10th Annual

Peace on Earth Film Festival

March 15, 2019 to March 17, 2019




Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
July 8, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
August 5, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Late Deadline
September 2, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
September 23, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 30.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately December 10, 2018

Shorts: From 5 minutes to 30 minutes

Projects completed after January 1, 2017

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

Projects must be a premiere in Chicago

Project must not have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
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Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

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Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Color Print
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Student Film
A plaque will be honored to the winner of "Best Student Film", in separate College and High School level. Monetary awards will be offered, amounts to be determined at a later date.
Sponsor:Trancendence Global Media, NFP

Best of Fest Award
Monetary Prize associated with each respective Award will be determined at a later date

Category Rules

* Peace On Earth Film Festival is open to the following genres: Feature and Short Narrative (drama or Comedy), Feature and Short Documentary, Animation, and Student Narrative and Documentary Films: no limit to the number of entries.
Project Completion date must be after Dec 31, 2017 (no more than two years old, as of Jan, 2019)

We prefer live streaming through the WAB
* Submission dates are June 10, 2018 through September 21, 2018.
* Should you choose to send us a DVD or Blu-ray (for submission), be certain that the postal date on your DVD/Blu-ray is within the time-frame of respective deadlines:
• Early Bird Deadline: postmarked no later than July 8, 2018
• Regular Deadline: postmarked no later than August 5, 2018
• Late Deadline: postmarked no later than Sept 2, 2018
• Extended Deadline of WAB ONLY - if mailed submission, must be postmarked no later than September 23, 2018
* Additional funds will be required before review, should the postage date fall into the new deadline period.
* Should you choose to send/mail us a copy of your film DVD or Blu-ray - as a submission - be certain to check your submissions if they will properly play on a Standard North American (US Region 0 or 1) stand alone player (not merely in a PC/Mac), or they may not be considered.

* Deadline September 23, 2018 postmarked no later than September 23, 2018.

* ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE online submissions screening OR on DVD or Blu-ray format to be considered for selection. (US Region 0 or 1 format ONLY) (NTSC only - NO PAL or SECAM formats) to be considered for selection.

HOWEVER, if selected for entry into the 2019 Peace On Earth Film Festival
• our venue does not provide for live streaming, and requests a DCP and a Blu-ray backup (ONLY -- NTSC - US Region 0 or 1 format --- ONLY), which must be mailed and received by January b10, 2019.

• Your DCP and Blu-ray backup must be exactly the same cut as the live stream submission.
* Entrant/Filmmaker confirms and warrants required legal authority to:
• submit the entry into the Festival; and
• use of all music, images, and content in the entry; and
• grant permission to the POEFF for usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print for the promotion and production of the annual POEFF, and (images only) for grant proposals for future festivals.

* If applicable, upload all Press Kits and other Promotional Material into your WAB cache.

* Non-English submission, as well as the final exhibition format copy, must have English subtitles throughout or be dubbed in English. Please note: SUGGESTED - if a piece of music or poetry lends to the story/plot line, include in subtitles.

* POEFF will NOT accept original prints, copies only. If you submit an original print, we are not liable for loss or damage, and consequently we will not review your film for entry into the festival.

* POEFF will ONLY accept completed projects. The POEFF will NOT accept works in progress. FINAL CUT ONLY.

* Film selection announcements will be made around December 10th, 2018.

Mailing Address:
3304 N Broadway; #233
Chicago, IL 60657