2020 Submissions

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Submit to the 2020 Global Peace Film Festival via FilmFreeway

***In these uncertain times, we’ve seen film festivals large and small cancel, postpone and now plan online editions. Our hearts go out to our peers at the festivals that had already confirmed their programs and the filmmakers whose work has been submitted and/or accepted at these festivals, only to have to make drastic, last minute changes.

Along with other festivals scheduled for the fall, we are planning for a full festival experience. But we know that things will not return to the way they were even a month ago so, while we are looking at all the ways to present the festival in person, we know this may not possible. We are therefore preparing, if necessary, to be able to move the the entire festival online, with filmmaker Q&As and other content.***


The Global Peace Film Festival is story and community in action. Through collaboration with activists, civic groups, educators and creators, we program the festival to strengthen community bonds, encourage direct engagement with vital issues, and to reshape divisive narratives using film and the arts toward a more respectful, peaceful world. 


We are seeking narrative feature films, feature length documentaries, animated and short films (narrative, documentary and animation) on the issues of:

  • Global Peace/Activism
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Social Inequality (Class, Race, Gender, Mobility, Age, etc.)
  • LGBTQ+
  • Women's Rights/Women's Issues
  • Interfaith/Philosophy/Religious Tolerance
  • Environment/Environmental Justice
  • Climate Change/Sustainable Energy/Economic Policy
  • Fair Trade/New Business Models
  • Food & Water Security and Related Issues
  • Aging
  • Music and the Arts
  • Human Trafficking/Slavery
  • Community Mediation
  • Youth as Change Agents
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Comedy/Satire
  • Sports and Recreation