Ten world premieres are among the 38 films from 19 countries selected to compete at this year’s festival.
This is the 11th edition of the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world that was founded in 2012 by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu.
The festival takes place from September 29 to October 9, and it is broadcast on-line at globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com.
The program offers 38 full-length films, documentaries, animation and experimental movies, and music videos that will all go live on Thursday and stream during the festival on a pay-per-view basis. There will also be free content available such as the Daily Video Presentations (11 in total) and the Awards Video Presentation, in addition to the films’ trailers. For the viewers who wish to follow the entire festival, there are VIP Passes available to purchase directly from the channel at the price of $100 each; one pass offers 7-day access to all the content. Viewers may also opt to pay-per-view for the titles that interest them most.
Festival director Daria Trifu promises “great entertainment provided by inspiring stories that are told on film by exceptional talent in a kaleidoscope of cultures and nationalities.” Speaking of the festival’s mission, she quotes Greek teacher and film buff Athina Aigli who had this to say, “Global Nonviolent Film Festival allows us to take a look at what make this world beautiful and interesting, what enriches people’s relationships, and what motivates us to look deep within. It challenges all of us to focus on everything that is non-violence related.”
In the first day’s Video Presentation, that will go live tomorrow morning, September 29, the hosts will introduce the members of the jury and the following three films from the line-up:
In a recent article published by the Greek media, Daria Trifu said that she was “proud that this year our festival opens with Abyss In. This film shows us the dramatic conclusion of a love story that cannot overcome the mental illness and the progressive suffering that separation, isolation and divorce bring to a middle-age man. Yannis Aivazis starts his film directing career brilliantly, and his work rightfully demands our attention.”
When asked for his thoughts about the Greek film, Bruno Pischiutta had this to say, “many things struck me in this film. For a start, the timing and pace of the direction and acting are perfect; nothing is superfluous, nothing is redundant. Yannis makes some amazing directorial choices for a first-time director, and does not fall into any of the many traps in which even the best first-time directors often fall into. There is not a single wrong camera movement, and the ensemble Yannis has created is remarkable. The actors are all good and carefully chosen. Bravo to Stavros Parcharidis whose performance is outstanding, and to Christine Konstantinidou in the part of Anna! The sets designed and furnished by Maria Korinthiou fit perfectly with the story, which is constantly emphasized by Yorgos Vasiliadis’ cinematography that stops at the essentials. All the elements of the drama are offered to the viewer, but there is nothing more, there is only what needs to be there.”
The art, culture, and entertainment magazine “Daria!” provides the full coverage of the Festival with articles about the selected films, and daily news throughout the event. The magazine, founded in 2005 by Daria Trifu, is available at dariamagazine.com.
Contact: Global Nonviolent Film Festival, email@example.com
Meet Actor Joe Legend
Article by Journalist Carola Bidlo for Daria! magazine 2015
“I was drawn to kickboxing for many years but ultimately I chose pro-wrestling as I enjoyed the showmanship of it as well as viewing it as a great way to see and experience much of the world. Having already been to 45 countries so far, I think that I was right about that”.
The Dragon – as he is called – of wrestling has four black belts in Karate and Kung Fu. Joseph Edward Hitchen is his real name.
He is never scared when he enters the ring. He left his butterflies and nervousness of wrestling in his rookie years.
Chuck Norris is the reason of him getting involved in Martial Arts. “I’m a massive Chuck Norris fan. He and Bruce Lee were the main reasons I got into this”.
Canadian wrestler Joe Legend will be part of the cast in Bruno Pischiutta’s upcoming feature film “The Bad Joke’’.
You’ve seen him act in the TV series “Heat” but mostly in the ring where he puts his muscles towards a theatrical performance.
In comparison to boxing, which is a legitimate athletic contest, “pro-wrestling is a pre-determined sports entertainment”, says Joe. Matches are held between two or more sides (corners). Each corner may consist of one wrestler or a team of two.
His true pro-wrestling fans will always remember Joe from the successful tag team “Sex and Violence”.
The hundreds of ladies who appreciate a well build body should know that the ‘Ace’ has a wife whom he met in Hannover, Germany where he now lives together with her and with his twin sons, Maverick and Connor. He is absolutely in love with them and says that “They are my best friends in the world”. The seven year old twins also help their daddy stay in shape. “They keep me pretty active”.
Joe wants to be an actor! He states that he really enjoys performing and developing characters due to his wrestling background. Being just a “wrestler” isn’t really a money-draw. “The real characters are the ones who draw in the fans so I have been helpful to many in getting actual character traits connected to characters and, lending that to film, it is something that I think will come naturally to me. I’ve performed in some films in the UK and in France as well as back in Canada so I got bit by the bug then. I’m also an author therefore developing characters is kind of pivotal as well”.
His favorite actors are Russell Crowe and Tom Hanks. Both of them are Oscar winners. It makes me think that, maybe Joe wants to be a Legend and a pro in Hollywood too! “I think that Hollywood is a target for any actor. Most of all, I want to do good work that I can be proud of and, most importantly, make my kids proud of me for. I want to make a comfortable living and to inspire my kids to pursue their dreams and live their lives. This is what will satisfy me. I hold true to my own (usually high) standards. I firmly believe there is nothing I can’t do. I just need to apply myself and focus. I might not have it right at first but I’ll come back at it with patience and perseverance. I don’t seek approval anywhere else”, concludes Joe.
He admits that he has considered retiring from the world of wrestling, “I’m now 45 so the bumps and bruises tend to hurt a bit longer now than when I was in my 20’s. I want to make sure I’m ingrained in my film career before I move away from wrestling so that I can comfortably bring my fan base with me for the ride. I don’t want to abandon those whom have bought tickets to see me, bought my t-shirts and such in a cold-turkey way but would rather (hopefully) invite them along on this next journey in my life.”
Till the producer shouts “take one” Joe is crafting his most dearly hobby of being a daddy or spending time watching stand-up comedy and playing with his rabbits (Findus and Izzy).
We shall soon see him on the big screen!
Joe's Agency Profile: HERE