Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) February 05, 2014
Planning is underway to launch the first annual Greenwich International Film Festival, an event that will highlight and showcase the works of independent filmmakers and artists from around the world. The festival is already gearing up to give everyone a little taste of what to expect from the yearly showcase. The Greenwich International Film Festival will hold its launch event on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014. An Evening with Oscar, sponsored by Moët Hennessy and Serendipity, will take place at the J House in Riverside, CT. This is the first of many events the GIFF will host, leading up to inaugural festival in the summer of 2015.
“We’re strongly committed to making the Greenwich International Film Festival an event for every film enthusiast, artist, and industry professional. An Evening with Oscar is just one of the many events we’re planning to bring cinephiles and industry professionals together in one place,” says Carina Crain, Executive Officer and co-founder of the Festival. “Greenwich is the perfect fit for independent filmmakers, as the area is a global center for professionals looking for a good investment.”
“The Festival’s greater mission is to harness the power of film to spread awareness about important cultural and social issues while simultaneously acknowledging the power of entertainment and laughter in enhancing people’s lives,” says Wendy Stapleton Reyes, GIFF Executive Director.
The ultimate goal of the GIFF is to attract people from all over the world, and help make Greenwich a center for independent film. The Greenwich International Film Festival has been gaining a lot of well-deserved attention throughout the Greenwich community and beyond. The festival features many prominent members of the film and finance community on its Executive Board, including screenwriter Jeb Stuart, critically acclaimed action screenwriter of Die Hard and The Fugitive, George Walker, CEO of Neuberger Berman, and his wife Nancy Dorn Walker, Today Show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees first baseman and beloved Greenwich resident, Emily Wachtel, writer, actress, and producer, and Clay Pecorin, Greenwich native and producer of such movies as The Big Wedding starring Robert DeNiro and Diane Keaton. Tickets for An Evening with Oscar are currently on sale now, and can be purchased online.
About Greenwich International Film Festival:
The Greenwich International Film Festival was founded by Carina Crain, Colleen deVeer, and Wendy Stapleton Reyes as a not-for-profit event celebrating the art of visual storytelling. The Festival aims to help filmmakers showcase their work and connect them with film industry professionals. The Festival’s greater mission is to educate and entertain.