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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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Global Nonviolent Film Festival 2021 Announces Its Jury

September 16 , 2021 – Hollywood, California – The Global Nonviolent Film Festival has announced its jury members. The Jury comprises of Shamil Aliyev, Joe Chang, Elio Dell’Unto, Flynn Donovan, and Hamed Soleimanzadeh.

The 10th Global Nonviolent Film Festival will take place this year from September 23 to October 3. The Jury will watch the 44 films (11 of which are in premiere) from 27 countries that are in competition and its list of winners will be unveiled in a video presentation on October 4. The entire Festival will be broadcast (including all competing films, trailers, and daily video presentations) on-line at www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com.

The Jury in alphabetical order:

Shamil AliyevShamil Aliyev

Shamil Aliyev is a multi-award winning screenwriter, producer, and director from Azerbaijan. His feature film Steppe Man was awarded at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival in 2020.

Joe ChangJoe Chang

Joe Chang is a university professor and award winning Chinese-born Canadian animation director. His film The Music Box was awarded at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival in 2020.

Elio DellUntoElio Dell’Unto

Elio Dell’Unto is an award winning film producer from Toronto, Canada who’s career spans over 30 years. Previously, he served as President of the Jury at the 2016 edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

Flynn DonovanFlynn Donovan

Flynn Donovan is an award winning cinematographer and documentary filmmaker. His film Down River was awarded at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival in 2020.

Hamed SoleimanzadehHamed Soleimanzadeh

Hamed Soleimanzadeh is a film critic and university professor from Iran. He is a member of The International Federation of Film Critics and was among the jury members for the FIPRESCI award at the 74th Cannes Film Festival.

July Members (.jpg banner free to download and use for publishing):

Jury Banner 2021CONTACT:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival

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