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Ten World Premieres Are Among the 38 Films Selected to Compete at the 11th Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Among the films premiering at the festival, there are the first-ever full-length documentary about the life of Mahatma Gandhi’s wife, and the directorial debut feature film of Greek movie star and TV personality Yannis Aivazis.

September 16, 2022 – Hollywood, California – An extraordinary line-up of 38 films and documentaries from 19 countries will be showcased at the 11th Global Nonviolent Film Festival that is set to begin on September 29 and run for 11 days. Ten of the announced films will make their World Premiere.

Full Line-up (by category; in alphabetical order):

FEATURE FILM

ABYSS IN (world premiere)

60 min. / Greece / Directed by Yannis Aivazis

I NEED; I WANT

116 min. / USA / Directed by Bill Liggins

JUPITER 2032

80 min. / USA / Directed by Nathalie Vaglio

NEW MATERIAL (USA premiere)

101 min. / South Africa / Directed by Craig Freimond

THE SISTERS KARRAS

81 min. / USA / Directed by Micah Stathis

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

3 DEGREES OF CONNECTION (world premiere)

98 min. / USA / Directed by Brad Mays

ARTIST’S VOICES (world premiere)

50 min. / Italy / Directed by Alberto Nacci

CAN’T STOP THE SUN FROM SHINING (world premiere)

47 min. / USA / Directed by Dr. Teresa Mular

HAPPY STONES

60 min. / Bulgaria / Directed by Zoya Dimitrova

KASTURBA GANDHI: ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST (world premiere)

68 min. / USA / Directed by Cynthia Lukas

SEARCHING FOR CAMELOT (world premiere)

90 min. / USA / Directed by Roger Paradiso

SURVIVING PULSE: LIFE AFTER A MASS SHOOTING

73 min. / USA / Directed by Alexa Sheehan

THE 3RD SIDE

61 min. / Iraq / Directed by Honar Ahmed Jabbar

THE MPASSA: A SECOND CHANCE

73 min. / USA, Gabon / Directed by Joel Lawrence Holzman

TWO TRENTONS: AN AMERICAN CITY SPEAKS

90 min. / USA / Directed by Brad Mays

THE VOICE BEHIND THE WALL

98 min. / South Africa / Directed by Gideon Breytenbach, Riku Lätti

WËRAPARA

80 min. / Colombia / Directed by Claudia Fischer

FEATURE ANIMATION

DUCKY DUCK

132 min. / Malta / Directed by Marc Ryan

SHORT FILM

KUELE (word premiere)

21 min. / South Africa / Directed by Jonathan Pienaar

OUT OF TIME (world premiere)

9 min. / France / Directed by Delphine Montaigne

THE CEMETERY

3 min. / Iran / Directed by Ali Reza Beigi

THE FAMILY PLANNER (world premiere)

33 min. / USA / Directed by Dan Pavlik

SHORT DOCUMENTARY

ANIMA

13 min. / USA / Directed by Jennifer Jessum

FUGETSU-DO

12 min. / USA / Directed by Kaia Rose

GOBI CHILDREN’S SONG

18 min. / USA, Mongolia / Directed by Sas Carey

HUNI (word premiere)

30 min. / Brazil / Directed by Dani McCormick

STRENGTH AMONG US

22 min. / Turkey / Directed by Taha Ovacı

SHORT ANIMATION

DESERT WALTZ

3 min. / USA / Directed by Alan Rosenfeld

EFFLERGLE

4 min. / USA / Directed by Ernie Berger

I AM NOT AN ANGEL

11 min. / Canada / Directed by Joe Chang

LEM AND MROZEK – REACTIVATION

30 min. / Poland / Directed by Marek Wojtasik

UNSAID WORDS

3 min. / USA / Directed by Stark Zhao

EXPERIMENTAL FILM

HUNROS JORNA

19 min. / UK / Directed by Mickey Smith, Allan Wilson

LOBSTERIUM

10 min. / Norway / Directed by Hannah Karine Giske, Thor Lønning Aarrestad

MUSIC VIDEO

THE INTERNET – OLIVE TREE & LITTLE BIG

4 min. / Russia / Directed by Alina Pasok, Iliya Prusikin

UNIQUE

4 min. / Portugal / Directed by Miguel Andrade

WE NEED TO KNOW (THERE’S HAPPINESS IN OUR WORLD)

10 min. / USA / Directed by Jay Blue Jay Jourden

OPIUM BLUE’S JELLYFISH MAN

5 min. / UK / Directed by Gabriella Buckley, Accept Cookies, Nathan Nicol

Distinguished filmmakers from five countries make-up this year’s Jury. In alphabetical order, the jury is composed of Kostadin Bonev, Bulgaria, William Espero, USA, Annette Muller, Germany, Claudia Noble-Areff, South Africa, and Camilla Roman, Norway.

The art, culture, and entertainment magazine “Daria!” is providing the full coverage of the festival and publishing articles about each one of the selected films. The magazine was founded in 2005 by Daria Trifu; it can be read at dariamagazine.com. IndieActivity and Fashion & Flick magazines, founded by Oladapo Bamidele and Zulfi Azad respectively, will also provide coverage of the festival.

The Global Nonviolent Film Festival, founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012, is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world. The 11th edition takes place this year from September 29 to October 9. The 38 selected films will be showcased and will compete for awards given by the jury. The winners will be unveiled in a video presentation on October 10. The entire Festival will be broadcast (including all competing films, trailers, and daily video presentations) on-line, at globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com.

CONTACT: Global Nonviolent Film Festival, info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

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