A Cirque Films Initiative

Founded in 2020, GIFF is a standalone platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression, voicing your thoughts along with immersive entertainment. GIFF will support emerging and established voices, discover award-winning filmmakers, curate innovative and interactive experiences, and introduce new ideas through premieres, exhibitions and panel discussions.

Who We Are?

The GIFF team strives to build a digital space where global filmmakers can discover and be inspired by emotively intricate stories. We believe that good art and storytelling is not just inspirational but a potent catalyst for change.

Screening

ACADEMIC INSTITUTION SCREENING

Educational institutes recognize the educational benefit and effectiveness of the visual medium and yet the ability to capitalize on the interactive mode of learning because of limited resources, especially in a country like Pakistan. In this context, GIFF as a resource hub would like to invite interested institutions to contact us for film and documentary screenings in their institution followed by a Q and A session with students to open up the conversation about stories, why they matter and the underlying need for communication.

Festival Features

Feature Your Film

We encourage all the Independent Filmmakers to submit their films and get it featured on our website, either linked through the creator’s own source exhibition site i.e. Vimeo or YouTube or a separate film submission to help the creator with an increase in reach for the global audience.

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Workshops

GIFF’s sense of responsibility towards budding filmmakers and storytellers is to conduct virtual workshops and masterclasses with global filmmakers and artists to tap into the collective wisdom and knowledge base to enhance the learning curve for our audience. Sharing knowledge and creating a global platform for artists is a corner stone principle of our initiative and these workshops proof of our tenacity and our belief in a global artistic platform and community.

GIFF Talks

GIFF pledges to expand the conversation about visual arts through interviews and panel discussions with artists across the visual arts spectrum from cinema, fine arts, photography and even dance. We intend to highlight not just these individual art forms but how they can interact and creatively enhance each other.

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