GARIFUNA INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL 2016
The Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival (GIIFF) is happy to take audiences and moviegoers on a global journey celebrating culture through art and film. Please be a part of this experience by submitting your films for the 5th Annual Garifuna Indigenous International Film Festival.
The GIIFF, currently one of the nation’s most prestigious film festivals celebrating both Caribbean and indigenous cultures from around the world will be held on May 26-30, 2016 in Venice, California.
Since its launch the GIIFF has showcased a variety of films and documentaries created by Garifuna filmmakers as well as many other indigenous people and has hosted panel discussions, workshops and cultural presentations. It is in essence a venue that reconciles, entertains and portrays the very diverse and brilliant cultures to participants and attendees of the festival.
GIIFF is currently accepting submissions of features and shorts; narrative and documentary films made by or about people of Garifuna descent and indigenous cultures. Applications can be made online at www.garifunafilmfestival.com by filling out the form in the “Submission” tab and by sending your DVD(s) to:
Attn: Freda Sideroff
1245 16th Street Suite 210
Santa Monica, California 90404
GIIFF is currently accepting applications for films and videos made by and/or about people of Garifuna descent and indigenous cultures from around the world.
- Feature films must have been completed prior to March 3, 2016
- World premieres of feature-length films and shorts are a high priority for the Garifuna International Film Festival, but GIFF will also present films and documentaries that have had prior screenings (as long as the subject matter is relevant to GIFF’s mission statement).
- GIIFF believes in supporting and encouraging young filmmakers (especially those who are from indigenous cultures). With this in mind, as of 2016, the Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival will be accepting submissions from filmmakers in accredited University/College filmmaking programs.
For more information about the festival, submission procedures, fees and registration please visit Film Freeway or contact GIIFF.
Submissions will be accepted beginning January 2016 through March 3, 2016.
The GIIFF was founded in 2012 with a mission to preserve the values and aspirations of all indigenous people and Garifuna cultures. An annual event where leaders and members of the community are recognized for their contributions to the betterment and elevation of the dignity of humanity, GIIFF showcases a variety of films and documentaries created by Garifuna filmmakers as well as by many other indigenous people including features, short films as well as panel discussions, workshops and cultural presentations.
At a time when Western civilization is struggling with global problems, the GIIFF showcases important lessons to be learned from indigenous cultures such as interconnectedness, wisdom of our elders, sustainable living and how to live in harmony with nature.