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Wednesday, March 30
 

5:00pm

AUDI Tampa VIP Opening Night Reception
Kick off the Suncoast Credit Union GIFF's 10th Year Anniversary with the Audi Tampa VIP Opening Night Reception, sponsored by Stella Artois and Dark Horse Wine. 

Enjoy complimentary light fare from Eddie V's Prime Seafood and complimentary Stella Artois Beer & Dark Horse Wine.  Rub shoulders and mingle with all the filmmakers, directors, talent, and more! 

 $65 includes Opening Night Film. 


Wednesday March 30, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tampa Theater 711 N Franklin St. Tampa, FL

7:30pm

Opening Night Film: "Eye in the Sky" - Sponsored by Ashley HomeStore
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The 2016 Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival Opening Night Film & Festivities is sponsored by Ashley HomeStore

Doors & Red Carpet Arrivals: 7:00pm 

Director Gavin Hood in Attendance


EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top-secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Also starring Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, the film is directed by Gavin Hood (TSOTSI) and written by Guy Hibbert (“Prime Suspect”). Producers are Ged Doherty, Colin Firth and David Lancaster.

Directed by: Gavin Hood
Written by: Guy Hibbert
Cast: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox
Producers: Ged Doherty, Colin Firth and David Lancaster
Cinematographer: Haris Zambarloukos
Music by: Paul Hepker, Mark Kilian
Editor: Megan Gill

Directors


Wednesday March 30, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Tampa Theater 711 N Franklin St. Tampa, FL

10:00pm

Carmelita's Rum Opening Night After Party
After the Opening Night Film, come on out to the Carmelita's Rum After Party where you will enjoy complimentary signature Carmelita's Rum Drinks & Live Entertainment. 

A GIFF Film Ticket or Pass is required for entry.   


Wednesday March 30, 2016 10:00pm - Thursday March 31, 2016 11:30pm
Tampa Theater 711 N Franklin St. Tampa, FL
 
Thursday, March 31
 

5:00pm

Shorts Program: Films on a Mission
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Shorts Program: Films On a Mission 

Out of the Village
Director: Jonathan Stein 

The Recovery Process
Director: Tim Moore 

Common Cents
Director: Myles Shank 

Insane. Invisible. In Danger.
Director: John Pendygraft

Tampa Big Chop Benefit
Director: Jim Webb

Final Stop
Director: Bobby Grubic


Thursday March 31, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

5:00pm

Bill Plympton: With The Stroke of a Pencil Workshop
FREE with Festival Pass 

Legendary Animator, Bill Plympton (Your Face, Guard Dog, Push Comes to Shove), shares his highlights of a true artist’s career. From his Academy Award nominations and MTV, to multi-award winning shorts and features, there’s something about hand drawn cartoons and keeping creative control…




Thursday March 31, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

6:30pm

Craving Cuba
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A Cuban-American woman seeks to understand her true identity. She interviews people throughout the US, strives to balance between conservative and liberal views, questions stereotypes and explores what it means to be Cuban-American in a time when the whole world is obsessed with Cuba.

Director: Zuzy Martin Lynch 


Thursday March 31, 2016 6:30pm - 7:35pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

7:00pm

Panel: Meet The Press, but don't forget your social media

 “Meet the Press, but don’t forget your Social Media” -Filmmaker’s Lounge

 With the media and press becoming more than the old standard of newspapers and TV, social media has become much bigger than just a trend. It’s an everyday source of promotion, advertising and marketing. Filmmakers and other honored guests are invited to pitch their films to the press and audience.

Cyndi Edwards (Daytime), Antony Francis (Head of Lettuce Media), Hilda Somarriba (Prism Media Group), Paul Guzzo (Tampa Tribune), Victoria Jorgenson (A Media Marketing), Al Frederick (Frederick Communications), and Steve Persall (Tampa Bay Times).

 George Zwierko (Three Chairs Productions) moderates.


Thursday March 31, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge TBD

8:00pm

I Dream Too Much
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Instead of chasing boys on the beach with her friends, recent college grad Dora finds herself caring for her reclusive Great Aunt in snowy upstate New York. When the imaginative girl discovers her aunt's hidden romantic past, Dora dreams that their revelation will pull Aunt Vera and herself from their mutual depressions.


Director: Katie Cokinos

Producers:
Richard Linklater-executive producer
Ed McWilliams-producer
Jack McWilliams-co-producer
Jay Thames-producer

Cast:
Danielle Brooks
Diane Ladd
Eden Brolin
James McCaffrey 


Thursday March 31, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

9:30pm

The Adderall Diaries
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Writer and Adderall enthusiast Stephen Elliott reaches a low point when his estranged father resurfaces, claiming that Stephen has fabricated much of the dark childhood that that fuels his writing. Adrift in the precarious gray area of memory, Stephen is led by three sources of inspiration: a new romance, the best friend who shares his history, and a murder trial that reminds him more than a little of his own story.

Director: Pamela Romanowsky
Writers: Stephen Elliott (memoir), Pamela Romanowsky(screenplay) 
Stars: Amber HeardJames FrancoChristian Slater 
 


Thursday March 31, 2016 9:30pm - 11:15pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

10:00pm

Waiting on Mary
FILM TRAILER
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A struggling actor, traumatized by a brutal divorce, assumes the personality of a colonial character he played at a failed amusement park as a way of retreating from his pain.

Director: Corey Horton


Thursday March 31, 2016 10:00pm - 11:18pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

10:00pm

Have Gun & Friends Perform The Last Waltz
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FREE ENTRY with GIFF Pass or Film Ticket! Official GIFF After Party. 

"Rock band Have Gun, Will Travel gathered over twenty of their musician friends from all over the southeast to recreate the legendary farewell performance by The Band on one legendary night in Tampa, Florida. With little time to prepare or rehearse, this was a concert that happened against all odds."


Thursday March 31, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Crow Bar 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl
 
Friday, April 1
 

4:55pm

Code 9 Officer Needs Assistance
FILM TRAILER 
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This groundbreaking documentary explores the darker side of law enforcement as it tells the stories of police officers who are suffering the mental anguish of the careers they chose. Code 9 explores the impacts of trauma First Responders deal with on the job which can result in PTSD and suicide.

Director & Producer: Deborah Louise Ortiz 
Producer: Lisa Edwards  
Producer: Tyler Marino 
 


Friday April 1, 2016 4:55pm - 6:14pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

5:00pm

Shorts Program: LOL
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Shorts Program: LOL  

The 10 Contestants You're Bound to Meet on the Season Premiere of The Bachelor
Director: Bobby Marinelli 

Speed Dating
Director: Cindy Krapfel

Attack of the Incredi-Ball! 
Director Andy Touchton

rated
Director: John Fortson

TuLips
Director: Whitney Hamilton 

Thursday Night Downtown 
Director: Gregory Mohn 


Friday April 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:29pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

5:15pm

The Mindful Revolution
FILM TRAILER
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The revolution of mindfulness meditation in the business world - a critical look behind the façade of a modern, spiritual phenomenon.

Director: Samuel Stefan 

Friday April 1, 2016 5:15pm - 6:14pm
Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater 5 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

6:35pm

The Forbidden Shore
FILM TRAILER 
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DIRECTED BY Ron Chapman

Country: Canada
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 95min
Film Year: 2016

The amazing diversity of contemporary Cuban music is gorgeously explored in Ron Chapman’s third documentary feature. The Forbidden Shore follows the great success of The Poet of Havana, which featured Carlos Varela. With this ambitious new film, Chapman captures the full gamut of what’s happening now in Cuba, both the most exciting artists and the distinct musical scenes they move in, from classic son and salsa, to trova, nueva trova, reggaton, rock, jazz, metal, rap, electronic, classical, choral, pop, changu, danzón, rumba, yoruba, bolero, conga, timba, mambo and—if you can believe it—more.

But the present can only be understood within the context of the past, thus the film’s wonderful soundtrack is comprised of music new and old, of the sounds of modern iconoclasts and the immortal music of the old guard. This is a one-of-a-kind journey into the heart and soul of a sonic culture like no other, a place where music is cultivated and thrives through the enduring desire of its people to forge a sound that is all their own. 


Directors


Friday April 1, 2016 6:35pm - 8:08pm
Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater 5 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

6:45pm

Love and Friendship
FILM TRAILER 

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Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely.

Director: Whit Stillman
Writers: Jane Austen (based on her novella "Lady Susan"),Whit Stillman
Stars: Kate BeckinsaleChloë SevignyXavier Samuel  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MaSK3POHI0

Directors


Friday April 1, 2016 6:45pm - 8:17pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

7:00pm

A Light Beneath Their Feet
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A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET is an honest and poignant coming of age story about a high school senior struggling with the decision whether to remain the stable rock for her bipolar mother or to go to her dream college across the country.

Director: Valerie Weiss
Writer: Moira McMahon
Stars: Taryn ManningKali HawkMadison Davenport  


Friday April 1, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

8:35pm

Havana Motor Club
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Reforms have offered opportunity in Cuba but the children of the Revolution are unsure of the best route forward. For a half-dozen drag racers, this means last-minute changes to their beloved American muscle cars, as they prepare for the first sanctioned race in Cuba since 1960. Punctuated by a lively Cuban soundtrack, Havana Motor Club offers a fascinating glimpse at the resilience and ingenuity of the competitive spirit.

Director: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt


Friday April 1, 2016 8:35pm - 9:55pm
Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater 5 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

8:35pm

Bear With Us
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A modern farce about a guy who attempts to propose to his girlfriend in the most romantic way possible, but his plan falls apart when a ravenous bear stumbles on their charming cabin in the woods. It's a comedy of errors that takes a look at just how far we'll go to preserve our relationships.

Director: William Stribling

Directors


Friday April 1, 2016 8:35pm - 10:09pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

9:00pm

The Daughter
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In the last days of a dying logging town Christian (Paul Schneider) returns to his family home for his father Henry’s (Geoffrey Rush) wedding to the much younger Anna (Anna Torv). While home, Christian reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie), who has stayed in town working at Henry’s timber mill and is now out of a job. As Christian gets to know Oliver’s wife Charlotte (Miranda Otto), daughter Hedvig (Odessa Young) and father Walter (Sam Neill), he discovers a secret that could tear Oliver’s family apart. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before.

Director: Simon Stone
Writers: Henrik Ibsen (play), Simon Stone
Stars: Geoffrey RushAnna TorvSam Neill
 


Friday April 1, 2016 9:00pm - 10:36pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

10:00pm

After Party: The Castle
Cash bar.  

Party in the dungeon!  

Friday April 1, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday April 2, 2016 1:00am
The Castle

10:40pm

A Beautiful Now
FILM TRAILER
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A beautiful dancer balances on the razor's edge between reality and fantasy as she asks her friends to help her figure out the passions and relationship that have shaped who they are and who they will become.

Director: Daniela Amavia
Writers: Daniela AmaviaDaniela Amavia
Stars: Abigail SpencerCheyenne JacksonCollette Wolfe


Friday April 1, 2016 10:40pm - 11:59pm
Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater 5 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

10:45pm

Shorts Program: Save The Drama…
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Shorts Program: Save the Drama 

Almost Home
Director: BJ Golnick 

The Confrontation
Director: Kinley Rice 

Insomniac
Director: Castille Landon 

Three In June
Director: Allison Mattox

This Modern Man is Beat
Director: Alex Merkin

The Ferryman
Director: Jeremy E. Evans 

Lionheart
Director: Fro Rojas 

Rogue Island
Director: Ryan Justice 

 


Friday April 1, 2016 10:45pm - 11:30pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

10:50pm

Interior
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When a mysterious letter is found hidden inside a family’s new home, Sam, a struggling filmmaker, is hired to capture evidence of the supernatural events plaguing their young daughter. What starts out as a simple paranormal investigation leads to one long, terrifying night. Isolated and alone with a dark force identified as Emily, Sam and his cameras are taken on a digital journey through the unknown and beyond.

Director: Zachary Beckler  


Friday April 1, 2016 10:50pm - 11:59pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl
 
Saturday, April 2
 

11:00am

Shorts Program: Music In Motion
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Shorts Program: Music in Motion 

Coraline
Director: Christian Cashmir 

Soy Cubana
Director: Jeremy Ungar 

The Suicide Flowers
Director John E. Seymore

Siren
Director: Frank Bologna

Years & Years: An Artificial Experience Music Motion Picture
Director: Bryan Harrison

ASD (Afrob and Samy Deluxe)-Legendaer/Populaer 
Director:  David Aufdembrinke


Saturday April 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

11:00am

Panel: Call My Agent

 “Call my Agent” -HCC Ybor City

 An actor relies on a network of agents, casting directors and managers to market their talents. How do you get in good with the casting directors? What’s the secret to booking a gig? How much does the script matter? What does it take to become a star? Learn from the experts in casting and discovering talent.

 Cinda Snow (Snow Entertainment), Kelly Paige (Level Talent), Traci Danielle (Brevard Talent), Brandon Henry Rodriguez (Scorpion, The Thinning), Rose Rosen, CSA (Edward Scissorhands, Soccer Moms of Tampa Bay), and Mark Mullen (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Miami Vice)

 

 Moderated and Sponsored By Tony Armer (St. Pete/Clearwater Film Commissioner)


Saturday April 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
HCC Ybor Campus - Ybor Room 2112 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605

12:15pm

Hano! A Century in the Bleachers
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Meet Arnold Hano, legendary sportswriter and social activist. Hano, 93, is one of the most prolific writers of the past century. Baseball fan, war veteran and storyteller emeritus: few have lived and chronicled the American experience as extensively. His story has flown under the radar of popular culture... Until now.

Director: Jon Leonoudakis


Saturday April 2, 2016 12:15pm - 1:08pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

12:30pm

Panel: The Performance is worth a thousand words

The Performance is worth a thousand words “ -HCC Ybor City

Performances are about what’s being said, but often it’s what isn’t said, from subtle expressions to the timing and tones of the actor’s voice. Discovering the connection from character to its audience and the mystery of what makes the audience love or hate a character.

 Oscar winner, Rita Moreno (West Side Story, 9 to 5), Mark Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell, Precious Cargo), Carlos Bardhem (The Debt, Assassin’s Creed), Colin Smith (Lies I Told my Little Sister, Bear with Us), Mary Rachel Dudley (Triple 9, HBO’s Confirmation), Alberto Ammann (Narcos, The Debt), Stacia Crawford (River Guard, Lost Cat Corona), and Christy Carlson Romano (Bear with Us, Kim Possible).

 

 Moderated by Doug Fox (Mad Max: Fury Road, Children of God)


Saturday April 2, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
HCC Ybor Campus - Ybor Room 2112 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605

12:30pm

SMART
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SMART is a groundbreaking feature-length documentary about a group of highly trained, adrenaline-fueled professionals who risk life and limb to rescue animals. They're Los Angeles' Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team!

 

Directors
Producers


Saturday April 2, 2016 12:30pm - 1:43pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

1:30pm

Ma ma
FILM TRALIER
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Academy Award®-winning actress and producer Penélope Cruz delivers an extraordinarily
emotional performance in ma ma, the newest film from acclaimed director Julio Medem (SEX AND LUCÍA). Honoring the high melodrama of Pedro Almodóvar and Douglas Sirk, ma ma follows Magda (Cruz) as she experiences tragedies and miracles alike. Just as Magda is diagnosed with breast cancer, she meets Arturo (Luis Tosar), a devoted husband and father in the midst of unspeakable loss. Their chance encounter leads both down a path of strength, grace, love, and rebirth.

Director: Julio Medem
Writer: Julio Medem
Stars: Silvia AbascalÀlex BrendemühlElena Carranza, Penelope Cruz



Saturday April 2, 2016 1:30pm - 3:21pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

2:00pm

Workshop: Pitch the Billion Dollar Producers

“Pitch the Billion Dollar Producer“ -HCC Ybor City

The Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) announces a new Film Pitch Contest where 3 finalists will have the chance of a lifetime to pitch their screen play  in front of Randall Emmett and George Furla of Emmet Furla Oasis Films at the 2016 Film Festival!   A winner will be chosen and will receive an option deal from Emmet Furla Oasis Films!  

Emmet Furla Oasis Films has produced over 80 films and grossed over $1,000,000 in box office ticket sales and is behind some of the most successful films of all time including The Amityville Horror, Rambo, 16 Blocks, End of Watch, 2 Guns, and Lone Survivor.

Randall Emmett and George Furla will also world premiere their latest film Precious Cargo at the 2016 Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 8:35pm.  The film stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar who will be in attendance, Bruce Willis, and Claire Forlani. 

To participate in the contest, filmmakers are asked to submit their logline of 25 words or less to GIFFPitchContest@gmail.com and is limited to 3 logline submissions per person/team  by March 31st, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST.   Ten loglines will be chosen by a GIFF Committee who will then refer for consideration by Randall Emmett who will choose 3 finalists to present their screen play at the “Pitch the Billion Dollar Producer” workshop on April 2nd at 2:00pm at the Festival.

Finalists presenting MUST be present during the workshop and must have a copyrighted screenplay or a WGA registered screenplay. 

Guidelines for submissions:

*Must have a copyrighted screenplay or WGA registered screenplay
*Logline must be 25 words or less
*Must be available/ present during the workshop on April 2nd
*Deadline for submissions March 29th

Rules and Regulations:

The organizers of GIFF reserve the right to reject any submission
The organizers of GIFF reserve the right to disqualify and/or otherwise adjust the ranking of any submission
The organizers of GIFF reserve the right to withhold the selection and announcement of winner.
The organizers of GIFF do not guarantee an option with Producer or any guarantee to provide a motion picture deal.
By submitting a piece of work to any segment of GIFF you grant the organizers of GIFF a royalty-free license to use your piece – with full credit to you – in any promotional (advertising and marketing) and/or research (review for judging, critiquing, etc.) activities they may choose. 
Entrants submitting entries for GIFF retain all commercial rights to their submissions, other than that may be agreed upon between, you and Randall Emmett, his affiliate, or any other person.
You will continue to own any applicable intellectual property rights in your submission, other than that may be agreed upon between, you and Randall Emmett, his affiliate, or any other person.
The organizers of GIFF reserve the right to change and/or otherwise alter the regulations and rules at any time and for any reason without notice. As a practice the organizers of GIFF will attempt to issue notices of changes within an acceptable time.
Entrants are expected to have all documents related to project in good order.
Entrants acknowledge that by entering any GIFF competition they accept all the terms and regulations hereby reflected. Further, entrants declare that the details furnished upon their entry into any GIFF competition are true and correct. In any case where the information provided by an entrant is found to be false or untrue or misleading or misrepresenting, the organizers of GIFF will automatically disqualify the entrant and purge all submissions of the entrant from all categories in all competitions.



Saturday April 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
HCC Ybor Campus - Ybor Room 2112 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605

2:15pm

Little Men
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Sundance World Premiere.  Nominated: Best Feature Film at Berlin International Film Festival

The new film from Ira Sachs (Love Is Strange) explores a life-defining friendship in the midst of familial turmoil, as the bond between a new pair of best friends is tested by their parents' battle over a dress-shop lease in New York City.

Thirteen-year-old Jake (Theo Taplitz) and his parents -- Brian, a struggling actor (Kinnear) and Kathy (Ehle), a psychotherapist -- find themselves moving back into their old Brooklyn home, just above the dress shop of single mother Leonor (Gloria's Paulina Garcia in her first major English-language role) and her charismatic son Tony (Michael Barbieri). When the couple decide to raise the rent on Leonor, a feud ignites between the adults and strains the formative kinship between Jake and Tony, who dream of attending the same prestigious arts high school together.


Director: Ira Sachs
Writers: Ira SachsMauricio Zacharias
Stars: Jennifer EhleAlfred MolinaGreg Kinnear 


Saturday April 2, 2016 2:15pm - 3:40pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

3:45pm

Embrace of the Serpent
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At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South
American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, SERPENT centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.

Director: Ciro Guerra
Writers: Ciro GuerraTheodor Koch-Grunberg  

OSCAR NOMINEE FOR BEST FOREIGN PICTURE  



Saturday April 2, 2016 3:45pm - 5:50pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

4:05pm

Puerto Ricans in Paris
FILM TRAILER 
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Actress Rosie Perez in Attendance.

Puerto Rican brothers–in-law Eddie and Luis just happen to be NYC’s two best counterfeit detectives. When the latest, must-have “It Bag” from celebrated Parisian fashion designer Colette’s new collection has been stolen, they head to Paris in hopes of cracking the case and collecting a handsome fee.  With clashing sleuthing styles and personality traits, the comedic duo infuses a bit of color into the City of Lights. This hilarious new caper features the incomparable Luis Guzman and co-star Edgar Garcia alongside Rosie Perez and Rosario Dawson.  

Directed by: Ian Edelman
Screenwriter: Neel Shah, Ian Edelman
Producers: Joseph Zolfo
Cinematographer: Damian Acevedo
Editor: Justin Krohn
Music: Jonathan Sadoff
Cast: Luis Guzman, Edgar Garcia, Alice Taglioni, Miriam Shor, Frédéric Anscombre, Rosie Perez, Rosario Dawson 


Saturday April 2, 2016 4:05pm - 5:26pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

4:30pm

Panel: The Creative Hands

4:30pm- The Creative Hands (behind the scenes) -HCC Ybor City

 

From the art of special effects make-up to the sights and sounds that pull you into a film, it takes an army of talented crew to make movie magic.  Meet the crew.

 

Oscars don’t just go to the lead actor…

 

Oscar winning and multiple nominee, Sound mixer- David Parker (Fight Club, Dreamgirls)-, Editor- Stacy Schroeder (The Disaster Artist, Grudge Match), Make-up artist- Francesca Tampieri (Dog Eat Dog, Hatfields and McCoys), Cinematographer-Alex Gallitano (Bear with Us, Beyond Belief) and Sound mixer- Whit Norris (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Passengers)

 

Moderator- Dale Gordon (Film Tampa Bay Commissioner)

 


Saturday April 2, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
HCC Ybor Campus - Ybor Room 2112 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605

5:00pm

Dooder & The Lighthouse
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Dooder Parker is eighty-six and full of life. When the historic lighthouse in his hometown becomes doomed to fall into the Gulf, his recounting of local history evolves into a reflection on his love for his wife. Stories intertwine to paint a portrait of a vanishing way of life.

Director: Clayton Long & Lisa Long 
 



Saturday April 2, 2016 5:00pm - 6:20pm
Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater 5 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

6:00pm

Remember Me
FILM TRAILER 
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Rita Moreno to receive GIFF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD during film screening 

Two self-involved grandchildren are forced to step up after their beloved grandmother loses her husband of 60 years.

Director: Steve Goldbloom
Writer: Steve Goldbloom
Stars: Rita MorenoPamela Gaye WalkerRay Reinhardt 



Directors
Talent


Saturday April 2, 2016 6:00pm - 7:55pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

6:10pm

The Debt
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Set against the backdrop of an international finance deal in New York and Peru, The Debt is an intense political drama which explores how far people will go to get what they want.

Director: Barney Elliott
Writer: Barney Elliott
Stars: Stephen DorffElsa OliveroAmiel Cayo

Producers


Saturday April 2, 2016 6:10pm - 7:49pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

6:50pm

The Rainbow Kid
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Eugene, a young man with Down syndrome, embarks on a life-altering journey to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Director: Kire Paputts
Writers: Noel S. Baker (story), John Frizzell 
Stars: Julian RichingsNicholas Campbell,Krystal Hope Nausbaum 


Saturday April 2, 2016 6:50pm - 8:21pm
Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater 5 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

8:35pm

Precious Cargo
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A crime boss tries to make off with loot that belongs to another thief.

Director: Max Adams
Writers: Max AdamsPaul V. Seetachitt
Stars: Bruce WillisClaire ForlaniMark-Paul Gosselaar  



Saturday April 2, 2016 8:35pm - 10:05pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

8:45pm

The Truth About Lies
FILM TRAILER 
BUY PASSES 

Gilby Smalls is having a meltdown. He's just been fired from his job, lost his apartment in a fire and his girlfriend gave him the boot. And it's only Wednesday. Now, at the ripe old age of thirty-something, he is forced to move in with May, his booze-swindling man-obsessed mother. This is the last straw.

Director: Phil Allocco
Writer: Phil Allocco
Stars: Odette AnnableMary Elizabeth EllisColleen Camp  



Saturday April 2, 2016 8:45pm - 10:20pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

9:00pm

Shorts Program: Love is In The Air
BUY PASSES 

Shorts Program: Love Is In the Air 
 

Pasta
Director: Yomee Kwak

Blueberry
Director: Mary Rachel Dudley 

Mother's Day
Director: Jeff Tan 

Two Kinds of People
Director: Quincy Perkins

Bumblebees
Director: Jenna Kanell

Sleeping With Earings On
Director: Jaclyn Gramigna

Not Meant To Understand
Director: Anjani Pandey

Come Away With Me 
Director: Ellen Gerstein
 


Saturday April 2, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

10:40pm

The Blackcoat's Daughter
FILM TRAILER 
BUY PASSES

Formerly "February".

Set over the course of the winter break at a rural boarding school, Kat and Joan are forced to become companions. However, what neither of them know is that an evil presence is stalking Kat, and what they experience will resonate across time and affect the lives of everyone they know.


 


Saturday April 2, 2016 10:40pm - 11:59pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

10:50pm

Hair I Go Again
FILM TRAILER 
BUY PASSES 

“Facing a mid-life crossroads, two longtime friends risk everything as they set out to fulfill their dreams of achieving rock & roll stardom. First and last chances happen only once as their improbable journey is chronicled in the feature-length documentary, Hair I Go Again”

Director - Steve McClure
Producer - Kyle Kruger
Producer -  Mike Dion
Executive Producers -  Matt & Kelli Cooper
Associate Producer -  Marc Ferrari 


Saturday April 2, 2016 10:50pm - 11:30pm
Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater 5 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

10:50pm

Shorts Program: Thrill Ride
BUY PASSES 

Shorts Program: Thrill Ride 

Joe II
Director: Juan Aristizabal 

Night of The Slasher
Director: Shant Hamassia

Slayer A.D.
Director: James Allerdyce 

Sh-h-h
Director: Keith M. Tracy

Zero Hour
Director: Karl Huber

Star Child
Director: Tommy Demos

Red Nail Polish
Director: Alejandro Marin
 


Saturday April 2, 2016 10:50pm - 11:30pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

11:00pm

After Party: GameTime

2 For 1 Beer & Wine.  

GameTime Tampa is located at Centro Ybor, Ybor City. Over $1 Million was recently invested into this center for a major remodel. This includes a new beautiful Restaurant, new Sports Bar, new menu with gourmet selections, a new audio visual experience with over 65 TV’s to watch any sporting event, new attractions and games – including Showdown and 4 lanes of Mini Bowling – updated party rooms, and more advanced systems throughout the Mega Arcade with over 120 games and simulators.



Saturday April 2, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday April 3, 2016 11:30pm
Gametime
 
Sunday, April 3
 

10:00am

Suncoast Credit Union GIFF Family Fun Day
Suncoast Credit Union GIFF's Family Fun Day is an annual tradition and celebration for families and kids with family friendly activities, games, prizes, red carpet experiences, casting calls, and FREE family friendly films shown on the big screen! 

Film Screenings: 
11:00 am - Kung Fu Panda 3 
1:30 pm - The Lego Movie 

Famliy Friendly Activities ALL DAY! 


Sunday April 3, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
Centennial Park 1800 E 8th ave, tampa fl 33605

11:00am

Panel: Meet the Commish & Breakfast

 

Filmmakers/ Panelists Breakfast  –Filmmaker’s Lounge

 

Film Tampa Bay’s Dale Gordon and St. Pete/ Clearwater’s Film Commissioner, Tony Armer welcome filmmakers, panelists, and out of town guests for a Tampa style breakfast in the filmmakers lounge; Bloody Mary’s, Mimosa’s, and film discussion from incentives to locations will be topical.


Sunday April 3, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge TBD

11:00am

Hitching a Ride on Entropy
FILM TRAILER 

“Hitching a Ride on Entropy” is an inspirational, educational and unless you have a really lame sense of humor you’ll find it to be an entertaining documentary about what you can do to put your own “dent” in this universe when you decide that your only two choices for accomplishing your aim, will be yes or yes.


Sunday April 3, 2016 11:00am - 12:23pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

11:00am

Kung Fu Panda 3
Part of the Suncoast Credit Union GIFF Family Fun Day.

Enjoy a FREE outdoor screening of the movie Kung Fu Panda 3 along with other family friendly activities!  


Sunday April 3, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Centennial Park 1800 E 8th ave, tampa fl 33605

11:05am

Shorts Program: Films 101 (College)
BUY PASSES 

Shorts Program: Films 101 (College) 

Her Unlikely Kin
Director: Kenneth J. Raimondi 

Dixie
Director: Armaan Uplekar

Compassionate Release
Director: Kate Li 

Dead Roses
Director: John Fuentes 

Drone
Director: Justin Lee 

Queens
Director: Lucas Omar 

Hush

You Are Always on Time
Director: Yiding Ma 

Graveyard Girl
Director: Chloe Lind 
 


Sunday April 3, 2016 11:05am - 12:05pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

12:00pm

Panel: A Conversation with Darcy McKinnon of NOVAC

 

 “A Conversation with Darcy McKinnon of NOVAC” –Filmmaker’s Lounge

 

The mission to educate and build a film community stems with a variety of resources including local and national organizations, Darcy McKinnon and Dale Gordon (Film Tampa Bay) discuss efforts to grow and sustain the film and television industry in Tampa Bay. 


Sunday April 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge TBD

12:45pm

It Had to be You
FILM TRAILER 
BUY PASSES

Sonia is a quirky, neurotic jingle writer who has always dreamt of a big and exciting life. Surprised by a sudden proposal and subsequent ultimatum from her easy-
going boyfriend, Chris, Sonia has three days to decide whether she'll join the ranks of her married friends or take a leap and pursue her fantasies.

A whimsical romantic comedy that's raunchy and yet gentle, "It Had To Be You" explores the choices women face today while satirizing cultural expectations of gender and romance.

Director: Sasha Gordon
Writers: Levi Abrino (story), Sasha Gordon 
Stars: Cristin MiliotiDan SoderHalley Feiffer
 


Sunday April 3, 2016 12:45pm - 2:08pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

12:50pm

No Greater Love
FILM TRAILER 
BUY PASSES 

No Greater Love explores a combat deployment through the eyes of an Army chaplain who carried a camera in Afghanistan, capturing the gritty reality of war as well as the bond that is made among troops.

Director: Justin Roberts  

Directors


Sunday April 3, 2016 12:50pm - 2:24pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

1:00pm

Panel: How To Fest: Do's and Don'ts for a film festival run

How to Fest” (Do’s and Don’ts for a Film Festival run) –Filmmaker’s Lounge

 

After the film is made and it’s time to show it, and the festivals continue to be one of the best ways to find an audience. From film festival programmers, executive directors, publicists, and potential distributors, learn some new tricks to help your film get into festivals, possibly win and get that coveted distribution deal.

 

Andres Castillo (Miami International Film Festival), Monica Varner (GIFF), Leslie Cohen (HBO), Quincy Perkins (Key West Film Festival), Dwight Cenac (Sunscreen Film Festival), Hilda Somarriba (Prism Media Group), and Grace Santos (Bentonville Film Festival)

 

Tyler Martinolich moderates (Film Tampa Bay)


Sunday April 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge TBD

1:30pm

The Lego Movie
Part of the Suncoast Credit Union GIFF Familiy Fun Day.  

Enjoy a FREE outdoor movie screening of The Lego Movie along with other fun activities!  


Sunday April 3, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Centennial Park 1800 E 8th ave, tampa fl 33605

2:30pm

HIGH SCHOOL FILM SHOWCASE Sponsored by Suncoast Credit Union
FREE ADMISSION 

Sunday April 3, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

2:30pm

Tampa Bay High School Film Competition Sponsored by Suncoast Credit Union
Free Admission and Open to the Public


Sunday April 3, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

2:30pm

Panel: Open Casting


Casting directors, managers, acting coaches, and agents are always looking to discover new talent. Discuss the possibilities with the experts who can open the doors to Hollywood. After all, it’s all who you know… Bring your headshot. Bring your chops.

Possibly in attendance: Eugenie Bondurant (Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Fight Club), Nancy McBride (Reel Casting), Kelly Paige (Level Talent), Traci Daniele (Brevard Talent), Bobbi Hill (Bobbi Hill Casting), Rose Rosen (Edward Scissorhands, Bridezillas), Andi Matheny (The Mentalist, American Zombie), Brandon Henry Rodriguez (Director’s Cut, Wilfred), Mark Mullen (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Monster) and Cinda Snow (Snow Entertainment).

 

Moderator: Elizabeth Fendrick (Vacation, Reckless)

 


Sunday April 3, 2016 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater 5 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

2:45pm

One More Time
FILM TRAILER 
BUY PASSES

When an aspiring rocker (AMBER HEARD) moves back in with her father (CHRISTOPHER WALKEN), an aging star charting a comeback, tensions rise, but their lives begin to change forever.

Director: Robert Edwards
Writer: Robert Edwards
Stars: Christopher WalkenAmber HeardKelli Garner 


Sunday April 3, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

4:45pm

BEST OF FEST: Remember Me
Best of Fest Screening of Remember Me 
 

Sunday April 3, 2016 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel Theater 1 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

5:00pm

Awards Ceremony
Sunday April 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

6:30pm

Closing Night Film: Everybody Wants Some
FILM TRAILER 
BUY PASSES

A “spiritual sequel” to DAZED AND CONFUSED set in the world of 1980 college life, EVERYBODY WANTS SOME is a comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Get ready for the best weekend ever.



Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater
Stars: Zoey DeutchTyler HoechlinRyan Guzman 

Directors


Sunday April 3, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Helene & Leonard Marks Theater 7 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl

7:00pm

BEST OF FEST: The Debt
BEST OF FEST SCREENING: THE DEBT

Sunday April 3, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
TBA

7:30pm

Skyy Vodka Closing Night Party

Don't miss the GIFF Closing Night Party 10 Years in the Making...

With a live performance by Phase 5 Band! Once the clock hits 10, get ready for a transformation that will have you dance the night away with DJ Fresh!

Complimentary Skyy Vodka drinks all night and a light fare included.

 


 


Sunday April 3, 2016 7:30pm - Monday April 4, 2016 12:00am
The Ritz Ybor