The 2020 International Peace & Film Festival combines the excitement of film with an art exhibit, fashion expo, guest speakers and cultural exchange to promote peace through art. IPFF will be held in Orlando Florida and will include an award ceremony at the festival conclusion. Plans also include outings and mixers for attending filmmakers, artists and volunteers.
Take a look at the last festival:
Video for the 2018 Festival: https://youtu.be/MpD2eQan8QA
View 2018 Winners Trailer: https://youtu.be/r5m-No62EGw
Festival Magazine: https://peacefestival.us/magazine/
Festival Channel: https://peacefestival.us/ipfftv/

About the Fashion Expo: Known as "Izuminka" the Euro fashion show features a runway exhibit of national costumes and collections from local designers, stylists and models.

Video of Izuminka in 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMX45LwV3K0

What to expect if your film is selected:
- Selection announcements via press release with film details on PeaceFestival.us/Social Media
- Screenings in a modern theater.
- Mixers and receptions for attending filmmakers and VIP guests.
- Off-site adventures in the surrounding Orlando tourism districts.
- Awards ceremony + International Costume Fashion Show
- An art exhibition where art is in progress, as well as completed works
- Guest speakers with expertise in world interest topics (Ecology, Health, Art, Science)
- 100% Non-Political environment.

The synergy in the peace and film events will be unlike any other festival as it brings creativity and art together with a purpose for all humankind.

**No waivers or sponsorship are available**
Films are selected based on their fit with the festival theme of peace and creativity. Free admission is possible during the early bird phase only. 90% of our films are admitted during this time.

Notice: If your film contains excessive violence, harsh language or frequent nudity, please reconsider if this is right the festival for your work. We're a family show where children may be in the audience. All transactions are final without refund. Exceptions can be made, at the judge's discretion regarding the length of films or their content. The decision of the judges is final and not open to negotiation or appeal.

Read before submitting!
We endeavor but do not guarantee to watch all films in entirety. If a film gets flagged for violence, endangerment to children or animals, excessive nudity, harsh language or crude subject matter, it will be disqualified from the competition without refund. We also with to allow equal opportunity for all film makers, and will disqualify participants who submit excessive works, or works of poor or unfinished quality.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES
· International Narrative - Less than 120 minutes
· International Documentary less than 60 minutes
· Short Documentary - Less than 15 Minutes
· Shorts (Narrative and Documentary) Less than 30 Minutes
· Student Shorts - Less than 30 Minutes
· Student Films under 50 minutes
· Music Video - Less than 6 minutes
· Trailer/Commercial - Less than 5 minutes

AWARDS
IPFF offers several awards during the festival season including Ambassador of Peace, Avant Garde, Enlightenment, Essence, Rising Star, Best Screenplay, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and numerous Judges Choice awards. Awards are established to highlight notable individuals in film and diplomacy.

Ambassador of Peace
The Ambassador of Peace is awarded to the film that illustrates the tangible engagement of peace. It is the highest award of the festival.

Avante Garde
Avant Garde is awarded to the film with highest level of technical achievement used to present a story.

Enlightenment Award
The Award of Enlightenment is assigned to the films which best explore and document a cultural art, lifestyle or history.

Essence Award
Essence is awarded to the top film in the shorts category. The award recognizes the films ability to creatively convey an idea in minimal time.

Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award is given to the top four performers in the the student film category. Awards are presented for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Screenplay.

Standard Awards
Awards are given comprehensively for Best Screenplay, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Lead Actor and Best Supporting Actor.

Judges Choice Awards
Each judge on the panel is permitted the option to award a single "Choice Award" to any film of their choosing.

PRIZES
Prize amounts will be announced based on sponsorship and support for the festival.

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for consideration:
• Entrants must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements as stated above.
• Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted.

ENTRY MATERIALS*
All entries must include the following:
1. An online official "Entry Form" properly completed.

2. An online digital entry from FIlmFreeway.com or web link, including password if needed, to an online store of the film.

-If you fail to provide a viewing password to access your film, it will be skipped and dropped from the competition.

3. Note: It is Entrant’s sole responsibility to ensure all ENTRY MATERIALS are submitted electronically within the deadline window as stated on the official selection notification. Entrants may email info@peacefestival.us to find out if the Festival received the submission.

*Entry materials will not be returned and will be destroyed or discarded by the Festival.

MULTIPLE ENTRIES
Each entered film must be submitted electronically as an MP4 or on its own DVD(s) and accompanied by its own completed “Entry Form”; please do not send a compilation DVD composed of works for separate entries.

IF YOUR WORK IS SELECTED
If your work is selected, you must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the Festival:
1. You must execute a release agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at IPFF; (ii) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at IPFF; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless the International Peace & Film Festival, Aurous Publishing, its management partners, 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 IPFF.

2. You must deliver to the address(es) designated by the Festival
(i) one exhibition copy of the invited work; (online via FilmFreeway.com is preferred)
(ii) have a second exhibition copy, if your film is in competition (to accommodate juror screenings) if requested;
(iii) additional exhibition copies, if requested by the Festival (to allow for multiple screenings at more than one venue).
o All exhibition copies that are hand delivered must be on a USB thumb drive in MP4 format.

3. You must provide a properly completed and signed official IPFF “Film Information Form” including all press and publication assets as specified in the “Materials Checklist”.

Overall Rating
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  • kirsten gainet

    Great Film Festival! Thank you so much!

    May 2018
  • Bill Sandidge

    An excellent concept for a festival and outstanding support for filmmakers.

    January 2018
  • zarko sebik

    Excelent festival. Very good cooperation with the organizers. Thanks.

    January 2018
  • Alex Afshar

    I´m very happy that my short film "HUMANS" was both accepted and also nominated to "Ambassador of peace award" which is the highest award of the festival.

    January 2018
  • Fantastic Festival! Very well organized! I can highly recommend it. I will definitely submit there again! Loved the Award Ceremony! Thank you for the wonderful experience!

    January 2018