Rancho Mirage, CA… It’s traditional. For the last seven years Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival (PSGFF) open for submissions of its next annual awards on Martin Luther King’s birthday, January 15.
It’s no different in 2021. Entries are invited to begin to submit entries at https://psgff.org, starting January15.
That’s just one month after the 2020 Peace in the Streets Global Film Festivals 7th Annual Awards were presented on UN TV as the closing event of the UN 75 festivities.
Additionally, as of 12/26/20 and throughout 2021, the 2020 PSGFF Awards began airing at 11 AM on Saturday morning on Cannella Media in the greater Southern California area.
They may also be viewed on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/c/Psgff/featured.
The UN has 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). In line with these goals, the PSGFF has an SDG awards category.
The SDG Special Winner is New Stress submitted by Mahiro Saito and Kotomi Hosokawa of Japan.
In the SDG age 9 to 13 category, the winners are:
1st place- Let’s All Be Good Neighbors by the Villanueva Siblings of Mexico
2nd place Going Clean by Tha Dah Si of the US
3rd place- Crystal Clear by Rocco Cerosoli of the US
Honorable Mention- Trashy Pollution by Jack O’Hara of the US
In the SDG age 14-18 category, the winners are:
– Into The Woods by Charlotte Xu of the US
– Growing a Better Future Through Composting by Maria Nero of the US
– Trashing the Roles by Isabelle Mullen of India
In the PSGFF 8 and under category, the winners are:
1st place- Spirit of Love by Pause and Play of Kenya
2nd place- Peace Justice for All by the Vilendrer Girls of the US
also, Power of Sound from India
In the PSGFF age 9 to 13 category, winners are:
1st place- This Light of Mine by Kate Baird of the US
2nd place- Girl: New Labels by Yara Alkhader of Jordan
3rd place- Together Every Time by Pause and Play of Kenya
and Honorable Mentions to Empathy Rocks by Jasmine Martoglio of the US
and You can achieve anything, just believe it! by Stavroula Georgali of Greece
In the PSGFF age 14 to 18 category, the winners are:
1st place- Privileged by Leandro de Armas of the US
2nd place- Peace is it Even Possible by Ravjee Sing Jolly of South Africa
3rd place- Let the Music Begin by Anna Victoria Villanueva of Mexico and Honorable Mentions for Dream to Live by Tallertellekids of Spain,
What Does Peace Mean to Me by Dene Walker of South Africa, and Stop Violence by Zimbabwe Camps of Zimbabwe.
This year due to the worldwide pandemic, a Covid-19 category was added, winners are:
In the 14-18 age group:
1st place- When Reality Strikes by Vinay Rai of India
In the 9-13 age group:
1st place Quarantine Memories by the Villanueva Siblings of Mexico
2nd place Dream for Today and Tomorrow by Mara and Andrei Ilie of Romania
3rd place- Papermate by Anya Figert of the US
And in the 8 and under age group
1st place award goes to Stay Home Stay Safe by Vinay Rai of India.
This year’s Peacemaker Corps Assn PLURAL + Winners are:
It’s not an obligation, it’s respect by Andressa Colin Barbosa of Brazil and We all deserve respect by Jose Alejandro Herrera of Mexico.
“What are our youth thinking and feeling during this time of a global pandemic, international protests and uncertain future? You might be surprised at their thought provoking questions and commentary,” explained Carole Sumner Krechman.
“It’s been said that a picture is worth 1,000 words,” Carole continued. “While we have received over 1,000 entries from 30 countries on six continents over the seven years, no film has expressed anger. They are all works of art…thoughtful and intelligent.”
Youth 18 and under are invited to make a 1- to 5-minute video relating what Peace in the Streets means to them. Films can be made on any device: phones, tablets, or video cameras. These films will be judged by their message, not technical skills.
PSGFF has given global youth a voice by providing them with filmmaking and storytelling skills and technical tools.
About Peacemaker Corps Association:
For the past 23 years, Peacemakers Corps Association’s mentor-moderated, group workshop programs have been rigorously tested, refined and proven in some of the most challenging neighborhoods in the United States. More recently, PCA, a United Nations NGO with ECOSOC status, has informed and inspired psycho-social peace keeping initiatives around the world.
PCA has formed a core management group aligned with UN agencies to support global curriculum, and technology demands, continuously advance courseware, measure and report outcomes and facilitate the on-going peacemaking activities of the online mentor and student communities.
Learn more at https://www.peacemakercorps.org. The app is powered by Logos E.