Lee, "Living In the Future's Past," starring Jeff Bridges, "From Above" starring Danny Glover and Graham Greene, and a partnership with Filmfestivals.com.

Films that are a priority but not limited too are: social justice, environmental, wildlife/conservation, world peace, and family dramas. We also recognize that there are films which are outside these categories which are still masterfully produced and can be included in our program as well.

Short Documentary
Feature Length Documentary
Narrative Shorts
Narrative Feature Films
Music Videos
Cell Phone Cinema (Humanitarian)

Guaranteed Distribution through Greta Joanne Entertainment (Theatre Engagements or Organizational, PPV, VOD, on-line platforms, international TV) contract must be signed upon acceptance into program (some fees may apply for partners).

Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative and filmmakers featured and seen on:

Yahoo Movie News
India Times
Indian Show Biz Article
French Press
Irish Press
Daily Record UK
Scotsman.com Evening News
Scotland Television
Kilkenny People
Camilla Stein Review
The Irish Examiner
Deadline UK News
East Hampton Star
East Hampton Press
Southampton Press

Past Participants have been from:

United States
United Kingdom
Africa (Continent) Egypt, Cameroon, Senegal, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, South Africa,
Ghana, Madagascar
New Zealand
Abu Dhabi, Dubai UAE


Please note that we are not affiliated with the Cannes Film Festival in any way, shape or form. Our organization hosts events during the Cannes Film Festival to work in conjunction with the influx of film industry professionals which congregate in Cannes during this time of year. We are in no way responsible or have any authority over your garnering a Cannes Film Festival accreditation badge, which must be paid for by you (if you wish to enter area's run by the CFF) and is not covered in this package. If you are excepted to receive an award you must be present for the program at Festival de Cannes in addition to purchase tickets for our Royal World Peace & Tolerance Gala, and Royal World Peace and Tolerance Forum Day.

All films will accepted or submitted (may) at the discretation of the AFI/WPI Festival Committee participate in international outreach programs and or partnership. Also Official Selections may be made available for on-line hybrid virtual events in our year round programming.

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Music Video
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best World Peace Relations
Best Comedy
World Peace Advocacy Award
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Avant-Garde Film
Karl Bardosh Cell Phone Cinema (Humanitarian Award)
Best Screenplay

* Signature award Certificate Signed and Finalized by Founder (emailed) and laurels
* Opportunity for Film Distribution on unique platforms
* 30 Minute Consultation with film veteran on future projects
* Post Press Inclusion

Films must be complete and be willing to participate in an on-line platform.

To be eligible for consideration:

Entrants must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements.
Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted.

All entries must include the following:

On-line screeners only. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission, without refund of any kind, which does not arrive at the shipping destination within the deadline window selected by Entrant. ALL FILES if selected must be sent digital.

*Entry materials will not be returned

If your work is selected, you must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the Organization: You must execute a release agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative ; (ii) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative , its parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at AFI World Peace Initiative. You must deliver to the address(es) designated by the Festival (i) two exhibition copies of the invited work; All exhibition copies must be delivered in the manner our Production team advises. This includes BluRay, or HD Cam or digital file (.Mov)

You must provide a properly completed and signed official Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative “Film Information Form” including all press and publication assets as specified in the “Materials Checklist”.

Works invited to participate will be shown in the section determined most appropriate by programmers, in their sole discretion and are made available through on-line streaming platforms and for future streaming applicable by AFI World Peace Initiative.

No film will be selected unless the filmmaker agrees to participate in the on-line screening platforms.

Overall Rating
  • Loved my experience with you guys, thanks for the win. I am proud to be a winner in a festival that’s helping us get our voices heard all the way at Cannes amongst big film releases. Feels great, thanks for all you’re doing for new filmmakers.

    July 2020
  • Thank you, dear festival. It is very strange that your festival does not have a site yet and does not announce the names of the selected ones.

    July 2020
  • Joosung Kwon

    This Festival is a scam. Didn't hear from the once.

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    Dear Joosung Kwon,
    Your film was selected and notified via film freeway on Feb.18. 2019. You have an important film that certainly fits in our agenda. Regretfully we did not hear from you here. Your film can still work within our global platforms, and we look forward to your future participation’s in our program of events. We will send you an email in regards to the next steps so we can exhibit your great message. We apologise that you did not know via the acceptance here which showed you were notified, you may have overlooked or a general error. Nevertheless, let’s continue to use our voices to spread world peace.
    Kind Regards,
    A.F.I. World Peace Initiative

  • Susan Kucera

    Very happy we submitted, proud winners of two awards in Cannes !

    June 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Susan Kucera, we are proud of you and your film. Certainly we look forward to your continued success.

  • Nasser Aldhaheri

    It is very important film festival
    Friendly helpful and interesting
    I am very great full
    Thank you for all

    May 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Nasser Aldhaheri. Certainly we are proud our your film and proud of the success your film has received. May you continue to flourish and do great work!