FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does my GIFF Event need to be published on Geocaching.com as an Event cache?
Yes. In order to qualify to receive the GIFF film reel, an Event will need to be submitted on Geocaching.com, reviewed by a volunteer reviewer, and published.
What do I need to do in order to qualify for the GIFF film reel?
1. Submit your event on Geocaching.com after August 8, 2018.
2. Once your Event is published, fill out the GIFF Submission Form (Link to form will be uploaded after August 8th).
How will I know if my Event has qualified to receive the GIFF film reel?
You will receive an email from Geocaching HQ notifying you when your event has been approved. Your event will be added to a bookmark list of approved GIFF 2018 Events.
What exactly is in the GIFF film reel?
The GIFF film reel will contain the films that are selected as finalists from all of the submissions Geocaching HQ receives.
When will I receive the film reel?
Geocaching HQ will share the final film reel with event hosts via email after October 29, 2018. Update 10/30/2018: mp4 versions will be emailed out today and tomorrow. DCP theater files should be ready Thursday to email to you. Thank you for your patience. The GIFF team at HQ is very small and GIFF relies on technical support from committed volunteers.
What format is the film reel?
The film reel will be a digital movie file such as .mov or .mp4.
What order are the films in on the GIFF reel?
We will let you know once the finalists are selected.
How long are the films all together?
The final film reel will be approximately 1 hour long.
What language are the films in?
Dialogue in the films may be in any language, but any dialogue not in English must have English subtitles.
Are subtitles available?
Subtitles are available for some languages. Please let us know on your GIFF Submission Form which language you would like. We will do our best to have subtitles translated for frequently requested languages. We may not be able to translate all requested languages.
Can I add subtitles to the films in my own language myself?
Yes. If you would like to translate dialogue in the films and add subtitles to them, you may do so. Please let us know if you plan to do this at firstname.lastname@example.org! We wouldn't want you to spend time translating for a language that will already be available. Also, there may be other hosts in the community that would benefit greatly from the language translation you provide, it it won't be available from us.
When will we know which films are selected as finalists?
Finalist films will be announced here on the GIFF website after September 1st. They will also be announced on Geocaching's other social media after the 1st.
Will there be a souvenir this year?
Yes! Anyone who attends an official GIFF Event will receive the 2018 GIFF souvenir.
What are the official 2018 GIFF colors?
The GIFF gnomes will be dressed in purple this year! The official color is:
Rgb: rgb(89, 66, 137)
Hsl: hsl(259, 35%, 40%)