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GI Film Festival Call for Entries

Thursday, April 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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Washington, D.C. - USA
San Diego, California - USA
October 15 to 21, 2018

In the Spotlight this week is the 12th Annual GI Film Festival(GIFF), cinema showcase dedicated exclusively to honoring members of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and democracy. A veritable "Sundance for the troops," GIFF preserves the courageous stories of American veterans and salutes the sacrifices of American GIs while acknowledging the warrior spirit around the globe. The festival is a bi-coastal event hosted in the nation's capital as well as San Diego, California.

As actor Gary Sinise recently stated, "The GI Film Festival is the go-to place for any military-themed film." The festival offers an array of marketing and distribution opportunities, including events in Washington, D.C. and San Diego, California, and first-look deals with distributors such as The American Heroes Channel. The GI Film Festival also delivers a massive amount of media exposure for its films and filmmakers, earning over 100 million media impressions. Many GIFF films over its twelve-year history have earned Academy Award nominations and distribution deals of all types, including theatrical, broadcast, international, VOD, and retail.

There is a reason why actor Michele Monaghan (Fort Bliss,True Detectives) said GIFF was the "single most profound experience" of her entire career. In bringing together Hollywood celebrities, filmmakers, Members of Congress, and top military leaders, GIFF provides a unique mix of experiences that are unforgettable and, at times, life altering.

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April 15, 2018 - Regular Deadline
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The mission of the GI Film Festival is to preserve the stories of military veterans and the worldwide struggle for freedom through film, television, gaming, special events, and other media. Submissions are accepted from filmmakers from all backgrounds.

Recent editions of GIFF have featured representation from Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Warner Brothers, Paramount and SAG-AFTRA, each with a dedicated event - highlights include Honoring The Warrior Spirit, A Salute To Hollywood Patriots, GIFF Finance And Distribution Boot Camp, and Salute To Women In The Military. Past industry guests have included Gary Sinise, Adam Driver, Michelle Monaghan, Robert Duvall, Jeremy Renner, Peter Berg, Glenn Close, David Arquette, Kelsey Grammer, R. Lee Ermey, and many more.

Various film categories are now open including categories dedicated to student films and military veterans. Check out the full slate of open categories today!