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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

Everything You Need to Know About the Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Established in 2012, the Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown non-violent film festival in the world.

Global Nonviolent Film Festival showcases films that do NOT show gratuitous violence.

All the films selected at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival receive a distribution Contract proposal from GlobalCinema.online!

Daria Trifu
Film Producer Daria Trifu – Festival Director & Co-Founder

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 on-line giving access to the world’s viewers to watch the high quality non-violent films it showcases.

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

The public demand for non-violent 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, and the fact that they all receive a distribution contract proposal from Globalcinema.online.

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 non-violent films, more exactly films that do not contain gratuitous violence. The Festival accepts films and music videos in almost evert genre as long as they do not showcase extreme/graphic violence such as gratuitous killings and shootings, brutal fight scenes, slash and horror.

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.

In 2020, the Festival screened 66 films from 30 countries. Of those, there were 11 world premieres. It was a record number.

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 the opening day, 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.

Every day of the Festival, 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, following the closing day of the event, 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, and TV Series that do not contain gratuitous violence. It is available worldwide.

Global Cinema Online (globalcinema.online) and the Global Nonviolent Film Festival are both owned by Global Film Studio, a Canadian media company focused on ventures that are socially conscious and non-violent.

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 non-violent 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:

  • Non-exclusive contract;
  • 60% of the proceeds goes to the filmmaker;
  • Geo-blocking is available.

This new reality makes for a win-win situation for all parties involved: the public, the filmmakers, and the Festival.

Kyle Osborne
Entertainment Reporter Kyle Osborne

In February 2022, Entertainment reporter and filmmaker Kyle Osborne of www.EntertainmentOrDie.com, reviewed Global Cinema Online. Osborne is a two-time Emmy Award Winner and member of the Critics Choice Association.

Read “We Tested Streaming Services for Indies, International & Docs”, and find out what he has to say about Global Cinema Online.

Filmmakers who have completed films or TV Series (narrative, documentary, docudrama, animation, experimental) and wish to distribute them without Festival participation, can submit them for consideration directly to Global Cinema Online: HERE; filmmakers can also contact Global Cinema Online at globalcinema@globalfilmstudio.com.

Who are the Festival’s media partners?

Daria! Magazine

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

Oladapo
Journalist Oladapo Bamidele

Published 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

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.


Rebekah
The Film Festival Doctor Founder Rebekah Louisa Smith

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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 #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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SCHEDULE

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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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