Greenwich International Film Festival
The Greenwich International Film Festival™ will be an annual not-for-profit event headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut bridging the worlds of film and finance. Located just 45 minutes northeast of New York City, It is an ideal venue for a festival celebrating film and the visual arts.
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June 5-7, 2015
Compelling. Provocative. Thrilling. Empowering.
Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) will be a not-for-profit 3-day event debuting June 5-7, 2015. GIFF will showcase a slate of carefully curated films. Artists of varying disciplines may submit work in following categories: narrative feature, narrative short, documentary feature, documentary short, and works in progress. The Festival will be set in Greenwich’s downtown area; an all-around vibrant environment for the Festival’s supporting networking and fundraising events. Through innovative platforms we will help support, publicize and engage artists and audiences before and after the festival, a key differentiator between The Greenwich International Film Festival and others. The Festival will be supported throughout the year by events that keep its international and local audience engaged. Events include monthly forums and educational workshops with industry professionals and financial power players.
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Who we are
WHO WE ARE
The Greenwich International Film Festival is designed to be an essential destination for all who love film and the visual arts, and to ensure producers a platform for the works they create. Providing an unique venue for artists to showcase their vision to a global audience, and provide workshops designed to educate, empower and enable filmmakers to develop relationships with film funds, distributers, and technology leaders. Supporting and elevating independent films and filmmakers from around the world by providing them exposure to capital resources unique to Greenwich.
“Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I’d say that film is the sculpting of time.” - Andrei Tarkovsky
Filmanthropy! GIFF will support social causes that are relevant to our filmmakers, our audiences and our team. A strong emphasis will be placed on arts and education within our community and beyond. GIFF GIVES is an educational outreach program with a purpose. We will offer a dynamic range of programs for adults, youth, families, teens, community organizations, school groups, and educators through meaningful encounters with film industry luminaries. Through programs and workshops in all areas of the visual arts, engagement with artists, and the creative integration of educational programming, GIFF GIVES will serve as a learning environment and forum for inquiry, exploration, and discourse about the visual arts. Contributions to all areas of GIFF GIVES in any amount are welcome and provide direct support to annual program costs.
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, ESQ works in her family’s real estate investment and development business and is actively involved in fundraising for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. In 2013, Julie produced the film,
After The Fall,
which starred David Duchovny and Hope Davis.
Jenna Bush Hager
is an author and journalist currently working as a correspondent for
The Today Show
and as a contributor to
NBC nightly news
. In 2009 she authored New York Times best seller,
, about a young mother with HIV.
is an actor and television writer. He is known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti on
, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2004. He has appeared in numerous films which include
The Lovely Bones
and has also appeared in the TV drama series
Law & Order
as Detective Nick Falco.
is a screenwriter, novelist, director, and producer. Perhaps best known as co-writer of Ocean’s Thirteen and Rounders, he has also produced films such as The Illusionist and The Lucky Ones. He’s published a number of novels including City of the Sun, Where the Dead Lay, and 13 Million Dollar Pop. Levien also co-directed Knockaround Guys and Solitary Man. Most recently, he co-directed an installment of ESPN’s 30 for 30 film series, This Is What They Want, a look at the rise of tennis and American legend Jimmy Connors. He graduated from the University of Michigan and now resides in Greenwich with his wife and children. He is currently working on a pilot entitled BILLIONS for Showtime.
is a writer and producer who has produced over a dozen films starting with the indie sensation comedy
to the political thriller
with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. His current release,
, stars Brendan Frasier. Mr. Ludwig has directed commercials and also serves on the Board of the Actors Studio.
is a Greenwich native and the producer of
The Big Wedding
starring Robert DeNiro and Diane Keaton. He co founded Two Ton Productions with his partner, Justin Zackham.
Deborah Goodrich Royce
began her career as an actress in film and television before transitioning to Miramax Films as the story editor. She and her husband, Chuck, have restored numerous Main Street buildings and businesses, including the Avon Theatre, an independent not-for-profit cinema in Stamford, CT. Deborah serves on the boards of the New York Botanical Garden, Greenwich Historical Society, the Garden Conservancy and the Hunter Foundation.
is a critically acclaimed screenwriter and producer known for his films
Fire Down Below
. He currently resides in Greenwich, CT with his family.
is an American Major League Baseball first baseman for the New York Yankees as well as a beloved Greenwich citizen and philanthropist who resides here with his family.
is an actress, writer and producer who demonstrated each of these diverse talents in her latest feature film,
, which starred Thomas Hayden Church, Toni Colette, and Johnny Depp.
is the chairman and CEO of Neuberger Berman. He and his wife,
Nancy Dorn Walker
, are great supporters of the arts as well as countless other charities.
The trailer above
is from the movie
which tells the story of Ellie Klug (Toni Collette), a rock journalist who is tasked with the painful assignment of exploring her own past. Joined by eccentric would-be documentarian Charlie (Thomas Haden Church), Ellie sets out on an emotional treasure hunt in order to finally rid herself of her "ghosts" and get on with her life.
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