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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.

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Call For Entries at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival

June 30, 2019 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival accepts submissions till August 31. The 2019 and 8th edition of the Festival takes place September 19 – 29. 

Films are accepted in the following categories: features, documentaries, shorts, animation, docudrama and music video.

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 movie.

The members of the selection committee of the Festival are pleased to announce that they have noticed a rise in the quality of the films received and they welcome new submissions until the deadline.

Submit via FilmFreeway.

Until now, +20 films have already been selected from over 10 countries and they will be shown ‘in competition’ at the upcoming edition of the Festival.

GNFF is an on-line film festival that showcases the best in nonviolent cinema from around the globe. The Festival takes place on its on-line TV Channel.

Contact:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival

www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com

info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

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Daria Trifu Announces the Awards at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival 2018

October 1, 2018 — Hollywood, California — The Awards’ presentation video is available on the Festival’s TV Channel:

The awarded films and filmmakers of the 2018 edition of Global Nonviolent Film Festival are:

Best Animation Film
GENESIS (Iran)
Directed & Produced by Abtin Mozafari

Best Docudrama
DNA OF WILD BEASTS (France)
Produced by Lauriane Coulon
Directed by Delphine Montaigne

Best Graphics & Animation in a Music Video
Katharina Potratz for GRAVITY (Germany)
Directed by Katharina Potratz and Julian Silverscreen

Best Video Music
DANGEROUS CROSSINGS (Egypt)
Produced by Ragnhild EkDirected by Amr Salama

Best Original Subject in a Short Documentary
THE OTHER SIDE (Brazil)
Directed & Produced by Erica Tucherman, Written by Fernanda Abreu

Best Short Documentary (ex equo)
DANGEROUS CROSSINGS: THE MAKING OF A CAMPAIGN (Egypt)
Produced by Ragnhild Ek
Directed by Ismail Elmokadem

Best Short Documentary (ex equo)
ONE MOTHER’S FIRE: THE GAIL MINGER STORY (USA)
Directed & Produced by Diana Nicolae

Best Direction in a Feature Documentary
A CENTURY OF COAL (UK)
Directed by Peter Williams

Best Production in a Feature Documentary
MAKE ME A LEADER (Australia)
Directed & Produced by Silvia Damiano

Best Feature Documentary
ZAN (Japan)
Produced by Rick Grehan & Yu Kisami
Directed by Rick Grehan

Best Actors in a Short Film
Mariana Achim and Chema Lopes in MINE (Spain)
Directed by Juan Munoz de Blanco

Best Direction in a Short Film
LOVES LOST (UK)
Directed by Leo De Haan

Best Comic Subject in a Short Film
FUCK THE BITCH!? (France)
Written & Directed by Daniel Jenny

Best Screenplay in a Short Film
A FERRY TALE (Turkey)
Directed by Mehmet Tığlı

Best Production in a Short Film
FAMOUS LITTLE GIRLS (US)
Produced by Luciana Caplan

Best Original Short Film
ARE YOU A VOLLEYBALL?! (Iran)
Produced Nima Rabiei
Written & Directed by Mohammad Bakhshi

Best Short Film
YOU AND ME (India)
Produced by Keteki Guhagarkar Surve
Directed by Mrigank Dubey

Best Direction in a Feature Film
SALVATION (Ghana)
Directed by Jones Agyemang

Best Production in a Feature Film
IF I COULD RUN (USA)
Produced by Donald Miller
Directed by Shawn Welling

Best Subject in a Feature Film
SHOLLER’S ARCHIVE (Azerbaijan)
Written, Directed & Produced by Jalaladdin Gasimov

Best Feature Film
GOLNESA (Iran)
Produced by Sattar Chamani Gol and Yousef Karimi
Directed by Sattar Chamani Gol

In 2019 the Festival will take place from September 19 to 29. Submissions will open this month.

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world that, since 2016, takes place online at: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/globalfilmfestival

CONTACT
Global Nonviolent Film Festival
http://www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com
info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

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Day 11 at Global Nonviolent Film Festival

September 30, 2018 — Hollywood, California — Today is the last day of Global Nonviolent Film Festival. Tomorrow, October 1st, the Jury will communicate the awards; the Award’s Presentation video will be uploaded on the Festival’s Vimeo TV Channel. All the 11 daily video presentations and the trailers of the 32 films will remain available on the channel indefinitely; the full length films will be removed from the channel at the end of the day on October 2nd, as per our agreement with the filmmakers.

Today, the Festival presents the following three films:

SHOLLER’S ARCHIVE
88 min. – Azerbaijan
Directed by Jalaladdin Gasimov

FAMOUS LITTLE GIRLS
18 min. – USA
Directed by Luciana Caplan and Sophano Van

DNA OF WILD BEASTS
18 min. – France
Directed by Delphine Montaigne

Today’s video presentation by film director and artistic consultant of the festival Bruno Pischiutta and actress Christie Norton (who is featured on the Festival’s 2018 poster) is now live on the Festival’s broadcast channel alongside all 32 films selected from 20 countries that are participating in this year’s event.

Read about the participating films, including directors’ statements and interviews, in Daria! magazine (starting at page #50) here:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world and it takes place online, on it’s TV channel, between September 20 – 30.

Every day throughout the Festival, a new Daily Presentation video goes live on the TV channel.

The world viewers may watch any of the trailers and daily presentations for free. There is a small fee being charged (pay-per-view) by the Festival to the viewers when they watch any of the full length movies, documentaries, docudramas and music videos; the viewers have also the “Rent All” option for 50 Canadian Dollars that gives them a streaming period of 72-hours during which they may choose to watch any of the available films.

The trailers remain available for viewing for 12 months; the daily presentations remain available indefinitely while the full length films are available between September 20 and 30 only.

CONTACT:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival
www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com
info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

Day 10 at Global Nonviolent Film Festival

September 29, 2018 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival presents today the following three films:

OUTCAST: THE HOUSE THAT CAROL BUILT
66 min. – Ireland
Directed by Colin and Laura Graham

GRAVITY
7 min. – Germany
Directed by Julian Silverscreen and Katharina Potratz

LOVES LOST
13 min. – UK
Directed by Leo De Haan

Today’s video presentation by film director and artistic consultant of the festival Bruno Pischiutta and actress Christie Norton (who is featured on the Festival’s 2018 poster) is now live on the Festival’s broadcast channel alongside all 32 films selected from 20 countries that are participating in this year’s event.

Read about the participating films, including directors’ statements and interviews, in Daria! magazine (starting at page #50) here:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world and it takes place online, on it’s TV channel, between September 20 – 30.

Every day throughout the Festival, a new Daily Presentation video goes live on the TV channel.

The world viewers may watch any of the trailers and daily presentations for free. There is a small fee being charged (pay-per-view) by the Festival to the viewers when they watch any of the full length movies, documentaries, docudramas and music videos; the viewers have also the “Rent All” option for 50 Canadian Dollars that gives them a streaming period of 72-hours during which they may choose to watch any of the available films.

The trailers remain available for viewing for 12 months; the daily presentations remain available indefinitely while the full length films are available between September 20 and 30 only.

CONTACT:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival
www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com
info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

Day 9 at Global Nonviolent Film Festival

September 28, 2018 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival presents today the following three films:

IF I COULD RUN
80 min. – USA
Directed by Shawn Welling

COME ON LET’S GO
5 min. – USA
Directed by Jabari Clarke-Pennegan

MINE
13 min. – Spain
Directed by Juan Munoz de Blanco

Today’s video presentation by film director and artistic consultant of the festival Bruno Pischiutta and actress Christie Norton (who is featured on the Festival’s 2018 poster) is now live on the Festival’s broadcast channel alongside all 32 films selected from 20 countries that are participating in this year’s event.

Read about the participating films, including directors’ statements and interviews, in Daria! magazine (starting at page #50) here:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world and it takes place online, on it’s TV channel, between September 20 – 30.

Every day throughout the Festival, a new Daily Presentation video goes live on the TV channel.

The world viewers may watch any of the trailers and daily presentations for free. There is a small fee being charged (pay-per-view) by the Festival to the viewers when they watch any of the full length movies, documentaries, docudramas and music videos; the viewers have also the “Rent All” option for 50 Canadian Dollars that gives them a streaming period of 72-hours during which they may choose to watch any of the available films.

The trailers remain available for viewing for 12 months; the daily presentations remain available indefinitely while the full length films are available between September 20 and 30 only.

CONTACT:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival
www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com
info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

Day 8 at Global Nonviolent Film Festival

September 27, 2018 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival presents today the following three films:

US
13 min. – UK
Directed by Will Darbyshire

AWAKENING
10 min. – USA
Directed by Serge Riedner

A DANGEROUS JOURNEY
12 min. – China
Directed by Yinfang Ping

Today’s video presentation by film director and artistic consultant of the festival Bruno Pischiutta and actress Christie Norton (who is featured on the Festival’s 2018 poster) is now live on the Festival’s broadcast channel alongside all 32 films selected from 20 countries that are participating in this year’s event.

Read about the participating films, including directors’ statements and interviews, in Daria! magazine (starting at page #50) here:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world and it takes place online, on it’s TV channel, between September 20 – 30.

Every day throughout the Festival, a new Daily Presentation video goes live on the TV channel.

The world viewers may watch any of the trailers and daily presentations for free. There is a small fee being charged (pay-per-view) by the Festival to the viewers when they watch any of the full length movies, documentaries, docudramas and music videos; the viewers have also the “Rent All” option for 50 Canadian Dollars that gives them a streaming period of 72-hours during which they may choose to watch any of the available films.

The trailers remain available for viewing for 12 months; the daily presentations remain available indefinitely while the full length films are available between September 20 and 30 only.

CONTACT:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival
www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com
info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

Day 7 at Global Nonviolent Film Festival

September 26, 2018 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival presents today the following three films:

ZAN
73 min. – Japan
Directed by Richard Grehan

NOBODY DIES HERE
23 min. – France, Benin
Directed by Simon Panay

A FERRY TALE
10 min. – Turkey
Directed by Mehmet Tigli

Today’s video presentation by film director and artistic consultant of the festival Bruno Pischiutta and actress Christie Norton (who is featured on the Festival’s 2018 poster) is now live on the Festival’s broadcast channel alongside all 32 films selected from 20 countries that are participating in this year’s event.

Read about the participating films, including directors’ statements and interviews, in Daria! magazine (starting at page #50) here:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world and it takes place online, on it’s TV channel, between September 20 – 30.

Every day throughout the Festival, a new Daily Presentation video goes live on the TV channel.

The world viewers may watch any of the trailers and daily presentations for free. There is a small fee being charged (pay-per-view) by the Festival to the viewers when they watch any of the full length movies, documentaries, docudramas and music videos; the viewers have also the “Rent All” option for 50 Canadian Dollars that gives them a streaming period of 72-hours during which they may choose to watch any of the available films.

The trailers remain available for viewing for 12 months; the daily presentations remain available indefinitely while the full length films are available between September 20 and 30 only.

CONTACT:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival
www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com
info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

Day 6 at Global Nonviolent Film Festival

September 25, 2018 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival presents today the following three films:

BUMBAI BIRD
Feature Film, 85 min. – Switzerland
Directed by Kamal Musale

ARE YOU A VOLLEYBALL?!
Short Documentary, 14 min. – Iran
Directed by Mohammad Bakhshi

SONG OF HANDS
Docudrama, 20 min. – Iran
Directed by Hamze Zarei

Today’s video presentation by film director and artistic consultant of the festival Bruno Pischiutta and actress Christie Norton (who is featured on the Festival’s 2018 poster) is now live on the Festival’s broadcast channel alongside all 32 films selected from 20 countries that are participating in this year’s event.

Read about the participating films, including directors’ statements and interviews, in Daria! magazine (starting at page #50) here:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world and it takes place online, on it’s TV channel, between September 20 – 30.

Every day throughout the Festival, a new Daily Presentation video goes live on the TV channel.

The world viewers may watch any of the trailers and daily presentations for free. There is a small fee being charged (pay-per-view) by the Festival to the viewers when they watch any of the full length movies, documentaries, docudramas and music videos; the viewers have also the “Rent All” option for 50 Canadian Dollars that gives them a streaming period of 72-hours during which they may choose to watch any of the available films. 

The trailers remain available for viewing for 12 months; the daily presentations remain available indefinitely while the full length films are available between September 20 and 30 only.

CONTACT:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival
www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com
info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

Day 5 at Global Nonviolent Film Festival

September 24, 2018 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival presents today the following three films:

MAKE ME A LEADER
85 min. – Australia
Directed by Silvia Damiano

6TH FLOOR: EXPANDING POSSIBILITY
30 min. – USA
Directed by Tommee May

DANGEROUS CROSSINGS
5 min. – Egypt
Directed by Amr Salama

Today’s video presentation by film director and artistic consultant of the festival Bruno Pischiutta and actress Christie Norton (who is featured on the Festival’s 2018 poster) is now live on the Festival’s broadcast channel alongside all 32 films selected from 20 countries that are participating in this year’s event.

Read about the participating films, including directors’ statements and interviews, in Daria! magazine (starting at page #50) here:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world and it takes place online, on it’s TV channel, between September 20 – 30.

Every day throughout the Festival, a new Daily Presentation video goes live on the TV channel.

The world viewers may watch any of the trailers and daily presentations for free. There is a small fee being charged (pay-per-view) by the Festival to the viewers when they watch any of the full length movies, documentaries, docudramas and music videos; the viewers have also the “Rent All” option for 50 Canadian Dollars that gives them a streaming period of 72-hours during which they may choose to watch any of the available films. 

The trailers remain available for viewing for 12 months; the daily presentations remain available indefinitely while the full length films are available between September 20 and 30 only.

CONTACT:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival
www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com
info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com