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Film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu present the Awards given by the Jury at the 11th Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

The Awards at the 11th Global Nonviolent Film Festival Are Announced

Hollywood, California — In a video presentation broadcast on its streaming channel today, the Global Nonviolent Film Festival announced the awards given by the Jury that is composed of the distinguished filmmakers Kostadin Bonev (Bulgaria), William Espero (USA), Annette Muller (Germany), Claudia Noble-Areff (South Africa) and Camilla Roman (Norway).

 

Watch the Awards Presentation (54 min.):

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/globalfilmfestival

 

A total of 38 films from 19 countries have competed at the Festival. The Jury has resolved to award 24 of those films in the following categories: Feature Film, Short Film, Feature Documentary, Short Documentary, Animation, Experimental, and Music Video:

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FEATURE FILM CATEGORY

 

Best Feature Film (ex aequo) to:

 

ABYSS IN (Greece)

Produced by Yannis Aivazis and Maria Korinthiou

Directed by Yannis Aivazis

 

and

 

NEW MATERIAL (South Africa)

Produced by Robbie Thorpe, Ronnie Apteker and Stan Joseph

Directed by Craig Freimond

 

Best Director to:

 

Yannis Aivazis for ABYSS IN (Greece)

 

Best Cinematography to:

 

Yorgos (Don) Vaseiliadis for ABYSS IN (Greece)

 

Best Art Direction to:

 

JUPITER 2032 (USA)
Produced and Directed by Nathalie Vaglio

 

Best Actress to:

Clara Louise Frost in THE SISTERS KARRAS (USA)

Directed by Micah Stathis

 

Best Actor to:

 

Stavros Parcharidis in ABYSS IN (Greece)

 

Best Screenplay to:

 

Craig Freimond and Riaad Moosa for NEW MATERIAL (South Africa)

 

Best Music Score to:

 

I NEED; I WANT (USA)

Directed by Bill Liggins

 

Best Sound Design to:

 

President Kapa for NEW MATERIAL (South Africa)

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SHORT FILM CATEGORY

 

Best Short Film to:

 

THE FAMILY PLANNER (USA)

Produced by Leslie Karaffa, Betina Devine and Dan Pavlik

Directed by Dan Pavlik

 

Best Director to:

Delphine Montaigne for OUT OF TIME (France)

 

Best Cinematography to:

 

Alireza Beigi for THE CEMETERY (Iran)

 

Best Art Direction to:

 

Ann Berljafa for THE FAMILY PLANNER (USA)

 

Best Actress to:

 

Karen Brelsford in THE FAMILY PLANNER (USA)

 

Best Actor to:

 

Timothy Huls in THE FAMILY PLANNER (USA)

 

Best Screenplay to:

 

Delphine Montaigne for OUT OF TIME (France)

 

Best Music Score to:

 

Uncle Paul Mashiane, Pinky !Xu Ramagole and Patrick Sita for KUELE (South Africa)

Directed by Jonathan Pienaar

 

Best Sound Design to:

 

Eddie David for THE FAMILY PLANNER (USA)

 

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FEATURE DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

 

Best Feature Documentary to:

 

SURVIVING PULSE: LIFE AFTER A MASS SHOOTING (USA)

Produced by Nancy McBride

Directed by Alexa Sheehan

 

Best Director (ex aequo) to:

 

Dr. Teresa Mular for CAN’T STOP THE SUN FROM SHINING (USA)

 

and

 

Brad Mays for TWO TRENTONS: AN AMERICAN CITY SPEAKS (USA)

 

Best Cinematography to:

 

Alberto Nacci for ARTIST’S VOICES (Italy)

Directed by Alberto Nacci

 

Best Music Score to:

 

Paolo Fresu, Claudio Fasoli, Francesco D’Auria, Gianluigi Trovesi and Daniele Di Bonaventura for ARTIST’S VOICES (Italy)

 

Best Sound Design to:

 

THE MPASSA: A SECOND CHANCE (USA)

Produced and Directed by Joel Lawrence Holzman

 

Best Historical Subject to:

 

KASTURBA GANDHI: ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST (USA)

Produced and Directed by Cynthia Lukas

 

Best Medical Subject to:

 

CAN’T STOP THE SUN FROM SHINING (USA)
Produced and Directed by Dr. Teresa Mular

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SHORT DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

 

Best Short Documentary to:

HUNI (Brazil)
Produced and Directed by Dani McCormick

 

Best Director to:

 

Kaia Rose for FUGETSU-DO (USA)

 

Best Cinematography to:

 

Joseph Tamas and Aaron Torres for ANIMA (USA)

Directed by Jennifer Jessum

 

Best Music Score to:

 

FUGETSU-DO (USA)

Produced and Directed by Kaia Rose

 

Best Sound Design to:

HUNI (Brazil)

Produced and Directed by Dani McCormick

 

Best Historical Subject to:

FUGETSU-DO (USA)

Produced and Directed by Kaia Rose

 

Best Medical Subject to:

 

HUNI (Brazil)
Produced and Directed by Dani McCormick

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ANIMATION CATEGORY

 

Best Animation Film to:

 

DESERT WALTZ (USA)

Directed and Produced by Alan Rosenfeld

 

EXPERIMENTAL CATEGORY

 

Best Experimental Film to:

 

LOBSTERIUM (Norway)

Produced by Hannah Karine Giske

 

Best Director to:

Hannah Karine Giske and Thor Lonning Aarrestad for LOBSTERIUM (Norway)

 

Best Actress to:

 

Hannah Karine Giske in LOBSTERIUM (Norway)

 

Best Cinematography to:

 

HUNROS JORNA (UK)
Produced and Directed by Mickey Smith and Allan Wilson

 

Best Music Score to:

 

A Blaze of Feather in HUNROS JORNA (UK)

 

Best Sound Design to:

 

LOBSTERIUM (Norway)

Produced by Hannah Karine Giske

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MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY

 

Best Music Video to:

 

THE INTERNET – OLIVE TREE & LITTLE BIG (Russia)

Produced by Nastya Antipova

Directed by Alina Pasok and Iliya Prusikin

 

Best Director to:

 

Alina Pasok and Iliya Prusikin for THE INTERNET- OLIVE TREE & LITTLE BIG (Russia)

 

Best Cinematography to:

 

Miguel Andrade for UNIQUE (Portugal)

 

Best Music (ex aequo) to:

 

Maestro Jay “Blue Jay” Jourden for WE NEED TO KNOW (THERE’S HAPPINESS IN OUR WORLD) (USA)

Video Directed by Jay Jourden

 

and

 

Portuguese duo Feral for UNIQUE (Portugal)

Video Directed by Miguel Andrade

 

The video presentation (54 min.) of the Awards is streaming at:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/globalfilmfestival/

The Global Nonviolent Film Festival, founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2011, is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world. The international film festival is owned and organized annually by Global Film Studio, a Canadian media company that is focused on ventures that are socially conscious and nonviolent (globalfilmstudio.com).

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