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.

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 

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.

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.