Uber, Greenwich International Film Festival partner to provide rides

This year, Uber is launching a partnership with the Greenwich International Film Festival to provide rides to and from various venues during the four-day event. The Greenwich International Film Festival will take place June 9-12.

There will be dedicated pick-up and drop-off area at the festival events, and first time Uber riders will receive $20 off their first trip if they sign up with code GIFF2016 at uber.com/app. Uber is the preferred ride for the 2016 Greenwich International Film Festival.

“Uber is excited to provide a seamless transportation experience to and from the Greenwich International Film Festival,” said Uber Connecticut General Manager Matt Powers. “We’re proud to support the filmmakers, writers, actors, and other talent, and we look forward to having them experience Uber in Greenwich.”

“We are thrilled to partner with UBER as the preferred ride of the Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) and encourage safety on the road throughout the four-day event,” said Ginger Stickel, COO and Board Member of GIFF.

Uber will be onsite with a dedicated pickup and drop off area, and our Uber VIP concierge at the following Greenwich International Film Festival events

  • Thursday June 9 event: Opening night reception

  • Friday June 10: Cocktail reception and gala dinner

  • Saturday June 11: Big Business of Comedy and After Party at J.House

GIFF is also offering the following items for prizes. Enter the promo code GIFFUber2016* into the Uber app for your chance to win:

  • 6 Tickets to Opening Night Film and Party

  • 4 to the Children’s Acting Workshop

  • 4 passes to CHILDREN’S Acting Workshop- Greenwich Country Day School, Meet & Greet 12:30 p.m. Workshop 1 p.m. (RSVP required)

  • 20 Movie Tickets — movie code to follow

  • 4 Tickets to Spotlight on John Tuturro

  • 4 tickets to SPOTLIGHT ON: John Turturro- Greenwich Country Day School 3:30 p.m. (RSVP required)

For more information on how to enter, go to https://www.uber.com/info/greenwich-international-film-festival-giveaway/

*How to enter a promo code:

  1. Open your Uber app, tap the menu icon in the upper-left and select the “Promotions” tab

  2. Enter the promo code GIFFUber2016 and tap ‘Apply Code’

Uber is a technology platform that is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 400 cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.

Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that hosts a world-class film festival in Greenwich, CT. The goal of the festival is to bridge the worlds of film, finance and philanthropy. The second annual festival will take place June 9th to 12th, 2016, and will support important human rights initiatives, as part of its social impact focus.  The four-day event will feature a star-studded Opening Night Party, film premieres, educational panels, a Children’s Acting Workshop, an honoree gala, and more.  For additional information, visit www.greenwichfilm.org.

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