April 30th - May 3rd, 2020
April 30th - May 3rd, 2020

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Founders
The Greenwich International Film Festival was founded with the mission to harness the power of film to serve the greater good. Since its inception, GIFF has donated $125,000 to six charity partners and awarded $70,000 to talented filmmakers. This has made a real impact worldwide, but we are excited to bring our commitment to charity...
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As you prep your turkey and bake some pumpkin pie, GIFF has got you covered on what to see in theaters while the family is still in town. Our Programming Team has 10 film recommendations for this weekend, including something the whole family can enjoy. ARRIVAL Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest...
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  This week, GIFF had the privilege of hosting an advance screening of the film ARRIVAL to a packed theater at Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas at Greenwich Plaza. Guests enjoyed GIFFT Chardonnay wine, Stella Artois beer, and a selection of red wines from Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors prior to the screening. Colleen deVeer, Director...
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Riann Smith, beloved Greenwich resident, author and award-winning lifestyle writer, recently co-wrote the book, Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big? with Emmy-winning fashion personality, Carson Kressly. Here, she shares her thoughts on the book, fashion, writing, and behind-the-scenes stories with Carson. 1. What is the premise of Does This Book Make My Butt Look...
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As Newtown arrives in NYC theaters on 10/7 and LA theaters 10/14, we look back at our interview with director and producer Kim A. Snyder. Read all about the process of making this extraordinary film and how the film team handle such a sensitive subject matter. We were honored to host the CT Premiere of...
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GIFF was honored to feature My Blind Brother as a centerpiece film at our 2016 Festival. Directed by Sophie Goodhart and starring Nick Kroll, Adam Scott, Zoe Kazan, Jenny Slate, and Charlie Hewson, this film is a must-see. We were lucky to have Nick Kroll, Charlie Hewson and Sophie Goodhart attend our festival and participate...
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At the 2016 Festival, the Greenwich International Film Festival hosted a panel called “From Book to Screen”. Moderated by Kathie Lee Gifford, the panel featured authors, agents and screenwriters who gave us the inside scoop on how a novel makes it to the big screen. Inspired by the great panel discussion, we compiled a list...
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By: John Farr For those who haven’t heard, we have exciting news: the historic Bedford Playhouse is being transformed into a vibrant cultural resource that will enrich the lives of area residents. The NEW Playhouse will feature three state-of-the-art movie theaters- one of them fairly large, the other two smaller and more intimate, showing first-run...
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On June 10th, the Greenwich International Film Festival was extremely honored to host the Second Annual Changemaker Honoree Gala. This year, we were honored to present Freida Pinto and Trudie Styler with the Changemaker Award, as well as a Rising Changemaker Award to Abigail Breslin. Thank you to our sponsors for the evening: Betteridge, Coldwell...
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For our second annual festival, we were honored to host five exceptional panel discussions that covered a variety of topics. Thank you to all of our panel participants and attendees. See some photo highlights from these exciting panels below! Driving Social Change Through Investments in Film Sponsored by J.P. Morgan The scene inside the Riverside...
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