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The Fifth Annual GI Film Festival (, the nation’s only film festival dedicated to celebrating the stories of our nation’s Armed Forces, wrapped on May 15 with an awards ceremony for its best films.  The festival started on May 9 and included 31 film premieres, red carpet events, parties, musical performances and celebrity appearances.

The following are the GI Film Festival 2011 award-winning films:

The GI Film Festival also awarded actor Lou Diamond Phillips the festival’s GI Spirit Award, which is presented to an entertainer who embodies the spirit of an American GI in their creative and philanthropic work; and honored actor William Devane with The GI Choice Award, which is presented to an entertainer who has portrayed classic GI characters in film.