Beginning this year, the most important and renown film festival of nonviolent films in the world will be hosted and broadcast live by

Global Nonviolent Film Festival and have decided to combine efforts and put together the best in nonviolent cinema under one roof. The Festival is getting ready for its 12th consecutive annual edition that starts on September 28 and runs until October 8.

The event will be broadcast on, a streaming channel that runs year-long and that plays movies, documentaries, TV series and music videos that do not contain gratuitous violence. A new category dedicated to the Global Nonviolent Film Festival will be introduced where the selected films and the entire program will be screened during the 11 days of the event.

The films that participate at the Festival will receive contract proposals from and will be able to remain in distribution on the channel after the event ends. In this way, the filmmakers are guaranteed worldwide distribution for their films just as soon as they complete the festival run.

Film producer and festival director, Daria Trifu

“The reach of our event will now be much wider and we are sure that’s existing customers will enjoy the programming we have to offer during the Festival, while our audience will be able to discover a treasure trove of other nonviolent films that are already streaming on the channel. This is a win-win situation for everyone, the filmmakers and our combined audience”, says Daria Trifu, co-founder and festival director.

Just like in previous years, the Festival will showcase some of the best nonviolent films and documentaries recently completed by filmmakers from all corners of the world. The line-up of selected films is fully curated to meet the highest industry standards of production as well as the Global Nonviolent Film Festival’s commitment to bring to its global audience content that does not contain any gratuitous violence.

A major player in the industry that is known for highlighting and promoting nonviolent cinema since 2012, and recently listed among the top 80 film festivals in the world, Global Nonviolent Film Festival is one of the must-follow events of the year for creators and film lovers.

“We are constantly looking for ways to widen our global reach and grow our audience because we know that people want to watch the films we present. There is a huge market for nonviolent content out there. But, let not the word ‘nonviolent’ mislead by giving the wrong idea that our films are in any way shape or form boring or lacking in entertainment value! To the contrary, the films are extremely entertaining and carry the highest in production standards. We have comedies and thrillers too, by the way! The difference with us is that the films we showcase stand the test of time due to their substance and themes, and they have the power to expand the viewers’ horizons and expose them to new perspectives and ideas. Our films are selected from different countries and, as such, they show us different cultures and customs which certainly broaden our understanding of the world. Our audience can be engaged by the characters portrayed, subjects discussed, or themes introduced on a deeper and more sophisticated level, and the experience can be transformative,” says Trifu.

Last year, the Festival showcased 38 films and documentaries of which 10 were world premieres, for a total of 1,800 minutes of carefully curated programming, in addition to more than 450 minutes of daily video presentations and commentaries.  

A panel of five international judges decide the awards that are given in each of the six categories for best film (narrative, documentary, docudrama, experimental, animation, and music video), best director, writer, cinematographer, art designer, actor, actress, and music.

The daily video presentations are hosted by the event’s co-founder and artistic consultant, film director Bruno Pischiutta, who was recently inducted as a Member of the European Film Academy, and Daria Trifu. 

The awards presentation is normally an hour long show broadcast on the Monday following the closing day of the event. In the show, the awards are announced and the films’ trailers are played. Following the broadcast, the show remains available on the streaming channel indefinitely in order to add to the promotion of the films for years to come.

In addition to awards and recognition, the Festival has much more to offer to the participating filmmakers, such as:

  • Distribution contract proposals from;
  • Reviews (with photos, trailers, and directors’ bios) in DARIA!, the arts, culture and entertainment magazine published since 2005;
  • Introduction of the films, with commentary and trailers, in the daily video presentations throughout the 11-day event;
  • Presentation of the films in the awards show (awarded films only), laurels (all selected films) and award certificates (awarded films);
  • Newsletters to +20,000 subscribers (film and media executives, heads of Hollywood Studios, distributors, and journalists);
  • Social media promotion to +60,000 Twitter (@TorPix) and Facebook (@GlobalNonviolentFilmFestival) direct followers and connections;
  • IMDB listing of all awards, linked to the profiles of the receiving filmmakers and films;
  • Mentions in official press releases, and inclusion in related articles by Indie Activity and Film Daily magazines;
  • Hosting the trailers of all selected films on after the festival ends.

There is still time to submit a film before the final deadline of August 31st. Submissions are accepted via FilmFreeway. D!