Last year’s festival took place in Orlando Florida with participation from local and worldwide filmmakers, alongside cultural performers, speakers, and diplomats. The 2016 festival, scheduled in November 2016, will feature more theater showings with fewer cultural events. “We’re going to scale back some this year and focus more on the films, especially those under 20 minutes, as we want to get more of them on the screen than would be possible with longer features,” added Gray.
For now, the competition continues to grow as films arrive at a rate of 1 every 20 minutes from locations far and wide. Here is a quick look at the first countries to participate in the first day opening:
- Russian Federation
- United Kingdom
- United States
Submissions to the festival are open until September 16, 2016. Official selections will begin in early September and continue until October 1, 2016.
Shorts (Narrative and Documentary), Student Shorts, International Narrative Feature, Music Video, International Documentary Feature.
For more details about the festival, visit the official website: PeaceFestival.us