Saturday, December 10, 2011

2012 NYPFF Submission Guidelines & Form

Films About Peace!

The fifth annual New York Peace Film Festival seeks submissions for its March 9 – 11, 2012 festival of films.  We actively encourage filmmakers from every corner of the globe to participate.

The mission of the festival is to present films from around the world that advance global peace. Films should not only highlight the advantages of peaceful solutions to international conflicts, but also deal constructively and hopefully with root causes of war and define peace in new or creative ways. Personal and biographical films related to peace issues are eligible. Also of deep interest are films dealing with the proliferation and consequences of nuclear arms and energy.

Films are welcome in the following categories: feature films, documentaries, short films, student films, and animated films. All films must be accessible to an English speaking audience, either as the original language in the film or through the use of sub-titles or dubbing. 

All clearances must be arranged by the filmmaker and the work must be original.  Parental signatures are required for 17 year olds and under. 

Submission fees are based on the film’s length: full length (over 1 hour) $40; short films (under 1 hour) $30.  Include with your submission a check or money order payable to: New York Peace Film Festival.  All payments must be in U.S. dollars.  Submission fees are non-refundable.

Please note that the person submitting films produced by a major studio, or under contract or option, must be legally empowered to give permission to show the film at no cost to New York Peace Film Festival.
Films submitted must have been completed no earlier than July 1, 2007.

The submission deadline is January 31, 2012. All submissions should initially be in DVD-R format and mailed to New York Peace Film Festival (NYPFF), P.O. Box 3810, Grand Central Post Office, New York, NY  10163.  Filmmakers will be notified if their work is chosen by the end of February.

Films will not be returned and we are not responsible for lost or stolen materials.

A synopsis (50 words maximum) must accompany your submission.

The application form follows this announcement. (Please download the attachment)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Documentary Film "Chernobyl Heart" Screening in Greenwich, CT

New York Peace Film Festival and Mar Creation, Inc. present

Film and Discussion: "Chernobyl Heart" and "White Horse" with Maryann DeLeo

Screening event of the 2004 Academy Award-winning Documentary Film, "Chernobyl Heart," featuring a discussion and Q&A with its director, Maryann DeLeo.

This event screens two short documentary films: "Chernobyl Heart" (40mins) and "White Horse" (20 mins) followed by a discussion and Q&A with Maryann DeLeo who directed both films.

Thursday, November 17, 2011  6:30pm - 8:30pm

Greenwich Library

101 West Putnam Avenue, 2nd Floor
Greenwich, CT

Advance Tickets are $12 each available only at
($15 at door, cash only)

Inquiries: 917-400-9362 or



* This event is neither sponsored nor endorsed by Greenwich Library.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Screening of "Chernobyl Heart" on Tue. Sept. 20, 2011 in Fort Lee, NJ

New York Peace Film Festival presents

 Association with Mar Creation, Inc.
Supported by The Japanese American Society of New Jersey

  Screenings of Academy Award Winning Documentary Short Film and Talk Event 

"Chernobyl Heart"
Directed by Maryann DeLeo

Guest Speaker:
Terry Sato, Environmental Activist 
on Fukushima and EM Technology (Effeictive Microoranism)

September 20, 2011 at @ 6:45pm 
(Door opens at 6:15pm)

"Chernobyl Heart" & "White Horse" with Japanese subtitles

followed by Q&A with director
320 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
By Bus from NYC:
New Jersey Transit Buses 158, 159, 182, and 756 stop 
in front of the Library on Main Street


Advance tickets available at $10
$12 at the Door (Cash Only)

※Proceeds after expenses will be donated to relief fund

For more details:

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Special Screenings of "Chernobyl Heart" on Aug. 13, 2011

New York Peace Film Festival presents

Special Screenings of Academy Award Winning Documentary Short Film 

"Chernobyl Heart" & "White Horse" 

Directed by Maryann DeLeo

Guest Speaker

Marilyn Elie
Co-founder of Westchester Citizens Awareness Network

speaks on Indian Point Power Plant

 In the wake of Fukushima, what we learned from Chernobyl? 
We could explore our imagination of "as if" situation of living in NYC
where 38 miles away from the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant.


Aug. 13, 2011 at @ 3:00pm & 5:30pm

Screening#1: 3:00pm-5:00pm
"Chernobyl Heart" & "White Horse" with Japanese subtitles
followed by Q&A with director/panel discussion

Screening#2: 5:30pm-7:30pm
"Chernobyl Heart" & "White Horse" with English subtitles
followed by Q&A with director/panel discussion

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154 Christopher Street, Suite #3B, New York, NY 10014

Admission: $10 at the Door (Cash Only)
※Proceeds after expenses will go to Japan Society Relief Fund

For more details:

Co-Sponsor: IRT

Friday, March 4, 2011

Japanese Storytelling "Kamishibai" - Paper Theater

New York Peace Film Festival presents

Japanese Storytelling "Kamishibai" - Paper Theater

for ages 3 and up!

Sat. March 12, 2011 at 1:00pm~2:00pm
(a part of 4th Annual New York Peace Film Festival)

Free Admission

At All Souls Unitarian Church:
1157 Lexington Avenue (at 80th Street), NYC


 The Mouse's Wedding


"Aogiri's Dream"

"A Story of Katsuji Yoshida"

and more!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

4th Annual New York Peace Film Festival: Details

4th Annual New York Peace Film Festival

Saturday, March 12, 2011
& Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 1:00~9:00 PM (ET)

New York, NY

Kick Off Party: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 7pm~9pm

New York Peace Film Festival: Day 1 - Sat. March 12, 2011 at 1pm~9pm

New York Peace Film Festival: Day 2 - Sun. March 13, 2011 at 1pm~9pm

Advance Tickets for 4th Annual New York Peace Film Festival is now on Sale via Eventbrite:

Follow us on Twitter: @NYPeaceFilmFest / 

Be a fan of our Facebook page:!/pages/New-York-Peace-Film-Festival/88931594729?v=wall

Co-Host: The Peace & Justice Task Force of All Souls Unitarian Church
Partners the American Friends Service Committee, NY Metro Region; Granny Peace Brigade; Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW); New York War Resisters League; Pax Christi, New York; Peace Action New York State (PANYS); and Resistance Cinema.