Global Peace Film Festival Orlando 2012 09/04/12
10th Annual Global Peace Film Festival 2012
Program includes 44 films from six continents, K-12 student art exhibit, panel discussions and a lot of heart
The 10th Annual Global Peace Film Festival (GPFF) celebrates its annual event from September 17th through September 23rd in various locations in downtown Orlando and Winter Park. This unique film festival draws together filmmakers and filmgoers from all walks of life into a community of people inspired to take action in their daily lives to leave the world a more peaceful place than they found it.
The program includes 44 films from six continents as well as seven films from local Florida filmmakers.
The film program begins on September 18th with a screening of The Zen of Bennett on The Green at Rollins College. From Wednesday through Sunday, films will be presented in the Sun Trust Auditorium and 330 Winter Park Plaza (330 Fairbanks Ave.) at Rollins College and at the Winter Park Library in Winter Park. In downtown Orlando, films will be shown at the Cobb Plaza Cinema Café and the FAMU Law School.
OTHER GPFF EVENTS:
Monday, September 17th, 5 – 6pm: Reception/Awards ceremony for the seventh year, the OCPS Service Learning/GPFF Peace Art Exhibit by K-12 students will be on display in the Rotunda of Orlando’s City Hall. Over 40 public and charter schools participate. FREE. The exhibit will be on display throughout the festival.
Tuesday, September 18th, 6 – 8pm: Party at Bajalia, 520 S. Park Ave., Winter Park. Filmmakers and special guests celebrate the opening of the film festival. Light refreshments. FREE and open to the public.
Friday, September 21st, 6 – 8pm: Party at Ten Thousand Villages, 346 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Join filmmakers and special guests for a shopping party. A percentage of sales benefit the GPFF. Light refreshments. FREE and open to the public.
Panel Discussions: 4pm Wednesday, September 19th in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College; 4pm Thursday, September 20th and Friday, September 21st and 11am Saturday, September 22nd in the SunTrust Auditorium, Crummer Building of Rollins College. Free and open to the public.
Tickets to GPFF screenings are $8 each, and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased online at http://globalpeace.festivalgenius.com/2012/schedule/week or at each venue during festival hours. Patrons may purchase a Silver Pass for $99 or a Gold Pass for $199 that are good for admission to all festival screenings and events at http://peacefilmfest.org/.
The Global Peace Film Festival is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, in part by United Arts of Central Florida and by the Thomas P. Johnson Visiting Scholar and Artist Fund. Other sponsors include the Orlando Weekly, WMFE 90.7FM, IDEAS, Rollins College, Moore Stephens Lovelace PA, Valencia College, the Downtown Development Board, Dandelion Communitea Café, Doverwood Communications, and Visit Orlando. This project is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida and by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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