Bruno Pischiutta - Chairman of the Board, Film Director
Bruno Pischiutta is an entrepreneur who has successfully founded and run several film production companies in Italy, in Canada and in the United States.
In film, Bruno Pischiutta is an internationally celebrated and awarded writer, director and producer who is known for his lifelong commitment to fostering the art of film making.
Throughout his 40 year career in the professional movie industry, Mr. Pischiutta wrote, directed, produced, executive produced and edited feature films, TV shows and documentaries that have been widely screened in cinemas and broadcast throughout Italy, Canada, USA and other countries. Bruno Pischiutta is also a published writer and he received several international awards. He is known for his socially conscious and nonviolent films.
His latest feature film PUNCTURED HOPE: A STORY ABOUT TROKOSI AND THE YOUNG GIRLS' SLAVERY IN TODAY'S WEST AFRICA, was screened in theaters in Los Angeles for three months during the 2009 Academy Awards® season. The film was also an Official Selection at the One World Film Festival in Montreal. Bruno Pischiutta was nominated by The Political Film Society (Hollywood) alongside James Cameron, Clint Eastwood and Quentin Tarantino for his direction of the feature film PUNCTURED HOPE that received nominations in two categories: Best Film Expose and Best Film on Human Rights. This nomination qualifies Maestro Pischiutta as one of the best film directors of dramatic feature films in North America.
In 2003, at the Bahamas One World Film Festival, Bruno Pischiutta received the The Visionary in Film Award for his outstanding direction of the feature film MAYBE.
In 1987, Bruno Pischiutta wrote, directed, cast, produced and executive produced the feature film LIFE'S CHARADE. The film addresses the phenomenon of teenage suicide. That year, at the New York International Film and Television Festival, Bruno Pischiutta received the Finalist Award for LIFE'S CHARADE. The film qualified between the first five that were selected between 5,600 entries.
In 1980 Pischiutta made his first international production, the feature film titled THE COMOEDIA. The English version of the picture was later released by Tribeca Film Institute's Reframe Collection and it is now available on Amazon.
In 1981, at the New York International Film and Television Festival, Bruno Pischiutta received the Bronze Medal for directing THE COMOEDIA - selected between 3,800 entries.
In 1976 he was awarded the Premio Simpatia. As of 1976, Bruno Pischiutta, Franco Zeffirelli and Federico Fellini were the only directors to achieve this distinction.
Daria Trifu - President and C.E.O., Executive Producer
Daria Trifu was born in Brasov, Romania and she emigrated to Canada in 1999 at the age of 18 with her family. Long before the emigration, she had her eyes set on a career in the film industry. In 2001, in Toronto, she went-on to graduate from the International Film Workshops taught by Bruno Pischiutta.
Trifu was subsequently hired by Pischiutta's production company, Toronto Pictures. She organized the company's marketing campaigns and its participation to film festivals and events such as the Cannes Film Festival, the AFM and the One World Film Festival in Montreal.
At the age of 22, in 2003, she was a speaker on the Peacefulfish & Variety Presents Global Film Finance panel in Cannes alongside Barry Poltermann, Claude Fenioux, Jonathan Bing, Christopher R. Auty and Cassian Elwes.
By 2004, she had opened her own production company, Adhara Properties Inc., and she launched her own magazine, Daria!
With Adhara Properties, she financed and produced the $5.8 million feature film PUNCTURED HOPE. The film was a critically acclaimed success. Her magazine, Daria! has proven to last the test of time: published for the first time in 2005, it has celebrated its 10th year anniversary in 2015 with a Special Issue dedicated to Brasov International Film Festival & Market.
Brasov International Film Festival & Market was created by Bruno Pischiutta and Daria Trifu in 2012 in order to showcase the best of international nonviolent film. Trifu is the Festival's Director.
Daria Trifu's film credits include: Assistant Director of the feature film MAYBE (2003); Producer and Executive Producer of the documentary BRUNO PISCHIUTTA: FILM DIRECTOR (2009), Executive Producer of the feature film THE COMOEDIA: ENGLISH VERSION (2009); Producer and Executive Producer of the feature film PUNCTURED HOPE (2009), Executive Producer of the feature documentary BRASOV: PROBABLY THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD (2012) and Producer of the documentary BRASOV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET (2012).
Elio Dell'Unto - Member of the Board, Film Producer
Elio Dell'Unto is working in the film industry from over 30 years and he is working with Bruno Pischiutta since 1991. He has traveled for work extensively to countries such as Canada, the USA, Japan, Ghana, Romania, Italy and Greece. Dell'Unto has been the President of the Jury of Brasov International Film Festival & Market in 2016. He has participated to the Hong Kong Film Market and to the One World Film Festival & Market in Montreal.
Elio Dell'Unto has worked on many film sets as Production Manager, Assistant Producer and Assistant Director. Today, he is the Manager of Global Film Distribution, a Division of Global Film Studio Inc.
Advisory Board Members
Dumitru Preda PhD (n. 1951), MP, University Professor
Former Plenipotentiary Romanian Ambassador to Cuba and one of Romania’s most renown historians Dr. Dumitru Preda, PhD, is a Minister-Counsellor, Director of the DOR-MAE; former Deputy Permanent Delegate of Romania to UNESCO (Paris) from 2002; Chargé d’Affaires a.i. in 2004 and 2006 and, since November 2011, he serves as the Romanian Ambassador to Cuba. His work in Cuba is highly regarded as the one that will help to expand cultural, economical and medical relations and collaborations between the two countries in the coming years.
Considered one of Romania’s most renown historians, he is the author of 50 volumes and over 150 studies that have been published internationally. In 2002 he received the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diploma of Merit for his “outstanding contribution to the diplomatic activities.
Fadi Karam, General Business Manager
Fadi Karam’s past and present working experience in general management, marketing and brand management includes holding positions at Nestle, Procter & Gamble and Microsoft. He stands today as a solid brand building and marketing expert. Mr. Karam has graduated from Stanford University and he is at present the Global Category Lead at Nestle International based out of Switzerland. More information about Fadi Karam: Fadi Karam (LinkedIn)
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