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We are indisputably in the midst of rapid change around the world. Information now moves at lightening speed. Our world is becoming smaller through internet advancements, satellite television/radio, and other media outlets. With information at our fingertips the cultural divisions are becoming blurred. Film is at the forefront of this global accord.

The ION International Film Festival is a touring festival that is dedicated to promoting independent film, documentary, animation and music video. Each year ION will be held in a different international location in an effort to promote global awareness and unity.

ION strives to bring awareness to individuals and organizations who are creating socially relevant films to positively impact our worlds. In an effort to fully engage an array of transglobal creativity we wish to provide a forum for everyone's ingenuity to be premiered.

ION continues to celebrate the ever expanding world of film, animation inviting talents from across the globe to enrich and cultivate these fields, providing an insider's look into world cultures and advancements in the industry.

ION is about everything entertaining, thought-provoking, controversial and most of all ION is about creativity. So get ready and get busy because ION is not holding back!

ION Film Festival was established in 2004 by Chris Davies of Shout Studios and in 2007 was acquired by Farmani Group. Among others, Farmani Group has founded many charities, businesses, and organizations including the award-winning VUE magazine, The Lucie Awards® (the Oscars of photography), Design Awards™, Green Dot Awards†, Hospitality Awards™, International Photography Awards®, Px3-PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS, London Creative Competition (LICC)™, Art For New York, Farmani Gallery, aNet Communications, Focus on AIDS, and FYIdesign.

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