Diversity is the Pearl within the Shell of the Entertainment Industry
The 2nd Annual Galveston Island Film Festival & Conference is a 4-day event
(October 4 – 7, 2019) that will include
panel discussions, screenings of feature and short films, and networking opportunities with creative minds
from all walks of life.
The four-day festival will screen films
in three categories: short, feature and documentary, at Moody Gardens 3D Theatre providing filmmakers and attendees a
first-class, state-of-the-art experience
to watch fresh, innovative and creative contents from filmmakers around the world.
At Riondo’s Ristorante on The Strand, informative seminars and networking gatherings will focus on diversity in the entertainment industry, ways to better integrate technology, how the entertainment business landscape
has changed to provide more opportunities and give attendees an atmosphere to relax, collaborate and educate.
The celebrity ambassador for the film festival is actor/director/producer Antonio Fargas, internationally known for his work in television and film.
The conference also will showcase the production value of the island and surrounding areas and connect
like-minded entertainment professionals.
Everyone will experience the diverse
culture of beautiful Galveston Island,
the embodiment of the American vision
Galveston Island Film Festival & Conference will showcase both new and established artists who demonstrate creative storytelling with a multicultural voice,
mirroring our world that is becoming more diverse.
"Diversity is the American superpower.
That's why we're great!” – Will Smith
GIFF-CON's importance lies in its ability to address issues of integration, diversity, and new technology in the entertainment
industry. It will provide a platform for those creators who are not yet in the mainstream but use their unique voices
to express their artistic point-of-views.