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(AND REPEAT AND REPEAT...)
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Tampa Film Institute Inc, our phenomenal
staff, and our incredibly dedicated group of volunteers, it is my distinct pleasure to
welcome you to the 15th annual Gasparilla International Film Festival!
Let me repeat that: 15 years of GIFF! On this occasion, and particularly after coming
out of the last couple years and the challenges we have all experienced, we are
humbled to be able to continue to put on our festival for all the film lovers of Tampa Bay,
and to continue to welcome you all back to the red carpet!
This year’s festival is a return to a completely in-person schedule, and with it we expect
our highest attendances of talent, both local and from across the country – take a flip
through our program, and you will see in-person Q&As across most of our lineup. Of
course, we will also be bringing to you the packed slate of films, panels, events and
parties that you have come to expect from GIFF, and we hope that you are able to take
full advantage of what we have to offer! Our lineup of events takes us across Tampa,
as we engage multiple locations, new and old, starting at the beautiful, historic Tampa
Theatre, and with our main program split between the theaters of AMC Westshore, the
brand-new Ferman Center for the Arts at the University of Tampa, and even a stop in at
Curtis Hixon Park.
With our 15th anniversary also comes a change in our title sponsor. This year we are
beyond thrilled to welcome Film Tampa Bay as our new title sponsor. Film Tampa
Bay has been a long-time friend and supporter of GIFF, and we cannot express our
gratitude for their additional support this year. As a non-profit organization, we rely
on the support of our title sponsor, our Community Sponsors, Partners, Members and
film-lovers everywhere, and without their support over these last 15 years, we could not
continually put on a festival of this caliber.
So thank you (yes, you!) all for your support over the years, and for being here now to
celebrate with us! Here’s to a memorable 2022 GIFF, and to the next 15 years of FILM.
TIM ZEHNDER, PRESIDENT
TAMPA FILM INSTITUTE, INC.
How to Fest
Staff & Coordinators, Screeners, Grand
Jury, Red Carpet VIP Members
Welcome Letters from Film Tampa Bay,
The City of Tampa and Hillsborough County
Industry Panel / Highschool Competiton
Spotlight & Special Screenings
Narrative Feature Competition & Spotlight Screenings
Documentary Feature Competition
Dramatic | Fun & Fearless
Thriller | College
International | Animated
Documentary | Made in Florida