The 2nd annual INTERNATIONAL PEACE FESTIVAL (IPF) and FILM FOR PEACE FESTIVAL (FFP) will be presented free at Artscape (585 Dundas St. E., Toronto, Ontario) and also as a free live-streamed three-day event September 18 to September 20, 2020!

The online event will be streamed through YouTube and available at www.internationalpeacefestival.com and will be accessible worldwide. All listed times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -04:00).

“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.

Karim Mirshahi…………………………….Festival Founder & Judge
Frank Caruso………………………………..Executive Director & Head Judge
Mark Ironside...............…………………Technical Director

KEY JUDGES
Angelica (Angela Johnson)
T.C. Frantz
Erwin Sniedzins
Ross Monroe
Satie Narain-Simon
Shirin Tobie-Paul
Ella Muzak
Kalman Szegvary

Valuable prizes and scholarships will be available to winning entrants.

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.