9th Annual

Peace on Earth Film Festival

March 10, 2017 to March 12, 2017




Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
August 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
September 5, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Late Deadline
September 26, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
October 10, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00

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

Category Details

Approximately December 10, 2016

Shorts: From 2 minutes to 30 minutes

Projects completed after January 1, 2015

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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Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> 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". 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, Feature and Short Documentary, Animation, and Student Narrative and Documentary Films: no limit to the number of entries.

Projects completed after 01-Jan-2014

 Submission dates are July 25, 2016 through October 10, 2016

 Be certain that the postal date on your DVD/Blu-ray is within the time frame of respective deadlines:
• Earlybird Deadline: postmarked no later than Aug 15, 2016
• Regular Deadline: postmarked no later than September 5, 2016
• Late Deadline: postmarked no later than September 26, 2016
• WAB Extended Deadline: postmarked no later than October 10, 2016

 Additional funds will be required before review, should the postage date fall into the new deadline period.

 Live Streaming: we will not review your film via live streaming through any submissions online network.
HOWEVER, please inform us if your films is available for live streaming, via another source.

Your DVD or Blu-ray must be exactly the same cut as the live stream. AND, this does not preclude the need to receive via ground-mail a DVD or Blu-ray format to be considered for selection (US Region 0 or 1 format ONLY).

 Check your submissions if they will properly play on a Standard North American (NTSC - US Region 0 or 1) stand alone DVD player (not merely in a PC/Mac), or they may not be considered.

 Submitted DVDs or Blu-rays will not be returned unless you provide a pre-stamped/pre-addressed return envelope with your submission, and any additional filing fees for international mailings.

 Film title and entry number must be on each case and DVD/Blu-ray.

 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.
SUGGESTED/not required - if a piece of music or poetry supports the
story and/or 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 we will not review your film for entry into the festival.

 POEFF will ONLY accept completed projects, will NOT accept works in progress. Final Cut ONLY.

SELECTIONS/ENTRIES into the 2017 Peace On Earth Film Festival

 If selected, your film (in the proper format for screening) must be in the POEFF office no later than February 1, 2017.

 The date, location and time of screenings of films are at the discretion of the POEFF.