International Peace Film Festival - IPFF - 2019

We believe in the moral and civic responsibility of the gifted filmmaker and artist to use his or her talents in a manner that positively changes the world and obviates the need for violence. Our vision and philosophy at Peace Film Initiative (PFI) is a world where compassion wins over cold politics, peace wins over terror, and love and coexistence win over bigotry. Our philosophy lies in turning an otherwise violent situation into a peaceful resolution through the art of film.

International Peace Film Festival's theme is Living Together in Peace. Our selection criteria includes fictional and short films and documentaries about human rights issues and films that promote peace and coexistence. Along with screenings of films from across the Globe, IPFF will also present a set of panel discussions with filmmakers and human rights activists. IPFF will serve as a bridge between local filmmakers and the world film community and helping to introduce foreign filmmakers to the crisis particular to our region.

The Festival will be the first of its kind in the region's capital with screening both in Erbil venues and at the refugee and IDP camps in the region.

Our aim is to highlight Kurdistan as a place that advocates peace and coexistence despite being surrounded by aggressive neighbors and constant wars. This will put IPFF-Erbil on the map in the international festival circuit, and consequently serve as good publicity for the region as promoter of peace and coexistence.

Film submissions are CLOSED.

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