Geocaching International Film Festival
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And the GIFF 2017 Signal Award winner is…

Seventeen films became finalists in the 2017 Geocaching International Film Festival, but only one can earn the highest of accolades: the Signal Award.

Signal Award

Chosen by a panel of Community Volunteer Reviewers from around the world, the Signal Award winner was chosen for its overall excellence as a geocaching short film. The Reviewer judges considered production quality, content, creativity, and contribution to the global geocaching community.

And this year’s winner is…

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Episode 9: GIFF

We’re talking GIFF! (That’s Geocaching International Film Festival, if you’re not in the know.)  Erin Thompson is Geocaching HQ’s GIFF guru. She’s got the lowdown on how GIFF works and what to expect when you attend a GIFF event.

You can listen to the episode via this page, or on iTunes or Google Play. If you use an aggregator to subscribe to podcasts, you can access the RSS feed here.

A full transcript is available here.

GIFF call for submissions

Sneak preview: GIFF 2017

There are now 421 GIFF (Geocaching International Film Festival) events (and counting!) in 43 countries featuring 17 films. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll earn a smiley, and the GIFF 2017 souvenir!

GIFF 2017 is November 2 – 6, 2017. Are you ready? Find a GIFF event near you and log your Will Attend! No events nearby? Try hosting! Just be sure to submit your events by October 19, 2017 so it has time to be published on Geocaching.com!

Now, back to the sneak preview!

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And action! It’s time to start planning your GIFF event!

The Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF) is still three months away (November 2 – 6) but now is the perfect time to start planning your event. Don’t know where to start? Look here for help.

GIFF is your only chance to earn a souvenir by watching a whole series of unique and fun geocaching movies. For more inspiration, check out these amazing moments from GIFF 2016.

Questions you should think about while planning:

  • What equipment will you use to show the finalist films?
  • How many people will come and how many seats do you need?
  • Will your film night have a theme, snacks, or film judging?

How to host a GIFF Event:

  1. Read the tips for hosting an event.
  2. Submit your event listing on Geocaching.com at least two weeks prior to the date of your event and wait for it to be published by a Volunteer Reviewer.
  3. Once your event is published, fill out the GIFF Sign Up Form.
  4. Wait for your event to be approved via email by the GIFF team at HQ.

Approved events will be added to the GIFF 2017 bookmark list and will receive the GIFF film reel file prior to the event.

Are you looking for GIFF Geocoins or other merchandise items? Check out our Shop.