Gasparilla International Film Festival's 15th anniversary is happening all weekend

'Framing Agnes' screens tonight.

click to enlarge A production still from 'Framing Agnes.' - Photo via Chase Joynt
Photo via Chase Joynt
A production still from 'Framing Agnes.'
You’ve checked off the parades, distance classic, music festival and arts festival, so now it’s time to take a seat and enjoy the Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF). In its 15th year, GIFF opened last night with a VIP reception at The Vault, followed by an early screening of period crime drama “Boon,” which actually won’t see widespread release until April 1.
Throughout the weekend until the wrap party back at The Vault in downtown Tampa, GIFF will take over University of Tampa theaters, AMC WestShore and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park as it stages screenings more feature-length films (like "Framing Agnes") as well as shorts, documentaries, student films and film workshops, too. Individual tickets are available, and passes start at $120.

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