Festival Description

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 2017 and 6th edition of the Festival takes place September 14 - 24.

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Once a submission is completed, no film can be withdrawn from participating in the Festival should the Festival select it.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

Live Action Feature Film (minimum 40 minutes or over)
Feature Animation Film (minimum 40 minutes or more)
Documentaries - Feature (minimum 40 minutes of over)
Documentaries - Short (under 40 minutes)
Live Action Short Film (under 40 minutes)

Awards & Prizes

Jury Awards & Prizes

Best Feature Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Animation Film

The following may be awarded by the Jury to feature films only:

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

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 lifetimes, has made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of the performing arts.

The MMBF "Rising Star" Award: in partnership with the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund, the Festival is also handing out the MMBF "Rising Star" Award to an emerging filmmaker. The Award consists of a $250 cash prize and other perks offered by the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund of London, UK.

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

Rules & Terms

Digital Video File

Brasov International 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@brasovfilmfestival.com;


(2) Send film using Hosting Site (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) to info@brasovfilmfestival.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@brasovfilmfestival.com and visit www.brasovfilmfestival.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.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market 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 Brasov International Film Festival & Market that is an ONLINE festival. I agree that my film will be screened on the Vimeo Channel of the Festival, between 14 and 28* of September 2017. (The Festival ends on September 24 however, the films remain available until the 28th 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 Festival 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 Brasov International Film Festival & Market, for any marketing and promotional purposes of the Festival.

1 Review

Overall Rating
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    Anna Cooley

    It was a pleasure working with Daria and the people at the Brasov International Film Festival. The online format through Vimeo worked very well and I was thrilled to have my film honoured with an award.

    October 2016
    Response from festival:

    Dear Anna,

    We congratulate you for producing A SAUROPOD ABROAD. We were proud to present it and to award it as “Best Documentary” at the 2016 edition of our Festival! We welcome more submissions from you in the coming years and we wish you a glorious career in film ahead.

    Warmest regards,

    Daria Trifu
    Festival Director