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Global Nonviolent Film Festival Reveals Its Official Poster for 2020

June 16, 2020 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival reveals the official poster for its 9th annual edition that takes place from September 24 to October 4.

Official Poster of the 2020 edition of Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

The poster is created on a concept by film director Bruno Pischiutta, and it features actress Greta Goldling. The original artwork, realized in digital collage method, was made by Daria Trifu.

“The poster advertises the Festival. It is also a freeze-frame that identifies the present year; it will stay there forever and it will be seen for years to come. 

Until now, 2020 has been marked by two historical elements: COVID-19 and the social unrest in America. The people who will view the poster twenty years from now will not need to read the date of the event, but they will be able to visually identify 2020 as the year when this Festival’s edition took place. 2020 is also the year that marks the debut in the international film industry of actress Greta Goldling who, in this picture, reminisces a young Angelina Jolie,” said Bruno Pischiutta, who also serves as the  Festival’s artistic consultant. 

Daria Trifu, the Festival’s director, further explains that “Global Nonviolent Film Festival showcases only non-violent films since 2012. We were the first to create such an international event and, in 2016, to take it on-line so that the whole world could watch the selected movies. As I listened to Bruno describing his vision for the poster, I wanted to incorporate all the elements in a digital collage where they fuse seamlessly through colours, shapes and contrasts.” 

In light of the impact that current events have on our world, the film business has to adapt. Some of the most famous film festivals are migrating to virtual platforms, and several premieres by Hollywood Studios are taking place on-line. 

Global Film Studio owns the Global Nonviolent Film Festival and Daria Trifu, who is the Company’s president, had this to add: “We live in a digital world. For our business, it’s never been more universally clear that expanding virtually is the right choice and the best use of resources. Our Company chose this path early, in 2016, when we decided to take our already successful traditional local film festival on-line exclusively. We closed our physical screenings and moved the whole event on-line; it was a bold move that could have gone two ways. 

It went the right way, and we are very proud of the event’s success.”

In 2021, Global Film Studio is launching GlobalCinema.online, its own OTT streaming platform. GlobalCinema.online will showcase feature films, shorts and documentaries to paid subscribers. Some films will be available on a pay-per-view basis so that the platform will be able to host premieres and limited time releases too. Global Cinema will be a competitor to Netflix, and it aims to bring to the world viewers top quality films in every genre with a special focus on non-violent content. The film catalogue will include some of the best movies presented at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

Global Nonviolent Film Festival accepts submissions via FilmFreeway. The deadline to submit is August 22. The Festival takes place on-line at www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com. 


Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Coronavirus and the Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Our Festival Goes On!

Daria Trifu, Festival Director

I like to personally take this opportunity to address the many concerns we received from our viewers over the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on our Festival. I further like to share with you some news and updates.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)’s negative impact on the film industry and the film festivals’ arena is growing as more films are suspending production and film festivals are either postponing their 2020 editions or cancelling them all together. Among the festivals, Tribeca is postponed while Cannes is waiting until April 15th to make a decision about the faith of this year’s edition. 

We are happy to confirm that there will be no changes in our program: as an on-line film festival, Global Nonviolent Film Festival will go on as scheduled! 

  • The Festival will take place from September 24 to October 4. 

The format of our Festival remains the same: All the films selected will be showcased in full on the Festival’s on-line TV Channel between the dates of the event. Daily video presentations will introduce the movies. The viewers, distributors, media executives and filmmakers from all over the world will be able to watch the films, their trailers and the presentations on-line, from the comfort of their homes, by going to our channel here:

I also like to share with you some Facts & Data:

Bruno Pischiutta, who serves as the Artistic Consultant of our Festival, has just published an article entitled “The Vision & Creation of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival”. If you like to know how, when and where this Festival was born, you may read the article here.

We recently made some updates to our website that include new information about the Festival, where to watch it, how to submit a film, and what are the great benefits of becoming a Sponsor. You may visit it here: Our Website

If you have any questions or concerns, e-mail us at info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

In closing, I like to wish every one of you to keep safe and stay healthy! 

Warmest regards,

Daria Trifu
Festival Director