International Peace Festival (IPF) promotes peace through film, music, and art. Experience engaging exhibits, motivational speakers, cultural food and exchange.
Date: September 21st, 2019
Where: Artscape - 130 Queens Quay E., 4th Floor, East Tower, Toronto, ON,
Waterfront Magazine’s “Film for Peace” initiative aims to promote a new generation of outstanding young film makers that bring positive changes to the world and local communities.
“Film for Peace” (FFP) is an experiential creative initiative to address the escalation of violence. All filmmakers are invited to submit a short film addressing the issue of violence that is informative, inspiring and entertaining. The key component of the festival is to raise awareness of the underlying contributing factors leading to violence, such as bullying, mental health, addictions, social isolation, poverty, rejections of minority groups, etc. Entrants will be judged on their ability to effectively communicate, through the medium of film, potential solutions to achieving sustainable peace as a community.
All filmmakers are invited to submit a short film addressing the issue of violence that is informative, inspiring and entertaining.
As an experiential filmmaking program, Film for Peace engages participants of all ages. This initiative is bringing the young visual media superstars to the surface by inviting them to submit their creative potential solutions for achieving sustainable peace in communities. Film for Peace video and short film creators focus on their vision in expressing what they think could combat such issues as drug abuse, mental health, bullying, social isolation, racism, poverty, especially with a focus on youth and what they are being faced with.
The Contest is hosted by Toronto Waterfront Magazine, located at 20 Bay St., Suite #1100, Toronto, Ontario. Participation in the contest constitutes entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the rules and the decisions of TWM, which are final and binding. Contest entries may be submitted by an individual or by a group. All entrants must complete the “Permission Form.” If the entrant is under the age of 18, the permission form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Entrants will be judged on their ability to effectively communicate, through the medium of film, the issue of violence. We encourage films that introduce potential solutions to achieving sustainable peace as a community.
Valuable prizes and scholarships will be available to winning entrants.