Established in 2012, the Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown festival of nonviolent films in the world.

The 2021 edition takes place from September 23 to October 3.

Global Nonviolent Film Festival showcases films that do NOT show gratuitous violence that lacks literary, artistic, or scientific value.

Submission Deadlines:

  1. Official Deadline: May 25, 2021 (regular prices)
  2. Late Deadline:  August 25, 2021 (highest prices)

Submissions are accepted in the following categories:

  • Feature: live action, documentary, docudrama, and animation;
  • Short: live action, documentary, docudrama, and animation;
  • Music Video.


66 films from 30 countries have participated. There were 11 world, and seven on-line premieres.

For a complete list of the Awards given at the 2020 edition of the Festival, go to: Awards 2020

Here is the Video Presentation of the Awards:


The arts, entertainment & business magazine, DARIA!, features the Film Guide of this year’s Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

The cover of the 2020 issue of DARIA! magazine.

Daria Trifu, its founder and Editor-in-Chief, had this to say: “Since launching the magazine in 2005, this is our biggest issue ever, with 136 pages. The aim of this publication is to influence the opinion of those who have power, desire and will to change the world for the better, by engaging them on the topics, the people and the films featured on its pages.”

Starting on page 31, “we present each of the 66 films from 30 countries that were selected in competition at this year’s Global Nonviolent Film Festival, that takes place annually on-line, on its streaming channel at, since 2012.”

The magazine is available on-line, in an easy to read format, here:

The Line-up of the 2020 Festival is available here: Selected Films.

The Most Important & Renown Nonviolent Film Festival in the World

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