Global Nonviolent Film Festival

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Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world. 

All the films that are selected at the Festival, are guaranteed a distribution contract proposal from Globalcinema.online! 

Globalcinema.online is a pay-per-view streaming channel for films that do not contain gratuitous violence. The channel is available worldwide at www.globalcinema.online. (If you do not wish to submit your film to the Festival but are only interested in distribution, you may submit it in the category FILM DISTRIBUTION - find more info in that category).

The Festival offers the best virtual platform to showcase your films, documentaries and music videos to distributors, media executives, your contacts and the general public, while competing for awards and recognition. 

The Festival accepts films and music videos in almost evert genre as long as they do not showcase extreme/graphic violence such as gratuitous killings and shootings, brutal fight scenes, slash and horror. 

▪ All the films, documentaries, shorts and music videos that are selected will be showcased during the 11-day event on the Festival's Streaming Channel at: www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com.

▪ 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. 

▪ DARIA! magazine is a media partner and it features interviews and articles about all the selected films and filmmakers in its annual issue. The magazine is available on-line and it is read by industry professionals and the general public since 2005: www.dariamagazine.com. 

▪ The Festival has been recognized by the IMDB and all the awards handed each year are listed and linked to the respective films’ and filmmakers’ profiles. 

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

The Festival accepts submissions in the following categories: 

▪ Feature Live Action Film (40 minutes or more) 
▪ Feature Animation Film (40 minutes or more) 
▪ Feature Documentary (40 minutes or more) 
▪ Feature Docudrama (40 minutes or more) 
▪ Short Live Action Film (max. 39 minutes) 
▪ Short Documentary (max. 39 minutes) 
▪ Short Animation Film (max. 39 minutes) 
▪ Short Docudrama (max. 39 minutes) 
▪ Video Music (max. 10 minutes: if longer, it must be submitted in one of the feature or short categories that best applies to the content of the video-film)

Prizes Details: 

The awards are decided by the Jury. 

▪ Awards are given in every category for “Best CATEGORY NAME”, “Best Actor/Actress”, “Best Director”, “Best Cinematography”, “Best Screenplay”, “Best Music”, "Best Editing", and more. 

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

▪ Honorary Award 
It recognizes the ongoing work and career contributions of an individual within the entertainment, business and/or humanitarian fields. 

▪ Lifetime Achievement Award 
It recognizes a performer who, during his/her lifetime, has made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of the performing arts. 

PRIZES 

▪ DISTRIBUTION CONTRACT: 
All films selected at the Festival receive a distribution contract proposal from Global Cinema Online - a unique pay-per-view streaming channel for nonviolent films: www.globalcinema.online. The revenue is split 60/40 (60% goes to the filmmaker). 

▪ LAURELS: 
Each selected film receives the “Official Selection” Laurel. Each awarded film receives its Award Laurel. 

▪ AWARD CERTIFICATE: 
Each awarded film receives an Official Award Certificate (in color) that is signed by the Festival’s Director, and provided by e-mail to the recipient in high resolution for printing purposes. 

▪ VIDEO PRESENTATION (DAILY): 
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. 

▪ VIDEO PRESENTATION (AWARDS): 
Each awarded film is announced in a video presentation - film’s trailer is included - that becomes available on the Festival’s Streaming Channel on the Monday after the closing. The Awards Presentation Video remains available on the channel indefinitely for long-term promotion of the awarded films. The Video is also available for download for the use of the filmmakers. 

▪ MAGAZINE ARTICLE: 
DARIA! magazine is a partner and it features interviews and articles about all the selected films and filmmakers in its annual issue. The magazine is available on-line and it is read by industry professionals and the general public since 2005: www.dariamagazine.com. 

▪ IMDB AWARD LISTING: 
The Festival has been recognized by the IMDB and all the awards handed each year are listed and linked to the respective films’ and filmmakers’ profiles.

Deadline: 
30/August/2022

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