Global Nonviolent Film Festival was founded in 2012. Today, it is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world. It was created by film director Bruno Pischiutta, who serves as its Artistic Consultant, and film producer Daria Trifu, who continues to organize the annual event and is the Festival Director. Film producer Elio Dell’Unto presides over the Jury.
“If you visit a film market place (e.g. the Cannes Film Market and/or the American Film Market) and you look at the posters of the films that can be purchased you will be surprised by the amount of violence and graphic sexuality that is portrait on most of the posters. This happens because many producers wrongly believe that sex and violence are commercial elements that are necessary in successful films. This belief generates a negative competition, i.e., films try to be the most violent and the most sexual.
Family films (e.g. Disney’s films) have always been the most successful at the box-office. If it is true that a share of the market in the USA and in the Western world love to see sequences of violence and graphic sexuality, it is also true that many adults in North-America and in Europe are tired of these elements being present in most of the films and they desire an approach based on different and deeper themes. A big share of the viewers in the Western world no longer go to the cinema because they always see the same things. If this is true in the Western world, it is more actual in China, India and many other Asian, Middle Eastern and African countries. In most of those countries, violent and graphically explicit sexual content will not be screened because it is against the local law and/or religion.
This introduction is important in order to understand the unique niche of our festival and of our company. Global Film Studio, the owner and financier of Global Nonviolent Film Festival, remains faithful to its commitment of choosing to invest in nonviolent and ethical media related ventures that provoke thought and address topical issues of our time,” – says film director Bruno Pischiutta.
In 2016, the founders made film and internet history by bringing the Festival on-line exclusively and therefore allowing the world viewers to enjoy the selected films from the comfort of their homes.
The Festival encourages the participation of independent works; the selection committee gives priority to the artistic quality and to newcomers.
Some of the filmmakers awarded at past editions include: Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, Keira Knightley, Robert Redford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Harrelson and Cameron Diaz. Some of the independent films awarded at the Festival gained access to theatrical releases and have competed for Academy Awards® nomination consideration.
Global Film Studio’s Mission Statement
We want the rights of women and children to be respected. We want to fight intellectual pollution, stupidity, racism and discrimination. We want to show that nonviolent films can be commercially viable and can contribute to achieving a better world. We want to win the fight against ignorance and bigotry. We want to use the art of film as a weapon in order to improve the viewers’ lifestyle and to advance their mentality thereby enhancing their life experience and introducing the reflection about major social problems that anguish our world today through positive thinking.
Our CAUSE is driven by high ideals and it is more important than anyone of us.
It is a new world; it is time for a new morality! It is time to put the important things first. We are working for our CAUSE through the medium of film because we are filmmakers. Film is our way of expressing ourselves and we take into consideration the fact that our films will live on after us: they will become our legacy.Maestro Bruno Pischiutta, Chairman of the Board of Global Film Studio.
The 11th edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival takes place in 2022 from September 29 to October 9 on Global Film Studio’s streaming channel. The Festival presents works in competition. A selection committee chooses, among all submissions, the best feature films, documentaries, docudramas, shorts and music videos that make up the official lineup. The Jury awards are announced on the day following the closing night and they are listed on the IMDB.
The films selected to participate are guaranteed a distribution contract proposal from Global Cinema Online, Global Film Studio’s streaming channel for nonviolent films that is available worldwide, on a pay-per-view basis, at globalcinema.online.
“We have the possibility to give world distribution to nonviolent and high quality films produced in different countries. We believe that producers often participate to festivals in the hope that a distributor sees the film and picks it up.
Why not to avoid a number of steps and make it so that, in many cases, the company that owns the film festival distributes their films itself and creates a one stop shop for producers? This is why we opened our streaming channel in April 2021. In the first year, we amassed a catalog of close to 200 films and we continue to add new content on a weekly basis.
Global Film Studio also has its own library of in-house productions that will all be released on our channel in exclusivity.” – says executive producer Daria Trifu, President and C.E.O. of Global Film Studio. D!