May 31 - June 3, 2018

Program Announcement Party Highlights

EMPIRE-CITY

Months of hard work and perseverance have finally paid off. Last night we were able to announce our entire lineup of films and events for the 2016 Festival. This year we are definitely bringing the film festival to the next level with over 50 films and several special events over the course 4-day weekend.

For our Program Announcement Party, we traveled to Empire City Casino to host 200 people as we celebrated the big milestone of locking in our 2016 program. Less than a month out from the festival, we could not be more excited to share with you all of the exciting films and events we have planned.

Director of Programming and Founder Colleen deVeer, along with programmer Rachel Langus, announce the 2016 Festival lineup at the Program Announcement Party.
Director of Programming and Founder Colleen deVeer, along with programmer Rachel Langus, announce the 2016 Festival lineup at the Program Announcement Party.

The 2016 Greenwich International Film Festival is proud to support human rights initiatives over the 4 days. The films we programmed cover a wide variety of topics, including cyberbullying, gun control, female empowerment, racial injustice, prison reform, religion, education reform, and politics to just name a few.

We are proud to support films that represent the following countries: China, France, Poland, Canada, Israel, Iran, New Zealand, UK, Spain, Columbia, and Argentina. We believe that our line up of films this year reflects the image of a true International film festival.

COO Ginger Stickel thanks all of our sponsors for helping us deliver a fantastic festival lineup for 2016 
COO Ginger Stickel thanks all of our sponsors for helping us deliver a fantastic festival lineup for 2016

We have so many exciting aspects to our festival schedule that we are so thrilled to share with you over the next couple of weeks. To find our more about our 50+ films, please view their descriptions HERE.

If you would like to learn more about our free educational panels, including Women at the Top and From Book to Screen, please click HERE.

To learn more about the exciting events, we have including Opening Night Party, the Changemaker Honoree Gala, and others, please click HERE.

A huge thank you to the sponsors of our Program Announcement Party, Empire City Casino, Stella Artois, and Copacabana Rum as well as our media partners Moffly Media Greenwich Magazine and WABC7.

Stella out of their signature chalices and the Copacabana Golden Mojito at our Program Announcement Party.

Lastly, thank you to everyone who came out to Empire City Casino last night to celebrate all of this exciting news. We could not be more thrilled to announce this incredible line up of films and events that we hope you will enjoy.

See you in June!
The GIFF Team

The entire GIFF team celebrating the announcement of the official 2016 Festival Schedule at the Program Announcement Party
The entire GIFF team celebrating the announcement of the official 2016 Festival Schedule at the Program Announcement Party
Lindsey Hascher
About the author

Lindsey Hascher has spent her whole life in Fairfield County. After spending 8 years at Convent of the Sacred Heart on King Street, Greenwich has been her home away from home. She is currently a senior at Quinnipiac University studying Mass Communications with a minor in Computer Science and Digital Media. After volunteering for the inaugural festival in 2015, she wanted to get more involved with the year-long process surrounding the festival. In her spare time, she works part-time at SoulCycle Greenwich and tries to see as many films as possible.

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