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  • Renowned Actor/Director Mykelti Williamson Joins GIFF13! – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Washington DC metro area is pleased to announce that renowned film and television actor and director Mykelti Williamson has joined the GI Film Festival s line up Mykelti will serve as an Ambassador for the GI Film Festival s long time sponsor the Gary Sinise Foundation during the festival s Wounded Warrior Appreciation Night which will take place Thursday night May 9 2013 at the AMC Hoffman Theater in Alexandria Virginia Mykelti is well known for his extensive movie and television work which includes Heat Con Air Twist Of Faith Ali Lucky Number Slevin ATL and the beloved role of Bubba in the Oscar winning movie Forrest Gump opposite Tom Hanks as well as The Fugitive The Good Wife 24 and CSI NY to name a few Moreover the veteran actor director most recently signed on to Fox s exciting new drama pilot The Wild Blue from Justified s executive producer Taylor Elmore and Graham Yost directed by Michael Dinner The Wild Blue will center on the working men and women on board a U S aircraft carrier equipped with a 500 foot landing strip a nuclear reactor and 6 000 people on board Williamson plays Master Chief Donald Bowman the senior enlisted man on board ship and direct liaison between the officers upstairs and the enlisted downstairs About the GI Film Festival The GI Film Festival is the first and only military film festival in the country The mission of the festival is to preserve the stories of American veterans through film and television In addition to the festival s flagship event held each May in the Washington DC area the festival hosts events around the country and produces a weekly television series on the Pentagon Channel which is broadcast to every military base worldwide and to 30 million

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  • Television – Page 2 – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    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 Television Home Television 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 Remembering the Fallen on April 14 Folleh Tamba Filmmaker Post News Television Apr 16 2011 The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war no matter how justified shall be directly proportional to how they Continue Reading G

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  • JUST ANNOUNCED: Pat Sajak to be Celebrity Host of International Night at Canadian Embassy – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Host GI Film Festival International Night at the Canadian Embassy Contact D Ann Long 951 315 6534 cell or Laura Law Millett 800 928 6307 ext 101 Washington DC Thursday March 15 2012 The GI Film Festival is pleased to announce that Pat Sajak internationally renowned game show host and Vietnam Veteran will be the celebrity host for International Night at the Canadian Embassy on May 16 2012 The GI Film Festival is a 501 c 3 non profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the military experience in and out of the arena of war The GIFF is the only film festival in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film This year s event will be held May 14 20 2012 in Washington DC International Night at the Canadian Embassy showcases a block of international films that highlight military issues from an international perspective Mr Sajak is no stranger to issues facing the military In 1968 Sajak joined the U S Army and was sent to Vietnam where he served as a disk jockey on Armed Forces Radio After returning from Vietnam he enjoyed a successful career in radio and local network TV In 1981 Sajak became the host of Wheel of Fortune Wheel of Fortune is a world wide phenomenon broadcast in more than 40 territories and has donated more than 5 million dollars to charity As a former member of the military I am proud to take part in this year s festival said Sajak There is no more powerful medium than film and I look forward to the impressive line up of international films at the Canadian Embassy Consider this my personal invitation to join me at what will truly be an enjoyable celebration of our

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  • Cadets Share their Dreams about Life after the Academy – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    the Sundance Film Festival and work with them to review films I love that I ve got a pretty good understanding on a wide variety of subjects West Point has helped me grow in that regard And I ve been able to keep a passion for film my entire life After I finish my career in the Army I plan to move to Los Angeles to start directing feature length films I honestly have no plan for how I am going to do this But I do plan on picking up as many techniques and contacts as I can and really just winging it Samson I am currently a rising yearling sophomore at West Point My major is undeclared but I am heavily leaning towards Econ with Systems Engineering being a close second After I graduate from the Academy I plan to serve as an officer in the U S Army After my commitment to the Army I hope to land an exciting job that takes me across the globe to new places and cultures Darryl The military influence in my family was high but I never felt the pressure to go into the service My grandfather on my mother s side served 30 years enlisted 3 tours in Vietnam in the Army and then retired as a CSM He is the main inspiration for me going to the Army My mother has three brothers two enlisted and one ROTC all have retired since and served in Desert Storm and Iraqi freedom My aunt was a Naval Commander and I have one enlisted Marine uncle and one uncle who flew helicopters for the Air force I have always wanted to be either a fighter pilot reconstructive surgeon or criminal psychiatrist Fighter pilot went out the window when I realized there

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  • GIFF’s Summer At Ease – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    At Ease Home Featured GIFF s Summer At Ease GIFF s Summer At Ease GI Film Festival Featured News Jul 24 2014 By Scott Filbert During this summer lull this in between time this families on vacation time and kids in the street time we at the GI Film Festival want to share ways to enjoy the final dog days of July and August We wish we could be on a tropical island somewhere but in reality we are in our offices thinking about you our loyal GI Film Festival followers We interns spent a lot of time pondering about how we can make your summer more interesting and so we came up with the GI Film Festival Summer At Ease The Summer At Ease is a series of blog posts to celebrate and sometimes poke fun at our military in film in these final weeks of summer Twice a week we will highlight a military film for you to watch to close out your summer We ll provide you with interesting trivia goofs opinions some that we will probably just ripped off of IMDB However as entertainment industry insiders we will share valuable know its about interesting anniversaries behind

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  • GI Film Festival – Page 2 – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    The first of two stories about three West Point Cadets spending their summer academic internship at the GI Film Festival Meet Scott In the Continue Reading Easy Parking Solutions in Old Town GI Film Festival Uncategorized May 12 2014 Concerned about parking in Old Town Alexandria You needn t be The city has plenty of garage and street parking available for everyone Continue Reading Tinseltown s Top Experts Networking Event GI Film Festival Featured News May 2 2014 Finance and Distribution Boot Camp Held For Area Filmmakers to Train and Network So you finished your independent screenplay or movie Now Continue Reading Saluting the Women who serve via Fort Bliss GI Film Festival Appearances Featured News Partnerships Apr 30 2014 Many of us know Michelle Monaghan from the award winning show True Detective opposite Woody Harrelson and for her run as Kimberly Woods on Continue Reading Hollywood Invades DC GI Film Festival Appearances News Sponsors Apr 29 2014 Attention Star Gazers May 19 25 prepare to pull out your telescopes to view some of the brightest stars in our nation s capitol Forget Continue Reading GIFF Schedule Announced GI Film Festival Featured News Apr 26 2014 Great news for military movie lovers the official 2014 GI Film Festival line up has just been announced The seven day festival running Continue Reading Girls Star Driver to be Awarded at GIFF GI Film Festival Featured News Apr 23 2014 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 Continue Reading Win 2 Tickets to GIFF s Opening Night GI Film Festival Featured News Uncategorized Apr 8 2014 Guess Who is Coming to GIFF Opening Night Name the Star and Win Two Free Tickets

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  • GI Film Festival – Page 3 – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    spot in our hearts for companies that have supported us from the very beginning when we were just a great Continue Reading The Year of the Veteran and GIFF GI Film Festival News Partnerships Apr 4 2014 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 Continue Reading GIFF Honors Gandolfini GI Film Festival Appearances Featured News Television Apr 3 2014 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 Continue Reading Book Your Travel with American GI Film Festival News Partnerships Sponsors Apr 3 2014 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 Continue Reading Smart Phone Camera Action GI Film Festival Featured News Partnerships Apr 2 2014 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 Continue Reading PenFed Joins GIFF GI Film Festival News Sponsors Apr 2 2014 The Pentagon Federal Credit Union recently joined GI Film Festival DC as an official Platinum Sponsor PenFed will take part in multiple Continue Reading GIFF Goes to West Point GI Film Festival Featured News Partnerships Uncategorized Apr 1 2014 Twenty years after graduating from the United States Military Academy GIFF co founder Laura Law Millett returned to her alma mater to present Continue Reading Kardashian to Join National Guard GI Film Festival Appearances Featured News Television Apr 1 2014 In a move that has stunned the entertainment world Kim Kardashian plans a break from a life of fashion

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  • GI Film Festival – Page 7 – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Tureaud and David Salzberg will screen their film The Hornets Nest on Saturday 11 May at 7 pm during the 7th Annual GI Film Continue Reading GIFF and Stripes Forever GI Film Festival GIFF 2013 GIFF News Sponsors Apr 12 2013 The GI Film Festival would like to welcome back Stars and Stripes as one of our key media sponsors for this year s festival Stars and Stripesis Continue Reading Penfed Supports military and GIFF GI Film Festival GIFF News Partnerships Sponsors Apr 4 2013 The GI Film Festival would like to recognize the Pentagon Federal Credit Union as a Copper Sponsor for this year s festival Penfed is the Continue Reading Washington Examiner Back as Media Sponsor GI Film Festival GIFF 2013 News Uncategorized Mar 18 2013 The GI Film Festival is happy to announce The Washington Examiner as a media sponsor for the 7th annual festival The Examiner is one of DC s Continue Reading GIFF Announces New Media Relations Manager GI Film Festival Uncategorized Mar 15 2013 GIFF is excited to welcome Emmie as our new Media Relations Manager Emmie is a public relations professional and an entrepreneur She served as Continue Reading GIFF January Auction a Success GI Film Festival Uncategorized Feb 2 2013 button href http gifilmfestival com gallery an officer and an auction align left View Image Gallery button The Continue Reading GIFF 2012 Festival Pre View Trailer GI Film Festival Uncategorized Apr 20 2012 Click here to see a brief view of what GIFF 2012 has in store for you GIFF 2012 Preview Trailer Continue Reading Devane to Receive GI Choice Award at GIFF GI Film Festival 2013 Films Guests May 3 2011 One comment Arlington VA The GI Film Festival is pleased to announce that acclaimed actor William Devane will receive the

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