Voza Rivers, Executive Producer, New Heritage Theatre Group/New Heritage Films hosts the third annual Peace in the Street Global Film Festival Press Conference Monday, March 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM at MIST Harlem, 46 West 116th Street, New York City to announce the 2016 opening of competitions for the global film festival and screen winning films from the 2015 competition. Carole Sumner Krechman, Chairman, Founder and President of the Peacemaker Corps Association, a non-profit 501-C3 charity will arrive from California to join Mr. Rivers in co-hosting the Press Conference. PCA is a United Nations NGO with ECOSOC status (www.Peacemakercorps.org.).
The 2015 Film Festival received film submissions from 27 cities across the United States and from Gambia, Jordan, Haiti, Ukraine, the Philippines, Canada, Africa and Turkey.
The Film Festival provides youth of the world a voice in global affairs providing an opportunity to address and share their stories and compete by submitting videos of up to five minutes long on What Peace In The Streets Means to Me at www.psgff.com . There are three age categories: eight and under, nine to 13, and 14 to 18. Submitted films can be made on any device: phones, tablets, video cameras, etc. and will be judged on the story told, not necessarily on production values.
Ms. Krechman noted that “This competition is a wonderful way for youth of the world to learn how to tell a story using today’s technology while being encouraged to unleash their creativity. Creating peace is an aspiration that rightly deserves the worlds’ attention. Deadline for entries is September 15, 2016. Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony to be held at the United Nations in New York City.
In addition to the winners of the 2015 film competition, other participants in the Press Conference include: United Nations Representatives, Dietrice Bolden and Luther Isler, members of Harlem’s Oscar and Grammy nominated IMPACT Repertory Theatre.
More information: Find tips and information for submitting and making films at psgff.com. To view the 2014-2015 Award winners, visit psgff.com. or watch the Shorts Showcase on PBS Television at shortsshowcase.com.
PSGFF supporters and partners include UNICEF's Voices of Youth, Plural+, Foundation for Culture of Peace (Madrid), Department of Justice, Fathers Inc., an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Education, GlobalKids, the Riordan Foundation, Womensphere, Impact Inc., and iHEART RADIO, Sony Creative Software and Uber. Media supports include CBS TV, Unity Foundation, UNTV, William Miller, and Iampeace.global and New Heritage Theatre Group.