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  • Appearances – Page 2 – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Buy Passes Schedule Sponsors Travel Hotel Venues and Locations Sponsors Give Donate Donors GIFF Merchandise Get Involved Get In Touch Subscribe Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Appearances Home Appearances Disney Broadway Star Christy Carlson Romano to Perform at GIFF GI Film Festival Appearances Featured GIFF News News Apr 22 2013 The GI Film Festival is pleased to announce that Disney and Broadway Star Christy Carlson Romano will perform the National Anthem during the Continue Reading GI Film Festival to Present Actor Joe Mantegna with the GI Spirit Award GI Film Festival Appearances Awards Event News GIFF News Guests Special Event Special Guests Television Apr 17 2012 GI Film Festival to Present Actor Joe Mantegna with the GI Spirit Award Presentation to Take Place during Festival s Congressional Reception May Continue Reading Actors from Lifetime s Army Wives to Receive GI Family Award at the 2012 GI Film Festival GI Film Festival Appearances Awards Event News GIFF News Guests News Special Event Special Guests Television Apr 11 2012 Actors from Lifetime s Army Wives to Receive GI Family Award at the 2012 GI Film Festival Awards Presentation to take place on Military Spouse Continue Reading

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  • Award Winning Films Announced – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    the Washington metro area Congratulations to all GI Film Festival filmmakers From start to finish this was our most diverse and competitive line up to date said GI Film Festival s President Brandon Millett The winners of the 2013 GIFF filmmaker awards include Best Short Short Fallout directed by Peter Carruthers Best Student Film Choice directed by Michael Chan Best International Film Gefallen directed by Christoph Schuler Best Narrative Short The Fifth Horseman directed by Kari Barber Best Documentary Short The Real Inglorious Bastards directed by Min Sook Lee Best Documentary Feature Honor Flight directed by Dan Hayes Founder s Choice 16 Photographs at Ohrdruf directed by Matthew Nash The Military Channel a GI Film Festival sponsor also presented an award to the documentary short Veteran Nation represented by producer James Carafano GI Film Festival winning films are selected by two juries one for documentaries and one for narrative films GIFF juries consist of award winning writers directors producers and former festival award winners who score each film on the following criteria GI Film Festival mission production value story direction and overall impression If the film is a narrative judges evaluate acting performances as well After the judges scores are tallied the film with the highest average score wins the category Overall the 2013 GI Film Festival showcased 50 independent films spanning the Civil War through the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan covering virtually every genre of film from thrillers to action to romance to historical documentaries GIFF films also put the spotlight on a number of veteran issues including post traumatic stress suicide veteran unemployment survivor s guilt and the impact of long deployments on military families In addition to its film line up the festival hosted red carpet parties receptions and a filmmaker boot camp During its primetime

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  • Best of Film – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event About Our Team Advisory Committee Press Best of Fest The Festival Buy Passes Schedule Sponsors Travel Hotel Venues and Locations Sponsors Give Donate Donors GIFF Merchandise Get Involved Get In Touch Subscribe Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Best of Film Home Best of Film Award Winning Films Announced GI Film Festival 2013 Films Awards Best of Film Featured

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  • GI Film Festival Adds Category for Young Filmmakers – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    News News Jul 9 2012 GI Film Festival Adds Category for Young Filmmakers Contact D Ann Long 951 315 6534 or Laura Law Millett 800 928 6307 ext 101 Washington DC Monday July 9 2012 The award winning GI Film Festival GIFF the nation s only film festival dedicated to sharing the stories of American warriors is pleased to announce the addition of a new category to festival judging Military Youth Filmmaker Award The GI Film Festival is looking for imaginative and original films from any genre that portray current or former military veteran in an honorable light The festival defines a military youth as an individual age 12 18 with at least one parent currently or formerly serving in the US military Films must be 45 minutes or shorter documentary or narrative and feature one main character who is current or former military We are so excited to see what these young filmmakers will submit Children in military families have a unique perspective about what it means to serve said GIFF President Brandon Millett They experience war and peacetime events very differently than their parents These films are sure to add important chapters to the military service story Submissions

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  • Filmmaker – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Today Bighorn GI Film Festival 2013 Films Action Filmmaker Historical Sci fi May 10 2013 Bighorn by Alfred Thomas Catalfo is a supernatural fantasy film that links two different events Custer s last stand in 1876 and the 2002 Super Continue Reading Showing at 1 30PM Choc late Soldiers from the USA GI Film Festival 2013 Films Doc Filmmaker GIFF 2013 WW2 May 10 2013 Choc late Soldiers from the USA directed by Noel Izon tells the story of thousands of African American soldiers who were sent to Britain during Continue Reading 4PM Film Block Today The Making of Fallujah GI Film Festival Doc Filmmaker GIFF 2013 Inspirational Uncategorized May 10 2013 John Bolton s The Making of Fallujah is a behind the scenes look at the chamber opera Fallujah In a series of flashbacks the opera looks Continue Reading Discovering M I L O Goodbye with Julius Telmer GI Film Festival Filmmaker GIFF 2013 GIFF News Recovery May 5 2013 Filmmaker Julius Telmer directs M I L O Goodbye 10 a music video featuring Danish rapper and soldier Martin Hoffman Milo a k a Continue Reading Behind Exit Wound with Hunter Holocombe GI Film Festival 2013 Films Doc Filmmaker GIFF 2013 GIFF News Inspirational Recovery Sports May 4 2013 In his documentary Exit Wound director Hunter Holcombe presents the story of Sgt Chess Johnson While serving in Iraq Johnson was shot through Continue Reading Reflecting on the Home Front with Brian Ford GI Film Festival 2013 Films Family Drama Filmmaker GIFF 2013 Historical News WW2 May 1 2013 In Brian Ford s Home Front a father goes overseas to fight during WWII leaving his wife and young son to cope His son realizes that he Continue Reading Honoring Wounded Warriors with Sébastien Paquet GI Film Festival 2013 Films Doc

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  • Healing Wounds Through Filmmaking – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    read the following description The GI Film Festival GIFF is a 501 c 3 non profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the military experience in and out of the arena of war The festival is the first in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film This only describes a portion of the GI Film Festival It is a film festival and yet so much more MJ Stemp and I through generous donations were given GoPro cameras to begin the process of working with our wounded warriors at WALTER REED NATIONAL MILITARY MEDICAL CENTER in Bethesda in the art of filmmaking Our hopes included that they would bring us films and stories of their lives families recoveries anything they felt the need to share help the healing process through film therapy and to help facilitate career training opportunities Although this process took a lot longer to get started than we originally anticipated we are now making progress and are meeting regularly with courageous young men and women have given them cameras and instruction and have started to receive wonderful stories to share with the world Tim Senkowski 30 has been recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center since October 2011 Earlier that year he was seriously injured in an improvised explosive device detonation He lost both legs below the knees and suffered severe injuries to his right arm and buttock We met him at the GI Film Festival s Wounded Warrior night in 2012 where he voiced an interest in learning filmmaking As we went to Bethesda to visit he and his mom frequently we could sense the enthusiasm and creativity this young man had He will be discharged in April back to his home in Indiana but we

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  • Linda Lowry – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event About Our Team Advisory Committee Press Best of Fest The Festival Buy Passes Schedule Sponsors Travel Hotel Venues and Locations Sponsors Give Donate Donors GIFF Merchandise Get Involved Get In Touch Subscribe Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Home Posts by LLowry Healing Wounds Through Filmmaking Linda Lowry Fillmaker Workshop Filmmaker Special Workshop Uncategorized Workshops Wounded Warrior Mar 19

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  • Fillmaker Workshop – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Items Host a GIFF Event About Our Team Advisory Committee Press Best of Fest The Festival Buy Passes Schedule Sponsors Travel Hotel Venues and Locations Sponsors Give Donate Donors GIFF Merchandise Get Involved Get In Touch Subscribe Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Fillmaker Workshop Home Fillmaker Workshop Healing Wounds Through Filmmaking Linda Lowry Fillmaker Workshop Filmmaker Special Workshop Uncategorized Workshops Wounded Warrior Mar 19

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