Global Film Studio – The Story

www.globalfilmstudio.com

When veteran film maestro Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu decided to open Global Film Studio in 2011, they wanted to create one of the best and more profitable Film Studios in the world: a factory of films and media related enterprises. The two founders put together all they had (about $18M). at that point in time, the Film Studio existed only in their minds; a Film Studio is the factory where films are green-lighted and produced. 

Their tasks were to:

1. Decide what kind of films to green-light; 

2. Create the necessary infrastructure to produce them in high quality and at the minimum cost possible.

The first point was solved early on. The founders’ deep knowledge of the film business indicated that what was missing in the market was an organized entity dedicated to the production and distribution of nonviolent films. This unique niche was immediately adopted by Global Film Studio and it was decided to produce only high quality, main stream nonviolent movies.

Solving the second point and creating the necessary infrastructure took ten years of very hard work. The principals made operative decisions very similar to those of Bezos when he started Amazon: in particular, they chose not to produce easy films but to focus all their work in the infrastructure necessary to create the Studio. Everything they did, every dollar they spent in the last ten years, had the sole target of creating a strong and unique infrastructure of the Studio, that would assure the quality and the profitability of the future products. 

It was decided that all the films will be in English language; their production will be made in-house, and the shootings will take place in countries where where don’t not exist film unions and the cost of production would be a fraction of that in Canada or in the USA.  It was further decided that when Global Film Studio will produce a feature film, it will also produce an accompanying feature documentary, The Making of…, which would  then be marketed and released as a self-standing product.  

A slate of ten features film was the first target. Pischiutta wrote the screenplays for those films and he will also direct and executive produce them; Trifu will be the other executive producer and the producer of the films. They will accept a minimal compensation for their work considering that they are also the biggest shareholders of the Company.

Bruno Pischiutta is one of the last great Italian directors of his generation and the only one who has lived in America for almost forty years. During his film career, he has created and developed numerous feature films in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, and has won major awards in several countries. 

In China, he wrote and developed the feature film The Sepia Portrait, and in Ghana he completed the feature film Punctured Hope that the Hollywood Political Film Society proposed for nomination at the 2010 Academy Awards®. More info is here: IMDB Profile.

Daria Trifu (LinkedIn Profile) is a Canadian film producer and media entrepreneur. Born in Romania, she moved to Canada in 1999. In Toronto, she studied film at the International Film Workshops taught by Bruno Pischiutta. Subsequently, she was hired by Pischiutta’s then production company, Toronto Pictures. In 2003, she opened her first film company, Adhara Properties, that financed and produced the critically acclaimed feature film Punctured Hope.  

To guarantee the necessary cast for the films of Global Film Studio, over 4,000 English speaking actors were auditioned and the Company opened its own talent agency, the Global Film Actors Agency. Contracts of representations were signed with the best 50 of those actors; choices were made by always keeping in mind the roles that were necessary to fulfill in the films of the Company’s slate. 

Global Film Actors Agency applies the Hollywood system of the Studios used in the 50s to create Stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and many others. 

Several of the chosen actors are very young and without valid experience; before hiring them on set, they are being trained – free of charge – by Bruno Pischiutta via one to one Skype sessions spread over several months. Furthermore, to keep the actors and principal crew’s fees reasonable, some shares of the Company are issued to them.

Web: www.globalfilmactors.com

In order to promote and advertise the actors, the films and all that the Company does, while avoiding the high cost of producing expensive brochures and cheap printed materials, it was decided to create an in-house marketing tool. The Company has its own publication, the annual arts, entertainment and business magazine called DARIA!. The magazine was founded by Daria Trifu who is also its Editor-in-Chief. 

DARIA! is the only magazine that has a black cover while the actual cover is placed on the inside. The look of DARIA! combines that of Vanity Fair and of National Geographic. The publication is available online, and in some cases, it is also printed and distributed at high class events around the world such as: Monte Carlo (Jockey Club during the F1 event), in New York City (The Friars Club), in Montreal (International Film Festival), in Los Angeles (The Fairmont Hotel during The American Film Market), in Cannes (during the Cannes Film Festival) and more.

Web: www.dariamagazine.com

In 2012, the Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world was created by Global Film Studio. 

Over the years, some of the filmmakers awarded here include: Nicole Kid-man, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, Keira Knightley, Robert Redford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Harrelson and Cameron Diaz among many others. Some of the films that received awards at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival gained access to theatrical releases and have competed for Academy Awards® nomination consideration. 

For Global Film Studio, the Festival is a great tool to introduce the concept of nonviolent film in the International Film Industry, and –  trough the films that subscribe to the Festival – to keep up to date with what is being produced around the world. The Festival also provides to the Company the high quality nonviolent films that are distributed by globalcinema.online.

Globalcinema.online is the streaming arm of Global Film Studio. The channel is showcasing nonviolent films only: films that do NOT show gratuitous violence.

Globalcinema.online is the ‘new kid on the block’ having just started in April (2021). With a Studio behind and a versed team of film professionals at the helm, globalcinema.online is here to stay and to become a serious competitor to the likes of Netflix and Amazon, in due course. “We see our growth gradual and we will be implementing a global marketing campaign in the near future. At the moment, we are focused on expanding our fan base and catalog of films,” says Daria Trifu, president and C.E.O. of Global Film Studio.

All content streamed at globalcinema.online is curated and selected through the Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

Web: www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com

This is the story of Global Film Studio; today, the Company has just issued a Pre-IPO Private Placement for Accredited Investors. Global Film Studio is ready to go public and to establish its important presence in the media world for many years to come.

Global Cinema Online Is Live!

Global Cinema Online’s launch marks a historical moment in the field of video-streaming services.

HOLLYWOOD, USA, April 15, 2021 — Global Film Studio launches Global Cinema Online universally, the only pay-per-view streaming channel offering quality movies and documentaries that do not contain gratuitous violence. The service, announced by Co-founder and Chief Executive Daria Trifu, went live today.

“This movie channel, in keeping with our company’s brand, is here to bring to the world viewers nonviolent visual content for years to come. As a matter of fact, the primary source of our content is the Global Nonviolent Film Festival where we have direct access to films that don’t contain gratuitous violence, and are rich in quality and topical importance. Global Cinema Online fills a void in the field of video-streaming services, and offers to the public films that give them the possibility to learn more and to open their mental horizon. From now on, every film selected at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival will receive worldwide distribution with very favorable financial terms through Global Cinema Online. I believe that our formula is right, and that it makes for a win-win situation for all parties involved: the public, the filmmakers, and our company”, says Daria Trifu.

Global Cinema Online

www.globalcinema.online

is accessible on all computers and mobile devices connected to the internet. There are no territory restrictions; the site is available in all countries of the world. The films are in the English language or with English subtitles.

The new way in which the channel is designed, makes for a very user friendly experience by allowing the viewers to select films by continent (e.g. European Cinema, North American Cinema, Asian Cinema) or by director, in addition to the customary categories by type of film and genre.

“I believe that Global Cinema Online is on the right path. The channel is born today and will grow in time because it gives something that the viewers want. There are older and very big streaming channels like Netflix, Hulu, Apple and Amazon out there, but they don’t exclude violence, as we do. I believe that a lot of people will love the movies we show, and that a lot of viewers will watch our films”, says Co-founder and Chairman Bruno Pischiutta.

CONTACT

Global Cinema Online

globalcinema@globalfilmstudio.com   

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The Making of Global Cinema Online: An Achievement to Be Proud Of

By Bruno Pischiutta

April 11, 2021

In my long life, I have been privileged and lucky to reach several achievements: some of my performances and movies got important awards and I had the opportunity to work often with excellent colleagues and artists. What I did in the film industry gave me great satisfactions; most of it was regarding the writing of screenplays, the making of films and film companies. Now, in this very bad period of pandemic, a time when it is almost impossible to produce films and have a normal working activity, I’ve been very lucky again for achieving something that, just a short time ago, was highly improbable: I am talking about Global Cinema Online, an OTT (Over The Top) media streaming channel that, for the first time changes ways and terms used in the film industry and gives some new and necessary choices to viewers and filmmakers everywhere.

Before analyzing certain aspects of Global Cinema Online, I wish to point out that my role in the making of this OTT streaming channel for films was a small one, in the same way that my role in creating the Global Nonviolent Film Festival – the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world – was a small one too: it is true that Daria Trifu and I had the idea to create the Festival and the Global Cinema Online streaming channel, but Daria is the real creator and operator of both these two divisions of our company. 

I’m the chairman of Global Film Studio and Daria is the president of the company. My principal jobs are deciding what products we put in production and the actors we contract with our Agency, as well as arranging the financing for the company. Besides that, I write most of the screenplays and I direct most of the films we make. Daria’s jobs are taking care of all what is necessary from the administrative point of view to run the company. She produces and executive produce most of our film products, designs, writes (most of the content), creates and publishes the annual arts, entertainment and business magazine DARIA! (Established in 2005), runs the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, and now runs Global Cinema Online, this new OTT streaming pay-per-view channel for nonviolent films.

Since the Covid time started – in March of last year – and until today, I worked in film financing and in preparing our next productions; Daria worked on the making of Global Cinema Online, we both worked on DARIA! magazine, and on organizing and hosting the Festival that will celebrate its 10th annual edition from September 23 to October 3 this year. In this period, I was privileged to be able to follow, day by day, Daria’s difficult work in making the streaming channel, and to consult her on a continuous basis about the choices and decisions that were essential in bringing Global Cinema Online to reality. 

Global Cinema Online is user friendly and the films are organized by continent: European Cinema, North American Cinema, Asian Cinema, South American Cinema, African Cinema, and Australian Cinema.

I’m proud to announce that, beginning on April 15, the Global Cinema Online movie channel will go live at this link:

globalcinema.online

For the first time in the history of the world’s film industry, two facts become a reality:

  • It is common knowledge that many people, especially in Canada and in Europe, are viewing less and less films because the catalogs of the existing streaming services contain many films with gratuitous violence, low quality films and films that don’t provoke thought but just empty entertainment. Starting on April 15, English speaking viewers in all corners of the world will be able – for the first time – to choose films, documentaries, animation films, docudramas, TV series, music videos and films made by women from a catalog of high quality nonviolent products. As a matter of fact, these films were previously selected at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, they don’t contain gratuitous violence, and they have the quality and topical importance required at our Festival;
  • From now on, every film that will be selected at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival will be proposed worldwide distribution with very favorable financial terms trough our streaming pay-per-view channel Global Cinema Online.

I’m proud of the little role I played in making Global Cinema Online a reality, and we all should be very grateful to Daria Trifu for this achievement, because the two facts above are game changers.

The first fact betters the experience of the intelligent viewers who wish to see films that give them something from an emotional point of view, or that give them possibilities to know more and to open their mental horizon. 

The films shown on Global Cinema Online may have acts of violence, if they are essential to the plot. What we are against is the gratuitous violence in film, not because we believe that everybody who watches a violent film will commit some act of violence in real life, but we have to think that, when a violent film is seen by a multitude of people, there can be some individuals who are particularly influenceable and already on the edge. It is a known fact that, when a big TV Network airs a film about suicide, the number of real suicides increases. The same of what we think about violence we think about sensuality and scenes with sexual content. The films shown on Global Cinema Online can contain sensual scenes and can deal with a subject on the edge, but every scene in the film, every visual part should be necessary to the plot, nothing should be there for commercial purposes only.

The second fact is extremely new in the industry and a big help for the filmmakers; it makes it more simple for filmmakers to become universally recognized and financially independent. If their film is selected at our Festival – the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, it will receive a non-exclusive and profitable proposal of worldwide distribution through Global Cinema Online.

I believe that Global Cinema Online is on the right path in the present time. The channel will be born in few days and it will grow in time because it gives something that the viewers want. There are older and very big streaming channels like Netflix, Hulu, Apple and Amazon out there, but they don’t exclude violence, as we do. I believe that a lot of people will love the movies we show and a lot of viewers will watch our films. I’m proud of this; even if my role in the making of Global Cinema Online was small, I believe that the fact that I cooperated in bringing it live is one of the biggest achievement of my life.

Bruno Pischiutta is one of the last great Italian directors of his generation and the only one who has lived in America for almost forty years. During his film career, he created and developed numerous feature films in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, and won major awards in several countries. In China, he wrote and developed the feature film The Sepia Portrait, and in Ghana he completed the feature film Punctured Hope that the Hollywood Political Film Society proposed for nomination at the 2010 Academy Awards®. He is the artistic consultant of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, that he founded in 2011 with Daria Trifu.

Emerging British Actress Stephanie Tripp Signs Contract of Representation With Global Film Actors Agency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HOLLYWOOD, California — March 7, 2021 — British actress Stephanie Tripp will join young Lithuanian Star Greta Goldling, who was featured on the official poster of the 2020 edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, and transgender Filipina actress Sophia Abella, in the cast of the upcoming feature film Spa, written and directed by veteran film auteur Bruno Pischiutta.

The film, to be shot part in London and part in a touristic resort located by the Aegean Sea in Greece, is Pischiutta’s most anticipated film, and it is expected to be his greatest directing performance since Punctured Hope, the critically acclaimed movie on women’s genital mutilation shot in Africa and qualified for nomination consideration at the Academy Awards® in 2010.

Spa is not a violent film; it has, however, a pushed sexual content that is definitely accentuating its dramatic ending.

Spa will be a landmark in movie history because, as Francis Ford Coppola, Pischiutta is not afraid of risk. In this film, he makes an artistic directorial choice about the casting and is organizing a fabulous and priceless ensemble of talent that remembers the one of Dennis Hopper in Easy Rider.

This is what he says: “Today’s love and sexual relationships are more complicated than ever. They could be interracial and they often involve LGBT characters in a kaleidoscope of different nationalities, traditions and ways.

Love relationships are not caused and motivated by logic but by passion, and the strength of passion gives them life and rules them in a constant fluctuating variation that is always interesting and often surprising”.

For Global Film Studio, Spa will be produced by Daria Trifu, who previously produced Punctured Hope with a US $5.8 million budget and +200 cast and crew members.

Spa will be released worldwide by Global Cinema Online, the company’s pay-per-view streaming service for nonviolent films and documentaries (its own ‘Nonviolent Netflix’).

Global Film Studio is financing Spa and its new streaming venture Global Cinema Online through a Pre-IPO Private Placement issued last month.

The total to be raised is US $21.5 million. The PPM is structured to accept subscriptions from institutional investors who have the resources to make large investments, as well as from high net worth individuals who wish to explore investing in media by starting with small figures.

Via this Pre-IPO Private Placement it is now possible to subscribe for Common shares of the Company at US $8.6 per share, from a minimum of US $8,600 per one Unit of 1,000 shares. Financiers from Abu Dhabi, Miami, London and Wall Street have already shown interest in participating. The Executive Summary is here: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Bruno Pischiutta is one of the last great Italian directors of his generation and the only one who has lived in America for almost forty years. During his film career, he has created and developed numerous feature films in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, and has won major awards in several countries. In China, he wrote and developed the feature film The Sepia Portrait, and in Ghana he completed the feature film Punctured Hope that the Hollywood Political Film Society proposed for nomination at the 2010 Academy Awards®. More info is here: IMDB Profile

CONTACT

Global Film Studio Inc.: www.globalfilmstudio.com
Investor Relations: corporate@globalfilmstudio.com
Production/Casting: management@globalfilmactors.com
Distribution Inquiries: globalcinema@globalfilmstudio.com

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General Casting Call

The content of this blog is continuously updated and is addressed to worldwide English speaking actors of every gender and age. It is not addressed to our Agency’s actors because I communicate with them directly.

Updated April 23, 2021:

The meetings and readings, via Skype, with the actors who are still being considered for roles in my next film, will be conducted during the month of May. The actors being considered have been contacted and informed by e-mail, and appointments have been booked.


The following information was updated on January 11, 2021.

The Casting call is closed.

We are casting right now for two nonviolent dramatic feature films that we want to produce in Greece as soon as Covid will allow. In this moment, in Greece, there is a very complete and severe lockdown for the next two weeks. Nobody knows what will happen later; probably, the situation of the pandemic will go ahead for some time. We can use this time for the casting; casting is never fast, particularly when it is done virtually.

The films will be distributed by our company that, next year, will be competing with Netflix. We are looking now for non-union actors of all genders and ages worldwide who want to participate to the productions of the films. Leading and supporting roles are available.

The actors who will play in the films will get industry standard compensation + travel, accommodation, and per diem. Very young actors and beginners are specially welcome: minors’ applications should be approved by one parent.

The actors who are pre-selected based on their application will be contacted for a Skype interview and reading. 

Actors interested to apply should write me at: 

management@globalfilmactors.com

In their e-mail, they should specify: birthdate, height, weight, full legal name and every eventual a.k.a., country & city, telephone #, Skype ID, and, of course, they should include some photos.

This Casting Call has been closed on January 10, 2021. If some actors will apply after this date, I’ll do what I can to accommodate them but it will not be always possible.

THE FILMS

Here is a short description of the five films scheduled to be produced, and of the attached production team.

THE BAD JOKE

Feature Film
THE BAD JOKE is a dramatic feature film that illustrates some unhappy and new challenges that many teenagers face in today’s European Union. THE BAD JOKE is a fruit of fiction; the original screenplay has been written by Bruno Pischiutta.

The film is non-graphic: there is no sexually explicit or violent content. “The bad joke” is what the European Union has created for many teenagers. The phenomenon is unknown in America and it is not yet fully understood in Europe.

This film, for the first time, exposes the unfortunate reality of thousands of European teenagers.

SPA (working title)

Feature Film

SPA is a fruit of fiction and is still in the writing phase. It tells stories full of passion. Greta Goldling has been cast as the starring female character. She will perform the part of a young girl who passes from a bad interracial love story with a boy, to a lesbian affair with a more mature girl. 

SPA tells the story of other very sensual girls and of their relationships.

It is not a violent film; it has, however, a pushed sexual content that is definitely accentuating its dramatic ending.

The film, written and directed by Bruno Pischiutta, is about different relationships. The plot follows several female characters and their love stories that are typical of today’s dating scene.

RETROSPECTIVE (working title)

A 96 minutes Feature Documentary.

The film will be shot in Greece in High Definition (4K) and in Hollywood standard, and it will highlight some of the most revered films of internationally acclaimed film author Bruno Pischiutta.

Bruno Pischiutta performing in “Many Wars Ago” (Uomini contro) with Alain Cuny

Pischiutta’s career spans over five decades. His acting performance in Francesco Rosi’s film, Many Wars Ago (Uomini contro), garnered him the Critics Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ at the Venice Film Festival in 1972 when he was 19 years of age. He went on to write, direct, produce and edit, critically acclaimed feature films such as Compagne Nude, The Comoedia, Last Encounter in Venice, Life’s Charade, “Maybe…?”, and, amongst others, Punctured Hope.

Bruno Pischiutta directing a scene of PUNCTURED HOPE in the rain forest.

In the 80s he was awarded at the New York International Film and Television Festival for his film The Comoedia, and formally invited by the Academy Awards® to present it for an Oscar consideration.

In the 90s he was, with Steven Spielberg and Bruno Bareto, one of the three directors formally invited to China by the Shanghai Film Studio to develop and produce films there. In the 2000s he was nominated by The Political Film Society in Hollywood in the categories of ‘Best Film Expose’ and ‘Best Film on Human Rights’ for his movie Punctured Hope, alongside Clint Eastwood (for Invictus), Quentin Tarantino (for Inglorious Basterds), and James Cameron (for Avatar).

On the set filming MAYBE with actress Christina Macris in Toronto.

“Everybody can judge a movie from what they see and hear, but there are sometimes certain circumstances, motivations and facts regarding a film that we have to know to fully understand its content. This documentary will show parts of several films I made, and it will explain the ‘why’, the ‘how’ and some relevant aspects related to those movies,” says the Maestro.

The first screenplay Pischiutta ever wrote signaled the director’s life-long affection for the sea; in Retrospective, the blue Aegean Sea becomes the backdrop of the story.

The footage of Pischiutta’s past films that will be used in Retrospective will bring the viewers to different locations and to different situations: to a very particular Venice, to New York of the 80s, to the Ghanaian rainforest, and to the Canadian Niagara Falls.

Several guests will appear in the film but the principal structural dialog will take place between Bruno Pischiutta and the Lithuanian actress Greta Goldling, both portraying themselves.

THE MAKING OF THE BAD JOKE and THE MAKING OF SPA

Two feature documentaries

These documentaries (each with a running time of 48 minutes) will be presented and sold individually. They will be composed of behind the scene shootings and interviews with some of the actors and members of the production team.

THE ATTACHED PRODUCTION TEAM

Actress Greta Goldling is an emerging movie Star who is from Lithuania but lives in London, England.

Greta Goldling will make her international debut in the documentary Retrospective (working title), appearing as herself. Goldling has already been cast to play an important role in the upcoming Hollywood standard feature film The Bad Joke, directed by Bruno Pischiutta and produced by Daria Trifu for Global Film Studio.

Greta is the ‘Image’ of the 2020 edition of the renown Global Nonviolent Film Festival, and is featured on the event’s official poster. She is also featured on the cover of the 2020 issue of the famed arts, entertainment & business magazine DARIA!.

Daria Trifu is the Producer. She will also appear as a guest in the film.

Daria Trifu, who works with Bruno Pischiutta from 20 years, is the Producer and Executive Producer of the the Academy Awards® qualified feature film Punctured Hope that was nominated as ‘Best Film Expose’ and ‘Best Film on Human Rights’ of 2009 by The Political Film Society in Hollywood, alongside Invictus, Avatar and Inglorious Basterds. Trifu had a key role in financing the $5.8 million picture. She also produced the feature documentary Brasov: Probably the Best City in the World and, in addition to her ‘producer’ credits, she is also the ‘Creator’ of an upcoming 13-episode TV Series to be produced by Global Film Studio, and is the writer of the original story of an upcoming major feature film tentatively named 906 Untitled. Daria Trifu is best known for producing films that are nonviolent and that are based on social issues of our time.

Elio Dell’Unto is the Technical Producer.

Elio Dell’Unto is an award winning Production Manager based out of Toronto, Canada. He has been working with Director Bruno Pischiutta since the late 80s. He is known for his work on Maybe, Easy Weekend, and the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed Punctured Hope, all films directed by Maestro Pischiutta.

Edward Button is the Director of Photography.

Edward Button is an award winning Director of Photography based out of New York and Los Angeles. He is best known for his work on films such as American Made (starring Tom Cruise), Burn After Reading (starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt), Ten Thousand Saints (starring Ethan Hawke), and on the documentary The Big Fix (starring Peter Fonda).

Davide De Stefano is the Production Designer.

Davide De Stefano is a multi-award winning Production Designer who is based out of Rome and working both nationally and internationally on major film productions. He is best known for his work on Voice From the Stone (starring Emilia Clarke), The Cursed Ones (awarded the African Oscar at the African Movie Academy Awards), and Giallo (starring Adrien Brody). Among the many esteemed directors with whom Davide De Stefano has worked, we count Carlo Lizzani, Pupi Avati, and Dario Argento.

The music will be composed by Maestro Jay Jourden.

Jay “Blue Jay” Jourden is a world-renowned and award winning Music Producer and Vocal Artist who is based out of Atlanta, Georgia. In 2019, he received the ‘Vocalist of the Year Award’ at the Josie Music Awards. Blue Jay is also an activist landing his music and his time to world causes that fight for peace and betterment of the human condition in the world. Jay Jourden heads the Music Department at Global Film Studio and is in charge of composing and producing the music for the company’s upcoming films and documentaries.

Global Nonviolent Film Festival Reveals Its Official Poster for 2020

June 16, 2020 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival reveals the official poster for its 9th annual edition that takes place from September 24 to October 4.

Official Poster of the 2020 edition of Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

The poster is created on a concept by film director Bruno Pischiutta, and it features actress Greta Goldling. The original artwork, realized in digital collage method, was made by Daria Trifu.

“The poster advertises the Festival. It is also a freeze-frame that identifies the present year; it will stay there forever and it will be seen for years to come. 

Until now, 2020 has been marked by two historical elements: COVID-19 and the social unrest in America. The people who will view the poster twenty years from now will not need to read the date of the event, but they will be able to visually identify 2020 as the year when this Festival’s edition took place. 2020 is also the year that marks the debut in the international film industry of actress Greta Goldling who, in this picture, reminisces a young Angelina Jolie,” said Bruno Pischiutta, who also serves as the  Festival’s artistic consultant. 

Daria Trifu, the Festival’s director, further explains that “Global Nonviolent Film Festival showcases only non-violent films since 2012. We were the first to create such an international event and, in 2016, to take it on-line so that the whole world could watch the selected movies. As I listened to Bruno describing his vision for the poster, I wanted to incorporate all the elements in a digital collage where they fuse seemingness through colours, shapes and contrasts.” 

In light of the impact that current events have on our world, the film business has to adapt. Some of the most famous film festivals are migrating to virtual platforms, and several premieres by Hollywood Studios are taking place on-line. 

Global Film Studio owns the Global Nonviolent Film Festival and Daria Trifu, who is the Company’s president, had this to add: “We live in a digital world. For our business, it’s never been more universally clear that expanding virtually is the right choice and the best use of resources. Our Company chose this path early, in 2016, when we decided to take our already successful traditional local film festival on-line exclusively. We closed our physical screenings and moved the whole event on-line; it was a bold move that could have gone two ways. 

It went the right way, and we are very proud of the event’s success.”

In 2021, Global Film Studio is launching GlobalCinema.online, its own OTT streaming platform. GlobalCinema.online will showcase feature films, shorts and documentaries to paid subscribers. Some films will be available on a pay-per-view basis so that the platform will be able to host premieres and limited time releases too. Global Cinema will be a competitor to Netflix, and it aims to bring to the world viewers top quality films in every genre with a special focus on non-violent content. The film catalogue will include some of the best movies presented at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

Global Nonviolent Film Festival accepts submissions via FilmFreeway. The deadline to submit is August 22. The Festival takes place on-line at www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com. 

CONTACT:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival
info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com