First edition aims to bridge the worlds of film, finance and philanthropy.
Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) will hold its inaugural edition from June 4-7, 2015.
Founded by Carina Crain, Colleen deVeer and Wency Stapleton Reyes, GIFF aims to bridge the worlds of film, finance and philanthropy. The festival will be awarding at least $50,000 in cash prizes to film-makers in its first year.
The festival will feature over 25 films, and will also host screenings and panels throughout the year in order to build Greenwich into a visual arts epicentre.
GIFF will also support an important cause each year and will donate a percentage of funds raised directly to a charity (or charities) of choice.
The lineup for the festival will be announced in the coming months and their yearly events will kick off with a screening of Megan Griffiths’ Lucky Them, with a Q&A with the film-makers, on June 16 at the Avon Theatre in Stamford.