Global Nonviolent Film Festival Announces 2022 Dates & Opens Submissions

October 20, 2021 — Hollywood, California — The 11th edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival will take place from September 29 to October 9, 2022.

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world. It takes place annually on it’s streaming channel at: globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com 

Submissions are now open on FilmFreeway. All films submitted must be nonviolent: the Festival does not accept 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 films that are selected to participate at the Festival, are guaranteed a distribution contract proposal from globalcinema.online – a unique pay-per-view streaming channel for films that do not contain gratuitous violence. The channel is available worldwide.

Filmmakers from every corner of the globe are invited to submit their films, documentaries, docudramas, animation, and music videos to this vanguard on-line festival that showcases the best in nonviolent cinema.

For 11 consecutive days each year, the world viewers can watch the films selected at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival and enjoy them from the comfort of their homes; they can read about the filmmakers in the annual DARIA! magazine; and they can view, every day, the video presentations provided for every movie.

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Here is what the filmmakers had to say about their experience at the Festival in 2021:

The best organized festival ever. The communication is perfect and human. The video of the awards ceremony is especially big and was a nice surprise. I wish you all the same enthusiasm to continue the festival for the pleasure of every filmmaker! My angel protect your health, your momentum in your lives, joy and happiness. All the best!Zsolt Pozsgai, director of “Darking Way” from Hungary
Daria Trifu and Bruno Pischiutta are the wisest festival directors! They know that Cinema is not a boxing match. Cinema is an exchange of ideas. They are lucky people because Global Nonviolent Film Festival succeeded to show so many exceptional movies. Thank you, Daria and Bruno! – Kostadin Bonev, director of “Away From the Shore” from Bulgaria
Daria and Bruno present everything with excellence and professionalism to bring the best artistic works to be seen worldwide. I was honored to participate in the 2021 Global Nonviolent Film Festival and win the award for Best Music Video for “Color Blind”. From entry to communications, website features, future distribution as well as promotion in DARIA! magazine, the resources provided by this festival are a win for everyone who participates! Thank you for recognizing my work!Annemarie Picerno, director of “Color Blind” from the USA
The hospitality and communication have been excellent. Bruno and Daria put a lot of work into presenting the films in DARIA! magazine, on Facebook, in the daily video presentations, and in the Awards Show. When your film has been selected to be part of the festival, you also become part of a community. Thank you for selecting my short film “Waves” (Bølgeblikk), and to the jury for rewarding it for Best Director and Best Actress.Camilla Roman, director of “Waves” from Norway
Delighted to have participated in a very worthy festival. We all need less violence and craziness in our lives. Thank you for creating a forum for good stories sans guns, explosions, and torture!Kate Davis, director of “Cowgirls and Indians” from the USA
Great thanks for this amazing festival. The daily coverage, the accompanying magazine, the appreciation of the filmmakers and the very personal and good communication characterize this festival in particular. What a wonderful event! You have shown so much appreciation to all filmmakers and made their work visible. Thank you very much!Tilo Wondollek, director of “Egg-volution” from Germany
The best nonviolent film festivals in the world where you can watch remarkable independent cinema that share a sensibility. The program does not contain gratuitous violence that you see from the majority of films from the mega corporate world of Film. You won’t see King Kong versus Godzilla here. You see movies about the human condition. It is an honor to have had two of my documentaries selected from the United States and to be included among all the great films you have selected from around the world. Much success to you and all the filmmakers taking part in this great nonviolent and independent film festival. Cheers to all. Thank you for your festival and best wishes!Roger Paradiso, director of “Searching for Camelot: The Quest” and “The Lost Village” from the USA
Wonderful! I am thrilled be part of your Festival. Thank you.Annette Muller, director of “Hu Man – Healing Journey to Being Human” from Germany
Daria and Bruno put together an excellent festival. I truly enjoyed watching the films and felt very honored when my film, “Fear Of Flying”, was nominated, and even more so when it won. I very much recommend the Global Nonviolent Film Festival.Ernie Berger, director of “Fear of Flying” from the USA
Daria Trifu, you and Bruno held a lovely event. Thank you for the opportunity.Adad Joel Warda, director of “Miss Her” from the Czech Republic
I am truly honored to have been part of your festival. I am so grateful for everything and your engagement. I can’t wait to be part of your festival again and to support it going forward.Andrew Abbiw, director of “The Awakening” from the UK
Thanks Daria Trifu. We are very honored to have won the awards and thank you for all the work you have done. Congratulations to you and Bruno on such a wonderful and inspiring festival. You worked very hard on it and I appreciate all your communications and support.Colin Skevington, director of “The Lossen” from the UK
Thank you for this beautiful festival, Daria Trifu. I’m very happy to be part of Global Nonviolent Film Festival!!! Congratulations for the festival, we loved to be part of it!Tatiana Lohmann, director of “My Fortress” from Brazil
It was a pleasure for us to participate in the festival and we are thankful for the reward and attention.Lydur Arnason, director of “Rising Moon” from Iceland

The Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent motion pictures, and to show that those movies are not only capable of great international success but they are in high demand by the public.

CONTACT

Global Nonviolent Film Festival

info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

AWARDS 2021: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

October 4, 2021 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival, the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world, announced the Awards handed at its 10th edition.

The announcement was made by festival director Daria Trifu and festival artistic consultant Bruno Pischiutta in a video presentation that is available for viewing on the Festival’s streaming channel at:

 www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

Forty-four films from twenty-eight countries have competed at this year’s event. There were eleven premieres.

The Jury comprises (in alphabetical order): film maestro Shamil Aliyev from Azerbaijan; artist, animation director and university professor Joe Chang from Canada-China; producer Elio Dell’Unto from Canada; cinematographer and documentary producer Flynn Donovan from the USA, and member of the International Federation of Film Critics Hamed Soleimanzadeh from Iran.

The Jury resolved to award the following films:

FEATURE FILM CATEGORY

Best Feature Film (ex aequo):

TOMMY MACHISMO, Mustujab Kirmani (USA);

TALE OF ZOZO, Kingsley Ukaegbu (Nigeria, Uganda); 

THE BADGER, Sina Saiedian (Iran); 

AWAY FROM SHORE, Kostadin Bonev (Bulgaria, Ukraine); 

SHELLFISH, James Hopewell (USA).

Best Director (ex aequo):

Hunter Hopewell for SHELLFISH (USA); 

Kostadin Bonev for AWAY FROM SHORE (Bulgaria, Ukraine); 

Sohrab Khandelwal for QUE SERA SERA (India); 

Zsolt Pozsgai for DARKING WAY (Hungary).

Best Cinematography (ex aequo):

Konstantin Zankov & Orlin Ruevski for AWAY FROM SHORE (Bulgaria, Ukraine);

Claudia Kovaks for DARKING WAY (Hungary); 

Gudmundur Bjartmarsson & Johannes Jonsson for RISING MOON (Iceland); 

Daniel Pascal for REPENTANCE (France).

Best Screenplay (ex aequo):

Kazem Mollaie for THE BADGET (Iran); 

Zsolt Pozsgai for DARKING WAY (Hungary).

Best Actor:

Penko Gospodinov in AWAY FROM SHORE (Bulgaria, Ukraine).

Best Actress:

Pap Katalin as Charlotte in DARKING WAY (Hungary).

Best Music Score (ex aequo):

Gnassounou Koffi Chico for REPENTANCE (France); 

Nikolay Ivanov for AWAY FROM SHORE (Bulgaria, Ukraine).

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

Best Feature Documentary:

A ONCE AND FUTURE PEACE, Mikaela Beardsley (USA).

Best Historical Subject (ex aequo):

Roger Paradiso for SEARCHING FOR CAMELOT: THE QUEST (USA); 

Cheryl Halpern for REMEMBERING: THE MAURITS KIEK STORY (USA). 

Best Medical Subject:

Dhiney Ramos for FATHER OF A BROKEN ANGEL (Netherlands).

Best Music (ex aequo):

Tatiana Lohmann & Roberta Estrela d’Alva for MY FORTRESS (Brazil);  

Melanie De Klerk for GET LOST IN COLOMBIA (Canada).

FEATURE DOCUDRAMA CATEGORY

Best Docudrama:

COUNTER HISTORIES: ROCK HILL, Ellen Barnard (USA).

SHORT FILM CATEGORY

Best Short Film:

MISS HER, Adad Joel Warda & Jan McGregor (Czech Republic, USA).

Best Director (ex aequo):

Colin Skevington for THE LOSSEN (UK); 

Camilla Roman for WAVES (Norway); 

Christophe Switzer for BRETON (France).

Best Cinematography (ex aequo):

Hatti Beanland for THE LOSSEN (UK);

Christophe Switzer for BRETON (France).

Best Actress:

Tonje Thwin in WAVES (Norway).

Best Actor (ex aequo):

Jonathan Pienaar in EITHER WAY (South Africa);

Denis Lechopier as Louis in BRETON (France);

Henrik Norman in STROKE OF MIDNIGHT (Switzerland).

Best Screenplay (ex aequo):

Andrew Abbiw for THE AWAKENING (UK, Germany); 

Christophe Switzer for BRETON (France).

Best Music Score:

Tom Linden for THE LOSSEN (UK).

SHORT DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

Best Short Documentary:

KANDA BODE (DON’T GET WIPPED), Cheryl Halpern & Mitchell Stuart (Ethiopia).

Best Cinematography:

Tilo Wondollek for EGG-VOLUTION (Germany)

ANIMATION FILM CATEGORY

Best Animation Film:

FEAR OF FLYING, Ernie Berger (USA).

EXPERIMENTAL FILM CATEGORY

Best Experimental Film (ex aequo):

SANDLINE, Christopher Lewis-Smith (UK); 

THE MEMORY OF MINE, Zheng Wu Lee & Diana (China)

MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY

Best Music Video:

COLOR BLIND, Annemarie Picerno (USA)

Every one of the forty-four competing films and videos are presented – with photos, directors’ commentary, and more – in the 2021 issue of DARIA! magazine that is available on-line, in an easy to read format, here:

www.dariamagazine.com

The 2022 edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival will take place from September 29 to October 9. This will be the 11th annual edition of the Festival that was founded in 2012 by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu. 

CONTACT:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival

www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com

info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

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DAY #11 – October 3: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the 11-day event, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

11TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
OCTOBER 3RD, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

TALE OF ZOZO
Feature Film, 102 min., Nigeria, Uganda
Directed by Kingsley Ukaegbu

A ONCE AND FUTURE PEACE
Feature Documentary, 96 min., USA
Directed by Eric Daniel Metzgar

COUNTER HISTORIES: ROCK HILL
Feature Docudrama, 50 min., USA
Directed by Frederick Taylor

STROKE OF MIDNIGHT
Short Film, 13 min., Sweden, Switzerland
Directed by Niclas Ribbarp

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DAY #10 – October 2: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the 11-day event, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

10TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
OCTOBER 2, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

DARKING WAY (premiere)
Feature Film, 78 min., Hungary
Directed by Zsolt Pozsgai

REMEMBERING: THE MAURITS KIEK STORY
Feature Documentary, 47 min., USA (Israel, Netherlands)
Directed by Cheryl Halpern

RA’S METANOIA
Short Film, 39 min., USA
Directed by Ram Alladi

DID I CHOOSE MY TRAUMA?
Short Documentary, 20 min., Australia
Directed by Yemi Joy Penn

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DAY #9 – October 1: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the next 11 days, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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3RD DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

THE BADGER
Feature Film, 93 min., Iran
Directed by Kazem Mollaie

BELOVED
Feature Documentary, 54 min., Iran
Directed by Yaser Talebi

BRETON
Short Film, 20 min., France
Directed by Christophe Switzer

GET LOST IN COLOMBIA
Feature Documentary, 45 min., Canada
Directed by Melanie de Klerk

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DAY #8 – September 29: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the next 11 days, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

8TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

REPENTANCE
Feature Film, 72 min., France
Directed by Gnassounou Koffi Chico

HU MAN – HEALING JOURNEY TO BEING HUMAN
Short Documentary, 37 min., Germany, India
Directed by Annette Muller

MISS HER
Short Film, 20 min., Czech Republic
Directed by Adad Joel Warda

EGG-VOLUTION (premiere)
Short Documentary, 13 min., Germany
Directed by Tilo Wondollek

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DAY #7 – September 29: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the 11-day event, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

7TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

TOMMY MACHISMO (premiere)
Feature Film, 95 min., USA
Directed by Mustujab Kirmani, Akash Musik

BLOODLESS: THE PATH TO DEMOCRACY
Feature Documentary, 88 min., Armenia, USA
Directed by Bared Maronian

HI ON ART (premiere)
Feature Docudrama, 81 min., USA
Directed by Fred Vanderpoel

SANDLINE
Short Film (Experimental), 7 min., UK
Directed by Christopher Lewis-Smith

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DAY #6 – September 28: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

SCHEDULE

6TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the 11-day event, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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6TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

THE HYBRIDS FAMILY
Feature Film, 92 min., USA
Directed by Tony Randle

THE LOST VILLAGE
Feature Documentary, 91 min., USA
Directed by Roger Paradiso

THE AWAKENING
Short Film, 30 min., UK, Germany
Directed by Andrew Abbiw

FEAR OF FLYING
Short Animation, 8 min., USA
Directed by Ernie Berger

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DAY #5 – September 27: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the 11-day event, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

5TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 27, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

QUE SERA SERA
Feature Film, 85 min., India
Directed by Sohrab Khandelwal

UNDO
Short Film, 15 min., Bulgaria
Directed by Stanislav Hristov

DELIVERANCE (premiere)
Short Film, 12 min., Switzerland
Directed by Michaël Rué

KANDA BODE (DON’T GET WIPPED)
Short Documentary, 25 min., Ethiopia
Directed by Fekad Kiros, Cheryl Halpern

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DAY #4 – September 26: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the 11-day event, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

4TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 26, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

AWAY FROM SHORE
Feature Film, 133 min., Bulgaria, Ukraine
Directed by Kostadin Bonev

FATHER OF A BROKEN ANGEL
Feature Documentary, 90 min., Netherlands
Directed by Dhiney Ramos

WAVES (premiere)
Short Film, 16 min., Norway
Directed by Camilla Roman

OZZIE HELPS HIS PARENTS
Short Animation, 4 min., USA
Directed by Marie Leiner

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

The most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world.

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