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Global Nonviolent Film Festival Announces 2023 Dates & Opens Submissions

October 24, 2022 — Hollywood, California — The 12th edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival will run from September 28 to October 8, 2023.

Submissions are now open on FilmFreeway in the categories narrative film, documentary, docudrama, animation, experimental, 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 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.

Global Nonviolent Film Festival, the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world, was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012. The international film festival is owned and organized annually by Global Film Studio, a Canadian media company that is focused on ventures that are socially conscious and nonviolent. The Festival takes place annually on it’s streaming channel at: globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com  

For 11 consecutive days each year, the world viewers get the chance to watch the films selected at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival. The films are accompanied by daily video presentations hosted by the Festival’s organizers. The viewers can supplement the information about the participating films and filmmakers by reading articles in DARIA! – the art, culture and entertainment magazine established in 2005 – that provides full media coverage during the event at dariamagazine.com

Here is what filmmakers had to say about their experience at the Festival in 2022:

Brad Mays, Director (USA): TWO TRENTONS: AN AMERICAN CITY SPEAKS and 3 DEGREES OF CONNECTION

I was very happy to have had two films selected for the 2022 Global Nonviolent Film Festival. Let me say this: Daria and Bruno have created a marvelous film festival. They take good care of the filmmakers, they are responsive to our needs, and they are flawless in their selection of films. I feel honored to be included along with such a high caliber of film artists. The films are superb, the presentation wonderful, and I have no complaints (a rarity, to say the least).

I’d like to take a few moments to express not only my gratitude for all the support my films have received by you, Bruno and the festival, but also to acknowledge the extremes you go to in making the festival so artist-friendly. Really, I haven’t been treated with such consideration since the Berlin International Film Festival in 1989, a very long time ago. Bless you, Daria and Bruno, for elevating the art of film.

Dr. Teresa Mular, Director (USA): CAN’T STOP THE SUN FROM SHINING

Daria and Bruno run a most artistic and grand film festival. They and their team of jurors have selected a most delightful series of films which honor the art and form of this mode of expression and creativity. Their achievements in running a festival are second to none. It was my true honor and privilege to be part of their festival and to be awarded in two categories with my film about four amazing women: Best Medical Subject and Best Director in the feature documentary category. I was so happily surprised! Thanks to the entire team at the festival!

Words are not enough to express my gratitude for having selected my film, first and foremost, to be screened along so many other works which represent the highest caliber of artistic design, production and development. To participate in this festival has been a real delight. So well organized and carried out. This past week delivered my heart and mind with a vast array of cinematographic jewels. Thanks to all of you who made this festival possible. It’s second to no other.

Miguel Andrade do Vale, Director (Portugal): UNIQUE

A one of a kind festival! Not only it embraces a noble mission, but it’s also extremely well managed. In fact, the organizers – Daria Trifu and Bruno Pischiutta – really bring to the table a professionalism and attention to detail that are absolutely outstanding! What an honor to also win the Best Music and Best Cinematography awards for my music video Unique, at such a special festival! We are truly grateful to the Jury and to the wonderful people that run the festival. Thank you!

Yannis Aivazis, Director (Greece): ABYSS IN

Great Festival, and great people! Thank you Bruno and Daria; my team and I are grateful to have received the Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Actor awards!!! Thank you for everything!

Cynthia Lukas, Director (USA): KASTURBA GANDHI: ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST

This is a wonderful, worthwhile Film Festival! I was so pleased that my feature documentary on Mahatma Gandhi’s wife, Kasturba Gandhi: Accidental Activist, was selected to be in the Festival, and then awarded Best Historical Subject! The [festival] Director and others did a great job of organizing the Festival. Their mission to showcase nonviolent films is an admirable service to humanity. To the organizers I say: It is very important for our world to come together to offer the opportunity for others to view such Nonviolent Films. You are providing a crucial service for the evolution of humanity! I am proud and happy to be a part of the Global Nonviolence Film Festival family.

Rosana Maya, Actress/Dancer (South Africa): KUELE

The festival was and is of the most extreme excellence! From the ethos, the intention, the choice of movies and the manner in which it was streamed are of the highest quality. Flamenkhoi are honored to have been a part of the festival and to be working with Global at this level. We are humbled by your appreciation of our work and thank you for providing this opportunity to showcase our work. Your professionalism coupled with the personal touch and heart are a rare gift to all viewers. Congratulations on the success of the spectacular festival!

Nathalie Vaglio, Director (USA): JUPITER 2032

Such a privilege to be part of such great festival with such great nonviolent films! Daria and Bruno are so professional and the communication was outstanding. Very proud to have won Best Art Direction for my first feature film Jupiter 2032. I recommend the Global Nonviolent Film Festival to everyone. Congratulations again for such a beautiful festival with such great films. It was an honor to be part of it/them!

Alberto Nacci, Director (Italy): ARTIST’S VOICES

One of the best film festivals all around the world! Daria and Bruno use the web in a very interesting way, and I appreciated the daily videos with the presentation of the films. I’m so proud to be a winner with two awards, Best Cinematography and Best Music Score for my feature documentary Artist’s Voices, in the 2022 edition!

Alan Rosenfeld, Director (USA): DESERT WALTZ

I’m honored and proud to have been a part of the 2022 festival. The organization does a great job of inclusion and communication. I’m trilled to have my film Desert Waltz chosen as the Best Animation Film of 2022. What a great way to share my short film with a wider audience. Thank you all!

Jennifer Jessum, Director (USA): ANIMA

I want to thank you for the beautiful festival that you [Daria] and Bruno have created and the elegant and professional way that you produced it. I appreciate and acknowledge the hard work and the artistry that went into creating such a powerful event. I really appreciated the light and joy that emanated from both you and Bruno during your daily presentations. It is clear you are both driven by a high purpose and dedication to non-violence. I will be sure to submit our future work to your beautiful festival.

Joel Lawrence Holzman, Director (USA): THE MPASSA: A SECOND CHANCE

Great festival and experience. Working with Daria and having my feature documentary The Mpassa: A Second Chance chosen as an official selection and winning the award for Best Sound Design in my category, made it even more worthwhile. Much thanks to all for making the 2022 Global Nonviolent Film Festival such a success.

Danielle McCormick, Director (UK): HUNI

God Bless Daria for putting in so much hard work to create a wonderful, meaningful festival.

Milena Stoykova, Producer (Bulgaria): HAPPY STONES

On behalf of our team, I’d like to say ‘thank you’ for the experience, and that it was an honor to be part of the Festival. The organization of the Festival was perfect and we, as filmmakers, felt appreciated and valued.

Dan Pavlik, Director (USA): FAMILY PLANNER

Great online festival! Happy we were accepted and won!

Julie Chalhoub, Editor (USA): SURVIVING PULSE: LIFE AFTER A MASS SHOOTING

Our team, Nancy McBride, Alexa Sheehan and Julie Chalhoub, are honored to have been awarded Best Feature Documentary. Thank you GNVFF for bringing such important topics to a place where they can be seen and heard.

Kaia Rose, Director (USA): FUGETSU-DO

What an honor to win three awards in the short documentary category! Thank you to the organizers for including Fugetsu-Do in this year’s line-up and for putting on such a thoughtful, meaningful, and well-organized festival!

Hannah Karine Giske, Director (Norway): LOBSTERIUM

This is a very well organized festival! Everything went very smoothly. Thank you so much for being a part of it!

Claudia Noble-Areff, Jury Member, Actress/Director/Producer (South Africa)

It was such an privilege to be a member of the Jury of this prestigious festival. Thank you so much Daria Trifu and Bruno Pischiutta. Thank you to the other jurors; it was an honor to judge the 38 films from 19 countries with you. Congratulations to all the filmmakers.

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

Global Nonviolent Film Festival Reveals 11th Edition Poster Featuring Hollywood Icons

March 23, 2022 – Hollywood, California – The Global Nonviolent Film Festival reveals the official poster for its eleventh annual edition, which takes place this year from September 29 to October 9.

The poster was designed and created by film producer and festival director Daria Trifu. It features icons of the silver screen such as Charlie Chaplin, Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, Paul Newman, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Morgan Freeman, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean, and Bruno Pischiutta.

Official Poster of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival 2022.

“I created this poster as a personal tribute to the people who inspire me and who are the reason I became a filmmaker”, says Daria Trifu. She continues, “a few days ago, I wanted to remind myself of the beauty, elegance and overall style of ‘old Hollywood’, the time when the influence of stars on the world and on ‘ordinary people’ was so powerful and all so inspiring. Grace Kelly’s sheer beauty and elegance transcends generations and resonates with women of all ages; Katharine Hepburn’s tenacious independence and vivacious personality helped her cultivate an on-screen persona that matched her public image; Audrey Hepburn’s innocence, kindness and angelic character are not a mirage of the silver screen but the essence of her lifelong commitment to humanitarian work and children’s rights advocacy; the complexity of Alfred Hitchcock’s camera movements and suspenseful shots is still unsurpassed today; while Charlie Chaplin’s creative genius is the backbone of an entire industry. I spent hours searching the web and a theme was slowly building in my mind: in today’s world, that is fueled by social media, the idol as it was once defined is rapidly fading away as the subject becomes the ‘ordinary people’, so the camera is on all of us.”

The Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the world’s leading and most renowned nonviolent film festival. The 11-day event takes place annually online at globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

Last year, Global Film Studio launched a streaming channel for nonviolent films that is available everywhere at globalcinema.online. Global Cinema Online offers distribution contract proposals to all the films that are selected to participate in the Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

Submissions to the Festival are now open. The early deadline to register a film is March 30. Filmmakers who do not arrive to submit their work by that date, can still do so before the final deadline of August 30. All entries are received through FilmFreeway: HERE

Contact:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival

info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

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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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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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 #6 – September 28: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

SCHEDULE

6TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

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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6TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

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

THE HYBRIDS FAMILY
Feature Film, 92 min., USA
Directed by Tony Randle

THE LOST VILLAGE
Feature Documentary, 91 min., USA
Directed by Roger Paradiso

THE AWAKENING
Short Film, 30 min., UK, Germany
Directed by Andrew Abbiw

FEAR OF FLYING
Short Animation, 8 min., USA
Directed by Ernie Berger

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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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