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The International Peace and Film Festival was founded by the festival director, Jef Gray, as an outreach project for people of all nations to come together and engage in peace and cultural exchange. The festival offers an immersive experience in worldwide independent film, culture, fashion, art, knowledge sharing in a non political environment.
IPFF began in 2014 as a one day peace festival in Central Florida, attracting American and East European cultures together. In subsequent years, the festival was expanded to offer a broader range of activities including an Independent Film Festival, Knowledge Sharing Sessions from global expertise, Cultural Performances and the exciting ‘Izuminka’ Fashion Expo held during the award ceremony of the festival.
Open to the general public, the International Peace and Film Festival is held annually in Central Florida.
Cultural Performers at the 2015 IPFF
The official channel of the festival, IPFF-TV is a Roku based channel featuring selected films, trailers and event highlights.
IPFF is scheduled for January 18-20, 2018 in Orlando, Fl.
The Independent Film portion of the festival invites aspiring filmmakers from around the world to submit their projects for consideration. Films are categorized as International Narrative/Feature, Documentary, Short, Student Short and Music Video/Commercial.
IPFF offers several awards during the festival season including: Ambassador of Peace, Avant Garde, Enlightenment, Essence, Rising Star, Best Screenplay, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and numerous Judges Choice awards. Awards are established to highlight notable individuals in film and diplomacy.
Ambassador of Peace
The Ambassador of Peace is awarded to the film that illustrates the tangible engagement of peace. It is the highest award of the festival.
Avant Garde is awarded to the film with highest level of technical achievement used to present a story.
The Award of Enlightenment is assigned to the films which best explore and document a cultural art, lifestyle or history.
Essence is awarded to the top film in the shorts category. The award recognizes the films ability to creatively convey an idea in minimal time.
Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award is given to the top four performers in the the student film category. Awards are presented for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Screenplay.
Awards are given comprehensively for Best Screenplay, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Lead Actor and Best Supporting Actor.
Judges Choice Award
Each judge on the panel is permitted the option to award a single “Choice Award” to any film of their choosing.
The International Peace and Film Festival and IPFF-TV are registered trademarks of Aurous Publishing, the parent corporation of the festival. The festival operates with tremendous volunteer assistance from the Russian-American Community Center of Florida as the primary event sponsor. Volunteer and sponsor opportunities are available via sign up on the official website: http://peacefestival.us
To contact the festival directly, please send an email via the site’s contact page.
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