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Tuesday, March 24
 

5:30pm

Stella Artois VIP Opening Night Reception & Film Presented by Merril Lynch
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us as we celebrate the Opening Night of GIFF 2015 and "FEAST" in unlimited food samplings from area restaurants along with complimentary Stella Artois Beer and Dark Horse Wine.  

Mingle, dine, and wine with filmmakers, directors, producers, and stars while you walk the red carpet.  Enjoy the Opening Night Film immediately after the reception.

SOLD OUT! 

Film Only Tickets available at the Tampa Theatre Box Office starting at 10am.  Limited Quantities Available 



Tuesday March 24, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St. Tampa, FL 33602

8:00pm

Opening Night Film: 'The Surface'
Limited Capacity seats available

Mitch (Sean Astin) is intent on suicide when he stumbles upon the debris from a crashed, small engine floatplane where the survivor, Kelly (Chris Mulkey) is struggling to stay alive.  Mitch is emotionally wounded and Kelly is physically wounded, and it’s during the course of Mitch trying to save Kelly’s life, and a dying Kelly trying to save Mitch’s life, that both lives are changed.

Directed by: Gil Cates, Jr. 

In Attendance: 
Sean Astin (Rudy, Goonies, Lord of the Rings)
Chris Mulkey (Whiplash, Captain Phillips)
Jeff Gendelman, Producer 
Jimmy Sammarco, Director of Photography & Co-Producer 

Film Tickets available at the Tampa Theatre Box Office starting at 10am.  Limited Quantities Available 


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Filmmakers
Sponsors



Tuesday March 24, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St. Tampa, FL 33602

10:00pm

Opening Night After Party
No Cover.  Drinks Specials

Tuesday March 24, 2015 10:00pm - Wednesday March 25, 2015 2:00am
Anise Global Gastrobar 777 N Ashley Dr
 
Wednesday, March 25
 

3:30pm

Ribbon Cutting w/ Mayor Bob Buckhorn & Special Guests
Join us as we cut the ribbon (or film in this case) on Channelside Cinemas after it gets a GIFF makeover.  


Wednesday March 25, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

5:00pm

Shorts Block 1
Shorts Program 1 - See films below

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Wednesday March 25, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

5:30pm

Love at First Fight
Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud's summer looks set to be a peaceful one, until he runs into Madeleine, as beautiful as she is brusque, a concrete block of tensed muscles and doomsday prophecies.

Directed by : Thomas Cailley 

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Wednesday March 25, 2015 5:30pm - 7:08pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

6:00pm

Historias Del Canal
Five shorts spanning a century on lives impacted by the Panama Canal.

Directed by
Abner Benaim...(segment "1977")
Carolina Borrero...(segment "1913")
Luis Franco Brantley...(segment "1964")
Pinky Mon...(segment "1950")
Pituka Ortega-Heilbron...(segment "2013")

Executive Director: Pituka Ortega-Heilbron

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Wednesday March 25, 2015 6:00pm - 7:45pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

7:30pm

Posthumous
POSTHUMOUS is  a  modern day  fairy  tale  that  centers  on  a  struggling  artist  whose  artwork skyrockets in value when he is mistakenly thought to have killed himself. The artist decides to  keep  up  the  charade  by  pretending  to  be  his  own  brother,  but  the  entire  plan  is  put  in jeopardywhen  he  befriends  a  charming,  resourceful  reporter  and  they  begin  to  show  each other the true value of life, art and love.

Jack Huston, Brit Marling, Lambert Wilson, Tom Schilling, Alexander Fehlin.  

Directed by: Lulu Wang

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Wednesday March 25, 2015 7:30pm - 9:04pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

8:15pm

Force Majeure
A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular.

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Wednesday March 25, 2015 8:15pm - 10:15pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

9:00pm

Wednesday Night After-Party
Drink Specials.  No Cover. 

Wednesday March 25, 2015 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Hablo Taco 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

9:30pm

The Last Time You Had Fun
Starring Demitri Martin (Taking Woodstock, In a World...), Mary Elizabeth Ellis ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"), Eliza Coupe ("Happy Endings"), Kyle Bornheimer (Bachelorette, "Agent Carter"). When Clark and Will meet Alison and Ida in a wine bar, the foursome set out for an all-night adventure to have the most fun that four decidedly dysfunctional adults are capable of having.

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Wednesday March 25, 2015 9:30pm - 10:52pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

9:45pm

Dutch Book
When Will’s father, Billy, becomes indebted to a dangerous bookie, Will launches a scheme to pay off the debt. But when a rival bookie gets suspicious, and an unstable salesman grows desperate, the whole con is exposed. With everyone jockeying for the loot, Will has to con them all, resulting in an explosive conclusion of betrayal, and new beginnings.
 

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Wednesday March 25, 2015 9:45pm - 11:01pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

10:30pm

The Break-In
A married couple have dinner and discuss their future, they go to bed but soon they realize that someone is in the house. The crisis that follows this incident brings the couple closer together, but brings the relationship to a clash when reality comes knocking on the door. A movie about love and living with a secret.
The Woman - Jenny Lampa
The Man - Lukas Loughran
The Thief - Richard Ulfsäter
Marcus Ovnell      Writer/Directer
Jenny Lampa        Producer/Lead actress

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Wednesday March 25, 2015 10:30pm - 11:52pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

11:30pm

Dead Still: Director's Cut
Upon the death of his great grandfather, Brandon Davis a wedding photographer inherits an antique camera famous for taking Victorian death photography. After photographing his subjects they start to die from horrible, bizarre deaths.

Cast: Ben Browder (Farscape, Stargate SG1) Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Jeepers Creepers) and Gavin Casalegno (Noah, When The Game Stands Tall) and Elle LaMont (Dusk Till Dawn, Machete Kills).

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Wednesday March 25, 2015 11:30pm - Thursday March 26, 2015 1:04am
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602
 
Thursday, March 26
 

5:00pm

Somewhere in the Middle
SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE is an improvised ensemble piece about a love quadrangle that falls apart. It's told in segments, like a jigsaw puzzle that allows the audience to piece the film together as it progresses.

Cassandra Freeman, Charles Miller, Marisol Miranda, Louisa Ward, D. Rubin Green, Aristotle Stamat

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Thursday March 26, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

5:15pm

Somos Mari Pepa (We are Mari Pepa)
Alex, a 16 year old teenager living with his grandma has various plans to occupy himself during the summer. He also becomes aware that his grandma is increasingly dependent on him.

Alejandro Gallardo, Arnold Ramíerz, MoIsés GalIndo, Rafa El Andrade, Petra IñIguez



Thursday March 26, 2015 5:15pm - 6:55pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

5:30pm

Shorts Block 2
Shorts Program 2 - See films below. 

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Thursday March 26, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

6:30pm

Industry Panel: "For The Love of Films, Women in the Film Industry"
Industry Panel | FREE ADMISSION 

 


Thursday March 26, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
4 - Film Tampa Bay Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

7:00pm

Borscht Corp Remix
Borscht Corp Mixtape

For the last five years, Miami-based film and art collective The Borscht Corporation has had at least one short film premiere at Sundance and have had dozens of their works play in over a hundred other international festivals and museums while winning dozens of awards and garnering millions of views online, boldly announcing the arrival of Miami as a vital independent film center to the international community. This program is a brief and wild "mixtape" overview through some of their psychedelic, moving, strange, and distinctly Miami work from the last few years. 

This is your chance to see it in Tampa!



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Thursday March 26, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

7:15pm

The Challenger
With the help of legendary boxing trainer Duane Taylor (Michael Clarke Duncan), struggling Bronx auto mechanic Jaden Miller (Kent Moran) must turn to boxing to save he and his mother (S. Epatha Merkerson) from living on the streets.

Kent Moran, Michael Clarke Duncan, S. Epatha Merkerson, & Justin Hartley

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Directors
KM

Kent Moran

President, Wishing Well Pictures, Inc.
Actor/Writer/Director


Thursday March 26, 2015 7:15pm - 8:50pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

7:20pm

Ben's at Home
Heartbroken and cynical after he’s dumped by his girlfriend, Ben makes the unusual decision never to leave his house again, revealing in the struggles that follow the extent to which social media shapes our personal lives.

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Thursday March 26, 2015 7:20pm - 8:30pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

9:00pm

Travelling at Night with Jim Jarmusch
“Travelling at night with Jim Jarmusch” is a 47 mn documentary film in form of an intimate and intriguing portrait of director Jim Jarmusch, at work on the set of his latest film, Only Lovers Left Alive (starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska…)

Director: Lea Rinaldi

Jim Jarmusch, Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt and Mia Wasikowska.

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Thursday March 26, 2015 9:00pm - 9:50pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

9:00pm

Girls Night
Kacey, Shay, Ida, Shannon and Tina were the best of friends in college. Now two years after graduation they rarely see each other. To remedy the situation the girls get tickets to see their favorite band, The Field Effect, and come together for a night out in Boston. But when Shannon loses the tickets the group must back track her steps to find the missing tickets and make it to the show before it's too late. 

Cast:
Ashley Lawwill
Jennifer Ferguson
Jessica Renee Russell
Kristen Brancaccio
Rachel Neiheisel


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Thursday March 26, 2015 9:00pm - 10:27pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

9:00pm

Thursday Night After Party
No cover.  Drink Specials

Thursday March 26, 2015 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Splitsville 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

9:20pm

Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
Spain, 1966, a high-school English/Latin teacher, Antonio, drives to Almeria in hopes of meeting his hero, John Lennon. Along the way, Antonio picks up two runaways.

Francesc Colomer
Javier Camara
Natalia de Molina
Rogelio Fernandez
Ramon Fontsere
Ariadna Gil
Jorge Sanz

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Thursday March 26, 2015 9:20pm - 11:08pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

10:15pm

Shorts Block 3
Shorts Program 3 - See Films Below. 

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Thursday March 26, 2015 10:15pm - Friday March 27, 2015 12:15am
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

11:00pm

Illusions
Does life seem unreal?  Alexandra Myers suffers from a common ailment…nightmares.  For a diagnosed schizophrenic life is challenging.  One day, Alexandra wakes to find her best friend dead. Detectives are convinced she’s the killer.  Are her visions real or illusions?  Murders pile up as she deals with her apparition, tries to convince everyone she’s not crazy, and proves her innocence.

Keily Fernandez
Krista Grotte
Andrew Suchman
Michael Hunnicutt
Edward Olson

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Thursday March 26, 2015 11:00pm - Friday March 27, 2015 12:37am
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

11:20pm

American Hostage
Terrorists. Kidnapping. A plot gone wrong. American Hostage pulls back the curtains on a terrorist plot centered on a group of terrorists holding two American soldiers hostage on U.S. soil, demanding the release of all prisoners of Guantanamo Bay. With tensions high, domestic and personal issues, emotions between the terrorists collide, which sets the story into a downward spiral.

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Thursday March 26, 2015 11:20pm - Friday March 27, 2015 1:08am
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602
 
Friday, March 27
 

11:30am

Among the Discarded
On his 44th birthday, artist Trent Dion Soto voluntarily joined the homeless population, on L.A.’s notorious Skid Row for 30 days in an attempt to foster positive change upon the community.  Trent’s goal was total immersion, as he wanted to live as they did, with zero outside assistance.  To accomplish this, Trent only brought basic toiletries, art supplies and his trusty GoPro camera, to capture the experience.  Through Trent’s eyes, and personal interactions, you will experience, first-hand, the cheers, tears, struggles and dangers of the homeless epidemic via this raw, emotional expose.

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Friday March 27, 2015 11:30am - 12:18pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

12:30pm

King's Gambit
“King’s Gambit” is the story of Bryce Wheeler, a newfound “Herald” whose job in life is to control the balance of the world by manipulating events using a mystic journal.  Bryce inherited the journal from his recently deceased father and comes to find that the power he has been trained for his whole life is harder to control than expected.

Blake Webb 
Rebecca Galarza 
Reggie Peters       
Wade Williams        
Sheryl Carbonell 
Jimmy Dempster
Jim Walker 

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Friday March 27, 2015 12:30pm - 2:15pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

12:45pm

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin
A computer programmer becomes fascinated with the digital currency Bitcoin, and through his involvement in the Bitcoin community, we learn about the impending global impact of this amazing new technology.

Daniel Mross
Charlie Shrem
Jered Kenna
Erik Voorhees
Gavin Andresen
Mike Caldwell
Mark Karpeles
Roger Ver
Yifu Guo
Jennifer Shasky Calvery
Cameron Winklevoss
Tyler Winklevoss
Ryan Singer
Brian Armstrong
Fred Ehrsam
Tony Gallippi
Steven Pair
Vitalik Buterin

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Friday March 27, 2015 12:45pm - 2:21pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

Oloibiri
Based on True Events. A story about the 1st oil well drilled in Nigeria and how the impact has affected a small Nigerian Delta Village( Oloibiri) and the lives of those involved.

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Friday March 27, 2015 1:00pm - 2:50pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

2:40pm

Sand Dollars
An older European woman becomes enchanted with a young Dominican woman who must struggle to make ends meet. Love brings a flow of entanglements in a drama which unfolds like palm trees in an irresistible storm.

Geraldine Chaplin, Yanet Mojica, Ricardo Ariel Toribio

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Friday March 27, 2015 2:40pm - 4:00pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

2:45pm

15 to LIFE: Kenneth's Story
The United States is the only country in the world that condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida. 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story follows Young’s struggle for redemption, revealing a justice system with thousands of young people serving sentences intended for society’s most dangerous criminals.

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Friday March 27, 2015 2:45pm - 4:08pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

3:30pm

WildLike
Mackenzie is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. The relationship turns and Mackenzie is forced to run. Trying to make her way back to Seattle alone to find her absent mother. Lost and with no one else to turn to, she shadows a loner backpacker.

Bruce Greenwood, Ella Purnell, Brian Geraghty, Ann Dowd, Nolan Gerard Funk, Diane Farr

Written and Directed by: Frank Hall Green

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Friday March 27, 2015 3:30pm - 5:14pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

4:30pm

Althea
Althea Gibson, a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950's. Her fame as Wimbledon and US Champion thrust her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement and brings her story into a much broader realm of the American story.

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Friday March 27, 2015 4:30pm - 5:53pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

4:45pm

The Piano: An Odyssey
An epic road-trip adventure of two friends transporting a family piano up the East Coast of the US, paves the way for a series of enchanting musical encounters and the unexpected opportunity to come to terms with a complex family past

MICHELLE CAMERON, CHRIS STEPHENSON

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Friday March 27, 2015 4:45pm - 6:00pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

5:45pm

Milwaukee
A vacation to clear her head is just what Chris needs after being cheated on by her boyfriend, and a friend’s cabin proves to be the perfect weekend isolation. Yet, private retreat quickly becomes group excursion when Chris’ friends decide to support her—crashing her solitude and turning her peaceful getaway into a radical exploration of societal constraints on sex and relationships. Soon, they find they must either adhere to those limitations, or test how far they are willing to travel outside of their comfort zones. With spot-on performances from a vibrant cast and an observant, humorous script, director Torre Catalano’s debut feature brilliantly captures views on monogamy and its sustainability in modern relationships and how they change as we grow into who we become.

Alex Ashbaugh
Jodi Balfour
Jordan Hayes
Martha MacIsaac
Brandon Jay McLaren
Dillon Porter
Max Topplin

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Friday March 27, 2015 5:45pm - 7:26pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

6:30pm

Tango Glories
Psychiatrist Ezequiel Kaufman has been offered a four-year residency at a prestigious clinic. But first he must present a clinical case study and he finds the perfect one in 85-year-old Fermin, who expresses himself through lyrics and song titles.

Hector Alterio ----FERMIN
Gaston Pauls --Dr. KAUFMAN
LUCIANO CACERES
ANTONELLA COSTA
EMILIO DISI
DALMA MARADONA
LUIS ZIEMBROWSKI 

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Friday March 27, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

6:45pm

The Poet of Havana
Enter the world of internationally renowned Cuban musician Carlos Varela, one of the most influential and well-loved artists of his time. Discover how he was influenced by his country, politics, and people and how he has influenced them in return.

Director: Ron Chapman
Carlos Varela
Benicio Del Toro
Jackson Browne
Ivan Lins
Luis Enrique
Eduardo Cabre
Juan Formell
Diana Fuentes

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Ron Chapman

Director/Producer, CHAPMAN Productions
Ron Chapman is a lifelong musician, producer, director and entrepreneur. Early in his career he was a musician, managed musical artists, produced albums, and produced and directed rock videos. He owned and operated the legendary, ground-breaking Toronto music club “The Edge”, bringing an eclectic mix of some of the day’s most exciting international acts and artists to the scene. For decades, he has been producing and directing... Read More →


Friday March 27, 2015 6:45pm - 8:15pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

7:45pm

The Strongest Man
An anxiety-ridden Cuban man fancies himself the strongest man in the world. In a quest to recover his most beloved possession, a stolen bicycle, he finds and loses so much more.

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Friday March 27, 2015 7:45pm - 9:24pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

8:50pm

Venice
Mónica, Violeta and Mayelín work in a beauty salon. On payday they go out to buy a dress for one of them, starting an unexpected journey into the depths of the Havana nightlife. At dawn, exhausted and penniless, they start dreaming of opening a beauty shop of their own which they will call Venecia

Claudia Muñiz (Violeta), Marianela Pupo (Mayelin), Maribel García Garzón, Jorge Molina, Jazz Vilá

Director: Kiki Alvarez

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Kiki Álvarez

Alfredo Calvino-acalvino@habanerofilmsales.com


Friday March 27, 2015 8:50pm - 10:04pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

9:00pm

Spring
Evan is a young American fleeing to Europe to escape his past. While backpacking along the Italian coast, he meets and instantly connects with the enchanting and mysterious Louise. A romance begins to bloom between the two — however, Evan soon realizes that Louise has been harboring a monstrous, primordial secret that puts both their relationship and their lives in jeopardy.

Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Francesco Carnelutti, Jeremy Gardner, Vinny Curran, Chris “Cage” Palko
Directors Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead

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Friday March 27, 2015 9:00pm - 10:45pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

9:00pm

Bacardi Nights Party
Limited Capacity seats available

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Friday March 27, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday March 28, 2015 1:00am
Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

9:45pm

Slow West
At the end of the 19th century, sixteen-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveller, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way.

**Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Winner**

Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn

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Friday March 27, 2015 9:45pm - 10:59pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

10:45pm

Joe's War
Upon his return home former Marine Sergeant Caruso attempts to seamlessly fall back into his normal life. In an attempt to regain control of his life and return to his old self Joe enlists the help of new friends and the aid of a therapist.

Cast: 
Armand Assante
Ed Asner
Joe Lisi
Kresh Novakovic
Lou Vanaria
Michael Markiewicz
Tina Grimm

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Friday March 27, 2015 10:45pm - Saturday March 28, 2015 12:45am
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

11:30pm

Listening
LISTENING is a psychological thriller about penniless grad students who invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives. They risk everything to invent telepathy, but open a Pandora’s box of new dangers. When it falls into the wrong hands, friends are forced against each other in a battle over the privacy of our minds and the future of free will itself.

Thomas Stroppel, Amber Marie Bollinger, Artie Ahr

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Friday March 27, 2015 11:30pm - Saturday March 28, 2015 1:08am
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

11:30pm

Fury: The Tales of Ronan Pierce
Inspired by our favorite dark & twisted graphic novels, FURY is a pulsating tale of vigilante justice from the dark alleys of Harbor City. Fueled by a tragic past, and the recent abduction of his wife McKenzie, detective Ronan Pierce systematically unchains his rage on a city full of psychopaths, gangs, corruption and the unrivaled evil-doings of the Luna Cartel.

Michael McCarthy, Jordan Elizabeth, Kane Hodder, R.A. Mihailoff, Harry Aspinwall, Brad Potts, Wade Gallagher, Rick Montgomery Jr, Joel D. Wynkoop, Circus-Szalewski, Robert Crayton, David Astone, Tovah Duffaut, James Knowlton, Heidi Pitts

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Kevin A McCarthy

Producer/director/editor, Ocularstorm Productions LLC
Kevin was born in Newport Rhode Island and graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1995. Also, a Graduate of Clemson University and founder of OcularStorm Productions LLC, Kevin A McCarthy is a 38 year old Rhode Island filmmaker with a passion for genre cinema. Kevin and his brother Michael (Lead/Co-writer/Producer) just finished their first feature, FURY: The Tales of Ronan Pierce. It is a 91 minute action/horror meant to feel as it was... Read More →



Friday March 27, 2015 11:30pm - Saturday March 28, 2015 1:24am
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602
 
Saturday, March 28
 

11:00am

Industry Panel: "There's No Business Like Showbusiness"
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Saturday March 28, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
4 - Film Tampa Bay Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Error in the Menage
Tiffany and her newly appointed friend, Angelica set out to expose Nick's obscenity with a website dedicated to him, but all they need are a few embarrassing pictures. With a plan in motion, the girls get more than they bargained for.

Director: Jason Morillo 

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Saturday March 28, 2015 11:00am - 12:45pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Shorts Block 4
Shorts Program 4 - See films below. 

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Saturday March 28, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

11:15am

Set Fire to the Stars
An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.

Director: Andy GoddardWriters: Andy GoddardCelyn Jones
Stars: Elijah WoodCelyn JonesKelly Reilly |

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Saturday March 28, 2015 11:15am - 12:52pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

12:45pm

Industry Panel: "Breakdown Services: The Actor's Resource"
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Saturday March 28, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
4 - Film Tampa Bay Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

Portend
Shortly after Mallorie returns to her childhood home, her clairvoyant grandmother, Birdie, summons a spirit from her past. When August finds Mallorie sleepwalking and envisioning things, he demands that they hire a caretaker. With no such luck, a few sleepless nights, and a frustrated boyfriend, Mallorie must uncover Birdie’s darkest secrets before the massive Victorian home overtakes her sanity. 

“Mallorie” - played by Meegan Warner (AMC’s “Turn”)
“Birdie” - played by Sondra Kerr Blake (“Helter Skelter”)
“August” - played by Sean Martini
“Taylor” - played by Chanel Celaya (“21 Jump Street”, ABC Family’s “Unstrung”)

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Saturday March 28, 2015 1:00pm - 2:18pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

1:15pm

Paraíso (Paradise)
Carmen and Alfredo have a wonderful life in Ciudad Satélite, a middle-class suburban area in Naucalpan, State of Mexico, and one of México City's suburbs.A great opportunity for professional advancement requires them to move into the noisy and stressful Federal District (México City proper). Relationships there are cold and calculating as a result of the stress and competition typical of major cities and this change has a major impact on the couple.

Andrés Almeida
Daniela Rincón   
Camila Selser
Beatriz Moreno
José Sefami        

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Saturday March 28, 2015 1:15pm - 3:00pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

1:30pm

Esto Es Lo Que Hay
Screening for this film has been cancelled by the Director.  However, please see Lea Rinaldi's other film at the Festival, Traveling at Night with Jim Jarmusch. 

 

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Saturday March 28, 2015 1:30pm - 3:21pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

2:30pm

Industry Panel: "Break a Leg"
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Saturday March 28, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
4 - Film Tampa Bay Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

2:45pm

X/Y

A group of friends living in New York, caught between “generation X and Y,” struggle to forge and sustain emotional relationships and human connections in a society reliant on modern technology.

Cast: 

America Ferrera

Common

Amber Tamblyn

Melonie Diaz

Ryan  Pier Williams

Maria Dizzia

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Saturday March 28, 2015 2:45pm - 4:15pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

3:30pm

When the Ocean Met the Sky
Three estranged brothers must journey to a remote location in order to receive their inheritance due to a stipulation in their parents will.

Phillip Thomas (actor, writer, producer), Spencer Foley (actor, writer), and Terry Field (actor executive producer).

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Saturday March 28, 2015 3:30pm - 5:14pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

3:45pm

Lake Los Angeles
Francisco, a middle-aged Cuban exile working at a holding house for illegal immigrants crosses paths with Cecilia, a 10 year old Mexican girl who has crossed the border without her family.
When Cecilia ends up on her own, she turns the desert into a fantastical world - creating characters and stories to make the hopelessness of the empty landscape a survivable habitat.
Through navigating what was supposed to be both Francisco and Cecilia's promise land, they find a common hope in each other while journeying through the hauntingly beautiful and desolate world that is Lake Los Angeles.

Roberto Sanchez, Johanna Trujillo, Eloy Mendez

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MO

Mike Ott

Lake Los Angeles


Saturday March 28, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

4:30pm

Industry Panel: "Film Financing in the 21st Century"
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Saturday March 28, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
4 - Film Tampa Bay Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

5:00pm

The Record Man
Before there was a “music business” there was Henry Stone, “The Record Man”. From distributing records out of his ‘48 Packard to establishingTK Records as the largest independent label of the 1970s, his chart topping artists included KC and the Sunshine Band, and led to the birth of Disco.

Steve Alaimo, James Brown, Bobby Caldwell, Harry Wayne Casey, Willie Clarke, Alan Grubman, Jimmie ‘Bo’ Horne,Terry Kane, Benny Lattimore, George McCrae, Sam Moore, Raphael Munnings, Janet Oseroff, Clarence Reid, Henry Stone, Joe L. Stone,Timmy Thomas, Anita Ward, Betty Wright

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Saturday March 28, 2015 5:00pm - 6:47pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

5:30pm

Eadweard
Eadweard: A complex portrait of Eadweard Muybridge, the father of motion pictures, whose searing jealousy of his young wife eclipsed his genius, leading to one of the most infamous legal cases in history. Starring Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), Michael Eklund (Bates Motel), Torrance Coombs (Reign) and Christopher Heyerdahl (True Blood). 

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Saturday March 28, 2015 5:30pm - 7:14pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

5:45pm

Pembroke Circle
This award-winning, genre-busting first feature folds a family drama within a psychological thriller bent on uncovering the seedy underbelly of suburban tranquility while engaging the issue of Human Trafficking.  Grace is a typical, American teenager with a “normal” family, but when her father, Leigh, invites a timid but attractive Spanish-speaking housekeeper named Mariela into their home, the family’s perfect façade begins to crumble and Grace’s own repressed horrors come to light.

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Saturday March 28, 2015 5:45pm - 7:04pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

7:15pm

Cut Bank
Dwayne McLaren (Liam Hemsworth) dreams about escaping small town life in Cut Bank, Montana, “the coldest spot in the nation,” with his vivacious girlfriend Cassandra (Teresa Palmer). When Dwayne witnesses an awful crime, he tries to leverage a bad situation into a scheme to get rich quickly but he finds that fate and an unruly accomplice are working against him. Thrust into the middle of a police investigation spearheaded by the local sheriff (John Malkovich), everything goes from bad to worse in this all-American thriller. Directed by Matt Shakman and also starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Oliver Platt.

Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thorton, Bruce Dern, Michael Stuhlbarg, Oliver Platt


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Saturday March 28, 2015 7:15pm - 8:48pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

7:30pm

Shorts Block 5
Shorts Program 5 - See films below. 

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Saturday March 28, 2015 7:30pm - 8:45pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

7:40pm

Leaves of the Tree
A mythical tree shrouded in religious lore leads Patrick (A once powerful patent lawyer for a Pharmaceutical firm sidelined by a life threatening disease) on a journey to discover the secret of the tree's medicinal leaves. "The Tree" intersects faith, doubt and belief for all those that come into contact with its unique ability to heal.

Directed by: Ante Novakovic

Cast: Sean Young, Sarah Sebastiana, Patrick Gorman, Ozman Sirgood, Marisa Brown, Kresh Novakovic, Federico Castelluccio, Eric Roberts,

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Ante Novakovic

Director/Writer/Producer, Leaves of The Tree
Ante Novakovic / Director | | Born and raised to immigrant parents in the Bronx, Ante’s first encounter with the arts came while listening to the New York philharmonic during practice sessions at Lincoln Center. Inspired by the musicians and their ability to find a common rhythm he began to focus his talents on writing and illustrating to tell stories. He found a similar musical synergy in the creativity of imagery and the written... Read More →


Saturday March 28, 2015 7:40pm - 9:16pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

9:10pm

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Kurt Cobain, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Nirvana, remains an icon twenty years after his death. KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK is a raw and visceral journey through Cobain’s life and his career with Nirvana through the lens of his home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, and journals.

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Saturday March 28, 2015 9:10pm - 11:22pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

9:15pm

Call Me Lucky
From director Bobcat Goldthwait, an inspiring and triumphant portrait of comedian Barry Crimmins, who survived childhood abuse to become an influential political satirist and activist.

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Saturday March 28, 2015 9:15pm - 11:01pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

9:45pm

Posthumous
POSTHUMOUS is  a  modern day  fairy  tale  that  centers  on  a  struggling  artist  whose  artwork skyrockets in value when he is mistakenly thought to have killed himself. The artist decides to  keep  up  the  charade  by  pretending  to  be  his  own  brother,  but  the  entire  plan  is  put  in jeopardywhen  he  befriends  a  charming,  resourceful  reporter  and  they  begin  to  show  each other the true value of life, art and love.

Jack Huston, Brit Marling, Lambert Wilson, Tom Schilling, Alexander Fehlin.  

Directed by: Lulu Wang

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Saturday March 28, 2015 9:45pm - 11:19pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

10:00pm

The Big Party by New Amsterdam Vodka
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for "The Big Party" presented by New Amsterdam Vodka.  "Indulge" in complementary New Amsterdam Vodka Signature Cocktails along with heavy hors d' vours, Stella Artois Beer, and Dark Horse Wine.  

Come party with the filmmakers and stars as DJ Fresh entertains this most anticipated event of the year.  

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Saturday March 28, 2015 10:00pm - Sunday March 29, 2015 2:00am
Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

11:30pm

Shorts Block 6
Shorts Program 6 - See films below

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Saturday March 28, 2015 11:30pm - Sunday March 29, 2015 12:45am
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

11:40pm

Adaline
A young struggling artist inherits a house where she encounters a series of bizarre dreams then later finds a diary and mysterious prophecies of a psychic from a century ago who lived in that house and to her shock learns that the age-old prophecy might have been written specifically to warn the artist of her impending death.

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Saturday March 28, 2015 11:40pm - Sunday March 29, 2015 1:07am
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

11:45pm

The Well
Seventeen-year-old Kendal (Haley Lu Richardson) can barely recall when her Oregon valley was still lush. It’s been a decade since the last rainfall, and society at large has dried up and blown away. When a greedy water baron lays claim to what little of the precious resource remains underground, Kendal must decide whether to hide or fight in this post-apocalyptic thriller.

Barbara Crampton
Supporting
Gender: F
Booboo Stewart
Supporting
Gender: M
Haley Lu Richardson
Lead Actor
Gender: F
Jon Gries
Supporting
Gender: M
Max Charles
Supporting
Gender: M
Michael Welch
Supporting
Gender: M
Michael Massee
Supporting
Gender: M
Rena Owen
Supporting
Gender: F

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Saturday March 28, 2015 11:45pm - Sunday March 29, 2015 1:20am
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602
 
Sunday, March 29
 

11:00am

College Shorts
A Collection of College Shorts  - See Films Below! 

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Purchase an Unlimited Film Pass to enjoy one ticket to all film screenings throughout GIFF 2015 OR a VIP All Access Pass to enjoy one ticket to all film screenings, Filmmaker Lounge Access, Opening Night VIP Reception, and The Big Party ticket.  


Sunday March 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Industry Panel: "Film in Florida"
FREE ADMISSION 


Sunday March 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
4 - Film Tampa Bay Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

FREE FAMILY FILM: "Toy Story"
FREE FAMILY FILM SCREENING presented by Suncoast Credit Union. 
Sponsored by TECO Energy, Tampa Bay Rays, and Fresh Picked Talent.

"Toy Story", 1995 | Director: John Lasseter 

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

FREE ADMISSION | TICKET REQUIRED, CLAIM AT BOX OFFICE 


 

 


Sunday March 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Best of Fest 1: Cut Bank
Second Screening of Cut Bank! 

Buy tickets at Box Office starting at 10am

 

Sunday March 29, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

11:00am

Suncoast Credit Union GIFF Family Fun Day
Suncoast Credit Union and Gasparilla International Film Festival invites you to the Inaugural Film Festival Family Fun Day! 

Bring your kids for a fun filled day of kids activities, acting demos, filmmaking demo, Tampa Bay Rays, Games, Prizes, Casting Calls, Red Carpet Paparazzi, & More! 

Inside the theater, enjoy FREE FILM SCREENINGS of Toy Story (11:00am), Ghost Squad (3:15pm), and Goonies (5:00pm)! 

Made possible with support by Suncoast Credit Union, TECO Energy,Tampa Bay RaysFresh Picked StudiosTampa's Downtown, &Channelside Bay Plaza, Tampa

More activities by The Florida AquariumGlazer Childrens Museum, Tampa Bay Rays, & more!


Sunday March 29, 2015 11:00am - 4:00pm
Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

University of Tampa Shorts
University of Tampa Shorts! 

FREE ADMISSION Presented by University of Tampa | Go to GIFF Box Office to claim your ticket.  While they last.  


Sunday March 29, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

Best of Fest 2 - Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Best of Fest 2 - second screening of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck 

 

Sunday March 29, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

1:00pm

GIFF High School Film Competition Made Possible By The Gobioff Foundation
Free Admission! 

Made Possible by The Gobioff Foundation 

Sunday March 29, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Ray & Clovis
Animated Short.

Meet Ray&Clovis: Best friends Ray, the laid-back iguana and Clovis, the high-energy, low maturity cat. Just trying to make it through the day, Ray’s world is often turned upside-down with Clovis’ monster-summoning, bad-joketelling, daily mischief.   

Directed by: Evan Detweiler

FREE ADMISSION  

Sunday March 29, 2015 3:00pm - 3:15pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

3:00pm

Animation Panel
Join us for an Industry Panel on Animation hosted by Kevin Riley of Riley Animations. 

FREE ADMISSION  

Sunday March 29, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4 - Film Tampa Bay Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

3:15pm

FREE FAMILY FILM: "Ghost Squad"
FREE FAMILY FILM SCREENING presented by Suncoast Credit Union. 
Sponsored by TECO Energy, Tampa Bay Rays, and Fresh Picked Talent. 

FREE ADMISSION | TICKET REQUIRED, CLAIM AT BOX OFFICE 

WORLD PREMIERE 
Director: Joel Souza
Writers: Michael BerlinMario Ponce (story), 2 more credits 
Stars: Kevin NealonJennifer GrantMadison Iseman 

Sunday March 29, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

4:00pm

Miracles Out of Nowhere
Miracles Out of Nowhere tells the improbable story of the band KANSAS and the miraculous ride from their gutted school bus, to signing with music mogul Don Kirshner, to touring with QUEEN, fights with Steven Tyler, and recording some of the biggest albums and songs of their era that eventually led them to global super-stardom.

Dir: Charles Randazzo

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Purchase an Unlimited Film Pass to enjoy one ticket to all film screenings throughout GIFF 2015 OR a VIP All Access Pass to enjoy one ticket to all film screenings, Filmmaker Lounge Access, Opening Night VIP Reception, and The Big Party ticket. 


Sunday March 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:16pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

4:30pm

Awards Ceremony
Sunday March 29, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
1 - Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

5:00pm

FREE FAMILY FILM: "The Goonies"
FREE FAMILY FILM SCREENING presented by Suncoast Credit Union. 
Sponsored by TECO Energy, Tampa Bay Rays, and Fresh Picked Talent. 

"The Goonies", 1985 

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure.

FREE ADMISSION | TICKET REQUIRED, CLAIM AT BOX OFFICE 



Sunday March 29, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
3 - Sample Music Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

6:30pm

Closing Night Film: Preggoland
Preggoland tells the story of Ruth, a 35 year-old woman who pretends to be pregnant to fit in with her friends. Although she initially tries to come clean, the perks of pregnancy are too seductive to ignore and she soon finds herself living a lie.

Sonja Bennett, James Caan, Danny Trejo, Paul Campbell, Laura Harris

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Purchase an Unlimited Film Pass to enjoy one ticket to all film screenings throughout GIFF 2015 OR a VIP All Access Pass to enjoy one ticket to all film screenings, Filmmaker Lounge Access, Opening Night VIP Reception, and The Big Party ticket. 

Directors


Sunday March 29, 2015 6:30pm - 8:09pm
2 - 360 Realty Theater at Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

7:00pm

GIFF Wrap Party
Lobby of Channelside Cinemas.  No cover.  Cash Bar. 

Sunday March 29, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Channelside Bay Plaza 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602