Changemaker Honoree Gala

Thursday, June 1st

6 PM Cocktail Reception at Betteridge
8 PM Awards Dinner at L’escale Resturant & Bar
Sponsored by ALS Finding a Cure and CuisinArt Resorts & Residences

Join us in honoring the 2017 Changemakers Renée Zellweger, Christy Turlington Burns, and Community Changemaker Andrew Niblock. Jenna Bush Hager will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Proceeds will support the fight against ALS, the SIMS Foundation, and Every Mother Counts.

Opening Night Film Premiere & Party

Friday, June 2nd

5:45 PM Opening Night Film – BENDING THE ARC at Bow Tie Cinemas 
8:30 PM Opening Night Party at Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich
Film Sponsored by WMC Health Network, Party Sponsored by Betteridge and Alfa Romeo

Join us for an inspiring documentary film screening of BENDING THE ARC, followed by a Q&A with cast and crew of the film as well as medical professionals about the Global Health Crisis. Following the film, join us for a star-studded party with cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, awards, and a concert by Flo Rida and film awards presented by Sophia Bush

The Cannonball Run Reunion

Friday, June 2nd

6:30 PM – Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library
In Partnership with the Greenwich Concors d’Elegance

Meet the real outlaws who were depicted in the 1981 film, The Cannonball Run … and those who followed in their footsteps later on! Featuring Pamela Yates, Nill Broderick, Judy Stropus, William Jeanes, Jack Cowell, Bill Warner and Alex Roy. Hosted by Mike Spinelli, co-host of The Drive on NBC Sports. 

Filmmaker and VIP Afterparty

Saturday, June 3rd

8:00 PM – J House

Join us for a casual, late night party with filmmakers to celebrate the incredible films and panels in the 2017 lineup. Entry to this party is reserved for VIP and Industry Passholders only. For more information, please email

GIFF at LOOK Polo VIP Tent

Sunday, June 4th

1 PM – Greenwich Polo 

Join GIFF and our friends from Fairfield County LOOK at a VIP Tent for the ultimate Polo experience! To celebrate the last day of GIFF, $50 of each $200 ticket will be donated to GIFF. 


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Reserve your tickets now for a variety of educating, engaging, and insightful panels during the 2017 Festival.


Check out the lineup of 50 documentary and narrative films, featuring short and feature length films from over 15 countries.

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