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.

A Different Way to Awards& Distribution

I like to share with you, my followers, the latest news about my work and the unique streaming channel, Global Cinema Online, that I just opened:


www.globalcinema.online

A unique pay-per-view channel showcasing films & documentaries that do not contain gratuitous violence. Available worldwide!

“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 Film Producer Daria Trifu.

“Global Cinema Online is on the right path. The channel 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. A lot of people will love the movies we show will watch our films”, says Film Director Bruno Pischiutta.


Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown festival of nonviolent films in the world.

The Festival is in business from 10 years, it is recognised worldwide, and it offers the best virtual platform to showcase films, documentaries and music videos to distributors, media executives, and the general public, while competing for awards and recognition!

All films selected are featured in DARIA!, the arts, entertainment & business magazine established in 2005.

All awards are listed and they are connected to each film’s page on the IMDB.

Each selected film is introduced – with commentary and trailer – in the Daily Video Presentations provided throughout the 11-day event. The Video Presentations remain available on the Festival’s Streaming channel after the event ends in order to provide long-term promotion to the participating films.

IndieActivity is a media partner. The magazine provides complete coverage of the Festival. Following the event, IndieActivity Magazine conducts and publishes exclusive interviews with each filmmaker of the awarded films.

SUBMIT

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.

Global Nonviolent Film Festival Unveils Its Official Poster for 2021

February 7, 2021 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival unveils the official poster for its 10th annual edition that takes place this year from September 23 to October 3.

Official Poster of the 2021 edition of Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

The poster is created on a concept by film director Bruno Pischiutta, and it features actress Kelly Dalston. It is designed and made by Daria Trifu.

The poster’s composition depicts the reality that the lockdowns created for people from all corners of the world: home entertainment is an essential component of every-day life, and watching films on-line is the new norm. 

“In the many months spent at home during the COVID-time, we all adjusted to a ‘new normality’, part of which means choosing our entertainment from the most accessible source available, the internet. Watching films on-line, in the comfort of our home, is for many the only choice and it can be a really enjoyable family experience. The Global Nonviolent Film Festival offers to its viewers nonviolent films and documentaries from ten years”, says Daria Trifu, festival director.

Filmmakers should know that Global Nonviolent Film Festival is open for submissions. The ‘Early Deadline’ to submit a narrative film, documentary or music video is February 25th. 

Submit a film via FilmFreeway

All films selected to participate at the Festival are showcased on the event’s streaming channel from September 23 to October 3, while they compete for awards and recognition. In addition, the selected narrative films and documentaries are guaranteed a distribution contract proposal from Global Cinema Online. 

Global Cinema Online, scheduled to be launched by Global Film Studio in April, is a pay-per-view streaming platform for nonviolent films and documentaries that is well positioned to take a share of the ever growing video on demand market. It aims to become a notable competitor to the likes of Netflix and Hulu.

CONTACT:

Global Nonviolent Film Festival
www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com
info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com 

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.

The Best Marketing Dollars You Can Spend

The content of this blog is continuously updated and is addressed to filmmakers worldwide.

Updated on January 11, 2021.


The 10th edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival takes place from September 23 to October 3, 2021.

I founded this Festival with Daria Trifu ten years ago with the only purpose of being able to bring nonviolent films to the public and to the attention of film distributions. 

In recent years, I have been the artistic consultant of the Festival. I have been able to see many nonviolent films produced all over the world that, otherwise, had very little chance of reaching the public. Today, our Festival is recognized as the most important nonviolent festival in the world. Looking back, I must say that it has achieved its goals and, in a sense, has surpassed them.

Years ago, I too was like these film makers; I sent my films to Festivals and I hoped not only to win an award, but also that the films would be noticed and eventually distributed. I know clearly what the filmmakers want: they want their films to be seen as much as possible, and they want to achieve results from their work. 

I absolutely recommend to all filmmakers who produce nonviolent films to participate to our Festival. In this way, if they will be selected, they will have the opportunity for 11 days to show their films to their friends, their colleagues and to all the people who they think are interested in their product. They will also have one or more pages in our magazine DARIA! with photos and the story of their film, the video presentation that I do for every selected film during Festival and, possibly, an award. 

It must also be said that they have a lot of chances to be selected in our Festival: I think that our average selection rate is 50%. 

If they don’t know the Festival well, I recommend them to watch the Video presenting the Awards given at the 2020 edition. The video also contains the trailers of the awarded films. I think that, by watching this video, the filmmakers will have a good idea of our Festival:

Awards Presentation Video (2020)

In addition to the video, they can also read the comments made by some of the filmmakers who participated at the Festival, here (bottom page):

Filmmaker’s Comments

If the filmmakers decide to submit their films and videos to the Festival, I add another link here to facilitate their entry:

Submit a Film @ FilmFreeway

Finally, I want to recommend to the filmmakers who are not familiar with our Festival, to watch the trailers of the films that we presented during the 2020 edition, as well as the daily presentations that are available year-long on the Festival’s TV Channel here:

www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

Who knows, considering that next year our company will go in distribution and will compete with Netflix, probably some of the filmmakers who participate to the Festival will have their films distributed by Global Cinema Online; if so, the filmmakers will realize that the few dollars they spent to participate to the Festival were the best marketing dollars they ever spent.

My Work In Progress

The content of this blog is continuously updated and is addressed to my worldwide fans, colleagues, personal friends and to everybody interested in how I’m doing in this COVID age, and in my work.

Updated on February 3, 2021.

1. In the period since the last update, I’ve been working on the casting of the films.

  • The Casting Call is CLOSED
  • In exceptional circumstances, few more applications may still be considered.
  • In the second half of February and in March, readings and auditions will be organized via Skype with the pre-selected actors who have applied.

2. I have been busy, few hours a day, in writing the screenplay for the feature film SPA. This film promises to be one of the most watched films of next year.

3. In this period, I am also teaching my International Film Workshops via Skype to actresses Angytta Cherrier from Balikpapan, Indonesia, Luna Avelar from Dallas Texas (USA), and Kelly Dalston from London, England.

4. Together with Daria Trifu and Kelly Dalston, I am creating the official poster of the 2021 edition of our film festival, the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, that will take place from September 23 to October 3.

5. With Daria Trifu and my USA and Canadian attorneys, I have created the pre-IPO Private Placement Memorandum of historical importance that my company is issuing today. The total raise is US $21.5 million.


Updated on January 11, 2021.

First of all, I would like to thank the fans, the colleagues and the friends who wrote to me from different parts of the world to inquire about my health and the work I am doing in these days. Thanks! Your letters have made me very happy and, in the future, do not hesitate to write to me at this address:

bruno@globalfilmstudio.com

I will try to answer to all your messages.

I can tell you now that I have been in Greece for some time to prepare my new productions, that I am well, and that I am in good health: the coronavirus has not caught me until now.

I managed to have a nice summer. I worked from home, and played tennis every day. I spent several days on the beach and sometimes I even went out on the boat; yes, the summer was pleasant but, in Greece, the cases of Covid have increased a lot – we have reached almost 3000 cases a day – and the government has decided to adopt a very severe lockdown. This is not a dramatic news for me because I live in a village. I use a lot of caution: I take vitamin D + Zinc, I wear the mask, and wash my hands all the time.

I also worked a lot this summer. As you may know, for the past ten years I have been the artistic consultant of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival and I am very involved in the Festival’s organization.

This year’s sensational poster featuring the beautiful actress Greta Goldling was born from my concept and it was then brilliantly crafted by film producer Daria Trifu.

The Festival started on September 24th and only ended on October 4th. This was the 9th edition and it was definitely the most successful. We presented 66 films from 30 countries and I made a video presentation of all 66 films for the public.

Here are two interesting links for those who want to know more about this year’s festival:

  • These are some comments from the filmmakers who clearly appreciated the work done by the festival (bottom page):

Filmmaker’s Comments

  • This is the link to the video presentation of the Awards that were given at the Festival, and which is interesting because it also contains the trailers of the awarded films.

Awards Presentation Video (2020)

In September, we also published the DARIA! magazine (136 pages). Here is the link: 

DARIA! Magazine (2020)

In this issue, I wrote an article on production designer Davide De Stefano (page 20).

In the last few months, I have been preparing the shooting of the feature documentary Retrospective. The work is not finished yet and I cannot give the production dates, but it seems that as soon as the Covid situation is favorable, production can begin.

While waiting for the pandemic situation to improve, I’ve launched a general casting call and start working on a new screenplay entitled Spa (working title).

Spa is a fruit of fiction. It tells a story full of passion, the story of a young girl who passes from an interracial love story with a boy of her age, to a lesbian affair with an older woman. 

This is not a violent film but it has a pushed sexual content that is definitely accentuating its dramatic ending.

These are the jobs I plan for this year. Everything is uncertain because it depends on how the epidemic will develop and what will be the decisions of governments regarding travel, because, to produce the films, an international cast is required and travel and entry and exit permits from the various countries are absolutely necessary.

In addition to these works, the productions and the writing of Spa, I will continue to take care of the casting in order to always have new possible faces in the films and to give the possibility, above all to young actors, to enter the industry. My relationship with investors will also continue because, in my capacity of Chairman of Global Film Studio, I deal with the financing of the company. Furthermore, I will again take care of the next edition of the Festival – I am already viewing some of the new films that arrived – and I would like to write at least one article in Daria! magazine.

So, it is clear that I will be very busy in the next 12 months and I will not have time to get bored …

A particular thing happened a short time ago: the Maiotron theater in Thessaloniki that is managed by Stavros Parharidis is conducting an annual three-day festival-competition of monologues. 

Stavros, who is a valid director of film and theater, invited me to participate to the Festival as a guest of honor and, logically, out of competition. It was an interesting invitation that I could not resist becauseI I really liked the idea of returning to the stage after so many years. Stavros also told me that if I recite a monologue in Italian language, there will be part of the audience who will specially come to see the show. I accepted the invitation with pleasure.

For the show, I adapted Chekhov’s single act entitled The Swan Song as a monologue. The show was supposed to take place on November 11th but the restrictions imposed on theaters due to the Covid pandemic did not allow it to take place. I will probably do the show later in time and, if possible, I will try to broadcast it live from the theater. I’ll let you know.

This is my news to date; I greet and thank everyone and I hope you will visit this blog again, which I will keep updating with other news as it comes.

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 

The Vision and Creation of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival

A Chapter from the Autobiographical Blog “The Last”

by Bruno Pischiutta

It happened long time ago, in 2010, on an early summer evening, at about 7:00 PM. 

Daria Trifu and I were having dinner in Brasov, Romania, at a restaurant located atop the Tampa Hill, the forested mountain at the center of Brasov, that offered us a great view of the beautiful medieval city. I was in town from a short time and I asked Daria if a good documentary about the city had ever been made. I also asked her if Brasov ever had an international film festival. The answer to both my questions was no. That is the moment when I decided to produce the documentary and to create the film festival.

That was then, and this is now.

A short time ago, I was watching the video of the Awards Presentation for the 2019 edition of the Festival and something happened: I realized how impressive and important it has become.

When we opened the Festival in 2012 it was like the realization of a crazy idea because there were +10,000 festivals in the world, and we were going to open another one in a little city in Romania.

On the 25 of February, 2011 I organized a dinner with some friends and colleagues in Brasov. I had the idea and wanted to present it to them. At the end of the dinner and after a few drinks, I told everyone about my intention to open the Brasov International Film Festival & Market that, in 2018, was renamed the Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

That night is when we decided to create a little Festival in a small Romanian city to exhibit NON-VIOLENT films. I took a napkin from the table, we put in writing our decision, and we all signed the bottom line. That napkin is now framed and on my wall.

After four successful yearly editions held in Brasov, in 2016 we took the Festival on-line where it now takes place exclusively. Another change came in 2018 when we renamed it the Global Nonviolent Film Festival. This is a Canadian festival that started in Romania and that is now taking place on-line for all the world viewers.

From being the last, after years of work and dedication, I am proud to say that the Festival is today one of the best globally and, surely the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world.

Since it takes place on-line, we are able to bring the best nonviolent films from all over the globe to the worldwide viewers to enjoy comfort the comfort of their surroundings.

From eight years, I get to watch hundreds of films that are submitted and, in this way, I get to be up to date with the reality of the world film industry and its new trends, and to discover the emerging filmmakers. I am very privileged: I get to be in close contact with hundreds of filmmakers and my work for the Festival is year-long. All of this gives me knowledge and the great feeling of being part of the history of film and, maybe, of being the maker of a small part of it.

Here are some facts and data about the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, and some reviews from filmmakers and participants:

For timely and more complete info about the Festival, visit:

www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com

Here are some pictures from the several editions of the Festival:

A New Thing…

Part of my job as a film-author is to write screenplays. A screenplay is the artistic literary extension of some of my ideas and experiences; after the writing, my job is to transform the screenplay into a film. In directing a film I, again, make use of my most intimate visions and of my personal culture. 

For the above reasons, I can say that, in each of my films, there are some autobiographic elements present, some “pieces of my life”. This is the extent of the direct influence that my personal experience has in my artistic work, but I never, until now, wrote autobiographic notes, this is a new thing for me and this is why I probably decided to write a blog entitled THE LAST that will contain a lot of autobiographical elements.

Unfortunately my wife of 50 years, artist Olga Cechova, passed away on August 13 in Toronto (Canada); I got the news via e-mail because I’m in Greece developing the work of my company, Global Film Studio. 

I was very hurt by this event; her death was very sudden and unexpected. She was a very healthy and strong woman but a very aggressive form of leukemia, in just a few days, caused her death. When this happened, I was shocked and I could not think properly to anything for a few days. That is when I had the idea to write an autobiographic blog; I don’t know how big of an influence Olga’s death had on my decision, but I was thinking a lot about how fast, sometime, bad things happen and how important it can be to write the relevant parts of our story while we still have time.

I started to write THE LAST around August 25 but I had to give priority to the publishing of DARIA! magazine and to the making of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival because these are two important parts of my company’s yearly activities.

DARIA! is an arts, entertainment and business yearly magazine that we are publishing since 2005.

On September 10, the IX issue of DARIA! was published and the seventh edition of the Festival took place between September 20 and September 30.

To read the complete ninth issue of DARIA! you can visit this link:

http://www.dariamagazine.com 

Established in 2012, Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world.

To have a complete vision of the Festival, follow this link and you will be able to see the video presentation of the 2018 Awards:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/globalfilmfestival 

Now that these two important events have been completed, I’ll go ahead with the writing of THE LAST, the blog with a lot of autobiographic notes, that I started at the end of August. The writing will take time because I want to be as precise as I can in the details. When the blog will be completed I’ll publish it here.