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2020 Global Peace Film Festival Film Guide is loive; PASSES NOW ON SALE

The film lineup and guide for the 2020 virtual Global Peace Film Festival is now live and can be seen here. The festival will screen all films online from Sept. 21 to Oct. 4.  Passes for the festival are now available for purchase.   ...

Global Peace Film Festival

This year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working with our partners to ensure a safe experience for our guests. Our partnering venues are all requiring the use of face masks and are practicing social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC.

We are doubling down on our values of access, equity, inclusivity, and independence by reimagining the Global Peace Film Festival during these extraordinary times. In addition to limited public screenings, we have expanded the Festival by providing access to those unable or unwilling to travel by offering a series of “Stay-At-Home Docs” and digital Q & A Sessions that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. While the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge, we’ve also seen it as an opportunity for creative and expansive thinking.

The Global Peace Film Festival is now a single festival expressed locally, globally, in-person and online.

PTAFF -Call for entry

PTAFF calls all filmmakers to submit their films to our 2nd annual "Artivist film fest".  We encourage filmmakers seeking to use their voice (art, film) for social change, and to advocate for justice to submit their film today.  Share your stories of injustice, triumph, victory over oppression, stories of courage in the face of adversity, gender inequality, racism, bigotry, environment and human rights.  Let the ...

Free Zone Film Festival

FREE ZONE Film Festival was founded in 2005 with the idea of finding physical and ideological space in Belgrade for discussion, re-thinking and understanding of current social phenomena and problems in Serbia, Balkans and in the world -- through popularization of art-house and human rights engaging cinematography rarely seen as part of a regular cinematic repertoire.

At the very first festival organized in November of 2005, 20 internationally awarded documentaries, feature and short films from around the globe were screened in only one theatre. Eleven years from then, Free Zone screens 30 to 40 feature fiction and documentary films during the five festival days in 3 biggest Serbian cities (Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš), 10 movie theatres and with big opening ceremony in famous Sava Centar in Belgrade.

Continuous and interactive relationship with the audience is something that characterizes the festival not only during the festival event, but throughout the year.

Namely, Documentary Thursday - monthly screenings of world best documentary films in Cultural Center Rex, have resulted in steady annual audience growth, thus reaching over 20.000 visitors at the 11th edition of the Festival in 2015.

In cooperation with first local women’s foundation in Serbia – Reconstruction Women’s Fund, a new program line – Women’s line was introduced and dedicated to affirmation of women’s rights.


In 2012, additional member to the festival’s program selectors team was added. Since then, Guest selector programme represents a film selection of an influential public personality whose activism and personal value system reflects values and objectives of Free Zone Festival itself. So far, Guest selectors of Free Zone Film Festival were post-Yugoslav writer Dubravka Ugrešić, art director of Dokufest Veton Nurkollari, writer and philosopher Boris Buden, and journalist and actress Olja Bećković.

Since the beginning, the Festival has also been organizing special Screenings for high-school students, screenings which have, over time, become an important part of the festival’s program. In 2015, high-school screenings inspired a new 14+ programme line opening.

14+ program line, gives high-school students a chance to take a jury role for the first time, select the movie they found to be the voice of their generation and award it with Best Film Award in 14+ category. This way, young people are given the opportunity to see movies that are part of Free Zone’s selection and which, at the same time, are dealing with their peer’s current issues worldwide.

Inspired both by Screenings for high-schools students and 14+ programme line, a separate project, called Free Zone Junior, has been created in cooperation with Association of civil education teachers. This project produced several DVD compilation editions, namely: Teacher and Student Manual for using Film as Supplementary Teaching Tool in Civic Education in Elementary and High-schools.

In addition, Documentary Film Camp was organized, with a great number of high-schools students from former Yugoslavian republics and the Balkans. During the camp, those cinephile teenegers have the opportunity to make their first short documentary films. Some of these student films received awards on several “senior” festivals, like Zagreb Dox, Liburnia, and Four river.

Free Zone cooperates with other European festivals showing documentary and feature films. The Festival travelled, with its best film selections, to various international festivals: Marseille's International Film Festival, Dokufest in Prizren, Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm, This Human World in Vienna, and CPH:DOX in Copenhagen.

Free Zone and CPH:DOX collaborated in the 25th Berlin Wall fall anniversary celebration, and special pan-European simultaneous world premiere of Erzsébet Rácz and Anders Østergaard’s documentary 1989. 20 European cities, including Belgrade, were also a part of the open social media discussion following the 1989 screening.

Program that strongly connects Free Zone with its Belgrade audience during the festival in November, is Late night conversations debate programme. Keeping in mind that the festival is mainly focused on human rights and engaging movies -- emphasizing social issues and phenomena -- numerous philosophers, sociopolitical theorists and those working in the field of arts, re-think and discuss issues covered in official programme movies.

Following the trends in contemporary film production, Free Zone has created a Cross Media Zone side program in 2014, and devoted it to engaged documentary and feature projects that combine activism and digital technology with film expression.

Since 2016, Free Zone jury consists experts awards The Best engaging film in Regional competition, Human Rights Award and award for The Best film in (youth) selection 14+ (awarded by high-school jury). Additionally, Audience award is given to Top Four films based on audience votes which results in buying TV rights for further national TV broadcasting.

Following the end of the festival in November, Free Zone organizes movie selection Tour in April, May and June. During the spring of Free Zone Tour, the audience from cities, towns and villages in Serbia other than Belgrade, Novi Sad and Niš, have the opportunity to see The best of movies from the previous edition of the festival.

10th Free Zone Tour was organized in 2016, and more than 45 cities were visited. At the same time, Free Zone Tour represents par excellence example of cultural decentralization by presenting high quality film programme to the Serbian audience for free.

Project Free Zone Film Festival is a member of International Network of Film Festival on human rights – Human Rights Film Network, and a partner of Balkan Documentary Distribution Network together with organizations and festivals from the region: ReStart from Zagreb, Docufest from Prizren, Demiurg from Ljubljana, and Underhill from Podgorica.

So far, festival has officially been opened by Serbian actress Mirjana Karavnović, actor Miki Manojlović, screenwriter and activist Biljana Srbljanović, former director of B92 television and board member of Fond B92 Veran Matić, Croatian philosopher Boris Buden, post-Yugoslav and Dutch writer Dubravka Ugrešić and journalist and actress Olja Bećković.



Women's Voices Now Online Film Festival

The 2017 Women's Voices Now (WVN) Online Film Festival


Submissions Open: October 17, 2016, 9AM PST

Submissions Close: February 6, 2017, 11:59PM PST

Official Selections Notified: February 10, 2017

Online Film Festival: March 8, 2017- April 5, 2017, 11:59PM PST

Award Winners Notified: April 12, 2017






Submit your film here:


The 2017 Women's Voices Now (WVN) Online Film Festival is an opportunity for films and filmmakers interested in exposure and advocacy for women’s rights, and teaming up with WVN to have your films seen around the world. Films must be about women’s social, economic, and political issues. Films by women and men are accepted into the festival. This is the fourth WVN Online Film Festival.


Women’s Voices Now seeks to amplify the voices of all women. We believe in the power of free expression to realize the aspirations of women's rights. At WVN, we look for compelling films in the documentary, narrative, and experimental genres that push boundaries and subvert expectations. We are looking for films that are relevant to our global community and which tell unique stories and amplify voices of women from around the world. We judge all film submissions based on relevance of subject matter to our film festival, strength of a film’s storytelling (use of structure and image to communicate a compelling story), and the technical aspects of filmmaking.

All films in any language other than English are encouraged to submit; however, all films must include English language subtitles. There is a $20 submission fee for each film submission. Submissions are incomplete until we receive a high resolution, screening-ready, digital download.

By submitting your film to our festival, you agree to our Rules & Regulations and Licensing Agreement.


For more information on Women’s Voices Now:



Transgender L.A.T.E. Festival


2nd Annual Transgender L.A.T.E. Festival will occur on June 6, 2015 this is a new film festival that uses the event to educate and raise public awareness pertaining to Transgender and Intersex persons in the community.  Criteria for submissions is that it pertains or has a Transgender or Intersex theme or character.  There are no submission fees.  Films are donated to the Transgender L.A.T.E. Festival for use.  Creators are encouraged to participate when possible.  Non-English speaking files require subtitles. Films are currently shown at The Tolerance Education Center in Rancho Mirage with a 72 seating capacity. Funds raised from this event are given to Transgender human rights group called TDOR Palm Springs.


  5th San Francisco Green Film Festival May 28 - June 3, 2015   Make your environmental film part of the Bay Area’s leading festival for films & discussions about people and the planet.     Submit your film online or download the form now at:   DEADLINES   Early Bird: December 12, 2014 Regular: January 9, 2015 Late: January 16, 2015 ...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 4th San Francisco Green Film Festival

CALL FOR ENTRIES 4th San Francisco Green Film Festival May 29 - June 4, 2014 Be part of San Francisco’s leading festival for films and discussions about people and the planet. The festival is open to new or established filmmakers from anywhere in the world. There are no restrictions on length or genre. Youth filmmakers submit for free! DEADLINES Early: December 13, 2013 Regular: January 10, 2014 Final: January 17, 2014 Submit online or download an entry form at sfgr...

San Francisco Green Film Festival

Join us for the 4th San Francisco Green Film Festival, May 29-June 4, 2014 – the West Coast’s leading destination for groundbreaking and compelling films on the urgent environmental issues of our time.

The 2014 festival will present 50 new films from around the globe, with over 70 visiting filmmakers and guest speakers who will cover urgent environmental topics including energy, food, housing, wildlife, water, trash, and art in the environment. The festival will also feature special events, discussion panels, workshops, and educational programs, inviting festival attendees to get involved and take action with environmental causes important to them. For further information, please visit:

From the Director

Exciting things are underway in our second season. The Freethought Film Festival Foundation is at the forefront of the secular movement in introducing the general public to freethought ideals. From July 31st through August 5th, 2012, in Denver, Colorado, FFFF will host not only the second annual International Freethought Film Festival, to include indie film screenings, Q&As and parties, but a major charity event as well! There are multiple opportunities for organizations, businesses and in...

Wariazone trailer

Wariazone trailer. Wariazone is a documentary exploring the notion of transgender in Indonesia.

Beyond The Bottle

Director: John Keatley.
Nearly one billion people in the world live without access to clean, safe water. When entrepreneur Bryan Pape learned of the clean water crisis, he realized he had the opportunity to help, and developed a business model that would help provide this most basic resource to those who need it most. Beyond the Bottle is a film about MiiR’s beginnings and their efforts to help solve the clean water crisis. Directed by award winning celebrity photographer John Keatley, this empowering documentary follows the MiiR team as they journey to Liberia, West Africa and experience firsthand the daily struggles lack of clean water creates. Explore the possibilities of how businesses can make a difference in the lives of many and learn how this small company is making a big difference.

'Upstream to Downstream (In Our Bloodstreams)'

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Global Change Film Festival and Institute (GSF)

The Global Shift Festival is a global community with a local presence. It is a celebration of media, technology, film, ideas and ACTION! We create spaces for dialogue and promote  films, panels, workshops, and special events to inspire and build a global community focused on expanding the reach of conscious social change entertainment media and innovative thinkers and change makers.


Some festivals are above the laws of commerce: be careful with Artivist who prefer not to pay their bills

user deals with many festivals worldwide with a trust relationship.Most of these festivals are international and located in many foreign territories. When they buy our services, mostly advertising campaign they receive a contract as in any international business transactions.Most of them fulfill their financial obligations a few do not pay and act like cowboys or cowgirls whatever: We prefer to call this a breach of confidence. Legal experts would give an other word and command so...