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Chicago’s Most Conscious Film Festival raising awareness of peace, nonviolence, social justice and an eco-balanced world


The Peace On Earth Film Festival was established to celebrate and encourage the work of independent filmmakers from around the world on the complexities of peace. POEFF aims to contribute to a culture of peace through international cinema, dialogue and programs highlighting individuals on the vanguard of peace activism and social change. POEFF endeavors to enlighten and empower individuals, families, and communities to step out of the ignorance of conflict, violence and divisiveness, and into the light of communication, cooperation and consideration; tolerance and understanding. The Peace On Earth Film Festival (2014) is now in its 7th year, and presented in partnership with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.


POEFF Co-founder and Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Nick Angotti, is a veteran actor, and an ordained Religious Science minister who created and supervised production of a nine-part mini-series Season of Nonviolence - Chicago Youth. Nick holds a BFA, MRS and a Doctorate of Divinity Degree.


The 2013 THE PEACE ON EARTH FILM FESTIVAL EXPLORED THEMES OF PEACE AND NONVIOLENCE IN A COLLECTION OF SHORT AND FEATURE FILMS. Aiming to be a catalyst for change, it showcased a captivating exploration of film in the areas of nonviolence, tolerance and social justice and environmental recoveries at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater, from Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, March 10, 2013. Started in 2008, the Peace on Earth Film Festival has been an annual event shining a light on filmmakers’ challenging perspectives regarding issues such as human rights, neighborhood violence, food deserts, domestic violence, bullying, war, world politics, environment, economics and more. The festival strives to put Chicago at the forefront of international efforts for peace and environmental recoveries, while bringing together international filmmakers, academics and social activists in discussion panels and educational components.
Learn MUCH more at: www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org/

Delighted to be associating with AGNT’s first Awakened World International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, Angotti and his co-founders/directors, Milissa Pacelli, Clayton Monical and their talented, experienced volunteer team hope to enhance their worthy and ground-breaking format with an element absent until now by virtue of the complicated politics of human diversity in a secular setting: Spirituality in Action.