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Film Geek Obsesses over Military Films

27 Apr 2014 /
By Courtney Siegert /
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I’ll openly admit: I am a film geek. Growing up, film-viewing has been something I found solace and unending inspiration in. I recount times throughout schooling, that, having recently seen a moving film, I’d sit in class or walk through the halls paying no attention to my peers or my schoolwork – rather, recounting plots, […]


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GIFF Schedule Announced!

26 Apr 2014 /
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 Great news for military movie lovers – the official 2014 GI Film Festival line-up has just been announced! The seven-day festival running from 19-25 May 2014, known as “Sundance for the Troops,” features 56 film screenings and premiere, celebrity meet-and-greets, red carpet soirees and exclusive embassy and Capitol Hill events. Festival highlights include: the World Premiere […]


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Girls Star Driver to be Awarded at GIFF

23 Apr 2014 /
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Do you love the HBO show Girls?  Then you will love to know that actor Adam Driver, a former Marine, will be honored during 2014 GI Film Festival on May 24.  Driver, known for Lincoln (2012) and the HBO show Girls (2012-2015), is set to attend Saturday’s prime-time red carpet and awards event following a […]


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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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