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Global Nonviolent Film Festival Announces 2022 Dates & Opens Submissions

October 20, 2021 — Hollywood, California — The 11th edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival will take place from September 29 to October 9, 2022.

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world. It takes place annually on it’s streaming channel at: globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com 

Submissions are now open on FilmFreeway. 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.

Filmmakers from every corner of the globe are invited to submit their films, documentaries, docudramas, 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 the 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.

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Here is what the filmmakers had to say about their experience at the Festival in 2021:

The best organized festival ever. The communication is perfect and human. The video of the awards ceremony is especially big and was a nice surprise. I wish you all the same enthusiasm to continue the festival for the pleasure of every filmmaker! My angel protect your health, your momentum in your lives, joy and happiness. All the best!Zsolt Pozsgai, director of “Darking Way” from Hungary
Daria Trifu and Bruno Pischiutta are the wisest festival directors! They know that Cinema is not a boxing match. Cinema is an exchange of ideas. They are lucky people because Global Nonviolent Film Festival succeeded to show so many exceptional movies. Thank you, Daria and Bruno! – Kostadin Bonev, director of “Away From the Shore” from Bulgaria
Daria and Bruno present everything with excellence and professionalism to bring the best artistic works to be seen worldwide. I was honored to participate in the 2021 Global Nonviolent Film Festival and win the award for Best Music Video for “Color Blind”. From entry to communications, website features, future distribution as well as promotion in DARIA! magazine, the resources provided by this festival are a win for everyone who participates! Thank you for recognizing my work!Annemarie Picerno, director of “Color Blind” from the USA
The hospitality and communication have been excellent. Bruno and Daria put a lot of work into presenting the films in DARIA! magazine, on Facebook, in the daily video presentations, and in the Awards Show. When your film has been selected to be part of the festival, you also become part of a community. Thank you for selecting my short film “Waves” (Bølgeblikk), and to the jury for rewarding it for Best Director and Best Actress.Camilla Roman, director of “Waves” from Norway
Delighted to have participated in a very worthy festival. We all need less violence and craziness in our lives. Thank you for creating a forum for good stories sans guns, explosions, and torture!Kate Davis, director of “Cowgirls and Indians” from the USA
Great thanks for this amazing festival. The daily coverage, the accompanying magazine, the appreciation of the filmmakers and the very personal and good communication characterize this festival in particular. What a wonderful event! You have shown so much appreciation to all filmmakers and made their work visible. Thank you very much!Tilo Wondollek, director of “Egg-volution” from Germany
The best nonviolent film festivals in the world where you can watch remarkable independent cinema that share a sensibility. The program does not contain gratuitous violence that you see from the majority of films from the mega corporate world of Film. You won’t see King Kong versus Godzilla here. You see movies about the human condition. It is an honor to have had two of my documentaries selected from the United States and to be included among all the great films you have selected from around the world. Much success to you and all the filmmakers taking part in this great nonviolent and independent film festival. Cheers to all. Thank you for your festival and best wishes!Roger Paradiso, director of “Searching for Camelot: The Quest” and “The Lost Village” from the USA
Wonderful! I am thrilled be part of your Festival. Thank you.Annette Muller, director of “Hu Man – Healing Journey to Being Human” from Germany
Daria and Bruno put together an excellent festival. I truly enjoyed watching the films and felt very honored when my film, “Fear Of Flying”, was nominated, and even more so when it won. I very much recommend the Global Nonviolent Film Festival.Ernie Berger, director of “Fear of Flying” from the USA
Daria Trifu, you and Bruno held a lovely event. Thank you for the opportunity.Adad Joel Warda, director of “Miss Her” from the Czech Republic
I am truly honored to have been part of your festival. I am so grateful for everything and your engagement. I can’t wait to be part of your festival again and to support it going forward.Andrew Abbiw, director of “The Awakening” from the UK
Thanks Daria Trifu. We are very honored to have won the awards and thank you for all the work you have done. Congratulations to you and Bruno on such a wonderful and inspiring festival. You worked very hard on it and I appreciate all your communications and support.Colin Skevington, director of “The Lossen” from the UK
Thank you for this beautiful festival, Daria Trifu. I’m very happy to be part of Global Nonviolent Film Festival!!! Congratulations for the festival, we loved to be part of it!Tatiana Lohmann, director of “My Fortress” from Brazil
It was a pleasure for us to participate in the festival and we are thankful for the reward and attention.Lydur Arnason, director of “Rising Moon” from Iceland

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

CONTACT

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

Day #4 – 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:

IT’S ALWAYS BEEN YOU – Feature Film (on-line premiere)
89 min. – USA
Directed by Andrew McCardle

THE QUEEN OF CAMELOT – Feature Documentary (world premiere)
90 min. – USA
Directed by Roger Paradiso

CUTTING THE DARKNESS – Short Film (world premiere)
30 min. – South Africa
Directed by Paulo Areal

DOWN RIVER – Short Documentary
29 min. – Peru
Directed by Flynn Donovan

TWISP: THE POWER OF COMMUNITY – Short Documentary
40 min. – USA
Directed by Leslee Goodman

LITTLE BIG – GO BANANAS – Music Video
2:47 min. – Russia
Directed by Alina Pasok and Iliya Prusikin

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 #4 (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