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FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES PEACE WITHOUT BORDERS
Fifth Annual Global Peace Film Festival Presents Films from Around the World
September 26 – 30 in Orlando, FL
The FIFTH ANNUAL GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL will take place at locations in Orlando and Winter Park beginning on September 26th through September 30th. The venues include CityArts Factory in downtown Orlando, the Orlando Science Center in Loch Haven Park and in several sites on Rollins College’s campus in Winter Park.
This year’s festival is the biggest yet, presenting seventy feature films and shorts telling powerful stories from 20 countries along with a series of panel discussions and community outreach programs. K-12 students from Orange County Public Schools present artwork that will be displayed in Orlando’s City Hall. The theme of the exhibit is “How Peace Grows” and students from Timber Creek and Jones High Schools will take field trips to see specially selected films.
Other panels discussions will be held at Rollins College on subjects: “Making Films That Make a Difference,” “Peace Pitch” – presentation of a work-in-progress and discussion of the challenges of documentary filmmaking in the field, and “What is Peace?” The Central Florida Association of Black Journalists & Broadcasters presents the “Media Day of Dialogue” on Saturday from 10am – 1pm, examining where bias exists and its effect on our everyday lives.
The Orlando Science Center is host to a series of environmental films and a special panel discussion about oceans conservation with Jan Cousteau and Dr. Noel Brown, former director of the U.N. Environmental Programme (2pm, Sat. 9/29).
Tickets for individual films at the Global Peace Film Festival are $8. They are available at the festival box office located in the Q Gallery in the CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave., on the festival and Red Chair Project websites (www.peacefilmfest.org; www.redchairproject.com), and at the door prior to screenings. Festival passes are $99 and $199 and include access to all screenings in all locations. For schedule information, see the website: www.peacefilmfest.org.
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