Global Nonviolent Film Festival

9th edition

Sep 24 - Oct 04, 2020
Toronto, Canada

Open Call Oct 22, 2019 - Aug 22, 2020  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Online Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Commercial, Docu-feature, Documentary, Music video, Narrative fiction
Film length Full length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Art, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Environmental, Family, Fantasy, Foreign, History, Human rights, Independent, LGBT, Live Action, Music, Musical, Nature, Romance, Romantic comedy, Social issues

Mission / description Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world and it takes place on-line.

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

The 2020 and 9th edition of the Festival takes place September 24 - October 4.

This is an on-line film Festival. All the nonviolent feature films, documentaries, shorts and music videos selected to participate in the Festival will be screened during the above-mentioned dates on the Festival's TV Channel on Vimeo exclusively:

All films submitted MUST BE NONVIOLENT: the Festival does not accept films that showcase explicit or graphic violence; implied acts of violence may be accepted if they are justified by the message of the film.

The films submitted must be available in English language or in their original language with English subtitles.

Once a submission is completed, no film can be withdrawn from participating in the Festival should the Festival select it.

Between September 24 and October 4, the selected films are available for viewing only on the Festival’s TV Channel and NO downloads are possible. Downloads of the films are not allowed for the protection of the product. Additionally, as soon as the Festival ends, all the films are removed from the channel. The trailers, however, remain available indefinitely so that the films continue to be promoted internationally for a very long time.

Other festivals, such as Cannes, showcase the films locally only; the international viewers do not have access to watch them or to familiarize themselves with the names of the selected filmmakers. At Global Nonviolent Film Festival, the world viewers can watch the films and enjoy them from the comfort of their homes; they can read about the filmmakers in Daria! magazine and they can view, every day, the video presentations provided for every movie. This makes Global Nonviolent Film Festival the best place for producers to showcase their work.

The Festival accepts submissions in the following categories:

Feature Live Action Film (over 40 minutes)
Feature Animation Film (over 40 minutes)
Feature Documentary (over 40 minutes)
Feature Docudrama (over 40 minutes)
Short Live Action Film (min. 10 minutes - max. 40 minutes)
Short Documentary (min. 10 minutes - max. 40 minutes)
Short Animation Film (min. 10 minutes - max. 40 minutes)
Short Docudrama (min. 10 minutes - max. 40 minutes)
Video Music


The award categories are decided by the Jury.

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.
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