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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):

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Global Nonviolent Film Festival

info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

The Awards at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival 2020 Are Announced

October 8, 2020 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival, the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world, announced the Awards handed at its 9th 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 Channel:

www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

66 films from 30 countries have participated at this year’s Festival, the biggest number yet. There were eleven world, and seven on-line premieres.

A total of 43 awards have been given by the Jury, and they are:

FEATURE FILMS

Best Feature Film
MR. JOHNSON – South Africa
Produced by Aimee Dherman & Malebo Manamela
Directed by William Collinson

Best Director
STEPPE MAN – Azerbaijan
Directed by Shamil Aliyev

Best Actress
Chantelle Werth in THE SKIN WALKER (world premiere) – South Africa
Directed by Martyn le Roux

Best Actor
Paul Slabolepszy in MR. JOHNSON – South Africa
Directed by William Collinson

Best Opera Prima (ex aequo)
IT’S ALWAYS BEEN YOU (on-line premiere) – USA
Music by Silvio Buchmeier & Tyler Gilmore
Directed by Andrew McCardle

Best Opera Prima (ex aequo)
THE SKIN WALKER (world premiere) – South Africa
Directed by Martyn le Roux

Best Original Story
KAIROS (on-line premiere) – France, Columbia
Written & Directed by Nicolás Buenaventura Vidal

Best Music Score
IT’S ALWAYS BEEN YOU (on-line premiere) – USA
Music by Silvio Buchmeier & Tyler Gilmore
Directed by Andrew McCardle

FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

Best Geographical & Anthropological Subject
EXPEDITION NIGER: REAL AFRICA (world premiere) – Germany
Directed by Roberto Fischer

Best Historical Subject (ex aequo)
THE QUEEN OF CAMELOT (world premiere) – USA
Produced & Directed by Roger Paradiso

Best Historical Subject (ex aequo)
THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY – Mexico, USA
Produced by Melanie Bennett
Directed by Arthur Kanegis
Presented by Martin Sheen

Best Subject
A LIFE’S WORK (on-line premiere) – USA
Directed by David Licata

Best Music
MAURICE EL MEDIONI (on-line premiere) – UK
Directed by Clive Myer and Lynda Myer-Bennett

Best Opera Prima
MUSTANG SAVIORS – USA
Directed by David Glossberg

Best Medical Subject (ex aequo)
HIV SAVED MY LIFE – Japan
Directed by Paul Edward Foulkes & Aaron Yamashita

Best Medical Subject (ex aequo)
SIDE BY SIDE (world premiere) – USA
Directed by Ron Taylor

FEATURE DOCUDRAMA

Best Feature Docudrama
ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI, WARRIOR PAINTER (world premiere) – Italy
Directed by Jordan River

SHORT FILMS

Best Short Film
CUTTING THE DARKNESS (world premiere) – South Africa
Starring Johnny Pienaar
Directed by Paulo Areal

Best Director
THE GESTURE AND THE WORD – USA
Directed by Helen Alexis Yonov

Best Screenplay
SYCAMORE – Turkey
Directed by Mehmet Tığlı

Best Actress
Nicki Negi in LEMME TELL U – India
Directed by Irfan Jami

Best Actor
Johnny Pienaar in CUTTING THE DARKNESS (world premiere) – South Africa
Directed by Paulo Areal

Best Young Actress
Enya Lechuga in PAULA’S CLOCK – Spain
Directed by José Luis López

Best Young Actor
Kaleb Alexander Roberts in THE MCHENRY TRIAL – DON’T JUDGE A KID BY THEIR HOODIE – USA
Directed by Ken Sagoes

Best Black & White Short Film
SILENT MOVIE (world premiere) – Brazil
Produced by Sandra Zawadzki
Directed by Melo Viana

Best Short Biographical Film
REMEMBER THIS VOICE – USA
Produced by Andrew Rhymer
Directed by Jeff Chan

Best Medical Subject
LAVENDER (on-line premiere) – UK
Directed by Andrew Ball-Shaw

SHORT DOCUMENTARIES

Best Short Documentary
SALMAN BIN HAMAD – A VISION OF PROMISE – Bahrain
Directed by Eva Daoud

Best Subject
AWAY FROM GUNS – Switzerland
Directed by Hassan Lakhdar

Best Editing
DOWN RIVER – Peru
Edited by William Rogers
Directed by Flynn Donovan

Best Short Documentary About COVID-19
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (world premiere) – USA
Directed by Shawn Welling

Best Cinematography
BELLE-ILE IN ACADIE – Canada
Director of Photography Bernard Fougeres
Directed by Phil Comeau

Best Historical Subject
MARGINALIZED NATION (on-line premiere) – Colombia
Directed by Francisco Alberto Galán S.

Best Humanitarian Subject
UNCLAIMED REMAINS – USA
Directed by Thomas Phillips

Best Production Design
TWISP: THE POWER OF COMMUNITY – USA
Directed by Leslee Goodman

SHORT DOCUDRAMA

Best Short Docudrama
FLIGHT 483 (world premiere) – USA
Directed by Shawn Welling

ANIMATION FILMS

Best Animation Film
THE MUSIC BOX – Canada
Directed by Joe Chang

Best Design
THE WINTER – Australia
Directed by Xin Li

VISUAL MUSIC FILM

Best Visual Music Film
SECRETS, DREAMS, FAITH AND WONDER – USA, Cuba
Directed by Stephen Travis Pope

MUSIC VIDEO

Best Video Music
LITTLE BIG – GO BANANAS – Russia
Directed by Alina Pasok and Iliya Prusikin

Best Choreography
THE DOOR – South Africa
Choreography by Ananda Fuchs
Directed by Uga Carlini

Best Editing
GANAPATAYE (on-line premiere) – USA
Edited by Johnny Rossa
Directed by Elizabeth Rossa

Best Special Tridimensional Effects
COPPER BONE – UK
Directed by Accept Cookies

Every one of the 66 participating films and videos are presented – with photos, directors’ commentary, and more – in the 2020 issue of DARIA! magazine that is available on-line, in an easy to read format, here:

www.dariamagazine.com

The 2021 edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival will take place from September 23 to October 3. This will be the 10th annual edition of the Festival that was founded in 2012. 

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

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DAY #11 – GLOBAL NONVIOLENT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

In today’s Video Presentation, Festival’s director Daria Trifu and film director and artistic consultant of the Festival Bruno Pischiutta, introduce 6 films from the 66 selected at this year’s Global Nonviolent Film Festival:

BASTARD – Short Film
10 min. – Australia
Directed by Eugene E~NRG

FLORIOGRAPHY. GYPSOPHILA – Short Film
30 min. – Taiwan
Directed by Han Chen Chiu

UNSPOKEN – Short Film
10 min. – USA
Directed by George Zaverdas

LAVENDER – Short Film (on-line premiere)
24 min. – UK
Directed by Andrew Ball-Shaw

PLAGUE UK – TWISTED REALITY – Short Film
17 min. – UK
Directed by Mark Simmons

PANDEMIC SUNSET – Music Video
3 min. – UK
Directed by Accept Cookies

Until October 5 (nonstop), everyone can watch all 66 films from 30 countries that are presented at the Festival, in addition to their trailers, and the Daily Video Presentations here:

www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

Read about the films in the magazine DARIA! (2020) at www.dariamagazine.com

DAY #10 – GLOBAL NONVIOLENT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

In today’s Video Presentation, Festival’s director Daria Trifu and film director and artistic consultant of the Festival Bruno Pischiutta, introduce 6 films from the 66 selected at this year’s Global Nonviolent Film Festival:

THE PICTURES COME AT NIGHT – Feature Documentary
45 min. – Germany
Directed by Ulrike Korbach

SIDE BY SIDE – Feature Documentary (world premiere)
43 min. – USA
Directed by Ron Taylor

PORTRAITS OF THE DEAD – Short Film
8 min. – Australia
Directed by Malachy Cole

POINTLESS HELLO – Short Film
7 min. – USA
Directed by Ryan Graff

THE MUSIC BOX – Short Animation Film
11 min. – Canada
Directed by Joe Chang

THERE ARE HEROES – Music Video
5 min. – USA
Directed by Paul Helou

Until October 5 (nonstop), everyone can watch all 66 films from 30 countries that are presented at the Festival, in addition to their trailers, and the Daily Video Presentations here:

www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

Read about the films in the magazine DARIA! (2020) at www.dariamagazine.com

Day #9 – Global Nonviolent Film Festival 2020

In today’s Video Presentation, Festival’s director Daria Trifu and film director and artistic consultant of the Festival Bruno Pischiutta, introduce 6 films from the 66 selected at this year’s Global Nonviolent Film Festival:

THE GESTURE AND THE WORD – Short Film
23 min. – USA
Directed by Helen Alexis Yonov

BONELINE – Short Film
10 min. – UK
Directed by Chris Lewis-Smith

LAST CALL FOR TOMORROW
94 min. – USA
Directed by Gary Null & Valerie Van Cleve

LYARI – SURVIVAL OF THE FRINGES – Feature Documentary (world premiere)
64 min. – France, Pakistan
Directed by Luc Bellon

LOVE LETTERS TO A BULLFIGHTER – Short Documentary
15 min. – Spain
Directed by Reyes Caballero

COPPER BONE – Music Video
3 min. – UK
Directed by Accept Cookies

Until October 5 (nonstop), everyone can watch all 66 films from 30 countries that are presented at the Festival, in addition to their trailers, and the Daily Video Presentations here:

www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

Day #9 (2020) – Daily Video Presentation by Bruno Pischiutta and Daria Trifu

Read about the films in the magazine DARIA! (2020) at www.dariamagazine.com

Day #8 – Global Nonviolent Film Festival 2020

In today’s Video Presentation, Festival’s director Daria Trifu and film director and artistic consultant of the Festival Bruno Pischiutta, introduce 6 films from the 66 selected at this year’s Global Nonviolent Film Festival:

THE SKIN WALKER – Feature Film (world premiere)
179 min. – South Africa
Directed by Martyn le Roux

MUSTANG SAVIORS – Feature Documentary
100 min. – USA
Directed by David Glossberg

STUNTBOT – Short Film
29 min. – Australia
Directed by Olivia Foa’i

THE LAST QUEEN – Short Documentary
16 min. – USA
Directed by Kaye Tuckerman

THAT’S WHO YOU ARE – Music Video (world premiere)
5:10 min. – USA
Cinematography by Christopher Ott

UNDERSEE – Short Animation Film
8 min. – Canada
Directed by Margie Kelk & Lynne Slater

Until October 5 (nonstop), everyone can watch all 66 films from 30 countries that are presented at the Festival, in addition to their trailers, and the Daily Video Presentations here:

www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

Day #8 (2020) – Daily Video Presentation by Bruno Pischiutta and Daria Trifu

Read about the films in the magazine DARIA! (2020) at www.dariamagazine.com

Day #7 – Global Nonviolent Film Festival 2020

In today’s Video Presentation, Festival’s director Daria Trifu and film director and artistic consultant of the Festival Bruno Pischiutta, introduce 6 films from the 66 selected at this year’s Global Nonviolent Film Festival:

STEPPE MAN – Feature Film
79 min. – Azerbaijan
Directed by Shamil Aliyev

EXPEDITION NIGER: REAL AFRICA – Feature Documentary (world premiere)
101 min. – Germany
Directed by Roberto Fischer

REMEMBER THIS VOICE – Short Film
8 min. – USA
Directed by Jeff Chan

REPEAT – Short Documentary
9 min. – USA
Directed by Ly Bolia

TROPHY HUNTER – Short Animation Film
4 min. – USA
Directed by Sean Burns

GANAPATAYE – Music Vide (on-line premiere)
7 min. – USA
Directed by Elizabeth Rossa

Until October 5 (nonstop), everyone can watch all 66 films from 30 countries that are presented at the Festival, in addition to their trailers, and the Daily Video Presentations here:

Day #7 (2020) – Daily Video Presentation by Bruno Pischiutta and Daria Trifu

www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

Read about the films in the magazine DARIA! (2020) at www.dariamagazine.com

Day #6 – Global Nonviolent Film Festival 2020

In today’s Video Presentation, Festival’s director Daria Trifu and film director and artistic consultant of the Festival Bruno Pischiutta, introduce 6 films from the 66 selected at this year’s Global Nonviolent Film Festival:

SECRETS, DREAMS, FAITH AND WONDER – Visual Music Film
78 min. – USA, Cuba
Directed by Stephen Travis Pope

THE DONBASS CHILDREN – Feature Documentary
60 min. – Bulgaria
Directed by Lubomir Dankov

PAULA’S CLOCK – Short Film
15 min. – Spain
Directed by José Luis López

WHY WE LOVE WAR – Feature Documentary
58 min. – UK, Vietnam
Directed by Pankaja Brooke

WALK OF CONTRASTS – Music Video
5 min. – USA
Directed by Max Masri & Chelsea Eng

UNCLAIMED REMAINS – Short Documentary
30 min. – USA
Directed by Thomas Phillips

Until October 5 (nonstop), everyone can watch all 66 films from 30 countries that are presented at the Festival, in addition to their trailers, and the Daily Video Presentations here:

Day #6 (2020) – Daily Video Presentation by Bruno Pischiutta and Daria Trifu

www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

Read about the films in the magazine DARIA! (2020) at www.dariamagazine.com

Day #5 – Global Nonviolent Film Festival 2020

In today’s Video Presentation, Festival’s director Daria Trifu and film director and artistic consultant of the Festival Bruno Pischiutta, introduce 6 films from the 66 selected at this year’s Global Nonviolent Film Festival:

AWAY FROM GUNS – Short Documentary
40 min. – Switzerland
Directed by Hassan Lakhdar

THE MCHENRY TRIAL – Short Film
30 min. – USA
Directed by Ken Sagoes

HIV SAVED MY LIFE – Feature Documentary
72 min. – Japan
Directed by Paul Edward Foulkes

FLIGHT 483 – Short Docudrama (world premiere)
12 min. – USA
Directed by Shawn Welling

THE WINTER – Short Animation Film
5 min. – Australia
Directed by Xin Li

UKULELE BOOGIE WOOGIE – Music Video
2.55 min. – USA
Produced, Written by Elizabeth Usher
Videographer Lauren Swan

Until October 5 (nonstop), everyone can watch all 66 films from 30 countries that are presented at the Festival, in addition to their trailers, and the Daily Video Presentations here:

Day #5 (2020) – Daily Video Presentation by Bruno Pischiutta and Daria Trifu

www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

Read about the films in the magazine DARIA! (2020) at www.dariamagazine.com