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The Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) is a cultural arts institution that inspires, educates and entertains through its annual celebration of film, year-round events, community outreach and social awareness initiatives, while also supporting and cultivating the film industry of Tampa Bay and Florida and making an economic impact on our region.

First launched in the summer of 2006, GIFF has grown into an entertaining and educational year-round entity in Tampa Bay. Well-known for its annual film festival, GIFF is operated by the 501 (c)(3) non-profit Tampa film Institute and continually upholds its mission to provide year-long support for film screening, production, and education throughout the Tampa Bay region.

We would like to congratulate our 2014 AWARD WINNERS:

GIFF 2014 Rising Stars: RJ Mitte, Anna Anissimova, Martha MacIssac

GIFF 2014 Grand Jury Awards:
Special Jury for Acting – Frederikke Dahl Hansen, “Copenhagen”
Special Jury for Filmmaking – Michael Wechsler, “The Red Robin”
Screenwriting – SJ Thompson, “A Long Way From Paris”
Narrative Feature: “Copenhagen”, Directed by Mark Raso
World Showcase: “Melaza”, Directed by Carlos Lechuga
Documentary: “The Longest Game”, Directed by Camille Thoman
New Visions Presented by Indie Pix: “Sand Castles”, Directed by Clenet Verdi-Rose
Short Film: “God’s Got His Head in the Clouds”, Directed by Gianluca Sodaro
College Showcase: “The Bright Side”, Directed by Sarah Wilson Thacker

GIFF 2014 Audience Awards:
Short Film: “CHUB”, Directed by Sam Albis
Documentary: “Ride with Larry”, Directed by Ricardo Villarreal and Andrew Rubin
High School Showcase: “Pendemonium”, Directed by Wesley Hayes
College Showcase: “Tobacco Burn”, Directed by Justin Liberman
Best Florida Production: “….And a Bag of Chips”, Directed by Sabyn Mayfield
Narrative Feature: “Boys of Abu Ghraib”, Directed by Luke Moran

Gasparilla International Film Festival Tampa Makes MovieMaker Magazine's Top 50 Festivals
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Gasparilla International Film Festival - Tampa - 'Empire State' Film -The Rock - World Premiere March 19, 2013

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STORYTELLERS and lovers of all kinds.

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