The Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) announced on Tuesday its inaugural film selections, alongside their panel program, jurors and special events.
The very first Greenwich International Film Festival will take place from June 4 – 7 in Greenwich. The full schedule, as well as tickets and passes, are now available online.
The Festival will feature 31 films, consisting of 5 narrative shorts, 4 documentary shorts, 10 narrative features, 5 documentary features, and 6 special screenings.
Colin Hanks’ documentary ALL THINGS MUST PASS will screen on Opening Night on June 5, with an Opening Night Party to follow.
“We are so proud of our Year One slate,” said GIFF founders Carina Crain, Colleen deVeer and Wendy Reyes. “The diversity of the films and filmmakers really illustrate what we are trying to do with GIFF – bringing in as many perspectives as possible and sharing those with our community.”
The Festival will also offer a series of panels covering television, sports, female filmmaking and, of course, film finance with names like Mark Teixeira, Alysia Reiner, Allan Houston, producer Cary Woods, ESPN’s Mike Greenberg, Producer Rachel Winter and Terence Winter (Creator of “Boardwalk Empire”).
Further, the Festival features special events including: the Changemaker Gala, the Spotlight On event, the Opening Night Film and Party and an Awards Ceremony. On Saturday, June 6, longtime UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors Harry Belafonte and Mia Farrow will be named as the inaugural Changemaker Honorees at a Gala. The event will be emceed by Kathie Lee Gifford.
“We are so excited about our special events and panel program,” said Crain, deVeer and Reyes. “They are designed with our audience in mind. The breadth of disciplines covered by the entertainment professionals participating will ensure lively discussions. We look forward to creating many memorable moments this year.