We can hardly believe that a year has gone by since the initial GIFF buzz hit Greenwich. The second annual Greenwich International Film Festival is set to roll into town on Thursday, June 9. The four-day event will kick off with a bang at an opening night party at the Boys & Girls Club and be packed with screenings and panels.
Women at the Top:
Female Empowerment in Media
Despite the great strides in gender equity that have been made in this country, women are still woefully underrepresented in the entertainment industry. Hear from an ambitious group of women who are seeking to right this imbalance while making a difference in the world with their artistic and business pursuits.
The Big Business of Comedy Event & Happy Hour
What makes something funny? How has comedy evolved over the last thirty years? How do filmmakers contend with the mounting pressure to up the ante for more shock value? Richard Brener, producer of Sex and the City and Wedding Crashers will join comedic heavyweights including directors, producers, writers and actors for an evening conversation and happy hour guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.
Join the Connecticut premiere of this emotional and powerful work. Newtown is a documentary that chronicles the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. A cast of characters within Newtown and beyond interconnect to weave an intimate story of trauma, grief and community resilience.
From Book to Screen
We’ve all heard it—and said it: “The book is better than the movie.” But that’s not always the case. Just what does it take to execute the cinematic vision of literary works? Novelists, producers, screenwriters and directors share the myriad challenges they face and rewards they reap when it comes to adapting books to the silver screen. Moderated by Today’s Kathie Lee Gifford, panelists including best-selling author Adriana Trigiani will delve into everything from what it’s like to acquire intellectual property rights to working with agents, publishers and filmmakers.
Why you should join the movement
In 2015, investors committed $12.2 billion to social-impact investing. The movement has shed a much-needed light on social, cultural and environmental issues while generating significant financial return for its investors. This exclusive event for up to seventy-five people (open to GIFF pass holders and sponsored by J.P. Morgan) will provide an in-depth discussion and networking opportunity with a mix of leaders in the social-impact filmmaking community from notable companies such as Impact Partners, IFP, A&E and Participant Media.
Visit greenwichfilm.org for a full list of screenings and events, dates and locations. A variety of pass levels as well as individual movie tickets are available.