News & New Caches 106

One traditional cache and 2 events have been published since our last post:

GCAEG8R Church Micro 14937…Aberffraw by Glaslyn1 Traditional (Premium Member Only) D2/T1.5


GCAEFH4 Trick or Treat with 9 Usual Suspects by 9 Usual Suspects Event D1/T1.5

When: Friday 3rd November
Where: Plas Gwernoer, Nantlle LL54 6BB
Party Starts: 6pm
Party Ends: 9pm or when the last person leaves
Attire: Optional Halloween Fancy dress

This event is still very much work in progress there for we will publish more details nearer the day.

GCAED06 GIFF 2023, Geocaching International Film Festival by 9 usual Suspects Event D1/T1

Where: Talysarn Community Centre, Station Road, Talysarn, Caernarfon LL54 6HL
Date: Sunday 19th November 2023
Doors open: 2.00pm
Film showing starts: 2.45pm approx, duration approx 1 hour.
Venue closes: 5.00pm 

The GIFF 2023 souvenir will be awarded to all attendees of this event.

GIFF a Brief History

The Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF) began in 2013 and was a part of the ‘Geocaching Block Party 2013’ held at Geocaching HQ, in Seattle. The finalist films were screened in a park near HQ and it was a huge success. There was another GIFF in 2014 with the same format.

In 2015 all of the finalist films were ready to go but there was a torrential rain storm. The GIFF team were forced to cancel the event in the park and came up with an alternative plan. Geocachers across the world were invited to host events to show the films in their local communities. This was a great success and this has been the format ever since. 9 Usual Suspect have hosted every GIFF event since 2015.

GIFF Stats

2013: Hosted in Seattle only
2014: Hosted in Seattle only
2015: 449 Events | 46 countries
2016: 123 film submissions | 16 finalists | 526 Events | 44 countries
2017: 47 submissions | 17 finalists | 601 Events | 55 countries
2018: 83 submissions | 16 finalists | 656 Events | 58 countries  
2019: 54 submissions | 16 finalists | 688 Events | 56 countries
2020: Cancelled due to Covid
2021: 61 submissions | 17 finalists | 425 Events | 40 countries
2022: No GIFF due to 20 year anniversary celebrations

One thought on “News & New Caches 106

  1. Hopefully we’ll be back in time for your Halloween Event (if it happens 🤷🏼‍♀️🤞🏻🤔).
    Hoping for good responses re Christmas Meal too (ie Wednesday not Saturday 👍🏻🤣).
    All the best

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