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Filmmakers Listen to the Story

15 Apr 2014 /
By Catherine Campbell /
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I am so excited to participate in the GIFF, to get to know the other filmmakers who have had to fight through that uncertainty for something they weren’t sure would ever exist but felt and knew needed to. If there’s one thing that I can say about my experience of film-making it is that it […]


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Why I’m attending GIFF and why you should too

10 Apr 2014 /
By Sarah Cox /
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I met one of GI Film Festival’s Founders, Laura, at a networking event last month. I was curious to learn more about her organization, and asked what the “GI” stands for… government issue, a common military term. My face turned red with embarrassment – having many friends and family in the military, I should have […]


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Win 2 Tickets to GIFF’s Opening Night

08 Apr 2014 /
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Guess Who is Coming to GIFF Opening Night?  Name the Star and Win Two Free Tickets to the opening night film and after-party! Okay, let’s have a little fun.  The GI Film Festival is just about to announce that on opening night, May 19th, the festival will host the world premiere of a film that stars several […]


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Sinise to Salute Patriots at GIFF

07 Apr 2014 /
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  ALEXANDRIA, VA – May 23, The GI Film Festival (GIFF) GIFF, the country’s select award-winning organization preserving the stories of American veterans through film and television, again partners with actor Gary Sinise, known for his philanthropic work and roles in Apollo13, The Green Mile, Forrest Gump, CSI:NY and more. Gary Sinise will serve as a […]


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Connery Verses Denzel in Classics Battle

07 Apr 2014 /
By Kelly Crigger /
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I should punch myself in the face for this, but my favorite military movie is A Bridge Too Far. Why self mutilate over this revelation? Because Glory was probably a more powerful film on a personal level and addressed an incredibly polarizing subject in American history. But A Bridge Too Far had a jaw dropping wow factor and addressed war […]


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AHC and GIFF Celebrate Heroes

07 Apr 2014 /
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If there is one television network that epitomizes the GI Film Festival’s commitment to honoring American servicemen and women, it is the American Heroes Channel (formerly The Military Channel).  And GIFF is pleased to announce that AHC is back on board for the 8th consecutive year as a sponsor and promotional partner. “AHC has been […]


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USAA – A Legacy of Veteran Support

04 Apr 2014 /
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At the GI Film Festival we have a soft spot in our hearts for companies that have supported us from the very beginning, when we were just a great idea with no track record.  And among our most active and loyal supporters is USAA. This year, USAA is back again, as a Platinum Sponsor and […]


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The Year of the Veteran and GIFF

04 Apr 2014 /
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While the Nation’s Capital will continue to host to some key GI Film Festival events, GIFF is pleased and honored to host the majority of its 8th annual event in Alexandria, VA. “What better place to host GIFF than the city George Washington and Robert E. Lee home?” said GI Film Festival Brandon Millett.  “And […]


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GIFF Honors Gandolfini

03 Apr 2014 /
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From its inception, the GI Film Festival has made it a priority to recognize members of the entertainment community who support our men and women in uniform. That’s why we created the GI Spirit Award, which is presented to an entertainer who embodies the spirit of an American GI in their creative and philanthropic work. […]


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Book Your Travel with American

03 Apr 2014 /
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 The GI Film Festival has become a destination event for people around the globe. And if you’re planning on coming to DC for this year’s festival, it’s time to book your flight with American Airlines, the official airline of GIFF DC 2014. American Airlines has a long history of supporting the military and veterans. Military/Veterans […]


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