Letter from the director

Dear Friends,

After 10 years and 4 successful festivals, I’m writing to inform you that the Non Violence International Film Festival (NVIFF) will be taking a brief hiatus.

When I started this initiative those years ago, I could never imagine the friendships I would make and the fantastic quality of films the festival would get to screen nearly 170 films from over 30 countries.

I have always believed that non violence is an incredibly important framework used to help understand human relations and society. And I’m incredibly thankful to those independent film makers who have used, and continue to use, their talents to stress the importance and significance of non violence.

For now, organizers of NVIFF will use this time off to regroup and reorganize. We plan on being back soon, with a festival to hopefully take place in 2015/2016.

I’d like to thank all of the sponsors and donors we’ve had over the years, particularly the fantastic crew at MW Canada. And I’d like to thank everyone for their continued support and confidence in this initiative. Please don’t hesitate to keep in touch, and before you know it, NVIFF will be back with its fifth festival.

Sincerely,

Steve Cross
Festival Founder and Director
scross@nviff.com

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