Raymond J. Barry is the 2010 recipient of the Career Achievement Award at the fourth annual Gasparilla Film Festival.
The Gasparilla International Film Festival (“GIFF”) is one of Florida’s largest and fastest growing film festivals. GIFF, organized and operated by the non-profit Tampa Film Institute, is dedicated to expanding art opportunities in the Tampa Bay community through the medium and culture of independent film. GIFF’s specific mission statement is to promote opportunities for film makers and film fans alike to create and enjoy independent film in the Tampa Bay area. GIFF’s most notable contribution to the community is to host an annual, competitive film festival every March in downtown Tampa and South Tampa bringing in over 100 films from around the world, with a sidebar focused on local film. GIFF also brings independent, international programming to the Tampa Bay community year-round through the prestigious Global Lens Series and other independent film screenings.