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Global Nonviolent Film Festival Announces 2020 Dates and Opens Submissions

October 25, 2019 — Hollywood, California — The 9th edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival will take place from September 24 to October 4, 2020.

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world and it takes place on its on-line TV Channel.

Submissions are now open on FilmFreeway, Film Festival Life and Click for Festivals.

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

Filmmakers from every corner of the globe are invited to submit their films, documentaries (shorts, features, 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. This makes Global Nonviolent Film Festival the best place for producers to showcase their work.

Submit Your Film 

Here is what some of the filmmakers had to say about their experience at the Festival in 2019:

“As the director of the movie ‘The Teacher’, I want to tell everyone that I really made a good choice by submitting my film to the Global Nonviolent Film Festival. I am grateful for the high level of professionalism and kindness presented throughout the process, and in all the contacts between me and the Festival Director Daria Trifu.”Maria Moreira “The Teacher” (Portugal)

“This is my favourite festival for sure!! Thank you, thank you for everything you do to make this such a success. Even the title of the festival is so warm and inviting. Always sad to see it end, but already looking forward to next year. You put on an amazing festival with an array of great films!! See you next year! Thanks again!!”Don Miller “If I Could Bark” (USA)

“Hi Daria, it was great to be part of Global Nonviolent Film Festival!!! Greetings for Bruno Pischiutta. Thank’s a lot for inviting us… We will keep our fingers crossed for your festival!!!” – Pawel Wendorff “Recreational Activities” (Poland)

“It is a well run festival with good coverage of all the films being played. A genuine intent to create a new vision for the world.”Will Watson “Soldiers Without Guns” (New Zealand)

“Awesome film festival, great folks, thank you so much from all the Veterans who worked on ‘Vietnam Aftermath’.”Tom Phillips “Vietnam Aftermath” (USA)

“Wonderful online festival. This has been EPIC from day 1. Thanks for the support!! Tremendous support of films and filmmakers! Highly recommended.”Ed Hartman “As The Earth Turns” (USA)

Great Festival, Daria and Bruno really go that extra length to promote directors and filmmakers and to give the works an excellent visibility. Highly recommend it!”Flaminia Graziadei “The Power of One Coin” (UK)

“Congratulations on the progress of your festival! It was wonderful to be a part of it this year with ‘Run Hermes’ and we hope our short film in support of Anti-Nuclear weapons was well received by all who viewed it.”Kevin Short “Run Hermes” (USA)

“Thank you very much for the award and for honouring the film in such a way. We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate and showcase our stories and look forward to entering your festival in the future as we develop more films like this.”Corey Scarrow “Jackstones” (Canada)

“It’s a true honour to have won the award for Best Director in a music video at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival. Not only the festival stands out because of its integrity and its great program, but Daria and Bruno give every filmmaker the information, attention and support he or she deserves. Thanks for everything, and keep up the good work with your beautiful festival.”Guido Verelst “How Beautiful” by Dez Mona (Belgium)

“Thank you to the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, to Daria Trifu and to Bruno Pischiutta. Thank you to the jury for this award, and thank you for watching ‘Tastes Like Medicine’, as there were so many great global films on diverse matters!” – Damion Rochester “Tastes Like Medicine” (USA)

“Very honoured to participate and receive an award in your festival. Many thanks!” – Richard Chisolm “Gun Show” (USA)

CONTACT:
Global Nonviolent Film Festival

info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

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Global Nonviolent Film Festival Announces the 2019 Awards

September 30, 2019 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival, the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world, announced today the Awards handed at its 8th 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 on-line TV Channel:

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The Festival is becoming more successful and is growing with each new edition. This year, there have been a record number of 46 films that have been selected from 23 countries. They included feature and short films, feature and short documentaries, animation films and music videos.

The Awards decided by the Jury and handed at the 2019 edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival are:

FEATURE FILM CATEGORY

Best Feature Film
“The Descendants” – Iran
Produced by Mitra Roohimanesh
Directed by Yaser Talebi

Best Original Production Design
“As the Earth Turns” – USA
Directed by Richard H. Lyford

SHORT FILM CATEGORY

Best Short Film
“The Power of One Coin” – UK
Produced by Flaminia Graziadei, Zbignew Siwek & Judson Vaghoun 
Directed by Flaminia Graziadei

Best Screenplay
Julie Uribe for “The Healing of Harman” – USA
Directed by Seth Pinsker

Best Director
Mehmet Tığlı for “Spizella” – Turkey

Best Original Subject
“If I Could Bark” – USA
Directed by Shawn Welling

Best Actor
Damion Rochester in “Tastes Like Medicine” – USA

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

Best Feature Documentary
“Soldiers Without Guns” – Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
Produced by John Kier
Directed by Will Watson

Best Director
Gayle Kirschenbaum for “Look at Us Now, Mother!” – USA

Best Cinematography
Corey Scarrow for “Jackstones” – Canada, Philippines 
Directed by Tim Riedel

Best Editing
“Day of the Western Sunrise” – USA, Japan
Directed by Keith Reimink

SHORT DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

Best Short Documentary
“Vietnam Aftermath” – USA
Directed & Produced by Tom Phillips

Best Original Idea
“Gun Show”  – USA
Directed by Richard Chisolm

SHORT ANIMATION CATEGORY

Best Short Animation Film
“Anacronte” – Argentina, Mexico
Produced by Emiliano Sette
Directed by Emiliano Sette and Raúl Koler

Best Screenplay
Maria Moreira for “The Teacher” – Portugal

MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY

Best Performer
Osvaldo Supino in “No Means No” by Osvaldo Supino – Spain
Directed by Vera Kuznetsova & Andrei Zaitcev

Best Director
Guido Verelst for “How Beautiful” by Dez Mona – Belgium

Best Music
“Tip Toe” by Tim Freitag – Switzerland, Vietnam
Directed by Achille Lietha 

The complete Film Guide of the films that have participated in the Festival, with articles and behind-the-scenes commentary from the filmmakers, is in the annual magazine Daria!. The magazine is available here: Daria! Magazine.

CLOSING DAY 11 (September 29) – Daily Presentation

CLOSING DAY – DAY #11, SEPTEMBER 28 – FILMS’ PRESENTATION

In today’s video presentation, Festival’s director Daria Trifu and film director and artistic consultant of the Festival Bruno Pischiutta, introduce the following five films from the line-up:

LET THEM EAT CAKE
Feature Documentary, 81 min. – USA 
Directed by Alexis Krasilovsky

SPIZELLA
Short Film, 20 min. – Turkey
Directed by Mehmet Tigli

STARDUST MEMORY 
Short Film, 32 min. – USA
Directed by Cindy Kemp

THE TEACHER
Short Animation Film, 10 min. – Portugal
Directed by Maria Moreira

TIM FREITAG – TIP TOE
Music Video, 4:30 min. – Switzerland, Vietnam
Directed by Achille Lietha

The Festival takes place on-line here:

FESTIVAL’S ON-LINE TV CHANNEL

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO WATCH:

– 46 full-length feature films & documentaries, shorts, animation films and music videos from 23 countries!

– FREE daily video presentations of 4/5 films from the line-up, with introduction by festival director Daria Trifu and commentary by festival artistic consultant Bruno Pischiutta.

– FREE trailers.

Read Daria! Magazine for a complete Guide of the selected films (starting at page 51), here:

READ DARIA! 2019

Day 10 (September 28) – Daily Presentation

DAY #10, SEPTEMBER 28 – FILMS’ PRESENTATION

In today’s video presentation, Festival’s director Daria Trifu and film director and artistic consultant of the Festival Bruno Pischiutta, introduce the following three films from the line-up:

THE DESCENDANTS
Feature Film, 80 min. – Iran 
Directed by Yaser Talebi

IF I COULD BARK
Short Film, 12 min. – USA
Directed by Shawn Welling

LADIES MOST DEJECT
Short Film, 15 min. – USA
Directed by Martha Elcan

The Festival takes place on-line here:

FESTIVAL’S ON-LINE TV CHANNEL

FOR 11 DAYS, EVERYBODY CAN WATCH:

– 46 full-length feature films & documentaries, shorts, animation films and music videos from 23 countries!

– FREE daily video presentations of 4/5 films from the line-up, with introduction by festival director Daria Trifu and commentary by festival artistic consultant Bruno Pischiutta.

– FREE trailers.

Read Daria! Magazine for a complete Guide of the selected films (starting at page 51), here:

READ DARIA! 2019

Day 9 (September 27) – Daily Presentation

DAY #9, SEPTEMBER 27 – FILMS’ PRESENTATION

In today’s video presentation, Festival’s director Daria Trifu and film director and artistic consultant of the Festival Bruno Pischiutta, introduce the following five films from the line-up:

DEMOCRACY, AN ENDANGERED IDEA?
Feature Documentary, 46 min. – Austria
Directed by Johannes Perterer

THE HEALING OF HARMAN
Short Film, 20 min. – USA
Directed by Seth Pinsker

TASTES LIKE MEDICINE
Short Film, 16 min. – USA
Directed by Steven Alexander Russell

RUN HERMES
Short Film, 7 min. – USA
Directed by Kevin Short

WHAT MATTERS
Short Documentary, 20 min. – Italy
Directed by Alessandro Po & Sofia Vettori

The Festival takes place on-line here:

FESTIVAL’S ON-LINE TV CHANNEL

FOR 11 DAYS, EVERYBODY CAN WATCH:

– 46 full-length feature films & documentaries, shorts, animation films and music videos from 23 countries!

– FREE daily video presentations of 4/5 films from the line-up, with introduction by festival director Daria Trifu and commentary by festival artistic consultant Bruno Pischiutta.

– FREE trailers.

Read Daria! Magazine for a complete Guide of the selected films (starting at page 51), here:

READ DARIA! 2019

Day 8 (September 26) – Daily Presentation

DAY #8, SEPTEMBER 26 – FILMS’ PRESENTATION

In today’s video presentation, Festival’s director Daria Trifu and film director and artistic consultant of the Festival Bruno Pischiutta, introduce the following five films from the line-up:

FOURTEENTH DAY
Feature Film, 85 min. – Iran
Directed by Mahmoud Nazeri

WHISTLING WOODS
Short Film, 9 min. – Canada
Directed by Mackenzie McElligott

CONSTANT TREASON
Short Film, 16 min. – USA
Directed by Ruvin Orbach

BIRTH OF A POET
Short Documentary, 13 min. – India, Egypt
Directed by Manu Mallikarjun

ANACRONTE
Short Animation Film, 15 min. – Argentina, Mexico
Directed by Emiliano Sette & Raul Koler

The Festival takes place on-line here:

FESTIVAL’S ON-LINE TV CHANNEL

FOR 11 DAYS, EVERYBODY CAN WATCH:

– 46 full-length feature films & documentaries, shorts, animation films and music videos from 23 countries!

– FREE daily video presentations of 4/5 films from the line-up, with introduction by festival director Daria Trifu and commentary by festival artistic consultant Bruno Pischiutta.

– FREE trailers.

Read Daria! Magazine for a complete Guide of the selected films (starting at page 51), here:

READ DARIA! 2019

Day 7 (September 25) – Daily Presentation

DAY #7, SEPTEMBER 25 – FILMS’ PRESENTATION

In today’s video presentation, Festival’s director Daria Trifu and film director and artistic consultant of the Festival Bruno Pischiutta, introduce the following four films from the line-up:

SOLDIERS WITHOUT GUNS
Feature Documentary, 90 min. – New Zealand
Directed by Will Watson

TOWN HALL
Short Film, 26 min. – USA
Directed by Casey Lock & Ross Zuchowski

REBEL
Short Documentary, 12 min. – UK
Directed by Chris Healey

SPACE TO EXPLORE
Short Documentary, 14 min. – USA
Directed by Katherine DuBois

The Festival takes place on-line here:

FESTIVAL’S ON-LINE TV CHANNEL

FOR 11 DAYS, EVERYBODY CAN WATCH:

– 46 full-length feature films & documentaries, shorts, animation films and music videos from 23 countries!

– FREE daily video presentations of 4/5 films from the line-up, with introduction by festival director Daria Trifu and commentary by festival artistic consultant Bruno Pischiutta.

– FREE trailers.

Read Daria! Magazine for a complete Guide of the selected films (starting at page 51), here:

READ DARIA! 2019

Day 6 (September 24) – Daily Presentation

DAY #6, SEPTEMBER 24 – FILMS’ PRESENTATION

In today’s video presentation, Festival’s director Daria Trifu and film director and artistic consultant of the Festival Bruno Pischiutta, introduce the following four films from the line-up:

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Feature Film, 72 min. – Poland
Directed by Pawel Wendorff

THE FOG
Short Film, 20 min. – Iran
Directed by Ali Shoorvarzi

MAKE AMERICA SAFE
Short Film, 19 min. – USA
Directed by Blanche Baker

GUN SHOW
Short Documentary, 30 min. – USA
Directed by Richard Chisolm

The Festival takes place on-line here:

FESTIVAL’S ON-LINE TV CHANNEL

FOR 11 DAYS, EVERYBODY CAN WATCH:

– 46 full-length feature films & documentaries, shorts, animation films and music videos from 23 countries!

– FREE daily video presentations of 4/5 films from the line-up, with introduction by festival director Daria Trifu and commentary by festival artistic consultant Bruno Pischiutta.

– FREE trailers.

Read Daria! Magazine for a complete Guide of the selected films (starting at page 51), here:

READ DARIA! 2019

Day 5 (September 23) – Daily Presentation

DAY #5, SEPTEMBER 23 – FILMS’ PRESENTATION

In today’s video presentation, Festival’s director Daria Trifu and film director and artistic consultant of the Festival Bruno Pischiutta, introduce the following four films from the line-up:

JACKSTONES
Feature Documentary, 81 min. – Canada
Directed by Tim Riedel

ROSALIND
Short Film, 17 min. – USA
Directed by David Hardberger

MY NAME WAS JANUARY
Short Documentary, 25 min. – Canada
Directed by Elina Gress & Lenee Son

PINK & BLUE
Short Animation Film, 7 min. – USA
Directed by James Parris

The Festival takes place on-line here:

FESTIVAL’S ON-LINE TV CHANNEL

FOR 11 DAYS, EVERYBODY CAN WATCH:

– 46 full-length feature films & documentaries, shorts, animation films and music videos from 23 countries!

– FREE daily video presentations of 4/5 films from the line-up, with introduction by festival director Daria Trifu and commentary by festival artistic consultant Bruno Pischiutta.

– FREE trailers.

Read Daria! Magazine for a complete Guide of the selected films (starting at page 51), here:

READ DARIA! 2019

Day 4 (September 22) – Daily Presentation

DAY #4, SEPTEMBER 22 – FILMS’ PRESENTATION

In today’s video presentation, Festival’s director Daria Trifu and film director and artistic consultant of the Festival Bruno Pischiutta, introduce the following three films from the line-up:

THE TWO PILOTS
Feature Film, 88 min. – Ghana
Directed by Jones Agyemang

DAY OF THE WESTERN SUNSHINE
Feature Documentary, 75 min. – USA, Japan
Directed by Keith Reimink

NO MEANS NO – OSVALDO SUPINO
Video Music, 4:23 min. – Spain
Directed by Vera Kuznetsova & Andrei Zaitcev

The Festival takes place on-line here:

FESTIVAL’S ON-LINE TV CHANNEL

FOR 11 DAYS, EVERYBODY CAN WATCH:

– 46 full-length feature films & documentaries, shorts, animation films and music videos from 23 countries!

– FREE daily video presentations of 4/5 films from the line-up, with introduction by festival director Daria Trifu and commentary by festival artistic consultant Bruno Pischiutta.

– FREE trailers.

Read Daria! Magazine for a complete Guide of the selected films (starting at page 51), here:

READ DARIA! 2019