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It’s Gasparilla season which means the return of some of Tampa’s favorite annual events! The Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF), a fan favorite, returns on March 21-24, 2024 at Tampa Theatre with another fantastic lineup and some special guests.

Our quick guide covers the film festival schedule, packages, and important info before you go.

Gasparilla International Film Festival

March 21-24
Tampa Theatre
The Gasparilla International Film Festival is a cultural arts institution that inspires, educates, and entertains Tampa Bay’s diverse population. This annual celebration of film, year-round events, community outreach, and social awareness initiatives fosters communication, generates economic impact, and provides support for the film industry of Tampa Bay and the State of Florida.

Over the last 17 years, GIFF has hosted thousands of filmmakers, talent, producers, and film buffs along with countless World Premieres, USA Premieres, and Florida Premiere film screenings that have brought and continues to bring the arts, education, and quality films to the Tampa Bay Area.

Film screenings will take place at the Tampa Theatre along with select AMC Theatres.

Film Festival Packages

2024 All Film Screening Pass – $100

  • 1 All Film Screening Pass (Does not include VIP events or parties- separate tickets required)

2024 Associate Producer Package for One – $250

  • 1 VIP Opening Night Reception Ticket
  • 1 All Film Screening Pass
  • 1 Closing Night Party Ticket

2024 Associate Producer Package for Two – $500

  • Access to all film screenings including opening night film and closing night films.
  • 2 Opening Night VIP Reception Tickets
  • 2 Closing Night Party Tickets

2024 Red Carpet All Access Pass for Two – $1,000

  • Red Carpet All Access Pass for two
  • Includes access to all films, parties, and events. (No separate tickets required)
  • Special invitations to Red Carpet member-only events
  • Priority Pass Holder Entry to Theaters

Tickets can be purchased online and include all-access screening passes and packages.

Image Credit: Gasparilla International Film Festival

Featured image from @GasparillaFilm

Gasparilla International Film Festival Schedule 

For tickets and additional film details, please visit the GIFF website.
(2024 schedule TBA)

Thursday, March 23

Opening Night VIP Reception
When:
5:00pm
Where: The Franklin Exchange Building

Opening Night Film: Miranda’s Victim
When:
7:00pm
Where: Tampa Theatre
Bonus: Special appearance by stars Taryn Manning and Nolan Gould

Friday, March 24

The Pines
When: 4:00pm
Where: AMC Westshore
Bonus: Q&A with director Kimberly Caicedo

Crosses in Dust
When: 4:15pm
Where: AMC Westshore 1

Dramatic Shorts Program 1
When: 5:00pm
Where: UT – Ferman Black Box Theater

26.2 to Life
When: 5:30pm
Where: AMC Westshore 1

On The Dark Side of Comedy Shorts Program
When: 5:45pm
Where: AMC Westshore 2

Helen Believe
When: 6:00pm
Where: UT – Charlene A Gordon Theater

Documentary Shorts Program
When: 6:30pm
Where: UT – Ferman Black Box Theater

Breathing Happy
When: 7:15pm
Where: AMC Westshore 1

Thrills & Chills Shorts Program
When: 7:30pm
Where: AMC Westshore 2

Chevalier
When: 8:00pm
Where: UT – Charlene A Gordon Theater

Dramatic Shorts Program 2
When: 8:15pm
Where: UT – Ferman Black Box Theater

Linoleum
When: 9:00pm
Where: AMC Westshore 2

Unfriending
When: 9:15pm
Where: AMC Westshore 1

Saturday, March 25

115 Grains
When: 12:45pm
Where: AMC Westshore 13

Beyond the Beat
When: 2:00pm
Where: AMC Westshore 2

Only Wave Film Festival Block
When: 3:00pm
Where: AMC Westshore 2

Focus on Florida Shorts Program
When: 3:15pm
Where: AMC Westshore 2

I Like Movies
When: 4:30pm
Where: AMC Westshore 13

Exit
When: 5:00pm
Where: AMC Westshore 2

Gringa
When: 6:30pm
Where: AMC Westshore 13

Starring Jerry as Himself
When: 6:45pm
Where: AMC Westshore 2

Monica
When: 8:30pm
Where: AMC Westshore 2

Shaky Shivers
When: 8:45pm
Where: AMC Westshore 13
Bonus: Fast & Furious star, Sung Kang, will participate in a post-film discussion following the film’s premiere

Sunday, March 26

Bridge to the Other Side
When: 12:30pm
Where: AMC Westshore 5

High School Competition
When: 1:00pm
Where: UT – Charlene A Gordon Theater

Second Chances
When: 1:00pm
Where: AMC Westshore 6

College Shorts Program 
When: 2:15pm
Where: AMC Westshore 6

47
When: 2:30pm
Where: AMC Westshore 5

27 Minutes to Son Tay
When: 4:15pm
Where: AMC Westshore 5

La Gaceta: 100 Years and 3 Generations Behind America’s Only Trilingual Newspaper
When: 4:30pm
Where: AMC Westshore 6

Closing Night Film: Blackberry
When: 6:30pm
Where: Tampa Theatre

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