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We’re excited to announce that the 2018 Festival Box Office is officially open! This year the GIFF Box Office, located across from McArdle’s at 55 Arch Street, will be open daily Monday – Saturday from 11AM- 6PM. Stop by to get film recommendations, learn more about the panels and events of the festival, and purchase...
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The programming team worked very hard to carefully review and select the films included in this year’s lineup. GIFF Programmer, Sam Kleiner said, “I am thrilled with this year’s lineup and can’t wait to share these films with our community. I am especially proud that Colleen and I accomplished our goal to have the work...
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Global Citizens Initiative empowers young global citizens from all sectors of society to be lifelong leaders of positive change. We talked with Elizabeth Losch, COO of GCI to learn more. Tell us about the GCI Fellowship. The GCI Fellowship begins with the Global Citizens Youth Summit, a nine-day residential program held at the Harvard campus...
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Festival passes provide guests with a VIP experience and inside access to over 70 GIFF events and screenings, May 31st to June 3rd, 2018. Buy Passes Today!   Celebrate The Best in Film GIFF’s films entertain, educate and inspire audiences, and are followed by thought-provoking discussions with the cast and crew. Tickets to these screenings...
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Alexandre Chouery, Founder of Maison D’Alexandre in Greenwich, attributes his unique perspective and appreciation for beauty to his French-Lebanese heritage: a marriage of two cultures renowned for elegance and refinement yet whose aesthetic sensibilities differ.  This synthesis of east and west, coupled with his insistence on perfection, has shaped Alexandre’s twenty year career in the fashion...
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The Greenwich International Film Festival Call for Entry is now open through January 15th, 2018. We sat down with Sam Kleiner, GIFF programmer, to discuss the submissions process and what it takes to be selected into the final slate of 2018 films. What kind of films are you specifically looking for in this year’s Call...
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Guest blog by Greenwich-resident and Armenian Genocide survivor-descendant, Alyssa Keleshian The first ever, big budget, wide-release feature movie depicting the Armenian Genocide— complete with A-list, Hollywood celebrities and a renowned, Academy Award-winning director— is in theaters nationwide now. As the granddaughter of an Armenian Genocide survivor, I am proud to share this incredible story with you,...
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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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By Kayla O’Brien The idea of an acting career while glamorous and exciting, also has a level of uncertainty. Children and parents may be wondering how to begin the journey. GIFF recently had the opportunity to engage with Matt Newton, founder of MN Acting Studio in New York, to learn his opinions on how children...
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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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