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Global Nonviolent Film Festival Announces 2019 Dates

“We’re fighting world violence one film at a time!” – Daria Trifu, Festival Co-Founder & Director

October 18, 2018 — Hollywood, California —
The 8th edition of Global Nonviolent Film Festival will take place from September 19 to September 29, 2019. Submissions are now open.

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world and it takes place on its on-line TV Channel.

The Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent motion pictures and to show that these movies are not only capable of great international success but that they are also in high demand by the public.

Filmmakers from every corner of the globe are invited to submit their films, documentaries (shorts, features, animation) and music videos to this vanguard on-line festival that showcases the best in nonviolent cinema. 

For 11 consecutive days each year, the world viewers can watch the films selected at Global Nonviolent Film Festival and enjoy them from the comfort of their homes. They can read about the filmmakers in the annual Daria! magazine and they can view, every day, the video presentations provided for every movie. This makes Global Nonviolent Film Festival the best place for producers to showcase their work. 

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 Festival is IMDb-accredited and it works with FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, FilmFestivalLife, Reelport and ClickforFestivals.

Submit Your Film via FilmFreeway:

Throughout the years, the Festival awarded new filmmakers and established film Stars such as Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, and Robert Redford. Some of the awarded films gained access to theatrical releases and have competed for Academy Award®’s nomination consideration.

In 2018, Global Nonviolent Film Festival showcased 32 features, documentaries and music videos from 20 countries. The daily films’ presentations were recorded by Bruno Pischiutta and actress Christie Norton who was also featured on the poster. The Jury awarded 21 deserving films and filmmakers. Here is some of what the participants had to say about the event:

“In such turbulent times, it is refreshing to work with such an experienced film festival that focuses on the important issues we face today. Thank you for giving a platform to so many filmmakers not following the Hollywood hype and telling stories in alternative ways. We look forward to our continued collaboration in the future.”Marco Orsini, executive producer of the music video and of the documentary “Dangerous Crossings” / “Dangerous Crossings: The Making of a Campaign” that were produced in cooperation with the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR); awarded “Best Music Video” and “Best Short Documentary”, respectively, at the 2018 Festival.

“The Global Non-Violent FF is one of the world’s best on-line festivals as it is run by a passionate team whose communication is outstanding. They are one of the most organized and easy to cooperate with festivals and treat each film with the greatest respect, care and attention.”Rebekah Smith, founder of The Film Festival Doctor

“The Global Nonviolent Film Festival is unique in its choice of subject matter, showcasing films with positive messages. Because these themes are so thought-provoking, the Festival performs its important objective of spreading these messages around the world. It is fascinating, too, to see different ‘takes’ on similar subjects from the world’s film makers.”Peter Williams, awarded Best Director in a Feature Documentary 2018 for “A Century of Coal”

“Thank you for an amazing experience!! Your “worldwide” format for this festival gives great opportunity for film makers. An unforgettable time for sure!! Thank you again.”Donald Miller, awarded Best Production in a Feature Film 2018 for “If I Could Run”

“I am glad to be a winner at this amazing festival. Perfect communication, perfect organization experience.”Mehmet Tığlı, awarded Best Screenplay in a Short Film 2018 for “A Ferry Tale”

“We were very grateful for our experience with the Global Nonviolent Film Festival. We’re looking forward to showing future films here.” Isaac Hertz, awarded Best Director in the Feature Documentary Category 2017 for “One Rock Three Religions”

“We are honored to have had our feature documentary selected by Global Nonviolent Film Festival. It’s a venue that provides a wide selection of excellent international films for an online viewing experience. Global’s unique presentation will no doubt grow into a cinematic wave for film festivals in the future.”Bo Boudart awarded Best Documentary in the Feature Documentary Category 2017 for “Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson”

“The festival was very precise and orderly! I am very happy for having participated in this event. Good wishes for this festival!”Kazem Mollaie, awarded Best Feature Film 2017 for “Kupal”

The Festival fights world violence one film at the time!

Any world brand and organization with strong social responsibilities’ commitments and principles that are against violence should consider sponsoring this global event. 

All sponsorship queries should be addressed to: corporate@globalfilmstudio.com

The Festival gives special thanks to its long-term partners, The Film Festival Doctor, InkTip and iPitch.tv.

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is owned and organized by Global Film Studio, a Canadian media company focused on ventures that are socially conscious and nonviolent.


Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Awards 2017

September 25, 2017 — The 6th edition of the on-line Brasov International Film Festival & Market, the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world, came to an end last night. The Jury, presided by film producer Elio Dell’Unto, has awarded 13 movies out of a total of 30 selected films from 20 countries.

Daria Trifu and Bruno Pischiutta announced today the 2017 prize-winners:

Best Docudrama
Produced by Scott Alexander Young

Best Videomusic
Produced by Josephine Halbert

Best Original Subject in the Short Film Category
Toma Waszarow and Viktor Dessov for RED LIGHT (Bulgaria)

Best Screenplay in the Short Film Category
Dania Bdeir for IN WHITE (USA, Lebanon)

Best Cinematography in the Short Film Category
Argo Baroyan for THE SIMON’S WAY (Armenia)

Best Director in the Short Film Category
Chris Moraitis for PET (Greece)

Best Film in the Short Film Category
COCOON (China)
Produced by Xu Zhang

Best Documentary in the Short Documentary Category
Produced by Alexandros Barpayianis

Best Historical Documentary in the Feature Documentary Category
MOKUM ALEPH (Netherlands)
Produced by Flip Nagler

Best Director in the Feature Documentary Category

Best Documentary in the Feature Documentary Category
Produced by Bo Boudart

Best Cinematography in the Feature Film Category
Inván Wilde for IGUAQUE SONG (Colombia)

Best Film in the Feature Film Category
KUPAL (Iran)
Produced by Kazem Mollaie

Watch the Awards’ presentation here:

The Festival’s organizers thank it’s sponsors: Omilos – Cafe, Bar & Restaurant, Biocool, Global Touch TV and Jet Capsule.

Special thanks go to the Festival’s partners: Global Film Studio, the owner and organizer of the event, Toronto Pictures, Daria! magazine, InkTip, iPitch.tv, The Film Festival Doctor and Spanish Public Media – Chicago. The organizers also thank the Festival’s submission platforms: FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, FestHome, Film Festival Life and Click for Festivals.

The 7th edition of the on-line Brasov Int’l Film Festival will take place between September 20 and 30, 2018 on it’s TV Channel: HERE

For an in depth look at the films that have participated in the 2017 edition of the Festival, read the current issue of Daria! magazine:

Day 4 – September 17

September 17, 2017 — Brasov International Film Festival & Market today presents the feature film KUPAL from Iran, directed by Kazem Mollaie and the short film EQUILIBRIUM OF DIVING, a Bulgaria/Croatia coproduction, directed by Alexandros Barpayianis.

Watch the films’ video presentation on our TV Channel here:

The online Festival, the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world, presents 29 feature films, documentaries and shorts from 20 countries. For 11 days, the viewers can watch any of the selected movies, at the time of their choosing, on Global Film Studio’s TV Channel.

In this Channel, there are also daily video commentaries presented by film director Bruno Pischiutta, Festival’s Artistic Consultant, and film producer Daria Trifu, Festival’s Director. The presentations are available, for free, one every day.

The annual art, entertainment and business magazine, DARIA!, has been published. In this issue, there are many articles about the films that are showcased at this year’s Festival between September 14 and 24.

DARIA! magazine can be read here: