Global Peace Film Festival

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Global Peace Film Festival

Time: September 16, 2013 to September 22, 2013
Location: "Mad Cow Theatre" "Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe" "Rollins College" "Winter Park Library"
Street: Orlando, FL and Winter Park, FL
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Event Type: film, festival
Organized By: Global Peace Film Festival
Latest Activity: Sep 10, 2013

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Event Description

The Global Peace Film Festival (GPFF) will celebrates its annual event at various locations in downtown Orlando and Winter Park.  This unique event draws together filmmakers and filmgoers from all walks of life into a community of people inspired to take action in their daily lives to leave the world a more peaceful place than they found it.


The film program begins on September 17th with a free screening of Mistaken for Strangers on The Green at Rollins College.  From Wednesday through Sunday, films will be presented in the Bush Auditorium and the SunTrust Auditorium at Rollins College and at the Winter Park Library in Winter Park.  In downtown Orlando, films will be shown at the Cobb Plaza Cinema Café and Mad Cow Theatre.



Monday, September 16, 5:30 – 6:30pm: Reception/Awards ceremony for the OCPS/GPFF Peace Art Exhibit of work by K-12 students.  Selected work will be on display in the Rotunda of Orlando’s City Hall throughout the week.  FREE.


Tuesday, September 17, 6 – 8pm: Party at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 Lyman Ave., Winter Park.  Filmmakers and special guests celebrate the opening of the film festival.  Light refreshments. 


Friday, September 20, 6 – 8pm: Party at Ten Thousand Villages, 346 N. Park Ave., Winter Park.  Shopping party with filmmakers and special guests.  A percentage of sales benefit the GPFF.  Light refreshments.  FREE and open to the public.


Panel Discussions: 4pm, Wed., Thurs. and Fri, Sept. 18 – 20 and Sat. at 11am in the SunTrust Auditorium, Crummer Building of Rollins College.  Free and open to the public. 


Brown Bag Lunch at Urban ReThink: Thursday, Sept. 19 at noon.  625 E. Central Blvd., Orlando.  Visiting filmmakers join local cultural creatives for a free-flowing discussion.




The Film Festival opens with a free outdoor screening on The Green at Rollins College of Mistaken for Strangers (USA, 2013, 80 mins.) – a funny and touching portrait of two very different brothers; the rock star lead singer of popular indie band The National and his younger brother, at age 30 still living at home before being invited to join the band’s tour as a roadie.


Local issues are covered in Billy & Alan: In Life, Love and Death Equality Matters (USA, 2013, 37 mins.) about Orlando Weekly writer Billy Manes’ deeply personal story of the loss of his partner and how and why it has led him to fight for full equality for gay couples.  Take Me Home Documentary (USA, 2013, 59 mins.) is a compelling look at homelessness in Orlando, looking at people who find shelter where they can in Downtown Orlando as well as the advocates who work to help them.

Approximately 40 films from around the world will be featured.  To view the film line-up and additional event information, visit Tickets to GPFF screenings are $8 each, and are on sale now.  Tickets may be purchased online at or at each venue during festival hours.  Patrons may purchase a Silver Pass for $99 or a Gold Pass for $199 that are good for admission to all screenings and events.  A Weekday Pass and a Weekend Pass are also available for $50 each.  Passes are available

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