Festival Description

Global Nonviolent Film Festival (previously known as Brasov International Film Festival & Market) is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world. The Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent, main stream motion pictures and to show that those movies are not only capable of great international success but they are also in high demand by the public.

The 2018 and 7th edition of the Festival takes place September 20 - 30.

This is an on-line film Festival. All the nonviolent feature films, documentaries and shorts selected to participate in the Festival will be screened during the above-mentioned dates on the Festival's VOD Channel on Vimeo exclusively:


All films submitted MUST BE NONVIOLENT. The films submitted must be available in English or in their original language with English subtitles.

Once a submission is completed, no film can be withdrawn from participating in the Festival should the Festival select it.

The Festival accepts submissions in the following categories:

Feature Live Action Film (over 40 minutes)
Feature Animation Film (over 40 minutes)
Feature Documentary (over 40 minutes)
Feature Docudrama (over 40 minutes)

Short Live Action Film (under 40 minutes)
Short Documentary (under 40 minutes)
Short Animation Film (under 40 minutes)
Short Docudrama (under 40 minutes)

Video Music

Jury Awards & Prizes

Best Feature Film
Best Feature Animation Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Feature Docudrama

Best Short Film
Best Short Animation Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Short Docudrama

The following may also be awarded:

Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Lead Male Actor
Best Lead Female Actor
Best Screenplay
Best Music Score
Best Art Direction
Best Costumes

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.

In addition, in partnership with InkTip, three awarded filmmakers will receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of his/her script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find them.

Digital Video File

Global Nonviolent Film Festival is an online Festival taking place on its VOD Channel on Vimeo.

Once you have completed your form submission, 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:

Send film using commercial Upload Site (Dropbox, YouSendIt, We Transfer, etc.) to info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com;


(2) Send film using Hosting Site (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) to info@nonviolentfilmfestival.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 at the time of your submission 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).

* Once you have completed your submission, you do not have the right to withdraw it, and the Festival reserves the right to select your film and to screen it at the Festival.

For more information, you may contact the Festival at info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com and visit www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com.

General Rules & Terms

Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work. Brasov International Film Festival & Market 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 submitted films and provided by the filmmakers (such as stills, posters, trailers, etc.) for marketing, publishing and broadcast purposes of the Festival.

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 Channel of the Festival, between September 20 and October 4*. (The Festival ends on September 30 however, the films remain available until October 4 in order to give the turn around of max. 72 hours to the viewers who have rented any of the videos).

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 Vimeo Channel and, in its place, there will be the Trailer of my film which will remain available 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, by Global Nonviolent Film Festival, for any marketing and promotional purposes of the Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Flip Nagler

    Every film gets a very nice online introduction on the Vimeo site, giving every film special attention.
    Great, really!
    Thanks for screening our film!

    October 2017
    Response from festival:

    Dear Flip,

    Congratulations on winning the "Best Historical Documentary" at the 2017 edition of our Festival for your film MOKUM ALEPH! We look forward to welcoming other productions from you in the coming years.

    Warmest regards,

    Daria Trifu
    Festival Director

  • American Barbayianis

    Great festival with great non-violent motives. I got to enjoy lots of great films and learn about filmmakers around the world!

    October 2017
    Response from festival:

    Dear Alex,

    We Congratulate you for receiving the Best Documentary Award in the Short Documentary category for your film EQUILIBRIUM OF DIVING! We are happy that your film was so well received by our audience around the world. Your film makes us all appreciate what you so well describe as "the two great blue beauties of the word: the sky and the ocean". Thank you!

    Warmest regards,

    Daria Trifu
    Festival Director

  • isaac hertz

    We were very grateful for our experience with the Brasov International Film Festival. We're looking forward to showing future films here.

    October 2017
    Response from festival:

    Dear Isaac,

    Congratulations on receiving the 2017 "Best Director Award" for your feature documentary ONE ROCK THREE RELIGIONS! The production quality of your film is outstanding and we wish that it will continue to be seen and enjoyed by audiences worldwide.

    We look forward to welcoming more films from you at our future editions.

    Warmest regards,

    Daria Trifu
    Festival Director

  • Bo Boudart

    We are honored to have had our feature documentary selected by Brasov International Film Festival. It’s a venue that provides a wide selection of excellent international films for online an viewing experience.
    Brasov’s unique presentation will no doubt grow into a cinematic wave for film festivals in the future.

    Thank you.
    Bo Boudart

    Paying the Price for Peace

    October 2017
    Response from festival:

    Dear Bo,

    Thank you for your nice words. We are happy that you enjoyed the format of our Festival that is at the vanguard of international film festivals.

    Congratulations on receiving the 2017 "Best Feature Documentary Award" for PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE: THE STORY OF S. BRIAN WILLSON!

    We look forward to welcoming more of your films at future editions of our Festival.

    Warmest regards,

    Daria Trifu
    Festival Director

  • Kazem Mollaie

    The festival was very precise and orderly!
    I am very happy for participation in this event.
    Good wishes for this festival

    October 2017
    Response from festival:

    Dear Kazem,

    Congratulations on receiving the 2017 "Best Film Award" in the Feature Film Category for KUPAL! It is a movie worth watching by an as wide as possible international audience. We are proud to have presented it at our Festival.

    Warmest regards,

    Daria Trifu
    Festival Director