Calling all filmmakers! Create a film for GIFF 2021

The Geocaching International Film Festival is returning for another year of epic geocaching moments captured on camera.

If you’re a filmmaker, a geocacher, or something in between, GIFF 2021 is your chance to have your geocaching film viewed by thousands of people all over the world. Start creating your geocaching film now! The submission form will open June 1, 2021.


Part 1: Film submission & judging
Geocachers around the world—like you—create short films about geocaching and submit them to Geocaching HQ for judging. Films must be submitted by August 5, 2021. During the month of August, the films are reviewed by judges from Geocaching HQ. In September, finalist films are announced and the filmmakers are notified.

Part 2: Finalist films shown at Geocaching Events
After announcing the finalists, Geocaching HQ creates a film reel with the finalist films. Any geocacher can host a geocaching Event to show the finalist films during the official Film Festival dates: November 11 – November 21, 2021. Given the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation around the world, we will offer both virtual and in-person options for GIFF 2021 screenings. Stay tuned for more information!

In 2019 there were 688 Events hosted in 56 countries, and 17,313 geocachers attended.


  1. Read the rules. Seriously, read them!
  2. Read the tips for filming.
  3. Submission Form opens June 1, 2021.
  4. After June 1, upload your geocaching film to Vimeo.
  5. Submit your film by August 5, 2021.

Learn more about submitting to GIFF 2021

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