The History of the Global Peace Film Festival

The Global Peace Film Festival is an annual event that has been held in Orlando, Florida since 2003. From the beginning, the goal has been to promote peace and environmentalism through the medium of film. The festival has showcased over 800 films from around the world, including documentaries, narrative full lengths, and short films. The festival has also featured panel discussions with filmmakers, special guests, and local activists who educate attendees about the power of film in promoting peace and well-being. The festival’s mission goes beyond anti-war and often touches on more personal well-being that’s reflected in the lives of individuals and communities.

The Global Peace Film Festival is anchored around The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”), September 21st, 4-5 days in Orlando, Florida. In recent years, since the global COVID-19 pandemic, GPFF added a virtual film festival the week following the live festival, now showcasing an entirely different lineup of films.

For more information about the festival program, venues, and passes, please visit their official website at