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DAY #5 – September 27: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the 11-day event, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

5TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 27, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

QUE SERA SERA
Feature Film, 85 min., India
Directed by Sohrab Khandelwal

UNDO
Short Film, 15 min., Bulgaria
Directed by Stanislav Hristov

DELIVERANCE (premiere)
Short Film, 12 min., Switzerland
Directed by Michaël Rué

KANDA BODE (DON’T GET WIPPED)
Short Documentary, 25 min., Ethiopia
Directed by Fekad Kiros, Cheryl Halpern

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DAY #4 – September 26: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the 11-day event, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

4TH DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 26, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

AWAY FROM SHORE
Feature Film, 133 min., Bulgaria, Ukraine
Directed by Kostadin Bonev

FATHER OF A BROKEN ANGEL
Feature Documentary, 90 min., Netherlands
Directed by Dhiney Ramos

WAVES (premiere)
Short Film, 16 min., Norway
Directed by Camilla Roman

OZZIE HELPS HIS PARENTS
Short Animation, 4 min., USA
Directed by Marie Leiner

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DAY #3 – September 25: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the next 11 days, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

3RD DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

COWGIRLS AND INDIANS
Feature Film, 77 min., USA
Directed by Kate Davis

MY FORTRESS
Feature Documentary, 84 min., Brazil
Directed by Tatiana Lohmann

EITHER WAY (premiere)
Short Film, 9 min., South Africa
Directed by Dean Hibbert

COLOR BLIND
Music Video, 5 min., USA
Directed by Annemarie Picerno

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

Day #2 – September 24: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the next 11 days, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

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SCHEDULE

2ND DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

SHELLFISH (premiere)
Feature Film, 83 min., USA
Directed by Hunter Hopewell

FLIRTING WITH FOOD
Feature Documentary, 42 min., Japan
Directed by Paul Edward Foulkes

THE MEMORY OF MINE (premiere)
Experimental Short, 30 min., China
Directed by Li Zhengwu

REBIRTH OF VENUS (premiere)
Short Animation, 9 min., Netherlands
Directed by Robin Noorda

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

We’re LIVE: The 10th Global Nonviolent Film Festival Has Started!

Join film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, your hosts for the next 11 days, as they will bring you Daily Video Presentations of the competing films. This year, the Festival showcases 44 films from 28 countries; you can watch all films, their trailers and the Daily Presentations on our channel at:
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SCHEDULE OF DAILY VIDEO PRESENTATIONS

First 3 Days (September 23 – 25)


1ST DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

IN THIS VIDEO: Film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu introduce the Jury Members, and they comment the following four films from the Lineup:

RISING MOON
Feature Film, 92 min., Iceland
Directed by Lydur Arnason

SEARCHING FOR CAMELOT: THE QUEST (premiere)
Feature Documentary, 90 min., USA
Directed by Roger Paradiso

THE LOSSEN
Short Film, 26 min., UK
Directed by Colin Skevington

LITTLE BIG – HYPNODANCER
Music Video, 4:35 min., Russia
Directed by Alina Pasok and Iliya Prusikin


2ND DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

SHELLFISH (premiere)
Feature Film, 83 min., USA
Directed by Hunter Hopewell

FLIRTING WITH FOOD
Feature Documentary, 42 min., Japan
Directed by Paul Edward Foulkes

THE MEMORY OF MINE (premiere)
Experimental Short, 30 min., China
Directed by Li Zhengwu

REBIRTH OF VENUS (premiere)
Short Animation, 9 min., Netherlands
Directed by Robin Noorda


3RD DAY VIDEO PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

Bruno and Daria introduce the following four films from the Lineup:

COWGIRLS AND INDIANS
Feature Film, 77 min., USA
Directed by Kate Davis

MY FORTRESS
Feature Documentary, 84 min., Brazil
Directed by Tatiana Lohmann

EITHER WAY (premiere)
Short Film, 9 min., South Africa
Directed by Dean Hibbert

COLOR BLIND
Music Video, 5 min., USA
Directed by Annemarie Picerno

CONTACT: info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

Selected Films 2021

September 16 , 2021 – Hollywood, California – The Global Nonviolent Film Festival has announced its Lineup.

44 films from 27 countries are selected in competition at the 2021 edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival – the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world. Out of the selected films, 11 are premieres.

The 10th Global Nonviolent Film Festival will take place this year from September 23 to October 3. The Jury’s 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 trailers are now live, and they can be watched free of charge at the above Channel.

The films are presented with photos, synopsis and director’s commentary in the 2021 issue of DARIA! magazine that is available at:

www.dariamagazine.com

Here is the list of the Selected Films 2021:

FEATURE FILMS

DARKING WAY (premiere) – 78 min. / Hungary / Directed by Zsolt Pozsgai

SHELLFISH (premiere) – 83 min. / USA / Directed by Hunter Hopewell

THE HYBRIDS FAMILY – 92 min. / USA / Directed by Tony Randle

AWAY FROM SHORE – 133 min. / Bulgaria, Ukraine / Directed by Kostadin Bonev

THE BADGER – 93 min. / Iran / Directed by Kazem Mollaie

REPENTANCE – 72 min. / France / Directed by Gnassounou Koffi Chico

RISING MOON – 92 min. / Iceland / Directed by Lydur Arnason

QUE SERA SERA – 85 min. / India / Directed by Sohrab Khandelwal

TOMMY MACHISMO (premiere) – 95 min. / USA / Directed by Mustujab Kirmani, Akash Musik

COWGIRLS AND INDIANS – 77 min. / USA / Directed by Kate Davis

TALE OF ZOZO – 102 min. / Nigeria, Uganda / Directed by Kingsley Ukaegbu

FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

SEARCHING FOR CAMELOT: THE QUEST (premiere) – 90 min. / USA / Directed by Roger Paradiso

THE LOST VILLAGE – 91 min. / USA / Directed by Roger Paradiso

BLOODLESS: THE PATH TO DEMOCRACY – 88 min. / Armenia, USA / Directed by Bared Maronian

BELOVED – 54 min. / Iran / Directed by Yaser Talebi

A ONCE AND FUTURE PEACE – 96 min. / USA / Directed by Eric Daniel Metzgar

FATHER OF A BROKEN ANGEL – 90 min. / Netherlands / Directed by Dhiney Ramos

MY FORTRESS – 84 min. / Brazil / Directed by Tatiana Lohmann

FLIRTING WITH FOOD – 42 min. / Japan / Directed by Paul Edward Foulkes

REMEMBERING: THE MAURICE KIEK STORY – 47 min., USA (Israel, Netherlands) / Directed by Cheryl Halpern

GET LOST IN COLOMBIA – 45 min. / Canada / Directed by Melanie de Klerk

FEATURE DOCUDRAMAS

COUNTER HISTORIES: ROCK HILL – 50 min. / USA / Directed by Frederick Taylor

HI ON ART (premiere) – 81 min. / USA / Directed by Fred Vanderpoel

SHORT FILMS

UNDO – 15 min. / Bulgaria / Directed by Stanislav Hristov

EITHER WAY (premiere) – 9 min. / South Africa / Directed by Dean Hibbert

BRETON – 20 min. / France / Directed by Christophe Switzer

WAVES (premiere) – 16 min. / Norway / Directed by Camilla Roman

RA’S METANOIA – 39 min. / USA / Directed by Ram Alladi

STROKE OF MIDNIGHT – 13 min. / Sweden, Switzerland / Directed by Niclas Ribbarp

DELIVERANCE (premiere) – 12 min. / Switzerland / Directed by Michaël Rué

THE AWAKENING – 30 min. / UK, Germany / Directed by Andrew Abbiw

MISS HER – 20 min. / Czech Republic / Directed by Adad Joel Warda

THE LOSSEN – 26 min. / UK / Directed by Colin Skevington

SANDLINE – 7 min. / UK / Directed by Christopher Lewis-Smith

THE MEMORY OF MINE (premiere) – 30 min. / China / Directed by Li Zhengwu

SHORT DOCUMENTARIES

HU MAN – HEALING JOURNEY TO BEING HUMAN – 37 min. / Germany, India / Directed by Annette Muller

EGG-VOLUTION (premiere) – 13 min. /  Germany / Directed by Tilo Wondollek

KANDA BODE (DON’T GET WIPPED) – 25 min. / Ethiopia / Directed by Fekad Kiros, Cheryl Halpern

DID I CHOOSE MY TRAUMA? – 20 min. / Australia / Directed by Yemi Joy Penn

ANIMATION FILMS

FEAR OF FLYING – 8 min. / USA / Directed by Ernie Berger

OZZIE HELPS HIS PARENTS – 4 min. / USA / Directed by Marie Leiner

REBIRTH OF VENUS (premiere) – 9 min. / Netherlands / Directed by Robin Noorda

MUSIC VIDEOS

COLOR BLIND – 5 min. / USA / Directed by Annemarie Picerno

LITTLE BIG – HYPNODANCER – 4 min. / Russia / Directed by Alina Pasok and Iliya Prusikin

IndieActivity Magazine is a media partner of the Festival and it provides coverage during the event at www.indieactivity.com

CONTACT:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival

info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

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

info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

DARIA! Magazine 2021 Is Published

September 16, 2021 — Hollywood, California — The 2021 issue of the arts, entertainment & business magazine, DARIA!, has been published. 

The magazine is 72 pages and available on-line at www.dariamagazine.com. 

Starting on page 25, “we present each of the 44 films from 27 countries that are selected in competition at this year’s Global Nonviolent Film Festival”, says Daria Trifu, the publication’s Editor-in-Chief. The Festival takes place from September 23 to October 3 on-line at www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com. 

Click the cover to open the magazine: 

Daria 2021 Cover

CONTACT:

DARIA! Magazine

http://www.dariamagazine.com

daria@globalfilmstudio.com

Global Nonviolent Film Festival

By Daria Trifu, Founder & Festival Director

Daria TrifuThis is a milestone year for the Global Nonviolent Film Festival because it celebrates its 10th yearly edition.

In 2021, the Festival takes place from September 23 to October 3.

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world.

When did it start and why?

The 11-day event came on the market in 2012 and it started in a resort city in Romania. In 2016 its founders, film director Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu, took the event online giving access to the world’s viewers to watch the high quality nonviolent films it showcases.

What type of films are shown at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival?

The public demand for nonviolent film as a genre has never been more strong. The films shown at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival are mostly independently made, and they do not contain any acts of gratuitous violence.

There are more and more people in the world who are simply tired of seeing imagined shootings, killings, and torture on the ‘big screen’. They instead look for more than just simple entertainment: they look to discover new talent, new places, different cultures, and to broaden their horizons

What sets this Festival apart?

What sets this Festival apart are the films it shows.

There are over 15,000 film festivals in the world today. It certainly isn’t easy to stand-out, but the Global Nonviolent Film Festival did just that: it stood-out of the crowd by identifying and sticking to a niche market of nonviolent films, more exactly films that do not contain gratuitous violence.

When it started, it wasn’t easy denying access to films, especially when they were very high quality and sometimes even Studio pictures, if they contained gratuitous acts of violence. Saying ‘no’ to temptation and allowing the event to grow naturally, took time, but it was the right thing to do.

How did COVID impact the event in 2020?

This terrible pandemic had an unexpected positive effect on the Festival. In a year when every other film festival in the world had to cancel or postpone their editions, the Global Nonviolent Film Festival saw a major rise in both film submissions and viewers. This happened because it was already a well established and smoothly running online event, and it required no change in its structure or setting. The organizers had simply to adapt to the three-times higher than usual amount of films and daily presentations, but there were no hiccups and everything ran surprisingly well.

Last year, the Festival screened 66 films from 30 countries. Of those, there were 11 world premieres. It was a record number.

What can we expect from this year’s edition?

Again, a lot of great nonviolent movies, documentaries, animation and music videos. These films are new, some of them have never been seen before.

Where can the Festival be watched?

The web address is globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com. This is where all the films, trailers and Daily Presentations are broadcast.

What happens during the 11-day event?

The schedule of the 11-day event goes as follows:

On September 23 all the films selected go live on the Festival’s online channel. This way, the public can watch any of them at the time of their choosing.

Each day, a new video presentation goes live on the channel. That’s the event’s Daily Presentation where the organizers discuss and highlight one or more of the presented films accompanied by trailer(s). This way, the public has the chance to learn more about the films and their filmmakers.

On Monday, October 4 (the day after the event has ended), the Awards Presentation goes live on the channel. This gives the filmmakers and the public the chance to celebrate the winners.

All films remain available for viewing on the channel for an additional week following the end of the event. This gives everyone the chance to watch them and, eventually, focus on the awarded ones.

The trailers of the films and the Daily Presentations remain available on the channel for one full year, until next year’s edition. This gives additional promotion to the films.

How much does it cost to watch the films?

The trailers are free to watch and so are the Daily Presentations with commentary about the participating films.

The rest of the channel works on a pay-per-view basis where one can choose and pay for the film they wish to watch individually. Prices go from $1.99 to $13.99.

There are weekly VIP passes available for the event too. They give the possibility to the people to watch any number of films they choose for a period of seven days from the date of purchase. The price for the VIP passes is determined just before the Festival starts, and after the line-up is announced.

Where can the films be seen after?

Many of the films start streaming on globalcinema.online in the weeks and months after the Festival ends.

What is globalcinema.online?

It is a unique pay-per-view channel showcasing films & documentaries that do not contain gratuitous violence. It is available worldwide.

The Festival is today the primary source of content for the newly launched and ground-braking channel that fills a void in the field of video-streaming services by offering to the public nonviolent films that give them the possibility to learn more and to open their mental horizon.

Every film selected at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival receives worldwide distribution with very favorable financial terms. This new reality makes for a win-win situation for all parties involved: the public, the filmmakers, and the Festival.

Who are the Festival’s media partners?

Daria!

The arts, entertainment and business magazine established in 2005 is the principal media partner of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival. The magazine is available online at dariamagazine.com. In each annual edition, there are articles about the participating films and interviews with the filmmakers.

IndieActivity Magazine

OladapoPublished by journalist Oladapo Bamidele (photo), IndieActivity Magazine provides the daily coverage of the Festival followed by interviews with all the awarded filmmakers. The magazine is also available online at indieactivity.com.

It is notable to mention that the Global Nonviolent Film Festival is recognized by the IMDB and all the awards are listed there as well as inter-connected to the respective films’ and filmmakers’ profiles.

How can filmmakers submit their work?

They can do so via FilmFreeway here: Global Nonviolent Film Festival

What are the submission deadlines?

May 25 is the official deadline. If a film is not ready for that date, there is not to worry because the Festival is still accepting submissions until the final deadline of August 25.

How can anyone contact the Festival?

Anyone, from filmmakers to journalists and to the general public, may contact the Global Nonviolent Film Festival at info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com. All messages receive a personalized reply and the organizers are happy to provide all the support and assistance needed.


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Global Cinema Online Is Live

 
PRESS RELEASE
  • To submit a film to the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, click this direct link: FilmFreeway

Global Cinema Online’s launch marks a historical moment in the field of video-streaming services.

HOLLYWOOD, USA, April 15, 2021 — Global Film Studio launches Global Cinema Online universally, the only pay-per-view streaming channel offering quality movies and documentaries that do not contain gratuitous violence. The service, announced by Co-founder and Chief Executive Daria Trifu, went live today.

“This movie channel, in keeping with our company’s brand, is here to bring to the world viewers nonviolent visual content for years to come. As a matter of fact, the primary source of our content is the Global Nonviolent Film Festival where we have direct access to films that don’t contain gratuitous violence, and are rich in quality and topical importance. Global Cinema Online fills a void in the field of video-streaming services, and offers to the public films that give them the possibility to learn more and to open their mental horizon. From now on, every film selected at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival will receive worldwide distribution with very favorable financial terms through Global Cinema Online. I believe that our formula is right, and that it makes for a win-win situation for all parties involved: the public, the filmmakers, and our company”, says Daria Trifu.

Global Cinema Online

www.globalcinema.online

is accessible on all computers and mobile devices connected to the internet. There are no territory restrictions; the site is available in all countries of the world. The films are in the English language or with English subtitles.

The new way in which the channel is designed, makes for a very user friendly experience by allowing the viewers to select films by continent (e.g. European Cinema, North American Cinema, Asian Cinema) or by director, in addition to the customary categories by type of film and genre.

“I believe that Global Cinema Online is on the right path. The channel is born today and will grow in time because it gives something that the viewers want. There are older and very big streaming channels like Netflix, Hulu, Apple and Amazon out there, but they don’t exclude violence, as we do. I believe that a lot of people will love the movies we show, and that a lot of viewers will watch our films”, says Co-founder and Chairman Bruno Pischiutta.

CONTACT

Global Cinema Online

globalcinema@globalfilmstudio.com

  
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