Global Film Studio partners with Tribeca Film Institute Reframe Collection

Toronto, Canada — February 19, 2012 — Tribeca Film Institute’s Reframe Collection offers avant-garde distribution solutions to Global Film Studio’s films.

Global Film Studio announced today its recent partnership with Tribeca Film Institute Reframe Collection. Global Film Studio will utilize TFI’s Reframe Collection program to market and sell selected films from its catalogue.

The first titles to be made available by Global Film Studio through the Reframe platform will be the English subtitled version of the feature films THE COMOEDIA and LAST ENCOUNTER IN VENICE. The two classics have been produced between 1979 and 1980. The films are true Author pieces: they have been written, directed, produced and edited by Maestro Bruno Pischiutta in addition to him even starring in one of them and designing the costumes for the other. Both films will now be widely available to the audience for the first time.

THE COMOEDIA, starring Liliana Tari, Gianfranco Molaro and Richard Coleman and edited by Maestro Bruno Pischiutta together with Ruggero Mastroianni, was shot part in Friuli, Italy and part in New York City. It was awarded the Bronze Medal for ‘Best Film’ at the New York International Film and TV Festival in 1982, among 3,800 film entries  that year. The film was further invited by the Academy of Arts and Sciences to be submitted for consideration. The screenplay of the film is the transposition of Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri to our time. The dialog has been added in post-production and has been written in modern poetry by Bruno Pischiutta. THE COMOEDIA is considered a directorial masterpiece that has subsequently catapulted Pischiutta onto the international movie scene.

LAST ENCOUNTER IN VENICE (Ultimo incontro a Venezia) is starring Bruno Pischiutta and Italian actress Irma Olivero. The story takes place in Italy post Vietnam War. An alcoholic American writer decides to go to Venice where he shall spend the last few days of his life.

Daria Trifu, President and C.E.O. of Global Film Studio said: “Thanks to organizations such as Tribeca Film Institute and their Reframe Collection program, content has now a new opportunity of reaching a wide audience. Along the way, aside from modern quality movies, also classic films such as the two we are able to bring to the public now will be discovered and given the ‘light of a screen’ again. Our company’s partnership with Reframe opens new doors and possibilities for great movies we have in store”.

Under a unique deal with Amazon’s CreateSpace, Tribeca Film Institute Reframe projects are placed in distribution available through the Amazon storefront and Reframe websites. All content is made available for sale on DVD at Amazon.com, as well as digital download to own or rent through Amazon’s Unbox service. The film content is further available for sale on Reframe’s website at http://www.reframecollection.org accompanied by the filmmaker’s profile, trailers and promotional materials.

TFI Reframe helps users find the best films through a combination of expert and user generated curation and specialized search functions, as well as by combining the best features of social networking, recommendations from friends and colleagues, good cataloguing, and other methods to help find the best films online.

About Global Film Studio

Global Film Studio Inc. is a holding media financing company. GFS invests in media and publishing related ventures such as the production of socially conscious, nonviolent and content driven feature films, and documentaries for the worldwide market. Among its current assets, the Company owns a profit share in Brasov Film Center s.r.l. – owner and organizer of the Brasov International Film Festival & Market (July 19-29, 2012) as well as of the International Film Workshops. For more information visit: www.rollywood.org.

Global Film Studio also owns a share of Adhara Properties Inc. – publisher of the annual magazine DARIA! and producer of the critically acclaimed feature film PUNCTURED HOPE, directed by Bruno Pischiutta and nominated by The Political Film Society (Hollywood) in two categories: “Best Film Expose” and “Best Film on Human Rights” of 2009. Other films nominated in the same categories include AVATAR (Dir. James Cameron), THE HURT LOCKER (Dir. Kathryn Bigelow), INVICTUS (Dir. Clint Eastwood) and INGLORIOUS BASTERDS (Dir. Quentin Tarantino).

About Tribeca Film Institute

The Tribeca Film Institute is dedicated to creative innovation in film and media arts. The Institute creates original programs that draw on the unifying power of film to promote creativity, understanding, tolerance and global awareness. Its commitment is to educate, entertain and inspire filmmakers and audiences alike, while strengthening the artistic and economic fabric of New York City and its Lower Manhattan community. For more information visit: www.tribecafilminstitute.org.

About TFI Reframe Collection

The TFI Reframe Collection, a program of Tribeca Film Institute, seeks to empower filmmakers by facilitating fair and effective distribution for films. Through a unique partnership with Amazon.com’s CreateSpace division, Reframe supports filmmakers and the film community by providing an added value conduit to one of the largest online retailers of media in the United States. The Reframe program – created with major support from John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts – empowers filmmakers through curating films on their site and facilitating fair and effective distribution for their films. Reframe curators and bloggers already include: John Hanhardt (Consulting Senior Curator for Film and Media Arts – Smithsonian American Art Museum) and Kathy Brew (Curator, Former Managing/Co-Director – Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival) among others. For more information, visit: www.reframecollection.org.

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