A comprehensive Information Booklet about the Global Nonviolent Film Festival is available (PDF) here:
Global Nonviolent Film Festival (previously known as Brasov International Film Festival & Market) is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world that takes place annually on-line on its TV Channel on Vimeo.
The Festival was established in 2012.
- Since 2012, over 400 films have been screened and 150 have been awarded.
- Geographical area: this is an on-line event viewed by film professionals, media and the general public from all over the world.
- Media Partners: the arts, entertainment and business magazine “DARIA!” is a partner and it features the complete guide of the Festival with interviews and articles about the participating films and filmmakers in its annual issue. The magazine is available on-line HERE and it is read by industry professionals, media and the general public since 2005.
- Social Media: the Festival has a social media presence with followers and viewers into the thousands via Twitter (@TorPix / +65,000 followers), on Facebook, on its Official TV Channel on Vimeo and on its website.
During the Festival, for 11 consecutive days each year, viewers from all over the world are able to watch:
- Tens of full-length feature films & documentaries, shorts, animation films and music videos selected from all over the world!
- FREE daily video presentations of 4/5 films from the line-up, with introduction by festival’s director Daria Trifu and commentary by festival’s artistic consultant Bruno Pischiutta.
- FREE trailers of the selected films.
The trailers of the films and the daily video presentations remain available on-line, on the Festival’s Vimeo On Demand Channel, for one year after each edition ends.
The Awards given by the Jury are announced on the Monday following the last day of the Festival. The Award’s video presentation is available on the Festival’s TV Channel on Vimeo.
All the films presented are nonviolent: the Festival does not present films that showcase explicit or graphic violence; implied acts of violence may be accepted if they are justified by the message of the film.
The Festival, founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012, showcases nonviolent films and demonstrates how those movies are not only capable of great international success, but are also in high demand by the public.
In 2016, the two founders made film and internet history by bringing the Festival on-line exclusively and allowing, for the first time, the world viewers to enjoy all the selected films from the comfort of their homes on the Festival’s TV Channel on Vimeo.
Each year, all selected films are featured in the annual edition of Daria! magazine that is published in August and is available online. Some of the previous issues may be read here: Daria!
The Festival has been recognized by the IMDB and all the awards handed each year are listed there. Visit the Festival’s IMDB profile.
Over the years, some of the filmmakers awarded here include: Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, Keira Knightley, Robert Redford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Harrelson and Cameron Diaz among many others.
Some of the films that have been awarded at Global Nonviolent Film Festival gained access to theatrical releases and have competed for Academy Award®’s nomination consideration.
We want that the rights of women and children are respected. We want to fight intellectual pollution, stupidity, racism and discrimination. We want to show that nonviolent films can be commercially viable and can contribute to achieving a better world. We want to win the fight against ignorance and bigotry. We want to use the art of film as a weapon in order to improve the viewers’ lifestyle.
Our CAUSE is driven by high ideals and it is more important than any one of us.
It is a new world; it is time for a new morality! It is time to put the important things first. We are working for our CAUSE through the medium of film because we are filmmakers. Film is our way of expressing ourselves and we take into consideration the fact that our films will live on after us: they will become our legacy.
Global Nonviolent Film Festival is owned and organized by Global Film Studio Inc., a Canadian company federally incorporated.