Film. Finance. Philanthropy.

Compelling. Provocative. Thrilling. Empowering.

These are the adjectives that describe the films that play in the minds of tomorrow’s great filmmakers. Greenwich Film (GIFF) celebrates these gifted artists annually and promotes Greenwich, Connecticut, as a film and visual arts epicenter. GIFF’s year-round events help to cultivate a burgeoning visual arts community in Greenwich and around the world. GIFF was founded by Carina Crain, Colleen deVeer, and Wendy Stapleton to bridge the worlds of film and philanthropy. The Festival features a variety of events including film premieres, panels, networking receptions, parties, special events and more.

Our Mission

The mission of the Greenwich International Film Festival is to bridge the worlds of film and philanthropy with year-round programming and special events. Additionally, GIFF harnesses the power of film to serve the greater good by highlighting important issues that relate to basic human rights, education, the environment and health care.


Set in Greenwich and surrounding areas, GIFF’s Year-Round In-Person Programming and Exclusive Digital Streaming Platform connects an audience of prospective financiers, distributors and film lovers with rising stars in the film industry. Greenwich is an affluent community of art lovers, located 45-minutes outside of Manhattan with easy access to airports and train stations.


GIFF attracts an in-person audience of approximately 10,000 celebrities, filmmakers, journalists, financial executives, movie lovers, and Fairfield & Westchester County residents, along with an international virtual streaming audience of 10,710 film enthusiasts from around the world.

Past Festival Highlights


A Tribute to the Heroes of Greenwich Hospital



2018 Festival Trailer



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