Greenwich International Film Festival announces its 2018 slate of films and events! May 31st to June 3rd 2018

 

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Ashley Judd to be honored at the Festival

The Greenwich International Film Festival is right around the corner.  Tickets for the festival ‘s 2018 program features over 70 events. Purchase tickets for films, panels, parties and events are below. If you have questions, please contact the GIFF Box Office at 203-862-9696 or visit GIFF at 55 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT, beginning May 7th.

The Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) is proud to announce the full film slate and programming for the 4th annual festival running May 31st -June 3rd in Greenwich, Connecticut. Nearly half of the films in the program are either written or directed by women. THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING, a documentary by Academy Award Nominated filmmaker, Nathaniel Kahn will be the opening night film.

Other highlights of the festival weekend include:

  • The Changemaker Award Gala honoring Ashley Judd for her work with the United Nations Population Fund and Community Changemaker Duncan Edwards for his work in education with the Waterside School in Stamford, CT on May 31st.
  • A performance by Ms. Lauryn Hill at the Opening Night Party on Saturday June 1st at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich.
  • The Social Impact Awards with a jury chaired by Actor Ryan Eggold
  • Spotlight on: Tony Goldwyn panel sponsored by Connecticut Office of Film, TV, Digital Media held at 5pm on Saturday, June 2nd at Cole Auditorium
  • Spotlight on: James Ivory panel sponsored by Douglas Elliman held at 1pm on Sunday, June 3rd at Cole Auditorium

As previously announced, The Changemaker Gala will take place on May 31, 2018.  This year’s Changemaker Award honors artists who have used their public platform and the power of film to further positive social change.  This year, actress and author Ashley Judd, will be honored for her work with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Duncan Edwards, the Community Changemaker honoree at the 2018 festival, will be recognized for his work in education with the Waterside School in Stamford, CT.

Greenwich International Film Festival also previously announced Ms. Lauryn Hill as the performer for its 2018 Opening Night Party, taking place June 1, 2018 at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. The party will follow the Festival’s Opening Night Film Premiere.
 
With a focus this year on female filmmakers and empowerment within the industry, Ms. Lauryn Hill is an exciting and timely choice of performer for the Festival. Best known for her critically acclaimed solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”, which earned a record-breaking five Grammy Awards, Ms. Hill is an embodiment of female strength and recognition within the music industry. Proceeds from the Opening Night Party will benefit the Lauryn Hill Charity Fund, which supports education, health, agriculture, technology, and community-based businesses throughout the Diaspora.

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 About Greenwich International Film Festival:

Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that hosts a world-class film festival in Greenwich, CT. The goal of the festival is to bridge the worlds of film, finance and philanthropy. The fourth annual festival will take place May 31-June 3, 2018, and will support important human rights initiatives, as part of its social impact focus.  The four-day event will feature a star-studded Opening Night Party, film premieres, engaging panels, an honoree gala, and more.  For additional information, please visit

www.greenwichfilm.org.

 

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