Gasparilla International Film Festival | March 10 - 13, 2022


WHEN: Sunday, March 13
WHERE: University of Tampa - Ferman Center for the arts • 3rd Floor Classroom | Map

From the celebrity to the digital evolution of film distribution, the GIFF panels provide some of the top industry players sharing their perspectives on some of the newest trends in the entertainment business. These panel is free and open to all film festival patrons, unless otherwise noted.

Whether they are struggling against the system or the status quo, these underrepresented voices know the challenges of championing diverse perspectives. What are the complexities of telling a story that bears the burden of decades of history? Learn from these filmmakers 
who are bringing stories of social justice to light. 

Filmmakers from Voices From Cuba and One Pint At A Time

Join some of Florida’s newest voices in short film for a discussion on on capturing Florida on camera. Whether they are documenting the Sunshine State’s natural beauty or its weird wonders, these filmmakers know there are no shortage of fascinating Florida stories. From sea to swamp, Florida has the stories – and support services – to be the star.
Guests: Filmmakers from Nature’s Secrets: Florida State Parks, The SkunkApe, and The Heart of Ybor

There has never been a better time to turn your idea or story into a screenplay for the big or small screen. Join screenwriter and script coach Brian Edgar for this engaging, interactive
workshop, and begin to visualize your story for a feature film or new series. Learn what it takes to craft an industry-quality logline, Screenplay or TV series Pilot—and put your ideas into


Brian Edgar has written scripts for Al Pacino, Killer Films and HBO. His original screenplay 1066 is currently in development with De Warrenne Pictures. A graduate of the Columbia University MFA film program, Brian has taught screenwriting at CUNY/Hunter College, Gotham Writers Workshop and Digital Film Academy in New York, and has presented workshops and panels at University of Paris/Nanterre, Rutgers University, Story Expo LA and the Orlando Film Festival. Co-founder of Story To Screenplay, Brian works with writers of all genres who aspire to bring their work to the silver or digital screens.