Fifth Annual GI Film Festival

Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:00 to Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 22:00
Washington, DC

The film line up is set for the Fifth Annual GI Film Festival, the nation’s only film festival dedicated to celebrating the stories of our nation’s armed forces. The festival will take place in Washington, DC on May 9-15 and feature 31 film premieres celebrating our country’s servicemen and women.

Film topics featured during the festival include the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War, the War in Afghanistan, World War II, Vietnam, and issues facing military families and returning GIs. The festival will also host an international block of films from Denmark, Holland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada at the Canadian Embassy and will debut a revolutionary interactive film technology that allows the audience to participate in how the movie plot unfolds.

The week-long festival, held during Armed Forces Appreciation Month, will bring Hollywood and the military together to create a venue for artists to tell the story of the American soldier, both past and present. The festival will also include seminars and nightly events, including a “launch party,” Congressional reception, Wounded Warrior Appreciation Night, A Salute to Hollywood Patriots, a Hollywood premier screening, a “Best of the GI Film Festival” awards ceremony, and a Filmmaker Boot Camp hosted by GI Film Festival Chairman and award-winning filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon.

For more information on this year's festival, visit www.gifilmfestival.com.

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