3rd Annual Film For Peace Festival
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A separate sky
Film over 30
Winner: best film over 30 minutes
Winner: best producer
Winner: best actress “Richa Sharma”
or why are angry men angry
Winner: best short
Winner: best actors: Taylor Olson & Peter Sarty
The third harmony
Doc over 30
Michael N. Nagler
Winner: best documentary over 30 minutes
Winner: best documentary under 30 minutes
Winner: best director
Painting by numbers
Winner: best animated short film
1) Principal theme must be of “Peace” – how to achieve it, lessons to be learned to keep this world in a peaceful state.
2) Production values – cinematography, sound design, musical score
3) Quality of acting & direction
Some films had great messages but lacked production values
Others had terrific production values but did not adhere to the theme.
And, of course, some scored very high in both theme and production values.
Very difficult to narrow so many wonderful films down to single winners.
As far as we are concerned, they are all winners!
I would like to thank Karim Mirshahi for initiating this festival 3 years ago.
And a huge thank you to the following judges who took a large chunk of time out of their busy lives to volunteer their talent and services for the benefit of this festival. They did a magnificent job in sorting through all entries from 32 nations around the world.
Satie Narain Simon
COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN:
Canada USA Greece Russia United Kingdom India Netherlands Israel
Spain Australia Jordan Egypt Finland Lebanon Qatar South Africa
Sweden South Korea Taiwan Germany France Iran Pakistan Chile Italy
Poland Bolivia China Macedonia Croatia Turkey
Peace and see you all in 2022 for our 4th Annual Film for Peace Festival.
Frank A. Caruso – Film for Peace, Executive Director & Head Judge
“Film for Peace” is an experiential creative initiative organized by Toronto Waterfront Magazine to address the escalation of violence. You are invited to submit a short film addressing the issue of violence that is informative, inspiring and entertaining. The key component of the festival is to raise awareness of the underlying contributing factors leading to violence, such as bullying, mental health, addictions, social isolation, poverty, rejections of minority groups, etc. Entrants will be judged on their ability to effectively communicate, through the medium of film, potential solutions to achieving sustainable peace as a community. Valuable prizes and scholarships will be available to winning entrants, as judged by the team of volunteers with art and filmmaking backgrounds.
The festival is hosted by Toronto Waterfront Magazine (TWM), located at 20 Bay St., Suite #1100, Toronto, Ontario. Participation in the festival constitutes entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the rules and the decisions of TWM, which are final and binding. Festival entries may be submitted by an individual or by a group. All entrants must complete the “Permission Form.” If the entrant is under the age of 18, the permission form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Entrants will be judged on their ability to effectively communicate, through the medium of film, the issue of violence. We encourage films that introduce potential solutions to achieving sustainable peace as a community.