The Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the world’s leading and most renowned nonviolent film festival.
All the films that are selected at the Festival, are guaranteed a worldwide distribution contract proposal from Globalcinema.online, a pay-per-view streaming channel for films that do not contain gratuitous violence.
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 every 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)
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.
▪ 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).
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.
Digital Video File
Global Nonviolent Film Festival is an on-line Festival taking place on its Streaming Channel at www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com.
▪ If your film is selected, you must provide your film as a Digital video file. The film's Digital video file must be high quality and ready for screening (do not send films/files "for viewing purposes only").
The Festival requires a downloadable link to the Digital video file of the film:
(1) Send film using commercial Upload Site (Dropbox, YouSendIt, We Transfer, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org;
(2) Send film using Hosting Site (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) to email@example.com - must be able to DOWNLOAD version - be sure to activate this option.
▪ If your film is selected, the online screening at the Festival will be made using the Digital video file you have provided as described above. If the Digital video file you have provided is not ready for screening as described above, your submission will be deemed uncompleted and it will not be considered. In this case no refund of the submission fee will be provided.
For more information, you may contact the Festival at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com.
▪ Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work. Global Nonviolent Film Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work.
▪ The Festival does not pay screening fees.
▪ The Festival reserves the right to use any promotional materials related to the selected films and provided by the filmmakers (such as stills, posters, trailers, etc.) for marketing, publishing and broadcast purposes of the Festival in perpetuity.
▪ Entrants agree to indemnify the Festival and hold them and their employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with their participation or entry to the Festival. Global Nonviolent Film Festival is privately owned and organized by Global Film Studio Inc., a Canadian company federally incorporated.
Upon Submission, the Entrant(s) agrees to the following:
I have read and accept the rules and regulations for participation in the Global Nonviolent Film Festival that is an ONLINE festival. I agree that my film will be screened on the Vimeo Streaming Channel of the Festival, between September 29 and October 16*. (The Festival ends on October 9 however, the films remain available until October 16).
I understand that the film will not be allowed for download by the viewers. Once the screening period ends, the full film file will be removed from the Streaming Channel and, in its place, there will be the trailer of my film which will remain available for indefinitely.
I am legally authorized to enter this film in the Festival and, if any additional material is required by the Festival, I will provide it.
I agree to the use of any promotional materials of the film (including trailers, stills from the film, synopsis etc.), by Global Nonviolent Film Festival, for any marketing and promotional purposes of the Festival, in the Daily Video Presentations of the Festival, and for publishing in the magazine DARIA!.