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Global Peace Film Festival

Photo of Sydney Levine By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz July 18, 2011 at 2:00AM

In the 8 years of its existence, the Global Peace Film Festival (September 20 - 25, 2011) in Orlando, Florida has gained friends, fans, guests, supporters and volunteers under the directorship of longtime New York Film and Media political activist, Nina Streich. And longtime star acquisition executive Kelly DeVine is the programmer who has done an incredible job programming the festival since 2006. The power of the festival is that it uses the films to motivate action by audience members - something that many of the filmmakers really appreciate when they attend the festival.
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In the 8 years of its existence, the Global Peace Film Festival (September 20 - 25, 2011) in Orlando, Florida has gained friends, fans, guests, supporters and volunteers under the directorship of longtime New York Film and Media political activist, Nina Streich. And longtime star acquisition executive Kelly DeVine is the programmer who has done an incredible job programming the festival since 2006. The power of the festival is that it uses the films to motivate action by audience members - something that many of the filmmakers really appreciate when they attend the festival.

The festival has touched so many people along the way – filmmakers, audiences, staff and volunteers… like filmmaker Amy Gattie who told Nina that being part of the GPFF gave her a new perspective on filmmaking as a tool for social change… and like the high school student who learned about Eco-Action’s Wekiva river clean-ups when she saw a film at the festival – and went on to become one of the organization’s best volunteers. The festival has been an inspiration to Nina herself, as has the Central Florida community.

The ways offered for continued support and involvement is exemplary for other festivals as well as it affords them opportunities to bring the rich, exciting, thought-provoking films and discussions about our shared present and future well-being, about peace and environmental sustainability and so much more…

• Street Fair and Pet Parade for Peace
• K-12 Peace Art Exhibit in the Rotunda of Orlando’s City Hall
• Facebook fan page (Global Peace Film Festival) – share your ideas and invite friends
• Twitter (peacefilmfest) sign up and invite friends
• Encourage your friends to join on Facebook and Twitter
• Bring your friends to the festival
• Monthly screenings at Urban Rethink.
• Shop for Peace! Support the festival when shopping at Amazon.com by clicking on any of the links on www.peacefilmfest.org and a percentage of purchases will support the GPFF!
• Sign up for Deals That Matter. It’s like Groupon – offering around 50% discounts on local goods and services through a daily email. The big difference is that a percentage of each sale supports the GPFF.

Shopping for Peace: Deals That Matter

Deals That Matter is a new company that is like Groupon (only smaller), offering daily discounts of around 50% on goods and services from local companies. There’s one big difference with DTM: a percentage of each purchase is donated to select non-profit organizations. The GPFF is proud to be one of the first Orlando non-profits to participate in Deals That Matter.

Over the next month, fans and followers receive many more messages than usual, requesting that they sign up to receive the daily discounts from DTM. For the next 30 days, DTM will donate 100% of their proceeds to GPFF. After this initial month, GPFF will receive 15% of DTM’s proceeds.
Note: DTM does not share lists with anyone.

Another way to support the GPFF
You may also support the GPFF by shopping on Amazon.com. Just scroll down on the home page and click on any of the shopping links. A percentage of your purchase will benefit the GPFF – but only if you start by clicking through from the GPFF website!

See Huffington Post Interview with Nina Streich


This article is related to: International Film Festival, Special Interest, Political

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