Global Nonviolent Film Festival 2021 Announces Its Jury

September 16 , 2021 – Hollywood, California – The Global Nonviolent Film Festival has announced its jury members. The Jury comprises of Shamil Aliyev, Joe Chang, Elio Dell’Unto, Flynn Donovan, and Hamed Soleimanzadeh.

The 10th Global Nonviolent Film Festival will take place this year from September 23 to October 3. The Jury will watch the 44 films (11 of which are in premiere) from 27 countries that are in competition and its list of winners will be unveiled in a video presentation on October 4. The entire Festival will be broadcast (including all competing films, trailers, and daily video presentations) on-line at

The Jury in alphabetical order:

Shamil AliyevShamil Aliyev

Shamil Aliyev is a multi-award winning screenwriter, producer, and director from Azerbaijan. His feature film Steppe Man was awarded at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival in 2020.

Joe ChangJoe Chang

Joe Chang is a university professor and award winning Chinese-born Canadian animation director. His film The Music Box was awarded at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival in 2020.

Elio DellUntoElio Dell’Unto

Elio Dell’Unto is an award winning film producer from Toronto, Canada who’s career spans over 30 years. Previously, he served as President of the Jury at the 2016 edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

Flynn DonovanFlynn Donovan

Flynn Donovan is an award winning cinematographer and documentary filmmaker. His film Down River was awarded at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival in 2020.

Hamed SoleimanzadehHamed Soleimanzadeh

Hamed Soleimanzadeh is a film critic and university professor from Iran. He is a member of The International Federation of Film Critics and was among the jury members for the FIPRESCI award at the 74th Cannes Film Festival.

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