For $49, today's side deal gets you a pass to the 8th Annual Global Peace Film Festival (a $99 value). The festival runs from Tuesday, September 21 through Sunday, September 26.
The Global Peace Film Festival celebrates and furthers messages of peace and environmentalism with more than 35 films screened at five venues during the week-long festival. An all-access pass gets you admission to any screening of any film, including documentaries, narrative full lengths, and short films from around the globe. Additionally, you’ll receive access to panel discussions and a filmmaker soiree from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, September 24, where filmmakers, festival VIPs, and hour d’oeuvres will be milling about freely.
Because of the free opening night screening on Tuesday, September 21 at 8 p.m., Groupon redemption begins on Wednesday, September 22 during festival hours at Rollins College's Bush Auditorium Box Office.
While reviews for the Global Peace Film Festival are still growing, numerous local online and print press outlets have mentioned it, including the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Weekly, and TreeHugger. More than 2,670 Facebookers are fans of the event.
- A strange thing happened to the reviewers assigned to preview films from the Global Peace Film Festival: No matter the up-and-down production values, the content hit its target, soliciting an overwhelming sense of compassion from the seen-it-all writers – and it came as a big surprise. One by one, reports came back with comments like, “I never even knew about this, but it really got to me.” A bunch of liberal softies? Nah, just humans feeling connected to other humans in distress. – Lindy T. Shepherd, Orlando Weekly
Global Peace Film Festival
The Global Peace Film Festival celebrates and furthers messages of peace and environmentalism with 40 films screened at venues across Orlando. Documentaries, narrative full lengths, and short films from around the globe spare cinephiles from direct sunlight while filmmakers, special guests, and local activists educate attendees about the power of the medium in special panel discussions. The peace it champions as a whole goes beyond anti-war, often touching on a more personal well-being that's reflected in the lives of individuals and communities.
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