The GI Film Festival (GIFF) is a 501 c(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the military experience in and out of the arena of war. The festival is the first in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film.
The GIFF presents films from new and established international and domestic filmmakers that honor the heroic stories of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty. Some of the films screened are voted on by fans. Others are screened for the first time. All will in some way express the courage and selflessness of our fighting men and women and the value of their work.
The GI Film Festival is open to filmmakers of every experience level, from first-timers to veteran directors and producers. Prizes are awarded annually to winners in three main categories: feature, documentary, and film shorts.
In addition to presenting feature, documentary, and short film screenings, the GIFF also presents panel discussions, educational forums and special events, including:
- Movie screenings by international and domestic filmmakers.
- Awards presentation featuring a special celebrity major motion picture screening.
- Kick-off cocktail party and red carpet events
- Special exhibitions
- Hollywood “meet and greets,” and more…