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Smart Phone Camera. Action.

02 Apr 2014 /
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Step one: Grab your smart phone.  Step two: gently grab a veteran. Step three: make a video.  Step four: Win thousands in cash. Is it that simple?  Yes, it is. There are only 2 weeks left to enter the VA video contest, co-sponsored by Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) and the GI Film Festival.  The […]


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PenFed Joins GIFF

02 Apr 2014 /
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The Pentagon Federal Credit Union recently joined GI Film Festival DC as an official Platinum Sponsor.  PenFed will take part in multiple marketing campaigns leading up to the May festival and activities throughout the week-long event. For them it was a no-brainer to join a national organization with great military brand recognition.  Both organizations support […]


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GIFF Goes to West Point

01 Apr 2014 /
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Twenty years after graduating from the United States Military Academy, GIFF co-founder Laura Law-Millett returned to her alma mater to present two days of films for the faculty and cadets.  GIFF conducted the screenings as a part of the Creative Arts Project at West Point in conjunction with the Department of English and Philosophy. During […]


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Kardashian to Join National Guard!

01 Apr 2014 /
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In a move that has stunned the entertainment world, Kim Kardashian plans a break from a life of fashion and fun to join the US National Guard. “I want to show my child who the real heroes are in our society,” Kardashian is reported as saying. “Fashion is fun – but serving your country in […]


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Surprises Abound at GIFF 14!

31 Mar 2014 /
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With less than two months to go before the launch of GIFF DC 2014, our 8th annual festival, this much we can promise:  This will be the most incredible, star-studded, emotionally compelling festival we’ve ever had the privilege of hosting.  And if you’ve been to our previous events, you know this is saying something. Hollywood […]


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Help GIFF bring the Cast of Enlisted to DC

26 Feb 2014 /
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The GI Film Festival needs your help! We want to bring the cast of Enlisted to DC this May for the 8th annual GI Film Festival.  For that to happen – we need to get more people watching the show. I get it – you’re busy on Friday nights.  You’re popular – you have places […]


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Ricky Schroder to Launch GIFF DC on 19 May

26 Feb 2014 /
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Ricky Schroder is coming back to GIFF!  The award-winning actor and producer, who previously received the festival’s GI Spirit Award for his philanthropic work, will help launch the festival with a screening of his epic World War I film The Lost Battalion. (See trailer here.) The screening, which puts the spotlight on the 100th anniversary […]


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3 Films to Beat The Winter Blues

25 Feb 2014 /
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So, are you getting the winter blues with all this snow and cold? While you are stuck indoors, why don’t you check out these military films and see that you might not have it as bad as these folks did….. Stalag 17 This 1953 World War II classic directed by Billy Wilder depicts life in […]


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Four Valentine Movies that you both can agree upon

14 Feb 2014 /
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…Because in War and in Love everything is valid. So it’s that time of the year again when Love is in the air, Red is the prominent color in every shop you can possibly think of (except hardware shops.) and it doesn’t matter where you work someone will bring out the subject of what’s cooking […]


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Old Town Theater To Host Festival

10 Feb 2014 /
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GIFF 2014 Finds a Home at Alexandria’s Historic Old Town Theater Alexandria, VA — The GI Film Festival is pleased to announce that Alexandria, Virginia’s historic and beautifully restored Old Town Theater (OTT) will serve as the “home base” for much of the 2014 festival, to be held May 19-25, 2014. The OTT, which celebrates […]


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