Global Nonviolent Film Festival


Years running: 11 (since 2012)

Global Nonviolent Film Festival

International Film Festival.


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

For four years, the Festival was held in the beautiful resort city of Brasov located in Transylvania, in the heart of Romania. 

Starting in 2016, on it's 5th edition, the Festival is moving ONLINE! All films selected this year will be screened on the Festival's VIMEO Channel. Everybody will be able, for a few Euros per ticket price, to follow our Festival everywhere in the world.


  • All the Awards are listed on the IMDB and are linked to each film's profile. 
  • The Awarded filmmakers receive Laurels and the Award Certificate. 
  • All the selected films are featured in the annual edition of Daria!, the arts, entertainment and business magazine established in 2005. 

Special Awards may be given at the discretion of the Festival's Organizers, such as: 

  • Honorary Award - it recognizes the ongoing work and career contributions of an individual within the entertainment, business and/or humanitarian fields. 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: it recognizes a performer who, during his/her lifetime, has made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of the performing arts. 
  • In addition, in partnership with InkTip, the awarded filmmakers will receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of his/her scripts on InkTip so that producers and reps can find them. 
  • In partnership with, the awarded filmmakers receive a complimentary 12-month listing of their project on iPitch’s popular film industry platform.


  • Live action feature films, feature documentaries, feature animation films, short documentaries and live action short films may be submitted.
  • All films submitted MUST BE NONVIOLENT ONLY.
  • Filmmakers may submit their movies via FilmFreeway, Reelport, ClickForFestivals and Filmfestivallife.

Selection and screening format: downloadable link to the Digital video (Dropbox, YouSendIt, We Transfer, etc. as well as YouTube, Vimeo, etc. - must be able to DOWNLOAD version)

Subtitles: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Festival director:  Daria Trifu
Artistic consultant: Bruno Pischiutta



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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    October 18, 2021
  • Deadline
    March 30, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    August 30, 2022
  • Notifications
    September 12, 2022
  • Event Dates
    29 September — 9 October 2022
Categories & Fees

A feature documentary 40 minutes or over.

  • Deadline — $70
  • Regular Deadline — $95

Filmmakers may submit a feature docudrama of 40 minutes or over.

  • Deadline — $70
  • Regular Deadline — $95

A live action feature film 40 minutes or over.

  • Deadline — $70
  • Regular Deadline — $95

Animation, narrative and documentary films under 40 minutes.

  • Deadline — $45
  • Regular Deadline — $65

Filmmakers may submit a short docudrama film of under 40 minutes.

  • Deadline — $45
  • Regular Deadline — $65
  • Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $45

A short documentary under 40 minutes.

  • Deadline — $45
  • Regular Deadline — $65

A feature animation film 40 minutes or over.

  • Deadline — $70
  • Regular Deadline — $95
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