The Awards at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival 2020 Are Announced

October 8, 2020 — Hollywood, California — Global Nonviolent Film Festival, the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world, announced the Awards handed at its 9th edition.

The announcement was made by festival director Daria Trifu and festival artistic consultant Bruno Pischiutta in a video presentation that is available for viewing on the Festival’s on-line Channel:

www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

66 films from 30 countries have participated at this year’s Festival, the biggest number yet. There were eleven world, and seven on-line premieres.

A total of 43 awards have been given by the Jury, and they are:

FEATURE FILMS

Best Feature Film
MR. JOHNSON – South Africa
Produced by Aimee Dherman & Malebo Manamela
Directed by William Collinson

Best Director
STEPPE MAN – Azerbaijan
Directed by Shamil Aliyev

Best Actress
Chantelle Werth in THE SKIN WALKER (world premiere) – South Africa
Directed by Martyn le Roux

Best Actor
Paul Slabolepszy in MR. JOHNSON – South Africa
Directed by William Collinson

Best Opera Prima (ex aequo)
IT’S ALWAYS BEEN YOU (on-line premiere) – USA
Music by Silvio Buchmeier & Tyler Gilmore
Directed by Andrew McCardle

Best Opera Prima (ex aequo)
THE SKIN WALKER (world premiere) – South Africa
Directed by Martyn le Roux

Best Original Story
KAIROS (on-line premiere) – France, Columbia
Written & Directed by Nicolás Buenaventura Vidal

Best Music Score
IT’S ALWAYS BEEN YOU (on-line premiere) – USA
Music by Silvio Buchmeier & Tyler Gilmore
Directed by Andrew McCardle

FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

Best Geographical & Anthropological Subject
EXPEDITION NIGER: REAL AFRICA (world premiere) – Germany
Directed by Roberto Fischer

Best Historical Subject (ex aequo)
THE QUEEN OF CAMELOT (world premiere) – USA
Produced & Directed by Roger Paradiso

Best Historical Subject (ex aequo)
THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY – Mexico, USA
Produced by Melanie Bennett
Directed by Arthur Kanegis
Presented by Martin Sheen

Best Subject
A LIFE’S WORK (on-line premiere) – USA
Directed by David Licata

Best Music
MAURICE EL MEDIONI (on-line premiere) – UK
Directed by Clive Myer and Lynda Myer-Bennett

Best Opera Prima
MUSTANG SAVIORS – USA
Directed by David Glossberg

Best Medical Subject (ex aequo)
HIV SAVED MY LIFE – Japan
Directed by Paul Edward Foulkes & Aaron Yamashita

Best Medical Subject (ex aequo)
SIDE BY SIDE (world premiere) – USA
Directed by Ron Taylor

FEATURE DOCUDRAMA

Best Feature Docudrama
ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI, WARRIOR PAINTER (world premiere) – Italy
Directed by Jordan River

SHORT FILMS

Best Short Film
CUTTING THE DARKNESS (world premiere) – South Africa
Starring Johnny Pienaar
Directed by Paulo Areal

Best Director
THE GESTURE AND THE WORD – USA
Directed by Helen Alexis Yonov

Best Screenplay
SYCAMORE – Turkey
Directed by Mehmet Tığlı

Best Actress
Nicki Negi in LEMME TELL U – India
Directed by Irfan Jami

Best Actor
Johnny Pienaar in CUTTING THE DARKNESS (world premiere) – South Africa
Directed by Paulo Areal

Best Young Actress
Enya Lechuga in PAULA’S CLOCK – Spain
Directed by José Luis López

Best Young Actor
Kaleb Alexander Roberts in THE MCHENRY TRIAL – DON’T JUDGE A KID BY THEIR HOODIE – USA
Directed by Ken Sagoes

Best Black & White Short Film
SILENT MOVIE (world premiere) – Brazil
Produced by Sandra Zawadzki
Directed by Melo Viana

Best Short Biographical Film
REMEMBER THIS VOICE – USA
Produced by Andrew Rhymer
Directed by Jeff Chan

Best Medical Subject
LAVENDER (on-line premiere) – UK
Directed by Andrew Ball-Shaw

SHORT DOCUMENTARIES

Best Short Documentary
SALMAN BIN HAMAD – A VISION OF PROMISE – Bahrain
Directed by Eva Daoud

Best Subject
AWAY FROM GUNS – Switzerland
Directed by Hassan Lakhdar

Best Editing
DOWN RIVER – Peru
Edited by William Rogers
Directed by Flynn Donovan

Best Short Documentary About COVID-19
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (world premiere) – USA
Directed by Shawn Welling

Best Cinematography
BELLE-ILE IN ACADIE – Canada
Director of Photography Bernard Fougeres
Directed by Phil Comeau

Best Historical Subject
MARGINALIZED NATION (on-line premiere) – Colombia
Directed by Francisco Alberto Galán S.

Best Humanitarian Subject
UNCLAIMED REMAINS – USA
Directed by Thomas Phillips

Best Production Design
TWISP: THE POWER OF COMMUNITY – USA
Directed by Leslee Goodman

SHORT DOCUDRAMA

Best Short Docudrama
FLIGHT 483 (world premiere) – USA
Directed by Shawn Welling

ANIMATION FILMS

Best Animation Film
THE MUSIC BOX – Canada
Directed by Joe Chang

Best Design
THE WINTER – Australia
Directed by Xin Li

VISUAL MUSIC FILM

Best Visual Music Film
SECRETS, DREAMS, FAITH AND WONDER – USA, Cuba
Directed by Stephen Travis Pope

MUSIC VIDEO

Best Video Music
LITTLE BIG – GO BANANAS – Russia
Directed by Alina Pasok and Iliya Prusikin

Best Choreography
THE DOOR – South Africa
Choreography by Ananda Fuchs
Directed by Uga Carlini

Best Editing
GANAPATAYE (on-line premiere) – USA
Edited by Johnny Rossa
Directed by Elizabeth Rossa

Best Special Tridimensional Effects
COPPER BONE – UK
Directed by Accept Cookies

Every one of the 66 participating films and videos are presented – with photos, directors’ commentary, and more – in the 2020 issue of DARIA! magazine that is available on-line, in an easy to read format, here:

www.dariamagazine.com

The 2021 edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival will take place from September 23 to October 3. This will be the 10th annual edition of the Festival that was founded in 2012. 

CONTACT:
Global Nonviolent Film Festival
http://www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com
info@nonviolentfilmfestival.com

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