GI Film Festival Adds Category for Young Filmmakers
Contact: D’Ann Long – 951-315-6534 or Laura Law-Millett – 800-928-6307 ext 101
Washington, DC – Monday, July 9, 2012 — The award-winning GI Film Festival (GIFF), the nation’s only film festival dedicated to sharing the stories of American warriors, is pleased to announce the addition of a new category to festival judging – Military Youth Filmmaker Award.
The GI Film Festival is looking for imaginative and original films, from any genre, that portray current or former military veteran in an honorable light. The festival defines a military youth as an individual, age 12-18, with at least one parent currently or formerly serving in the US military. Films must be 45 minutes or shorter, documentary or narrative, and feature one main character who is current or former military.
“We are so excited to see what these young filmmakers will submit. Children in military families have a unique perspective about what it means to serve,” said GIFF President Brandon Millett. “They experience war and peacetime events very differently than their parents. These films are sure to add important chapters to the military service story.
Submissions will be accepted starting in November 2012 for the May 2013 festival
The GI Film Festival is a 501 c(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the military experience in and out of the arena of war. The GIFF is the only film festival in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film. Learn more at www.GIFilmFestival.com
GI Film Festival 2013 – reel stories, real heroes.