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CacheWalker GIFF event
« on: August 26, 2015, 12:19:31 pm »
http://www.geocaching.com/blog/2015/08/giff-weekend-2015/

Sounds like a good idea. Would anyone be willing to organise one?
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Re: CacheWalker GIFF event?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 09:33:17 pm »
You would need a hall and access to a projector.

I should have already seen it in Seattle but it rained all day and by the evening, there was no-way they could hold the out door event, so it got cancel :(


PS When the notification first came out I noticed a mistake, they had the 19th or the 26th Oct that the event had to be published by :o I let them know and see they have now corrected it but no message back saying thank you :( In fact my comment has now been deleted  :P
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Re: CacheWalker GIFF event?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2015, 09:28:38 pm »
Have access to a projector  :)

Don't think I'll have time to organise an event around then though  :(

But happy to help (e.g with the projector) if someone else wants to  :)
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Re: CacheWalker GIFF event?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015, 06:28:06 am »
Wonder if Groundspeak are looking for people to arrange large events to be allowed to download and show the films? If you have a projector and have about 10 people that might come and watch they may not be so enthusiastic to let the films be downloaded compared to hiring a hall and having 100+ people coming to watch.

With larger events such as that other complications like public liability insurance may come in to play. If kept small and uncomplicated I would be happy to help out where I could.

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Re: CacheWalker GIFF event?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2015, 10:46:33 am »
What I don't like is:

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If Geocaching HQ determines your event meets the requirements for GIFF Weekend, you will be provided with the file containing the GIFF 2015 film reel and your event will be added to HQs bookmark list of GIFF Weekend Events. If your event is not approved by Geocaching HQ, you will be notified. We recommend you then notify your guests that you will not be showing the GIFF 2015 films.

So, you have gone to the trouble to find a venue, organise the event, sort out the equipment and then GS say no :(
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Re: CacheWalker GIFF event?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2015, 09:16:45 am »
Hmm hadn't noticed that, that's not good  :-\

I think an event in this area in the right venue would potentially attract 30-50 people - especially if there's not another one nearby.
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Re: CacheWalker GIFF event?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2015, 10:07:07 am »
If our new hall was open (it might be by then), I would be tempted to organise the event with a small entrance charge to cover the hire of the hall. It can easily seat 100 but don't think we've got 100 chairs!
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Re: CacheWalker GIFF event?
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2015, 11:40:21 am »
Wow, fantastic village hall @walktall (just looking at the photos)

That would be a great idea - could possibly add some chairs, but not many  :D.

Think the small entrance charge wouldn't be a problem, if anything it would make it seem like more of a 'cinema' event.  :D.

Could get popcorn etc too  ;D
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Re: CacheWalker GIFF event?
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2015, 10:21:48 am »
Good too see some UK entries :)

Here is the list of finalist films, geocacher names and countries theyre from, and order they screen in:

Saturday
HurricaneJuan
Florida, United States

Travel Bug Story
Chiliconsushi
Qubec, Canada

GeocahINg Xisto
Natty_Z
Aveiro, Portugal

THE BEST GEOCACHING FILM OF ALL TIME EVER!
CarboKnightLuke
Cornwall, United Kingdom

12 Tips on Geocaching
G.I.C.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Why We Geocache
Zaise
California, United States

Geocaching Infomercial
gasgoose
Wyoming, United States

GCTransAlps Aint No Mountain High Enough
MudMen_GER
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Geo-Caching Freak
Team Motherfarmer
British Columbia, Canada

Geocaching Adventure in Hakodate
moramora1
Osaka, Japan

The Future of Geocaching
Chrishutchy
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Adventure
TheNinjaTJ
Northampton, United Kingdom

Signal
iepu09
Bucharest, Romania

Geoman
Lat&Long Junkie and PigWig2
Queensland, Australia

Geolove
Hoochie Coochie Man
Maltepe, Turkey

How to Geocache like a Ballerina
stingrayabbray
California, United States


This list was from: 6 Tips for Hosting a GIFF Weekend Event
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Re: CacheWalker GIFF event?
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2015, 05:41:58 pm »
That's good, some interesting titles :)

Now I want to see them :D

Any advances on the possibility of organising one?
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Re: CacheWalker GIFF event?
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2015, 08:11:56 pm »
There will be a souvenir for GIFF events now  :)
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Re: CacheWalker GIFF event?
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2015, 09:53:13 pm »
I noticed. Been looking at halls but could use the current (old) hall at Upper Rissington but it's not very good.
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Re: CacheWalker GIFF event?
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2015, 05:29:12 pm »
Ok  :)

Will the new hall not be ready on time then?
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Re: CacheWalker GIFF event?
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2015, 09:42:54 am »
Ok  :)

Will the new hall not be ready on time then?

It's been ready since the 9th March :o :o :o but between the developers and the Parish Council, it's still not open and at the moment, the light at the end of the tunnel isn't getting any closer >:(
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Re: CacheWalker GIFF event?
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2015, 12:44:07 am »
Right I'm going to bite the bullet as they say, this is what I'm going to do:

What is GIFF Weekend?
GIFF Weekend is your chance to watch the entire reel of the 16 finalist films
from the 2015 Geocaching International Film Festival. This was rained off in
Seattle at the Block Party, so is the first Global screening of the films over
the 5th to 8th November.

How long is the GIFF 2015 film reel?
The entire film reel is approximately one hour long.

And remember, you will earn a souvenir for attending a registered GIFF Weekend Event.


EVENT DETAILS:
When: 8th November 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Village Hall, Hawker Square, Upper Rissington GL54 2NT

Film show will start at 5:30pm PROMPT

There will be tea and coffee available and a donation box, as there was a cost in
hiring the hall. This is in line with Groundspeak Guidelines and any donation is
totally voluntary. Any excess, will be donated to a local registered
charity.

IMPORTANT:
Maximum seating capacity is 40. So it is first come, first served, if
there is that level of interest.
When logging Will Attend, please state how many seats you wish to book. If
for any reason you find you can not attend, please let us know so we can offer
the place(s) to someone else. Thank you.
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