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Greenwich Film Festival Appoints Executive Director, Seeks Submissions

Colin Stanfield
Colin Stanfield Photo Credit: Jay Polansky

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Greenwich International Film Festival announced Wednesday the appointment of Colin Stanfield as its executive director.

Stanfield, a veteran nonprofit cultural professional known for balancing the creative process of programming and curating with the challenge of producing a public program and live events, will begin his new position immediately.

Most recently, Stanfield served as the festival producer for the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New York Film Festival. Previously, he served as managing director of the San Francisco Film Society and executive director of the Nantucket Film Festival.

“I am honored to be joining an organization that I very much admire,” Stanfield said. “I am truly inspired by the work the Greenwich International Film Festival has done; the merging of films, finance and philanthropy is inspiring, and I am excited to be on board.”

GIFF is currently accepting submissions for its 2016 festival on FilmFreeway and Withoutabox. In honor of Stanfield’s appointment, it has extended its regular submission deadline of Jan. 1 to Jan. 31. By using the code COLINGIFF2016 during submission, filmmakers will receive a $10 discount.

Click here for more information on submissions.

GIFF is a nonprofit organization that celebrates the visual arts in Greenwich with an annual film festival in June and supporting events throughout the year. The 2016 festival will be from June 9-12. The festival was founded to bridge the worlds of film, finance and philanthropy. Its mission is to provide filmmakers with the opportunity to showcase their work with the goal of finding financing and distribution.

Additionally, GIFF will harness the power of film to serve the greater good by supporting a charity partner each year.

“Following a successful first year, the Greenwich International Film Festival is excited to continue its year-round arts program,” said Wendy Stapleton Reyes, the group's chairman of the board. “We are eager to welcome Colin to Greenwich and feel having him on board is a natural progression for broadening the festival’s reach.”

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