JUNE 1 - 4, 2017

The GIFF Blog

Meet GIFF’s new programmer! – Interview with Sam Kleiner

By Kayla O’Brien Sam Kleiner joined the Greenwich International Film Festival team back in November and has already been a huge programming asset for the 2017 Festival. He made his first short film in the seventh grade and has been passionate about filmmaking ever since. Sam attended a number of intensive programs at international film...
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Best Dressed: 2017 Academy Awards

The 2017 Academy Awards were certainly memorable: Jimmy Kimmel made fun of Matt Damon, candy parachutes fell from the sky, Jennifer Aniston teared up over Bill Paxton, and Warren Beatty became the most talked about man in Hollywood, ending the Oscars in a moment no one could have predicted. While the world ponders what exactly...
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Shine Bright Like a Diamond! GIFF & Betteridge’s Favorite Oscar Jewels

Oscar fashion would not be complete without some serious bling. Since the inception of the Academy Awards, the jewelry worn on the red carpet commands attention. As we gear up for the big night, we teamed up with our friends at Betteridge to look back at our favorite jewels from recent years. Here are 10...
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6 Films to Watch Before the Academy Awards

Less than two weeks till the 2017 Academy Awards, and it’s officially crunch time to watch everything you missed in 2016 before the big night! Here are the GIFF team’s 6 films you must see before the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26th. Happy Watching! LA LA LAND Nominated for a record-tying 14 Academy Awards,...
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Richard Brener: The Man Behind 20 Years of LOL Moments at the Movies

Richard Brener was raised in Short Hills, NJ, and currently serves as President of Production for New Line Cinema. He was the executive producer of some of the company’s most successful comedic projects, including Sex in the City (2008, 2010), Wedding Crashers (2005), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), Hall Pass (2011), Horrible Bosses (2014, 2014),...
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The Collective! Grand Opening Event Highlights

Saks Fifth Avenue is officially taking over Greenwich Avenue, and we could not be more excited! Their latest store, THE COLLECTIVE, opens February 2nd. Greenwich International Film Festival 2017 supporters received an exclusive preview of the store at the Grand Opening Party on February 1st. Guests were treated to live models wearing looks curated by...
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Remembering Mary Tyler Moore, Greenwich’s Sweetheart

Last week, we lost an icon. A siren of the small screen. A Greenwich resident.  Mary Tyler Moore’s impact on television and film transcends genres.  Her roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show established very early on the important roles that women can have on television.  Whether playing a...
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GIFF Filmmaker Alumnae: Heidi Marshall

As our Call for Entry comes to a close on January 17th, we check in with #GIFF2016 Filmmaker Alum Heidi Marshall to discuss her experience at the Greenwich International Film Festival. Heidi attended the Festival after her short film MUSCLE was selected to be a part of our shorts program. Read below about her experience...
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2017 Golden Globes: Best Dressed

The 2017 award season kicked off in true hollywood style with the Golden Globe Awards. La La Land and Moonlight took home the top prizes of the evening, with Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert winning the top acting prizes. Here are some of our favorite looks from the evening! Amy Adams...
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