It’s GIFF's 17th Anniversary! The Gasparilla International Film Festival is Tampa Bay's largest celebration of independent film held annually in Tampa, Florida. GIFF has become the most exciting and well-attended film festival regionally and in the Tampa Bay area.
GIFF is run by the 501(C)3 Nonprofit Organization, The Tampa Film Institute, Inc. We are a cultural arts institution that inspires, educates, and entertains Tampa Bay’s diverse population through an annual celebration of film, year-round events, community outreach, and social awareness initiatives that foster communication, generate economic impact, and provide support for the film industry of Tampa Bay and the State of Florida. The Festival showcases films of all types/genres, including features, documentaries, shorts, music videos, international films, and more.
GIFF brings the arts, education, and quality films to the Tampa Bay Area!
Founded in 2006
Hosted thousands of filmmakers, talent, producers, and film buffs
Screened countless World Premieres, USA Premieres, and Florida Premieres
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Notable GIFF Attendees