One of the world’s most important festivals, Global Nonviolent Film Festival, recognizes ABYSS IN as the big winner, in the feature film category, at its 2022 edition.

The Jury has spoken, and Abyss In takes home four awards: “Best Film”, “Best Director”, “Best Cinematography”, and “Best Male Lead Actor” at the 11th Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

Stavros Parcharidis wins “Best Actor” at the 11th Global Nonviolent Film Festival

Presented in World Premiere, Abyss In is produced by Yannis Aivazis and Maria Korinthiou of Aikor Productions, and it is Aivazis’ directorial debut. The drama is seen through the masterful lens of director of photography Yorgos Vaseiliadis, and it stars actors Stavros Parcharidis and Christine Konstantinidiou.

Christine Konstantinidou in ABYSS IN, Dir. Yannis Aivazis
Christine Konstantinidou in ABYSS IN, Dir. Yannis Aivazis

The results, announced on October 10, represent a very significant moment for Greek cinematography; they propel the talented creative team behind Abyss In onto the world stage, and bring the careers of Aivazis and Parcharidis to the top on an international level. 

Stavros Parcharidis in ABYSS IN, Dir. Yannis Aivazis
Stavros Parcharidis in ABYSS IN, Dir. Yannis Aivazis

The Jury of the Festival was composed of distinguished filmmakers from five countries. They are:

Kostadin Bonev from Bulgaria. He is a critically acclaimed film auteur whose film, “Warming Up Yesterday’s Lunch”, was Bulgaria’s official submission to the Academy Awards® in 2002. He is the recipient of some of the most prestigious international awards, and several Bulgarian Film Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Film. Bonev is a multi-award winner at past editions of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival. Several of his films are in distribution with

William Espero from the USA. He is a former American State Senator from Hawaii, chairman of the Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Global Film Studio. Espero is also the published author of the novel ‘Passion In Paradise’, the creator of the TV series “Hawaii On Art Academy”, and producer of the documentary “Hi On Art”, currently in distribution with

Annette Müller from Germany. She is a co-producer of the documentary “The Cure”, directed by Emmanuel Itier, and featuring Sharon Stone and Mark Wahlberg. She is the author and director of the documentary “Hu Man – Healing Journey To Being Human”, in distribution with, for which she was voted Best Woman Director at the Lake City Film Festival. Muller is the founder of the hospital for energy healing Villa San Esprit and the École San Esprit – International School Of Healing Arts in Germany and Italy.

Claudia Noble-Areff from South Africa. She is a multi-faceted filmmaker and Attorney at Law. She is a legal pioneer credited with facilitating housing to over 150,000 families in South Africa. Noble-Areff is the owner of the film studio Noble Pictures, and producer of a number of films that are in distribution with, including two episodes of an animated series of stories adapted from the book ‘Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales’.

Camilla Roman from Norway. She is the writer and director of the award-winning film “Waves” (Best Director and Best Actress at the 10th Global Nonviolent Film Festival). She is an actress most known for her recurring role in the popular Norwegian series “Coda KORK”. Roman is an Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (London) and New York Film Academy (Universal Studios, Los Angeles) alumna. Her films are in distribution with

The Global Nonviolent Film Festival, founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2011, is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world. The international film festival is owned and organized annually by Global Film Studio, a Canadian media company that is focused on ventures that are socially conscious and nonviolent. D!

  • The complete list with the Awards given at the 11th Global Nonviolent Film Festival is published here: Awards 2022