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Closing of the 2014 Festival and Workshops – Videos

Brasov, Romania — September 18, 2014 – For immediate release
The International Film Workshops 2014, organized by Daria Trifu and taught by film director Bruno Pischiutta in English language, ended on September 14 with the graduation ceremony of the 13 Romanian and international students who have attended the third edition of the program in Brasov, Romania. At the ceremony the students received their Certificates of Attendance. This was also the last edition of the Workshops, due to the fact that the courses have been filmed and will be distributed worldwide on DVD, which could be produced in several languages and give, in this way, access to the Workshops to many young talents worldwide without coming all the way to Brasov. The Workshops offer the necessary theoretical knowledge to start a film career, at international level, as film actors, film writers, film directors and film producers, and were completely free for the students.

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The 3rd edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market http://www.brasovfilmfestival.com also ended on September 14 with the Awards Gala Night at the elegant Cubix Design Hotel, one of the top hotels in Transylvania, in front of a full house, cameras and international film stars coming from London and Bangladesh. To see the awarded films, please visit:

After the presentation of the awards the evening continued with the last screening, out of competition, of the Global Film Studio’s successful feature documentary BRASOV: PROBABLY THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD, produced by Brasov Film Center. This documentary which was presented at the ‘Romanian Cinema Week’ festival held in Havana, Cuba, is unanimously recognized as the best documentary done about the city of Brasov. The last night of the Festival was a great success and the room resounded with the thunderous applause from a very enthusiastic audience who attended this exclusive event.
The success scored by the third edition of the Brasov International Film Festival & Market has been already made public in London and Bangladesh. The Festival will continue next year, 2015, with its fourth edition in Brasov.
Following the already three-year tradition, the organizers of the Festival have given Special Awards to the following people, who are exceptional members of the team:

  •  Samuel Rufly Quansah – Producer
  • Tina Kadoich – Producer
  • Ana -Maria Cioflec – Writer
  • Angie Antal – Actress

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For more information about the given Special Awards please watch the video:

Awards Gala Night – Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2014

Brasov, Romania — September 14, 2014 – For immediate release – The 3rd edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market (www.brasovfilmfestival.com) continued today with a full house, cameras and personalities at the award gala night, the last night of the Fesival. The international film stars, who are members of the production team of the film in competition GLOW OF THE FIREFLY, the Executive Producer Mr Ebne Hasan Khan coming from London, and the film’s Producer and Managing Director of Impress Telefilm Ltd. Mr Faridur Reza and Mrs Kona Reza, Executive Producer at Impress Telefilm Ltd. coming from Bangladesh, were present at the Festival.

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The evening was presented by the Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Actress Denisa Barvon. The Jury of the Festival, composed by the voting members Elio Dell’Unto – Jury President, Actress Denisa Barvon, Model Cristiana Cioflec, Actress Loredana Faith, Actress Angie Antal, and non-voting members the Film Director Bruno Pischiutta, Director of the Festival Daria Trifu and Writer Ana-Maria Cioflec, has deliberated and awarded the films in competition as following:

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• Best Film – ‘The Great Beauty’ (Italy) produced by Francesca Cima and Nicola Giuliano;
• Best Director – Khalid Mahmood Mithu for ‘Glow of the Firefly’ (Bangladesh);
• Best Lead Male Actor – Alex Pettyfer for ‘Endless Love’ (USA);
• Best Lead Female Actor – Keira Knightley for ‘Anna Karenina’ (UK);
• Best Screenplay – John Gatins for ‘Flight’ (USA);
• Best Cinematography – Danny Cohen for ‘Les Misérables’ (UK);
• Audience Award – ‘Once Upon a Fish’ (Dominican Republic).

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After the presentation of the awards the evening continued with the last screening, out of competition, of the Global Film Studio’s successful feature documentary BRASOV: PROBABLY THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD, produced by Brasov Film Center. This documentary which was presented at the ‘Romanian Cinema Week’ festival held in Havana, Cuba, is unanimously recognized as the best documentary done about the city of Brasov. The last night of the Festival was a great success and the room resounded with the thunderous applause. At the end, Director of the Festival Daria Trifu declared the third edition of the Festival closed.

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Between September 12 and 14 the Festival took place at the elegant Cubix Design Hotel, one of the top hotels in Transylvania.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market thanks to the following partners: RMN Stars, Nissa, Hotel Bella Muzica, 24-Fun, Wigo.ro, Metropola and Oktoberfest Brasov.

Each year the most important and renowned nonviolent Film Festival in the world is dedicated to a cause. This year the theme of the Festival is Africa, a continent full of problems and promises.

International Film Stars Coming to Brasov

Brasov, Romania — September 13, 2014 – For immediate release – The 3rd edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market (www.brasovfilmfestival.com) continued today with a full house at the screening of the ninth film in competition, GLOW OF THE FIREFLY, directed by Khalid Mahmood Mithu. The film was spoken in Bengali and specially subtitled in Romanian language for the Brasov people present at the Festival. This makes the film accessible to the entire Romanian public, whether in theaters or on TV, and it soon could be distributed nationally. The international film stars, who are members of the production team, the Executive Producer Mr Ebne Hasan Khan coming from London, and the film’s Producer and Managing Director of Impress Telefilm Ltd. Mr Faridur Reza and Mrs Kona Reza, Executive Producer at Impress Telefilm Ltd. coming from Bangladesh, presented the film with Bruno Pischiutta. The audience appreciated very much the film which received thunderous applause in many rounds.

Photo Day 10aThis is the first time international film stars come to Brasov and it is only the merit of the organizers of the Film Festival – no politician has ever done that before.

The screening was also attended by the Esteemed Plenipotentiary Romanian Ambassador in Cuba Mr Dumitru Preda, who honored the Festival with his presence.

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The evening was presented by Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Actress Angie Antal. The Director of the Festival Daria Trifu was introduced to the audience along with Denisa Barvon, the ‘Face’ of the last year’s Festival. After the screening they invited the audience to take part in the awards gala tomorrow night and the screening, out of competition, of the Global Film Studio’s successful feature documentary BRASOV: PROBABLY THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD, with Romanian subtitles. This documentary which was presented at the ‘Romanian Cinema Week’ festival held in Havana, Cuba, is unanimously recognized as the best documentary done about the city of Brasov.

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Between September 12 and 14 the Festival takes place at the elegant Cubix Design Hotel, one of the top hotels in Transylvania.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market thanks to the following partners: RMN Stars, Nissa, Hotel Bella Muzica, 24-Fun, Wigo.ro, Metropola and Oktoberfest Brasov.

Each year the most important and renowned nonviolent Film Festival in the world is dedicated to a cause. This year the theme of the Festival is Africa, a continent full of problems and promises.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market – Day Five

Brasov, Romania — September 8, 2014 – For immediate release – The 3rd edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market (www.brasovfilmfestival.com), the most important and renowned nonviolent Film Festival in the world, continued today with the screening of the fourth film in competition, spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. After screening a masterpiece of European film industry yesterday, like ANNA KARENINA, tonight the audience enjoyed a good comedy directed by Francisco Valdez. The film, financed by the government office of the Dominican Republic where it comes from, is entitled ONCE UPON A FISH, starring Luis Jose German and Hony Estrella who brought laughter among the audience, which is increasing night by night. The diversity of the festival lies in showing different productions, big or small.

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The evening has been broadcast live by TVS-Brasov, a television channel watched by 87% of the families in the County of Brașov, headed by journalist Ovidiu Gradinar. Journalist Madalina Cretu started the presentation addressing the TV viewers. Angie Antal was interviewed live by TVS and she has introduced to the TV audience the fifth film in competition LES MISÉRABLES, which will be screened tomorrow evening with Romanian subtitles. In the film is starring Hugh Jackman with Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. It is directed by Tom Hooper.

The Festival this evening was presented by the Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Actress Angie Antal. After the screening they introduced the audience to the next film in competition also showing its trailer.

The Festival takes place this year from September 4th to the 14th at the ‘Reduta’ Cultural Center located in the heart of the city of Brasov, Romania.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market thanks to the following partners: TVS-Brasov, RMN Stars, Nissa, Hotel Bella Muzica, 24-Fun, Wigo.ro, Metropola and Oktoberfest Brasov.

Each year the Festival is dedicated to a cause. This year the theme of the Festival is Africa, a continent full of problems and promises.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market – Day Three

Brasov, Romania — September 6, 2014 – For immediate release – The 3rd edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market (www.brasovfilmfestival.com), the most important and renowned nonviolent Film Festival in the world, continued today with the screening of the second film in competition, THE GREAT BEAUTY, with Romanian subtitles, starring Toni Servillo with Carlo Verdone and Sabrina Ferilli. It is directed by Paolo Sorrentino. The screening ended with many applause from a very enthusiastic audience who have appreciated this movie that has won the Oscar for “Best Foreign Language Film” in 2014.

Film Producer from Canada, Elio Dell'Unto and Actress from Brasov, Angie Antal are walking on the red carpet to the screening of the Italian feature film THE GREAT BEAUTY, this year's Academy Awards winner in the category of "Best Foreign Language Film".
Film Producer from Canada, Elio Dell’Unto and Actress from Brasov, Angie Antal are walking on the red carpet to the screening of the Italian feature film THE GREAT BEAUTY, this year’s Academy Awards winner in the category of “Best Foreign Language Film”.

Film Producer from Canada, Elio Dell’Unto and Actress from Brasov, Angie Antal are walking on the red carpet to the screening of the Italian feature film THE GREAT BEAUTY, this year’s Academy Awards winner in the category of “Best Foreign Language Film”.
The Festival this evening was presented by the Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Actress Ana-Maria Cioflec. Actress Loredana Faith was introduced on the stage along with Claudia Karma who is a student of this year’s International Film Workshops.
Tomorrow night, the audience will watch the third film in competition with Romanian subtitles, ANNA KARENINA, starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The film is directed by Joe Wright.

The Festival takes place this year from September 4th to the 14th at the ‘Reduta’ Cultural Center located in the heart of the city of Brasov, Romania.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market thanks to the following partners: RMN Stars, Nissa, Hotel Bella Muzica, 24-Fun, Wigo.ro, Metropola and Oktoberfest Brasov.

Each year the Festival is dedicated to a cause. This year the theme of the Festival is Africa, a continent full of problems and promises.

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Brasov International Film Festival & Market – Day One

Brasov, Romania — September 4, 2014 – For immediate release – The 3rd edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market (www.brasovfilmfestival.com), the most important and renowned nonviolent Film Festival in the world, has opened today with the screening of PUNCTURED HOPE (with Romanian language subtitles), directed by Bruno Pischiutta and produced by Daria Trifu, and nominated in Hollywood by the Political Film Society in Hollywood as Best Film Expose and Best Film On Human Rights of the year alongside AVATAR, INVICTUS, INGLORIOUS BASTERDS and THE HURT LOCKER. The film features the sad phenomenon of modern day slavery and female genital mutilation in West Africa.

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Daria Trifu – Festival Director, Bruno Pischiutta – Festival Artistic Consultant, Elio Dell’Unto – President of the Jury, Denisa Barvon – Actress

Each year the Festival is dedicated to a cause. This year the theme of the Festival is Africa, a continent full of problems and promises.

The evening has been broadcasted live by TVS-Brasov, the most watched television channel in the County of Brașov, headed by journalist Ovidiu Gradinar and partner with the Festival. Journalist Denisa Dumitru started the presentation addressing the TV viewers.

The public has attended in high numbers and they were enthusiastic about this great event taking place in Brasov. The Festival was opened tonight by Director of the Festival Daria Trifu and presented by the Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Actress Denisa Barvon.

The three Faces of the Festival were introduced to the audience. Angie Antal, the next star emerging from Brasov and who was interviewed live by TVS. The other two young and talented actresses are Paula Blank and Andreea Dumitru.

Tomorrow night the public will watch the first film in competition ENDLESS LOVE starring Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer and Bruce Greenwood, and directed by Shana Feste. The film presents the story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.

The Festival takes place this year from September 4th to the 14th at the Reduta Cultural Center located in the heart of the city of Brasov, Romania.

The 2014 edition of the Festival is partner with Oktoberfest, organized by Cristian Macedonschi, which takes place during the same period in Brasov (where 250,000 people are expected to participate). Today Daria Trifu, Denisa Barvon and Angie Antal have invited the people to the Festival from the stage of Oktoberfest.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market thanks to the following partners: TVS Brasov, RMN Stars, Nissa, Hotel Bella Muzica, 24-Fun, Wigo.ro, Metropola and Oktoberfest Brasov.

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Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013, Presented by Staropramen, Announces Selected Films and Jury Members

Brasov, Romania — In the presence of the most socially responsible and prominent journalists of Brasov, the organizers of Brasov International Film Festival & Market (1-11 August) held a press conference today to announce the selected films and the members of the Jury of this year’s edition. The conference, that took place at the Kronwell Hotel, was presented by Film Director Bruno Pischiutta, the Festival’s Artistic Consultant and, Film Producer Daria Trifu, the Festival’s Director.

Producer Daria Trifu, Festival's Director and, Denisa Brarvon, the winner of contest "The IMAGE of Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013"
Producer Daria Trifu, Festival’s Director and, Denisa Barvon, the winner of contest “The IMAGE of Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013”

Click here for the COMPLETE LIST OF FILMS AND SCHEDULE

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SEVEN POUNDS (2008; USA) – out of contest

ARBITRAGE (2012; USA, Poland)

THE AGES OF LOVE (2011; Italy)

ONE DAY (2011; UK, USA)

THE SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE (2011; China, Hong Kong)

SNOWFLAKE, THE WHITE GORILLA (2011; USA)

THE DECOY BRIDE (2011; UK)

THE WORDS (2012; USA)

CAPTAIN THUNDER (2011; Spain)

I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (2011; USA)

MY SISTER’S KEEPER (2009; USA) – out of contest

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The appointed jury members of the Festival’s 2nd edition are the following:

Mr. Bruno Pischiutta – Film Director

President of the Jury

Bruno Pischiutta, internationally acclaimed film writer, director, producer and editor is the principal teacher of the International Film Workshops and the Artistic Consultant of Brasov International Film Festival & Market.

His latest feature film PUNCTURED HOPE, was screened in theaters in Los Angeles for three months during the 2009 Academy Awards® season. The film was nominated by The Political Film Society (Hollywood) as ‘BEST FILM EXPOSE’ and ‘BEST FILM ON HUMAN RIGHTS’ of 2009 alongside AVATAR, THE HURT LOCKER, INVICTUS and INGLORIOUS BASTERDS. This nomination qualifies Maestro Pischiutta as one of the best film directors of dramatic feature films in North America.

Ms. Nubia Buitrago – Actress

Nubia is a successful Canadian actress who has been featured in over 100 films and TV series. She is a graduate of Bruno Pischiutta’s Film Acting courses in Toronto. Nubia was a member of the Jury of Brasov International Film Festival & Market in 2012. She is working with Brasov Film Center as an actress and a film translator (English – Spanish); she has translated into Spanish the feature documentary BRASOV: PROBABLY THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD, the feature film PUNCTURED HOPE and the screenplay of the upcoming feature film titled SUICIDE. Nubia has also been cast to play an important role in SUICIDE.

Ms. Ana-Maria Cioflec – Actress, Screenplay Writer

Ana-Maria was born and raised in Brasov. She has graduated from the Faculty of Letters at the University of Transylvania and, in 2012, she has graduated from the International Film Workshops (taught by Bruno Pischiutta). Ana-Maria is interested in becoming an international Screenplay Writer and Actress. Since 2012, she has been working with Brasov Film Center as a translator (Romanian – English) and as a screenplay editor. At present, she is editing an English a screenplay by Johnny Pienaar for an upcoming fear film production directed by Bruno Pischiutta and produced by Daria Trifu; she is also working as a writer and editor of DARIA! magazine.

Ms. Aida Vondeth – Actress

Aida was born in Romania. The young lady is working with the internationally acclaimed Director Bruno Pischiutta and the Producer Daria Trifu. Aida Vondeth has been cast for an important and interesting part in the forthcoming production feature film titled SUICIDE. In 2012 she worked as an assistant director for Brasov Film Center’s feature documentary titled BRASOV: PROBABLY THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD (Dir. Bruno Pischiutta, Prod. Daria Trifu). Throughout the years, she has produced, filmed and edited several short films and video clips. Aida will be directing the documentary of the festival BRASOV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET. At present, Aida has been contracted to design the 2013 edition of DARIA! magazine and she will also attend the upcoming International Film Workshops (taught by Bruno Pischiutta) in August in Brasov.

Mr. Elio Dell’Unto – Production Manager

Elio is a Canadian Film Production Manager with over 30 years of experience. He has been working with Bruno Pischiutta since the later 80’s. Elio has attended film festivals and markets worldwide. He is credited as Production Manager of Bruno’s films that include MAYBE, DEAD LOVE and PUNCTURED HOPE.

Denisa Barvon, the winner of the contest “The IMAGE of BRIFF 2013”, was present at the press conference and she announced the winners of the raffle that offered four tickets to the Opening Gala of the Festival – total value 800 RON.

About the Festival:

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world. This year, the Festival is being dedicated to the promotion of the cause of Organ Donation. “It is a new world; it is time for a new morality! It is time to put the important things first.” The team of the Festival, are working for their CAUSE through the medium of film because they are filmmakers. Film is their way of expressing themselves and they take into consideration the fact that the films selected to participate in the Festival each year will live on after them: they will become Brasov International Film Festival & Market’s legacy.

Director Bruno Pischiutta, Festival's Artistic Consultant and, Producer Daria Trifu, Festival's Director
Director Bruno Pischiutta, Festival’s Artistic Consultant and, Producer Daria Trifu, Festival’s Director

The organizers of the Festival believe that, considering the terrific steps medicine made in the last few years, organs donation has not to be considered an abstract subject but a very real process that regards hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market thanks the following sponsors and media partners:

Staropramen (www.staropramen.com), Nissa (www.nissa.ro), Klopman (www.klopman.com), Kronwell Hotel (www.kronwell.com), Race the Oceans, Tourism Association – Brasov (www.brasovtourism.eu), Women in Business – Romania (www.women-in-business.ro), Toronto Pictures (www.torontopictures.ning.com), Global Film Studio (www.globalfilmstudio.com), Brasov Film Center (www.rollywood.org), Art Act Magazine (www.artactmagazine.ro) and Calendar Evenimente (www.calendarevenimente.ro).

Brasov International Film Festival & Market Holds Its First 2013 Press Conference

Brasov – 15 mai 2013 – The press conference announcing the winner of the contest “The ‘FACE’ of Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013″ was held today at the ARO Palace Hotel. At the conference, organized by Brasov Film Center, the official poster of the Festival was revealed as well as the titles of the two films participating this year out of competition. The most professional, serious and renowned journalists from Brasov were present.

The official poster of the 2013 edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market taking place from 1 to 11 of August in Brasov, Romania.
The official poster of the 2013 edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market taking place from 1 to 11 of August in Brasov, Romania.

Producer Daria Trifu, creator of the Festival, has announced that, in keeping with Brasov International Film Festival & Market’s mandate of showcasing nonviolent films and working for a better world, this year’s edition of the Festival is dedicated to the cause of Organ Donation worldwide.

Daria Trifu interview with the Romanian media on May 15, 2013
Daria Trifu interview with the Romanian media on May 15, 2013

The titles of the two films that will be screened out of competition on the opening and closing gala nights of the event are SEVEN POUNDS starring Will Smith and directed by Gabriele Muccino and MY SISTER’S KEEPER starring Cameron Diaz and directed by Nick Cassavetes.

Awards: The IMAGE of Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013 is Ms. Denisa Barvon (third on the right)
Awards: The IMAGE of Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013 is Ms. Denisa Barvon (third on the right)

The young lady who won the contest of becoming the “Face” of Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013 is Denisa Barvon. She is a talented 16 year old artist from Liceul de Arte Brasov Hans Mattis Teutsch who is pursuing a film acting career. Denisa was introduced to the media and awarded with: €1,500 in cash (handed to her mother who was in attendance), a contract with the Brasov Talent Agency valued at $50,000, guaranteed acceptance to attend this years International Film Workshops taking place during the same time of the Festival (1-11 August) and a principal role in the upcoming feature film production of Brasov Film Center titled SUICIDE. Global Film Studio is the owner and operator of Brasov Talent Agency and it has invested €4 million in the contracted Romanian talent.

Director Bruno Pischiutta, the artistic director of the Festival, was a guest speaker. Other important members of Brasov Film Center who were in attendence include screenwriter Ana-Maria Cioflec and assistant director Aida Manescu. Actress and Brasov media personality Alina Csiki, a graduate of International Film Workshops program in 2012, was also present.

The official poster of the 2013 Brasov International Film Festival & Market was revealed. The poster features Denisa Barvon and it will be distributed throughout the city until the end of the Festival, on August 11.

Press Conference: 15 May 2013 – Brasov, Romania
Press Conference: 15 May 2013 – Brasov, Romania

The second edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market will take place this year from August 1st to the 11th at the Amphitheater of the ARO Palace Hotel. All the films will be subtitled in Romanian language. The tickets are available for purchase at Eventim.ro and thought their partners Germanos, Orange, Vodafone, Domo shops, Humanitas and Carturesti bookstores; tickets are also available for purchase at Bilete.ro, at Romanian Post offices and at Inmedio stores flagged Bilete.ro nationwide.

More information is available at:

www.brasovfilmfestival.com

Brasov International Film Festival & Market (BRIFF) is the most important and renown non-violent film festival in the world. In it’s 2nd edition this year, the Festival showcases feature-length nonviolent films only. A total of nine feature films from around the world are selected each year to compete for awards and recognition at this exclusive Film Festival in Europe.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is privately owned and organized by Brasov Film Center s.r.l. (www.rollywood.org), Romanian company headquartered in Brasov. Brasov Film Center is financed by Global Film Studio Inc. (www.globalfilmstudio.com), Canadian company headquartered in Toronto. Global Film Studio Inc. is multinational corporation with interests in several countries.