For the culmination of the second annual competition, The Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival honored its winners at the United Nations headquarters in New York City earlier this month, including Santa Monica girl Ruby Maciel who won first place in the under 8 category.
The beauty of this event was the focus on fostering creativity by urging youth 18 and younger to make movies without the pressure of high quality production value.
However, there was a greater focus on critical thinking and creating peace, which is seen by this film festival as an important human right that needs focus in order to be more widely understood…[read more]
Hunter Hopewell, a forty-time award winning filmmaker and Junior studying Film at the UNLV Honors College, has been awarded First Place in the 14-18 year old category at the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival for his anti-bullying film “Numbskull.” – See more
Hunter Hopewell Interviewed at Morning Zoo with Chet Buchanan
UNLV College Film Student wins the first place prize in the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival! Hunter Hopewell traveled to the United Nations to receive his prize and shares what it’s like to be awarded such an honor… [see more]
PSGFF 2015 Winning Films
Submission opening in March 2016
The international Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival showcases young filmmakers from around the world sharing ideas about making peace at home. Because we believe peace is a human right, the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival empowers young people everywhere in the world with access to any technology available to share their ideas, innovative approaches and individual voices with one another in their quest for a better world.
Youth 18 and under are invited to make a video relating how to make Peace In The Streets. Films can be made on any device: phones, tablets, or video cameras. Films will be judged by the originality and creativity. Winners could go the United Nations. Films are shown at the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival.
The Festival gives youth of the world a voice in world affairs – their opportunity to speak and tell their story of how they would make Peace in the Streets. It is designed to help youths tell a story and have an audience to listen. Read the rules and learn more.
Suzanne Harvey, Executive Director, talks about Peace in the Street Global Film Festival
Submission opening in March 2016
PSGFF RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
OPEN ONLY TO UP TO 18 AND UNDER CHILDREN THEIR PARENT OR GUARDIAN.
By entering the “Peace In The Streets Global Film Festival” (“Competition”), entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may, at Sponsor’s discretion, result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this Competition are final and binding in all respects. (The Peacemaker Corps Association referred to in these rules as the “Sponsor”).
1. COMPETITION PERIOD. Competition ends 11:59 PM EDT October 1st, 2015 (“COMPETITION PERIOD”). Online entries must be received by the end of the Competition Period.
2. ELIGIBILITY. The Competition is only open to children around the world who are not older than 18 years old as of the date of entry and the parent or legal guardian of the child.
3. HOW TO ENTER. In order to enter this Competition, entrants must upload their video onto Peace In The Streets Global Film Festival Website. Entrants must read and agree to all rules and regulations, submit the online entry form online.
Entries must address at least one of the following themes:
(1.) How you would you suggest to make peace in the streets, communities or around the world.
(2.) How the teaching of non violent teaching could play in education in the future.
The entry must:
(a.) include the title of an original video,
(b.) the filmmaker’s name,
(c.) be no longer than five (5) minutes.
(d.) only use authorized content, including, without limitation, music, images,film clips, and other intellectual property,
(e.) only contain images or likenesses of any individuals who have provided their authorization or whose parents or guardians have provided authorization if such individuals are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence,
(f.) be appropriate for viewing by the general public (appropriateness will be determined by the The Peacemaker Corps Association in its sole discretion),
(g.) be originally authored or the entrant must have written permission to use copyright protected material. All text, images, videos, and other content and materials submitted by entrants, including without limitation, the items described in subsections (a) – (h) above, shall be referred to hereafter as the “Submission.”
Entrant represents and warrants that Submission is the original work of entrant, it has not been copied from others, and it does not violate the rights of any other person or entity. Entrant further represents and warrants that Submission adheres to the fundamental spirit of the Competition and does not contain any defamatory, obscene, or otherwise unlawful matter.
If selected as potential finalists, entrants shall be required to complete a release confirming the consent, release and grant of rights set forth in Section 6. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry at its sole discretion.
4. FINALIST SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. A panel of judges consisting of The Peacemaker Corps Association staff will conduct the preliminary selection and on TBA the final review. In the preliminary and final rounds, judges will review and score the Submissions according to the following criteria:
(1.) Creativity in expression of the theme,
(2.) Originality of the Submission.
Contestants will be notified via email by November 15th. If any such entrant: (i) cannot be contacted; (ii) does not respond within five (5) days from the date the Sponsor first tries to notify her/him; (iii) fails to return all releases and other requested documents; such entrant forfeits and an alternate will be selected. The Peacemaker Corps Association in its sole discretion will select finalists for viewing online, mobile apps and in the US territory only TV viewing.
5. PRIZE DESCRIPTION. Winners will have their short films shown at the United Nation. Winners along with one adult chaperone will have an opportunity to be invited to the United Nations in New York. Finalist videos may also be featured on YouTube channel, Vimeo, and other social media pages along to psgff.com website, mobile apps and in the US territory only Dish Network and PBS affiliates. Finalists will be presented with a certificate celebrating their achievement.
6. OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE. Ownership in any Submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry into this Competition constitutes entrant’s irrevocable and perpetual permission and consent, without compensation, with or without attribution, that the Sponsor may use, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, perform, adapt, enhance, or display such Submission, and the entrant’s name and/or likeness, for any purpose, including any and all media now in existence or hereinafter created, throughout the world, for the duration or the copyright in the Submission. Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the Submission.
7. PARTICIPATING ENTITIES. This Competition is administered by The Peacemaker Corps Association, 30 Colgate Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270