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Global Nonviolent Film Festival is Open for Submissions and 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.

CONTACT: 

Global Nonviolent Film Festival
info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

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Global Nonviolent Film Festival: Lineup 2018

September 3, 2018 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival, the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world, announced today it’s 2018 Lineup.

This 7th edition of the Festival takes place 20 – 30 September and all films will be screened on the Festival’s TV Channel exclusively:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival – Vimeo Channel

There are thirty-two films that have been selected from nineteen countries. There are feature films, documentaries, docudramas, short movies and documentaries, music videos and one animation film.

Here is the Official Lineup of the 2018 edition of the Festival:

FEATURE FILM CATEGORY

IF I COULD RUN
80 min. – USA
Directed by Shawn Welling

GOLNESA
94 min. – Iran
Directed by Sattar Chamani Gol

BUMBAI BIRD
85 min. – Switzerland
Directed by Kamal Musale

SALVATION
95 min. – Ghana
Directed by Jones Agyemang

SHOLLER’S ARCHIVE
88 min. – Azerbaijan
Directed by Jalaladdin Gasimov

SHORT FILM CATEGORY

A FERRY TALE
10 min. – Turkey
Directed by Mehmet Tığlı

THE LUCK BIRD
24 min. – Afghanistan
Directed by Sadam Wahidi

MINE
13 min. – Spain
Directed by Juan Munoz de Blanco

YOU AND ME
24 min. – India
Directed by Mrigank Dubey

FUCK THE BITCH !?
5 min. – France
Directed by Daniel Jenny

US
13 min. – UK
Directed by Will Darbyshire

A DANGEROUS JOURNEY
12 min. – China
Directed by Yinfang Ping

LOVES LOST
13 min. – UK
Directed by Leo De Haan

AWAKENING
10 min. – USA
Directed by Serge Riedner

FAMOUS LITTLE GIRLS
18 min. – USA
Directed by Luciana Caplan

MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY

COME ON LET’S GO
5 min. – USA
Directed by Jabari Clarke-Pennegan

DANGEROUS CROSSINGS
5 min. – Egypt
Directed by Amr Salama

A MOMENT OF COLLAPSE
6 min. – UK
Directed by Robert Bell

01 GRAVITY
7 min. – Germany
Directed by Julian Friedrich

ANIMATION CATEGORY

GENESIS
10 min. – Iran
Directed by Abtin Mozafari

DOCUDRAMA CATEGORY

SONG OF HANDS
20 min. – Iran
Directed by Hamze Zarei

DNA OF WILD BEASTS
18 min. – France
Directed by Delphine Montaigne

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

MAKE ME A LEADER
85 min. – Australia
Directed by Silvia Damiano

OUTCAST: THE HOUSE THAT CAROL BUILT
66 min. – Ireland
Directed by Colin and Laura Graham

ZAN
73 min. – Japan
Directed by Rick Grehan

A CENTURY OF COAL
101 min. – UK
Directed by Peter Williams

SHORT DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

ONE MOTHER’S FIRE: THE GAIL MINGER STORY
26 min. – USA
Directed by Diana Nicolae

6TH FLOOR: EXPANDING POSSIBILITY
30 min. – USA
Directed by Tommee May

DANGEROUS CROSSINGS: THE MAKING OF A CAMPAIGN
20 min. – Egypt
Directed by Ismail Elmokadem

NOBODY DIES HERE
23 min. – France, Benin
Directed by Simon Panay

ARE YOU A VOLLEYBALL?!
14 min. – Iran
Directed by Mohammad Bakhshi

THE OTHER SIDE
17 min. – Brazil
Directed by Erica Tucherman

The Festival was launched in 2012 in Brasov, Romania. After four successful editions being held in the city of Brasov, the Festival transformed into an online event exclusively. It hosted its first and second such editions in 2016 and 2017 on its Vimeo On Demand Channel, making it a truly global event.

Over the years, the Festival launched new filmmakers as well as awarded Stars like Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, and Robert Redford; some of the films awarded gained access to theatrical releases and have competed for Academy Award®’s nomination consideration.

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

The event has been recognized by the IMDB and all awards that are being handed each year are published there: IMDB Event

World viewers can watch any of the selected films at the time of their choosing and from the comfort of their homes. Until the Festival starts, the viewers may watch the trailers of most of the selected movies. Visit the Festival’s Vimeo On Demand Channel to watch the trailers and read details about each one of the films. The full versions of the selected movies will become available on September 20 and until October 2.

The organizers of Global Nonviolent Film Festival like to thank it’s partners: Global Film Studio, Toronto Pictures, Daria! magazine, InkTip, iPitch.tv, The Film Festival Doctor and Spanish Public Media from Chicago.

Daria! magazine will be published on September 10 and it will feature articles about the films and interviews with some of the filmmakers. Daria! will be available HERE.

The official poster of the 2018 edition of Global Nonviolent Film Festival features actress Christie Norton:

The Official Poster of the 2018 edition of Global Nonviolent Film Festival features actress Christie Norton

 

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

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Final Call for Entries at Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Submission Deadline: August 31st

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Global Nonviolent Film Festival takes place September 20 – 30. The Festival showcases all selected feature films, documentaries, shorts and music videos on it’s TV Channel: 

Submit your film now for a chance to showcase your work at the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world! 

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Each one of the selected films is featured in Daria! magazine. The 2018 issue will be published on September 10 and it will be distributed to all film industry and media executives worldwide. Some of the previous magazines are available here:

Some of the films that have participated to Global Nonviolent Film Festival in the previous years went on to get distribution and to qualify for nomination consideration at the Academy Awards.

The Awards handed at the Festival are listed on the IMDB. The past 6 years of Awards (starting with 2012) are available here:

Between September 20 – 30, the films are available for viewing only on the Festival’s TV Channel and NO downloads are possible. Downloads of the films are not allowed for the protection of the product; additionally, as soon as the Festival ends, all the films are removed from the channel. The trailers, however, remain available indefinitely so that the films continue to be promoted internationally for a very long time.

Any other festival, such as Cannes, showcases the films locally only; the international viewers do not have access to watch them or to familiarize themselves with the names of all the selected filmmakers. At Global Nonviolent Film Festival, the world viewers can watch the films and enjoy them from the comfort of their homes; they can read about the filmmakers in Daria! magazine and they can view, every day, the video presentations provided for every movie. This makes GNFF the best place for producers to showcase their work.

Press Accreditation:

Members of the media who are interested to watch and review the participating films, are invited to apply for a VIP Pass that will give them access to viewing all films, on the Festival’s on-line channel, during the 11-day period of the event, from September 20 to 30.

Journalists who are interested to write about the Festival or to conduct interviews with the event’s organisers, are welcome to contact Global Nonviolent Film Festival at: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

Sponsors:

The Festival fights world violence one film at a time!

Any world brand and organisation with strong social responsibilities’ commitments and principles that are against violence may like to consider sponsoring this vanguard film festival.

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

About the Festival:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is owned and organised, since 2012, by Canadian company Global Film Studio, a media company focused on ventures that are socially conscious and nonviolent. Film producer Daria Trifu serves as the Festival Director and film director Bruno Pischiutta is the Artistic Consultant.

Over the years, the Festival launched new filmmakers as well as awarded Stars like Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, and Robert Redford, among many others; some of the films awarded gained access to theatrical releases and have competed for Academy Award®’s nomination consideration.

Contact:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival

www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com

info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

Brasov Int’l Film Festival Introduces InkTip

This year, Brasov International Film Festival & Market (14 – 24 September 2017) has partnered with InkTip to further promote the Festival to a wider audience in the film industry.

InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip. Every week producers option or buy an average of 5 more scripts from InkTip writers. Find scripts in every genre and every budget fast.

Producers Register Now (it’s free!): Find scripts fast and easy!

Writers Register Now & List Your Scripts: Sell your scripts!

Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.

Selected winners at the Brasov International Film Festival & Market will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

Don’t miss your chance to submit your film to Brasov Int’l Film Festival, the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world.

Submit your film via:

FilmFreeway
Withoutabox
FestHome
Film Festival Life

Contact: info@brasovfilmfestival.com
http://www.brasovfilmfestival.com

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2016 Retrospective: Winning Filmmakers with Theirs Trophies

The 2016 edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market was a great success. 

We screened three feature films, five feature documentaries, ten short films, two short documentaries and one short animation film coming from 17 different countries. Here is the complete 2016 Lineup. Here is the Award Winner’s list.

Here are some photos and messages from the winning filmmakers who received their Trophies.

A message from Adam Miklós and the production team of THE LEGACY OF MENLA documentary:
“WE RECEIVED OUR TROPHY FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FROM BRASOV IFF
The Legacy of Menla won the Best Documentary award at Brasov International Film Festival last year in September.
We just received this beautiful looking trophy a few weeks ago so we went to our partner company FocusFox Studio to take a group picture. These wonderful people on the picture played a mayor part in our lives in the last three-four years since we were introduced to them thanks to Andras Toth and Denes Szekeres from Tivoli Films.”
Best Feature Documentary: THE LEGACY OF MENLA

A message from Anna Cooley:
“Our ‘Best Documentary Film’ trophy arrived! Thank you Daria Trifu and the Brasov International film Festival & Market!
It was a pleasure working with Daria and the people at the Brasov International Film Festival. The online format through Vimeo worked very well and I was thrilled to have my film honoured with an award.”

A message from Mehmet Tigli:
“I am honored to be a winner of Brasov International Film Festival!”

 

Submit your film to Brasov Int’l Film Festival & Market

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world. The 6th edition of the Festival takes place September 14 – 24, 2017.

Submit your film via:

FilmFreeway

Withoutabox

FestHome

Film Festival Life

ClickForFestivals 

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NEW! Film Distribution

The films selected to participate in the Festival are guaranteed a distribution contract proposal from Global Film Distribution, a Division of Global Film Studio Inc.

The Festival, founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012, showcases nonviolent films and demonstrates how those movies are not only capable of great international success, but are also in high demand by the public.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market:

Official Website
IMDB Awards

Contact: info@brasovfilmfestival.com

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Brasov Int’l Film Festival 2016 Announces Award Winners

Elio Dell'Unto President of the Jury
Elio Dell’Unto
President of the Jury

September 11, 2016

Brasov Int’l Film Festival, the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world, has announced tonight the complete list of awards handed at this year’s edition of the festival.

 

 

Jury Awards to Films in Competition:

  • Best Film: “The Sinking of Sozopol” (Bulgaria) by Kostadin Bonev

  • Best Director: Mahmoud Kamel for “Out of Order” (UAE, Egypt)

  • Best Actor: Richard De Klerk in “Beijing New York” (USA, China, Canada)

  • Best Feature Documentary: “The Legacy of Menla” (Hungary) by Adam Miklos, and “A Sauropod Abroad” (Canada) by Anna Cooley

  • Best Animation Film: “Voyage” (Romania) by Marian Poiana

  • Best Short Film: “Fill In the Blanks” (France) by Chloé Marçais, and “Twin Stars” (Turkey) by Mehmet Tığlı

Special Awards from the Organizers:

  • The “Honorary Award” has been handed to American businessman and political personality, Mr. Robert F. Sylk.

  • The “Lifetime Achievement Award” has been handed to 91 years old Croatian actor and musician, Mr. Bruno Petrali.

The Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund Award:

  • The “MMBF Rising Star Award” has been handed to 17 years old emerging Romanian actor Andrei Neamtu

All the 21 nonviolent feature films, documentaries and shorts that have competed for awards remain available for viewing on the Festival’s Vimeo On Demand Channel until 5:00 PM (EST) on Wednesday, September 14.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/brasovfilmfestival

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

The Festival has been recognized by the IMDB and all the awards handed each year are listed there. Visit the Festival’s IMDB profile.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is owned and organized by Global Film Studio Inc.

The 2017 edition of the Festival will take place September 14 – 24.

CONTACT
www.brasovfilmfestival.com
info@brasovfilmfestival.com

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Brasov Int’l Film Festival Announces the 2016 Winners of the “Honorary” and of the “Lifetime Achievement” Awards

September 10, 2016 — Since its 1st edition in 2012 and each year thereafter, the Festival has been handing-out Special Awards that are decided by the organizers and not by the Jury. This year, the organizers of the Brasov International Film Festival & Market are proud to recognize the work and achievements of two notable individuals by presenting them with the following distinctions:

  • The “Honorary Award” goes to American businessman and political personality Mr. Robert F. Sylk

  • The “Lifetime Achievement Award” goes to 91 years old Croatian actor and musician, Mr. Bruno Petrali

“Honorary Award”

Mr. Robert F. Sylk is the recipient of the "Honorary Award" 2016 at Brasov Int'l Film Festival
Mr. Robert F. Sylk is the recipient of the “Honorary Award” 2016 at Brasov Int’l Film Festival

Robert F. Sylk received two Presidential Appointments. He was appointed by President George Bush Sr. to the Russian-American Economic Aid and Business Training Commission, and in the Name of President Barak Obama, and on the highest Recommendation of the Governor of California Jerry Brown, Robert Sylk was appointed by the United States Director of the Selective Service System as the representative Board Member for the State of California and for Riverside County, California.

Robert Sylk has over 40 combined years of management, gaming, Casino Marketing and Table Game experience amassed at Mirage Resorts, Hilton Properties, The Venetian, El Dorado and Agua Caliente to name a few. He is currently President and CEO of Olympus Casino and Resort in Las Vegas Nevada, a $4 billion casino set to open in 2017, and he is the owner of Travel Agents International, with 33 offices in California.

Mr. Sylk has received numerous merit awards during his career for his public service, business achievements and humanitarian contributions. Among his leading distinctions, he counts the Jewish National Fund’s highest honor: the “Tree of Life” award. Other recipients included Ted Turner, Donald Trump, The Honorable Tom Bradley, The Honorable Henry Waxman, and others.

Robert F. Sylk serves as Advisor to The International Center for Finance at The Yale School of Management, and as Advisor at Cornell University, with regard to facilitating ethical practices in the workplace.

“Lifetime Achievement Award”

Mr. Bruno Petrali is the recipient of the "Honorary Award" 2016 at Brasov Int'l Film Festival
Mr. Bruno Petrali is the recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” 2016 at Brasov Int’l Film Festival

Bruno Petrali was born in 1925 in Rijeka, Croatia. He started his singing career on Radio Rijeka and quickly became very popular. The sentimental lyrics of his songs were in the spirit of the times and they emphasized romance. Some of his most popular singles are “Without You”, “All My Autumns are Sad”, “Prisoner of Sleep”, “Poem for Two Couples” and “Blue Canary”. For the label Jugoton, Bruno Petrali recorded a total of eighteen tracks that were subsequently released on the market with much success.

Throughout his career, Bruno Petrali sang, ran his own radio shows, starred in theater plays, acted in movies and, in the 70’s he also served as director of the Italian Drama ensemble in Rijeka. As a film actor, Mr. Petrali is known for his roles in “Povratak” (1979), “Velo Misto” (1980) and “Kapelski Kresovi” (1974).

Today, at 91, Bruno Petrali continues to record music and to perform live. Most recently, he translated a popular Croatian song into Italian, “Una Sola Volta Ci Si Ama”. He has recorded the song with Sarah & The Romans, a Bluegrass style band.

Bruno Petrali has been recognized as one of the top three Croatian singers of the last 50 years and twenty of his songs have been included in a recently released album entitled “Forgotten Stars”.

After four years of successful annual editions, Brasov Int’l Film Festival, the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world, has moved on-line exclusively. This year, the Festival has been showcasing 21 nonviolent selected feature films, documentaries and shorts on its Vimeo On Demand Channel since the 1st of September.

The Festival is still live on its Vimeo Channel until September 11, here:

http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/BrasovFilmFestival

The Jury Awards will be announced tomorrow night, at the closing of the 2016 edition of the Brasov Int’l Film Festival. This year’s lineup has been featured in the 2016/2017 edition of Daria! magazine.

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

The Festival has been recognized by the IMDB and all the awards handed each year are listed. Visit the Festival’s IMDB profile.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is owned and organized by Global Film Studio Inc.

CONTACT:
info@brasovfilmfestival.com

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Day 7 – Brasov Int’l Film Festival

September 7th – Day 7

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is on. Today is the 7th Day and it is dedicated to the feature documentary COURAGE by Sebastião Braga.

Watch our daily video presentations and all 21 nonviolent selected feature films, documentaries and shorts on the Festival’s Vimeo Channel:

VIMEO-ON-DEMAND

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Day 6 – Brasov Int’l Film Festival

September 6th – Day6

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is on. Today is the6th Day and it is dedicated to the feature documentary NIGHT TRAIN.

Watch our daily video presentations and all 21 nonviolent selected feature films, documentaries and shorts on the Festival’s Vimeo Channel:

VIMEO-ON-DEMAND

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