June 4th - 7th 2015
The Greenwich International Film Festival will take place June 4-7, 2015
Compelling. Provocative. Thrilling. Empowering.
Mission: Social Change Leaders + Films + Greenwich
These are the adjectives that describe the films that play in the minds of tomorrow’s great filmmakers. Greenwich International Film Festival aims to celebrate these gifted artists annually and to promote Greenwich, Connecticut, as a film and visual arts epicenter. Location The inaugural Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) event will take place June 4th through 7th, 2015. The Festival’s supporting workshops, seminars and screenings throughout the year will cultivate a burgeoning visual arts community in Greenwich and beyond. The Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) was founded by Carina Crain, Colleen deVeer, and Wendy Stapleton Reyes to bridge the worlds of film, finance, and philanthropy. The Festival will feature 25+ international films, exciting opening night parties, an honoree-screening event, and an Awards Ceremony to celebrate some of the best in film.
The GIFF Team
The Founders - Carina Crain, Colleen deVeer, Wendy Stapleton Reyes COO - Ginger Stickel Marquee Director - Elvis Mitchell
Richard Brener John Evans Doug Ellin Dennis Ever Julie Fareri Jenna Bush Hager Don Ienner Michael Imperioli David Levien Avram Ludwig Clay Pecorin Daphne Richards Deborah Goodrich Royce Jeb Stuart Mark Teixeira Emily Watchel George Walker
The mission of the Greenwich International Film Festival is to provide filmmakers with an effective platform to showcase their work with the goal of finding financing and distribution. Additionally, GIFF will harness the power of film to serve the greater good by supporting an important cause each year. In 2015, a percentage of funds raised will go to support UNICEF, our charity partner.
Elvis Mitchell – Marquee Director, Programming
Elvis Mitchell is the Marquee Director, responsible for programming the Greenwich International Film Festival. He is one of the world’s most respected movie critics and has worked for The New York Times, The Detroit Free Press, L.A. Weekly and the Fort Worth Star Telegram among others. Elvis has been a lecturer at Harvard University and is the producer of The Black List and host of the syndicated radio program The Treatment. He is currently the curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s film series and will continue to be bi-coastal as he tackles his role for the Festival.
Passes & Tickets
Help us build a world-class film festival by purchasing one of our annual passes. These passes provide admission to events throughout the year and to the 4-day Film Festival in June 2015. Coming Soon!
Creating a Festival Village
Location: Set in Greenwich, an affluent community of art lovers, this carefully curated Festival will connect an audience of prospective financiers, distributors and film lovers with rising stars in the film industry. Greenwich is located 45-minutes outside of Manhattan with easy access to airports and train stations. Venues: Screenings and events will take place at several venues, all within walking distance of each other to create an authentic festival village. Venues include: Greenwich Bow Tie Cinemas, Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, L’Escale, Arch Street and other area businesses surrounding Greenwich Avenue.
"The hot word on everyone's lips? GIFF" - Riann Smith for Greenwich Magazine
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GIFF Headquarters locate at 55 Old Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone Number: 203-717-1800 Fax Number: 203-717-1804