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AWARDS 2021: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

October 4, 2021 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival, the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world, announced the Awards handed at its 10th 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 streaming channel at:

 www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

Forty-four films from twenty-eight countries have competed at this year’s event. There were eleven premieres.

The Jury comprises (in alphabetical order): film maestro Shamil Aliyev from Azerbaijan; artist, animation director and university professor Joe Chang from Canada-China; producer Elio Dell’Unto from Canada; cinematographer and documentary producer Flynn Donovan from the USA, and member of the International Federation of Film Critics Hamed Soleimanzadeh from Iran.

The Jury resolved to award the following films:

FEATURE FILM CATEGORY

Best Feature Film (ex aequo):

TOMMY MACHISMO, Mustujab Kirmani (USA);

TALE OF ZOZO, Kingsley Ukaegbu (Nigeria, Uganda); 

THE BADGER, Sina Saiedian (Iran); 

AWAY FROM SHORE, Kostadin Bonev (Bulgaria, Ukraine); 

SHELLFISH, James Hopewell (USA).

Best Director (ex aequo):

Hunter Hopewell for SHELLFISH (USA); 

Kostadin Bonev for AWAY FROM SHORE (Bulgaria, Ukraine); 

Sohrab Khandelwal for QUE SERA SERA (India); 

Zsolt Pozsgai for DARKING WAY (Hungary).

Best Cinematography (ex aequo):

Konstantin Zankov & Orlin Ruevski for AWAY FROM SHORE (Bulgaria, Ukraine);

Claudia Kovaks for DARKING WAY (Hungary); 

Gudmundur Bjartmarsson & Johannes Jonsson for RISING MOON (Iceland); 

Daniel Pascal for REPENTANCE (France).

Best Screenplay (ex aequo):

Kazem Mollaie for THE BADGET (Iran); 

Zsolt Pozsgai for DARKING WAY (Hungary).

Best Actor:

Penko Gospodinov in AWAY FROM SHORE (Bulgaria, Ukraine).

Best Actress:

Pap Katalin as Charlotte in DARKING WAY (Hungary).

Best Music Score (ex aequo):

Gnassounou Koffi Chico for REPENTANCE (France); 

Nikolay Ivanov for AWAY FROM SHORE (Bulgaria, Ukraine).

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

Best Feature Documentary:

A ONCE AND FUTURE PEACE, Mikaela Beardsley (USA).

Best Historical Subject (ex aequo):

Roger Paradiso for SEARCHING FOR CAMELOT: THE QUEST (USA); 

Cheryl Halpern for REMEMBERING: THE MAURITS KIEK STORY (USA). 

Best Medical Subject:

Dhiney Ramos for FATHER OF A BROKEN ANGEL (Netherlands).

Best Music (ex aequo):

Tatiana Lohmann & Roberta Estrela d’Alva for MY FORTRESS (Brazil);  

Melanie De Klerk for GET LOST IN COLOMBIA (Canada).

FEATURE DOCUDRAMA CATEGORY

Best Docudrama:

COUNTER HISTORIES: ROCK HILL, Ellen Barnard (USA).

SHORT FILM CATEGORY

Best Short Film:

MISS HER, Adad Joel Warda & Jan McGregor (Czech Republic, USA).

Best Director (ex aequo):

Colin Skevington for THE LOSSEN (UK); 

Camilla Roman for WAVES (Norway); 

Christophe Switzer for BRETON (France).

Best Cinematography (ex aequo):

Hatti Beanland for THE LOSSEN (UK);

Christophe Switzer for BRETON (France).

Best Actress:

Tonje Thwin in WAVES (Norway).

Best Actor (ex aequo):

Jonathan Pienaar in EITHER WAY (South Africa);

Denis Lechopier as Louis in BRETON (France);

Henrik Norman in STROKE OF MIDNIGHT (Switzerland).

Best Screenplay (ex aequo):

Andrew Abbiw for THE AWAKENING (UK, Germany); 

Christophe Switzer for BRETON (France).

Best Music Score:

Tom Linden for THE LOSSEN (UK).

SHORT DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

Best Short Documentary:

KANDA BODE (DON’T GET WIPPED), Cheryl Halpern & Mitchell Stuart (Ethiopia).

Best Cinematography:

Tilo Wondollek for EGG-VOLUTION (Germany)

ANIMATION FILM CATEGORY

Best Animation Film:

FEAR OF FLYING, Ernie Berger (USA).

EXPERIMENTAL FILM CATEGORY

Best Experimental Film (ex aequo):

SANDLINE, Christopher Lewis-Smith (UK); 

THE MEMORY OF MINE, Zheng Wu Lee & Diana (China)

MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY

Best Music Video:

COLOR BLIND, Annemarie Picerno (USA)

Every one of the forty-four competing films and videos are presented – with photos, directors’ commentary, and more – in the 2021 issue of DARIA! magazine that is available on-line, in an easy to read format, here:

www.dariamagazine.com

The 2022 edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival will take place from September 29 to October 9. This will be the 11th annual edition of the Festival that was founded in 2012 by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu. 

CONTACT:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival

www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com

info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

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DAY #11 – October 3: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the 11-day event, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

11TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
OCTOBER 3RD, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

TALE OF ZOZO
Feature Film, 102 min., Nigeria, Uganda
Directed by Kingsley Ukaegbu

A ONCE AND FUTURE PEACE
Feature Documentary, 96 min., USA
Directed by Eric Daniel Metzgar

COUNTER HISTORIES: ROCK HILL
Feature Docudrama, 50 min., USA
Directed by Frederick Taylor

STROKE OF MIDNIGHT
Short Film, 13 min., Sweden, Switzerland
Directed by Niclas Ribbarp

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DAY #10 – October 2: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the 11-day event, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

10TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
OCTOBER 2, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

DARKING WAY (premiere)
Feature Film, 78 min., Hungary
Directed by Zsolt Pozsgai

REMEMBERING: THE MAURITS KIEK STORY
Feature Documentary, 47 min., USA (Israel, Netherlands)
Directed by Cheryl Halpern

RA’S METANOIA
Short Film, 39 min., USA
Directed by Ram Alladi

DID I CHOOSE MY TRAUMA?
Short Documentary, 20 min., Australia
Directed by Yemi Joy Penn

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DAY #9 – October 1: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the next 11 days, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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3RD DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

THE BADGER
Feature Film, 93 min., Iran
Directed by Kazem Mollaie

BELOVED
Feature Documentary, 54 min., Iran
Directed by Yaser Talebi

BRETON
Short Film, 20 min., France
Directed by Christophe Switzer

GET LOST IN COLOMBIA
Feature Documentary, 45 min., Canada
Directed by Melanie de Klerk

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DAY #8 – September 29: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the next 11 days, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

8TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

REPENTANCE
Feature Film, 72 min., France
Directed by Gnassounou Koffi Chico

HU MAN – HEALING JOURNEY TO BEING HUMAN
Short Documentary, 37 min., Germany, India
Directed by Annette Muller

MISS HER
Short Film, 20 min., Czech Republic
Directed by Adad Joel Warda

EGG-VOLUTION (premiere)
Short Documentary, 13 min., Germany
Directed by Tilo Wondollek

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DAY #7 – September 29: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the 11-day event, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

7TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

TOMMY MACHISMO (premiere)
Feature Film, 95 min., USA
Directed by Mustujab Kirmani, Akash Musik

BLOODLESS: THE PATH TO DEMOCRACY
Feature Documentary, 88 min., Armenia, USA
Directed by Bared Maronian

HI ON ART (premiere)
Feature Docudrama, 81 min., USA
Directed by Fred Vanderpoel

SANDLINE
Short Film (Experimental), 7 min., UK
Directed by Christopher Lewis-Smith

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DAY #5 – September 27: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the 11-day event, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

5TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 27, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

QUE SERA SERA
Feature Film, 85 min., India
Directed by Sohrab Khandelwal

UNDO
Short Film, 15 min., Bulgaria
Directed by Stanislav Hristov

DELIVERANCE (premiere)
Short Film, 12 min., Switzerland
Directed by Michaël Rué

KANDA BODE (DON’T GET WIPPED)
Short Documentary, 25 min., Ethiopia
Directed by Fekad Kiros, Cheryl Halpern

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DAY #3 – September 25: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the next 11 days, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

3RD DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

COWGIRLS AND INDIANS
Feature Film, 77 min., USA
Directed by Kate Davis

MY FORTRESS
Feature Documentary, 84 min., Brazil
Directed by Tatiana Lohmann

EITHER WAY (premiere)
Short Film, 9 min., South Africa
Directed by Dean Hibbert

COLOR BLIND
Music Video, 5 min., USA
Directed by Annemarie Picerno

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

Global Nonviolent Film Festival

By Daria Trifu, Founder & Festival Director

Daria TrifuThis is a milestone year for the Global Nonviolent Film Festival because it celebrates its 10th yearly edition.

In 2021, the Festival takes place from September 23 to October 3.

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world.

When did it start and why?

The 11-day event came on the market in 2012 and it started in a resort city in Romania. In 2016 its founders, film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, took the event online giving access to the world’s viewers to watch the high quality nonviolent films it showcases.

What type of films are shown at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival?

The public demand for nonviolent film as a genre has never been more strong. The films shown at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival are mostly independently made, and they do not contain any acts of gratuitous violence.

There are more and more people in the world who are simply tired of seeing imagined shootings, killings, and torture on the ‘big screen’. They instead look for more than just simple entertainment: they look to discover new talent, new places, different cultures, and to broaden their horizons

What sets this Festival apart?

What sets this Festival apart are the films it shows.

There are over 15,000 film festivals in the world today. It certainly isn’t easy to stand-out, but the Global Nonviolent Film Festival did just that: it stood-out of the crowd by identifying and sticking to a niche market of nonviolent films, more exactly films that do not contain gratuitous violence.

When it started, it wasn’t easy denying access to films, especially when they were very high quality and sometimes even Studio pictures, if they contained gratuitous acts of violence. Saying ‘no’ to temptation and allowing the event to grow naturally, took time, but it was the right thing to do.

How did COVID impact the event in 2020?

This terrible pandemic had an unexpected positive effect on the Festival. In a year when every other film festival in the world had to cancel or postpone their editions, the Global Nonviolent Film Festival saw a major rise in both film submissions and viewers. This happened because it was already a well established and smoothly running online event, and it required no change in its structure or setting. The organizers had simply to adapt to the three-times higher than usual amount of films and daily presentations, but there were no hiccups and everything ran surprisingly well.

Last year, the Festival screened 66 films from 30 countries. Of those, there were 11 world premieres. It was a record number.

What can we expect from this year’s edition?

Again, a lot of great nonviolent movies, documentaries, animation and music videos. These films are new, some of them have never been seen before.

Where can the Festival be watched?

The web address is globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com. This is where all the films, trailers and Daily Presentations are broadcast.

What happens during the 11-day event?

The schedule of the 11-day event goes as follows:

On September 23 all the films selected go live on the Festival’s online channel. This way, the public can watch any of them at the time of their choosing.

Each day, a new video presentation goes live on the channel. That’s the event’s Daily Presentation where the organizers discuss and highlight one or more of the presented films accompanied by trailer(s). This way, the public has the chance to learn more about the films and their filmmakers.

On Monday, October 4 (the day after the event has ended), the Awards Presentation goes live on the channel. This gives the filmmakers and the public the chance to celebrate the winners.

All films remain available for viewing on the channel for an additional week following the end of the event. This gives everyone the chance to watch them and, eventually, focus on the awarded ones.

The trailers of the films and the Daily Presentations remain available on the channel for one full year, until next year’s edition. This gives additional promotion to the films.

How much does it cost to watch the films?

The trailers are free to watch and so are the Daily Presentations with commentary about the participating films.

The rest of the channel works on a pay-per-view basis where one can choose and pay for the film they wish to watch individually. Prices go from $1.99 to $13.99.

There are weekly VIP passes available for the event too. They give the possibility to the people to watch any number of films they choose for a period of seven days from the date of purchase. The price for the VIP passes is determined just before the Festival starts, and after the line-up is announced.

Where can the films be seen after?

Many of the films start streaming on globalcinema.online in the weeks and months after the Festival ends.

What is globalcinema.online?

It is a unique pay-per-view channel showcasing films & documentaries that do not contain gratuitous violence. It is available worldwide.

The Festival is today the primary source of content for the newly launched and ground-braking channel that fills a void in the field of video-streaming services by offering to the public nonviolent films that give them the possibility to learn more and to open their mental horizon.

Every film selected at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival receives worldwide distribution with very favorable financial terms. This new reality makes for a win-win situation for all parties involved: the public, the filmmakers, and the Festival.

Who are the Festival’s media partners?

Daria!

The arts, entertainment and business magazine established in 2005 is the principal media partner of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival. The magazine is available online at dariamagazine.com. In each annual edition, there are articles about the participating films and interviews with the filmmakers.

IndieActivity Magazine

OladapoPublished by journalist Oladapo Bamidele (photo), IndieActivity Magazine provides the daily coverage of the Festival followed by interviews with all the awarded filmmakers. The magazine is also available online at indieactivity.com.

It is notable to mention that the Global Nonviolent Film Festival is recognized by the IMDB and all the awards are listed there as well as inter-connected to the respective films’ and filmmakers’ profiles.

How can filmmakers submit their work?

They can do so via FilmFreeway here: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

What are the submission deadlines?

May 25 is the official deadline. If a film is not ready for that date, there is not to worry because the Festival is still accepting submissions until the final deadline of August 25.

How can anyone contact the Festival?

Anyone, from filmmakers to journalists and to the general public, may contact the Global Nonviolent Film Festival at info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com. All messages receive a personalized reply and the organizers are happy to provide all the support and assistance needed.


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Global Nonviolent Film Festival Unveils Its Official Poster for 2021

February 7, 2021 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival unveils the official poster for its 10th annual edition that takes place this year from September 23 to October 3.

Official Poster of the 2021 edition of Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

The poster is created on a concept by film director Bruno Pischiutta, and it features actress Kelly Dalston. It is designed and made by Daria Trifu.

The poster’s composition depicts the reality that the lockdowns created for people from all corners of the world: home entertainment is an essential component of every-day life, and watching films on-line is the new norm. 

“In the many months spent at home during the COVID-time, we all adjusted to a ‘new normality’, part of which means choosing our entertainment from the most accessible source available, the internet. Watching films on-line, in the comfort of our home, is for many the only choice and it can be a really enjoyable family experience. The Global Nonviolent Film Festival offers to its viewers nonviolent films and documentaries from ten years”, says Daria Trifu, festival director.

Filmmakers should know that Global Nonviolent Film Festival is open for submissions. The ‘Early Deadline’ to submit a narrative film, documentary or music video is February 25th. 

Submit a film via FilmFreeway

All films selected to participate at the Festival are showcased on the event’s streaming channel from September 23 to October 3, while they compete for awards and recognition. In addition, the selected narrative films and documentaries are guaranteed a distribution contract proposal from Global Cinema Online. 

Global Cinema Online, scheduled to be launched by Global Film Studio in April, is a pay-per-view streaming platform for nonviolent films and documentaries that is well positioned to take a share of the ever growing video on demand market. It aims to become a notable competitor to the likes of Netflix and Hulu.

CONTACT:

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