International Peace & Film Festival friends and supporters:
On behalf of the City of Orlando, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Central Florida and the 2015 International Peace & Film Festival hosted by the Russian-American Community Center of
Orlando is proud to have been chosen as the host community for the International Peace & Film Festival. An international, creative and vibrant City, Orlando is home to people living and doing business here from all over the world. In fact, nearly one in five Orlando residents was born outside the continental United States.
In addition to being an international community, the City of Orlando values film production and cultural arts – both of which will be celebrated during the festival and will expose attendees to new and varied cultural experiences that heighten their awareness of global issues that impact us all.
Our community also has a reputation for being one of the nation’s most welcoming cities and for promoting a spirit of inclusiveness for everybody, regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation. The festival will encourage the understanding and acceptance of others, something for which Orlando is well known.
I hope you take advantage of screening films from around the world and attending the educational panels hosted as part of the International Peace & Film Festival. Best wishes for a very productive and enjoyable festival.