POEFF proudly stands with a mission of showcasing films that promote non-violence, social justice, and an eco-balanced planet. Topics addressed and discussed at POEFF are some of the most important of our time: human rights, food deserts, neighborhood violence, domestic abuse, bullying, world politics, climate change, and more. Filmmakers who participate in POEFF frequently return, year after year, not only because they have an interest in great films, but also because they have an interest in great people.
Several films at POEFF -- including Living for 32 and Admissions -- have subsequently made their way onto the shortlist at the Academy Awards and have secured expansive platforms on which to spread their respective messages. Last year's celebration included the U.S. debut of The Other Side of the Mountain, the first collaboration between the United States and North Korea -- and the debut film of writer-producer Joon Bai, a native of North Korea.
October 1, 2013 - Late Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
POEFF is a not-for-profit film festival that amplifies awareness of peace as a possibility by celebrating and encouraging the work of peace-focused, independent filmmakers from around the world.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The POEFF is held at the Chicago Cultural Center, a prominent cultural showcase venue in Chicago's celebrated downtown theatre district. With a wide array of filmmaker panels, peacemaker panels, cultural and educational outreach programming, and networking opportunities, POEFF is a mission-focused festival truly unlike any other. Submit today and head to Chicago this March for a film festival experience that's sure to be unforgettable!