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Ten World Premieres Are Among the 38 Films Selected to Compete at the 11th Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Among the films premiering at the festival, there are the first-ever full-length documentary about the life of Mahatma Gandhi’s wife, and the directorial debut feature film of Greek movie star and TV personality Yannis Aivazis.

September 16, 2022 – Hollywood, California – An extraordinary line-up of 38 films and documentaries from 19 countries will be showcased at the 11th Global Nonviolent Film Festival that is set to begin on September 29 and run for 11 days. Ten of the announced films will make their World Premiere.

Full Line-up (by category; in alphabetical order):

FEATURE FILM

ABYSS IN (world premiere)

60 min. / Greece / Directed by Yannis Aivazis

I NEED; I WANT

116 min. / USA / Directed by Bill Liggins

JUPITER 2032

80 min. / USA / Directed by Nathalie Vaglio

NEW MATERIAL (USA premiere)

101 min. / South Africa / Directed by Craig Freimond

THE SISTERS KARRAS

81 min. / USA / Directed by Micah Stathis

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

3 DEGREES OF CONNECTION (world premiere)

98 min. / USA / Directed by Brad Mays

ARTIST’S VOICES (world premiere)

50 min. / Italy / Directed by Alberto Nacci

CAN’T STOP THE SUN FROM SHINING (world premiere)

47 min. / USA / Directed by Dr. Teresa Mular

HAPPY STONES

60 min. / Bulgaria / Directed by Zoya Dimitrova

KASTURBA GANDHI: ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST (world premiere)

68 min. / USA / Directed by Cynthia Lukas

SEARCHING FOR CAMELOT (world premiere)

90 min. / USA / Directed by Roger Paradiso

SURVIVING PULSE: LIFE AFTER A MASS SHOOTING

73 min. / USA / Directed by Alexa Sheehan

THE 3RD SIDE

61 min. / Iraq / Directed by Honar Ahmed Jabbar

THE MPASSA: A SECOND CHANCE

73 min. / USA, Gabon / Directed by Joel Lawrence Holzman

TWO TRENTONS: AN AMERICAN CITY SPEAKS

90 min. / USA / Directed by Brad Mays

THE VOICE BEHIND THE WALL

98 min. / South Africa / Directed by Gideon Breytenbach, Riku Lätti

WËRAPARA

80 min. / Colombia / Directed by Claudia Fischer

FEATURE ANIMATION

DUCKY DUCK

132 min. / Malta / Directed by Marc Ryan

SHORT FILM

KUELE (word premiere)

21 min. / South Africa / Directed by Jonathan Pienaar

OUT OF TIME (world premiere)

9 min. / France / Directed by Delphine Montaigne

THE CEMETERY

3 min. / Iran / Directed by Ali Reza Beigi

THE FAMILY PLANNER (world premiere)

33 min. / USA / Directed by Dan Pavlik

SHORT DOCUMENTARY

ANIMA

13 min. / USA / Directed by Jennifer Jessum

FUGETSU-DO

12 min. / USA / Directed by Kaia Rose

GOBI CHILDREN’S SONG

18 min. / USA, Mongolia / Directed by Sas Carey

HUNI (word premiere)

30 min. / Brazil / Directed by Dani McCormick

STRENGTH AMONG US

22 min. / Turkey / Directed by Taha Ovacı

SHORT ANIMATION

DESERT WALTZ

3 min. / USA / Directed by Alan Rosenfeld

EFFLERGLE

4 min. / USA / Directed by Ernie Berger

I AM NOT AN ANGEL

11 min. / Canada / Directed by Joe Chang

LEM AND MROZEK – REACTIVATION

30 min. / Poland / Directed by Marek Wojtasik

UNSAID WORDS

3 min. / USA / Directed by Stark Zhao

EXPERIMENTAL FILM

HUNROS JORNA

19 min. / UK / Directed by Mickey Smith, Allan Wilson

LOBSTERIUM

10 min. / Norway / Directed by Hannah Karine Giske, Thor Lønning Aarrestad

MUSIC VIDEO

THE INTERNET – OLIVE TREE & LITTLE BIG

4 min. / Russia / Directed by Alina Pasok, Iliya Prusikin

UNIQUE

4 min. / Portugal / Directed by Miguel Andrade

WE NEED TO KNOW (THERE’S HAPPINESS IN OUR WORLD)

10 min. / USA / Directed by Jay Blue Jay Jourden

OPIUM BLUE’S JELLYFISH MAN

5 min. / UK / Directed by Gabriella Buckley, Accept Cookies, Nathan Nicol

Distinguished filmmakers from five countries make-up this year’s Jury. In alphabetical order, the jury is composed of Kostadin Bonev, Bulgaria, William Espero, USA, Annette Muller, Germany, Claudia Noble-Areff, South Africa, and Camilla Roman, Norway.

The art, culture, and entertainment magazine “Daria!” is providing the full coverage of the festival and publishing articles about each one of the selected films. The magazine was founded in 2005 by Daria Trifu; it can be read at dariamagazine.com. IndieActivity and Fashion & Flick magazines, founded by Oladapo Bamidele and Zulfi Azad respectively, will also provide coverage of the festival.

The Global Nonviolent Film Festival, founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012, is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world. The 11th edition takes place this year from September 29 to October 9. The 38 selected films will be showcased and will compete for awards given by the jury. The winners will be unveiled in a video presentation on October 10. The entire Festival will be broadcast (including all competing films, trailers, and daily video presentations) on-line, at globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com.

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