Bridge of Peace is the online film festival.
We created the Bridge of Peace Film Festival in France in order to focus the audience's attention on the pressing problems of humanity, in order to seek and find an answer to the question of how to live in a world without wars, without oppression, how to learn to respect the traditions and culture of other peoples, how to preserve nature and its diversity for new generations.

International Film Festival "Bridge of Peace" is a competition of documentary and fiction films. The purpose of the 2022 Festival is to support the creative searches of young filmmakers, to promote national feature films, films on ecology, history and ethnography in order to improve mutual understanding between people living in different countries and having different cultural origins.

The festival is held 2 times a year: in April and in December.

The main topics of films in the competition program in April: ecology, climate, children, health, education, culture, ethnic groups, peoples of the world, history, archeology, geography, geopolitics, war, migration and social issues.

The main topics of films in the program in December: short and long films for children and parents, Christmas, travelling, people of the world, animations for children, art and culture for peace.

The Bridge of Peace Film Festival is an online event. Organizer of the "Bridge of Peace" film festival is the "ART SANS FRONTIERES - PONT DE LA PAIX" nonprofit association, located in France.

Organizer's address: "ART SANS FRONTIERES - PONT DE LA PAIX", 78 avenue des Champs-Elysées, bureau 562, 75008 Paris, France.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
The awards goes to the director (or directors)

1. Main Award – BRIDGE OF PEACE Grand Prix

2. Art as the Ideal of Peace

3. Best Animation Award

4. Best Debut Animation Award

5. Best Debut Documentary Award

6. Best Debut Short Film Award

7. Best Ecolo Documentary Award

8. Best Ethno Documentary Award

9. Best Documentary Award

10. Best Short Film Award

11. Award for Films Reflecting War and Aftermath

12. Audience award
The audience votes for the best film from any section of the BRIDGE OF PEACE The winner receives the Audience Award. No cash prize is involved.

PLEASE NOTE: If there are fewer than 4 films in a given category, no award will be granted in that category.

Within the framework of the "Bridge of Peace" Festival the following are held:
1.Competition program for short films with the main themes of ecology, ethnography, history: for documentary (short or full-length, fiction full-length and short films from around the world, animation. World, European and international premieres. All films must be provided with subtitles in English or French.
2.Competition program "Film Debut": for documentary and fiction short films (30 minutes or less) from around the world on the subject of the Film Festival.
3. The "Happy Childhood" Film Competition Program for Children: - for full-length and short films from all over the world, for children and their parents.
4.For registration of participation of a film in the competition, a fee is charged:
15 euros - submission of a documentary,
25 euros - short film submission,
35 euros - submission of full-length film,
20 euros - submission of films for children,
20 euros - submisiion of animation for children.

5.In case of postponement or cancellation of the current edition of the Festival, the organizers will automatically invite a qualified film to the next edition of the Festival. Rightholders who do not agree with this are entitled to a refund of the application fee if they notify the organizers within four weeks of the postponement / cancellation announced.
6.Producers of films participating in all competitive programs undertake, in the event of a release or release of a film in circulation on DVD, to put on all advertising and DVD media a mention of the film's participation in the “Bridge of Peace” Festival competition and are obliged to use the official logo of the Festival and the exact wording awards recorded in the prize-winner's diploma, mentioning the International Film Festival “Bridge of Peace” (year).
7. If a decision is made to include a film in the Festival program, by receiving an official invitation, along with confirmation of participation, it is necessary to send documentation, information and promotional materials to the Directorate in accordance with the registration form of the Festival participant (Registration card) within the timeframes determined by the Directorate of the Festival and indicated in it.
8. Documentation and materials for the film-participant of the main competition program for full-length films must be provided with:
- a copy of the national film certificate (UNF);
- a copy of the rental certificate (PU);
- a signed Agreement on the transfer of rights to public performance (display) of an audiovisual work with the copyright holder indicated in the national film certificate (UNF) or rental certificate (PU), issued by the authorized body and valid at the time of the Festival;
- materials for the catalog (synopsis in English and French, biography and filmography of the director in English and French, photograph of the director, photographs or slides of frames from the film, the main characters of the film) - preferably close-ups;
- trailer for use in advertising, image, presentation purposes;
- Cutting a film for use in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Festival (without the presence of scenes of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and non-love scenes, and scenes of violence in accordance with the age limit 0+);
- materials for the Festival website (press release, photographs / slides / frames from the film, the main characters of the film - close-ups).
9. Documentation and materials for a film-participant in the competition program of short films must be provided within:
- a copy of the national film certificate (UNF);
- a copy of the rental certificate (PU);
- a signed Agreement on the transfer of rights to public performance (display) of an audiovisual work with the copyright holder indicated in the national film certificate (UNF) or rental certificate (PU), issued by the authorized body and valid at the time of the Festival;
- materials for the catalog (synopsis in English and French, biography and filmography of the director in English and French, photograph of the director, photographs / slides / frames from the film, the main characters of the film - close-ups);
- materials for the Festival website (press release in English and French, photographs / slides / frames from the film, the main characters of the film - close-ups).
10. At the same time, all copies of films submitted to the Festival for film screening must be an exact copy transferred by the national Ministry of Culture, as a legal copy, in accordance with the procedure and conditions for depositing films upon receipt of a distribution certificate.
If other copies of films are provided to the Festival than described above, all responsibility for violations of the law lies only with the representative of the film (copyright holder).
Copies of films selected for the competition and official programs of the Festival must not contain any advertising materials attached to the film. If available, the Organizing Committee of the Festival reserves the right not to show the film and demand another copy.
Copies of films selected for the competitive and official programs of the Festival must be submitted before March 15, 2022.
Within the framework of the Festival, films of a competitive or any other program may be shown no more than 5 (five) times without the written permission of the film producer or his authorized representative.
11.Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of all articles of these Regulations.
12. The results of participation in the competition will be announced on April 24, 2022. If there are no restrictions on holding public events from May 10 to May 30, a public ceremony will be organized in France to award the winners of the competition program of the "Bridge of Peace" film festival with the presentation of the corresponding awards to the winners.

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  • It was a privilege and honour to participate in this festival. It was a wonderful experience for my team and I!

    January 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Nouzanin,
    Thank you for your feedback. Hope to see your new animations soon.

  • Antonio Maria Castaldo

    I was delighted that my short film Giulia e il Capoposto was selected to be a part of this festival. They friendly staff provided excellent communication. I am very happy- especially when I learned that the film received the onorable mention. It was very thrilling, and I look forward to submitting more films in the future to this lovely, event. Thank you so much!

    January 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Antonio,
    Films about art are very important because art brings people together and unites people, teaches humanism and enlightens souls. Thank you for this wonderful work.

  • Malka Shabtay

    this festival is something else...there is an overall ideology of diversity and promoting awareness and peace in our world...great variety of films from all over the world and in every jenere...you get a feeling of a real festival, through the daily program...and above all wonderfull friendly and efficient communication by festival director,,,and a way to film market in cannes...truely a festival to be part off...thank you so much for the award i recieved for my film NAFKOT - BEST ETHNO DOCUMENTARY FILM...

    January 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Malka,
    We really appreciate for your kind feedback.
    Good luck in Cannes!

  • GITTOES FILMS

    Wonderful to be part of this very important, proactive and forward thinking festival that is also a PEACE MOVEMENT that fully appreciates to crucial role that the arts and communication play in creating world wide PEACE. Thank you on behalf of all our beautiful and talented friends and family from May Block and South Side Chicago. Director Dr George Gittoes AM Sydney Peace Prize, Centenary Medal, Basel Shehadeh Award for Social Justice Syracuse, Hon Member of the Peacekeeper Peace maker Veterans Association of Australia.

    January 2023
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    Response from festival:

    The festival needs such serious and realistic films. People should know more about what is happening in the world and in the neighboring quarter, think about how to make this world kinder.

  • Boudra Ali

    It was a great edition, we are happy that our film got a mention , many thanks to all the festival members and the jury.

    January 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you and welcome to our Peace Bridge Festival in April!