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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:


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!


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!


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