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  • Family Drama – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Top 5 Underrated Military Dads in Film GI Film Festival Family Drama Fathers Day Featured GIFF News Jun 14 2013 I could never understand why movies and TV shows typecast military fathers as the Great Santini the regimented controlling and emotionally 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 Making Honorable Journey with Stephen Menick GI Film Festival Doc Drama Family Drama Featured GIFF 2013 GIFF News Historical Inspirational News War Apr 16 2013 In Honorable Journey filmmaker Stephen Menick examines the plight of Japanese Americans who were relocated to internment camps after the attack Continue Reading Exploring Saints and Soldiers Airborne Creed with Ryan Little GI Film Festival 2013 Films Family Drama Featured Filmmaker GIFF 2013 WW2 Apr 15 2013 The Army s 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team provides the context for Saints and Soldiers Airborne Creed directed by Ryan Little Continue Reading Behind Toy Soldier with Nicole Rosen GI Film Festival

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  • GIFF Announces New Media Relations Manager – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    New Media Relations Manager Home Uncategorized GIFF Announces New Media Relations Manager 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 a press secretary for a Congressman a media coordinator for a non profit organization and has created marketing plans and press

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  • Dunning Joins GIFF Advisory Board – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Get Involved Get In Touch Subscribe Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Dunning Joins GIFF Advisory Board Home Advisory Board Dunning Joins GIFF Advisory Board Dunning Joins GIFF Advisory Board GI Film Festival Advisory Board GIFF 2013 Uncategorized Feb 6 2013 The GI Film Festival is pleased to welcome Steve Dunning as the newest member of our Advisory Committee Mr Dunning currently works in feature film and television production for Universal Studios in Los Angeles and Universal Digital Services His extensive work as a writer producer and director gives the GI Film Festival an added boost to an already stellar committee While his work in Hollywood is excellent his work with the military has been equally admirable He has worked closely with the NBC Universal Veterans Network and The Got Your Six Campaign which are both aimed to help military veterans and their families as well as changing the mindset of what it means to be a Veteran Co Founder Brandon Millett is excited to be able to work with someone closely tied with the Hollywood scene but also someone who has ties to the military The GI Film Festival is about preserving the stories

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  • Advisory Board – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Event Donate 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 Advisory Board Home Advisory Board Dunning Joins GIFF Advisory Board GI Film Festival Advisory Board GIFF 2013 Uncategorized Feb

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  • GIFF January Auction a Success! – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    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 GI Film Festival in association with Sip with Socialites hosted the first ever military bachelor auction to benefit the 7th Annual GI Film Festival Thirteen active duty and military veterans participated in the auction and strutted their stuff on the catwalk at the Embassy of

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  • Filmmaker Friday: THE RED MACHINE Receives Worldwide Recognition – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    very busy since winning the Founder s Choice Award at the 2012 GI Film Festival in Washington DC After a very successful screening at GIFF the film has aired on the Pentagon Channel as part of the Best of the GIF Film Festival show The movie also played at the Rome International Film Festival in Rome GA Upcoming scheduled screenings include the Kansas International Film Festival on Sunday October 7 and the Polish International Historical and Military Films Festival in late October In November the film is the Friday Night feature film at the inaugural GI Film Festival Hollywood GIFF Hollywood is November 9 10 2012 at the Los Angeles Film School For more information visit gifilmfestival com giff hollywood Last August film critic extraordinaire Robert Ebert wrote about THE RED MACHINE Ebert said Here s a film with an elegant simplicity Not a shot doesn t do its work It may remind you of a 40s B crime movie and I mean that as a compliment When you don t have a lot of explosions and special effects to exploit you have to turn to the imagination yours and the audience s High praise for a man who views

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  • The Fifth Annual GI Film Festival Wraps with Film Awards – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    The Telegram Man Australia directed by James Khehtie Best Student Film Thule directed by Robert Scott Wildes Best Narrative Short A Marine s Guide to Fishing directed by Nicholas Brennan Best Documentary Short Last to Leave directed by Pat Clark Best Narrative Feature Flag of My Father directed by Rodney Ray Best Documentary Feature Patrol Base Jaker directed by David Scantling Founder s Choice Award The Wereth Eleven directed by Robert Child The GI Film Festival also awarded actor Lou Diamond Phillips the festival s GI Spirit Award which is presented to an entertainer who embodies the spirit of an American GI in their creative and philanthropic work and honored actor William Devane with The GI Choice Award which is presented to an entertainer who has portrayed classic GI characters in film Photo Credit Vithaya Phongsavan Past GI Spirit Award Winner Gary Sinise and Florida Congressman Allen West honored Korean War Veterans during the festival s congressional reception to commemorate the 60 th anniversary of the Korean War Other GIFF 2011 highlights included A Wounded Warrior Appreciation Night featuring the DC Premiere of the action feature film Ironclad starring James Purefoy Kate Mara Brian Cox and Paul Giamatti a block of international films hosted by the Canadian Embassy a filmmaker boot camp featuring top Hollywood producers directors and financiers and hosted by GI Film Festival Chairman Stephen K Bannon and a kick off party at Policy DC Photo Credit Vithaya Phongsavan GI Film Festival filmmakers also visited wounded warriors at Walter Reed hospital and toured the Pentagon as well The majority of the festival s film premieres took place in the Arleigh Burke Theater inside the U S Navy Memorial Other venues included the Canadian Embassy and the Capitol Visitor s Center There is no question our audiences were blown

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  • Lou Diamond Phillips to be Honored with GI Spirit Award – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Christmas cheer at the VA hospital in Los Angeles filming PSA s for USO initiatives or hosting events like the Fourth of July Freedom Concert at The Stadium of Fire Additionally Phillips has taken his commitment to Capitol Hill by testifying before the U S Congress in support of the Filipino Veterans of WWII We are especially honored to present the GI Spirit Award to Lou Diamond Phillips who is not only a great friend of the American veteran but also part of the military family said GI Film Festival co founder Brandon Millett Mr Phillips is a special person and this is going to be a special night It is an honor to be recognized by the GI Film Festival with their GI Spirit Award However the bigger honor for me is shining a light on the valiant stories of America s heroes the men and women serving in uniform I have great respect for their sacrifice and commitment to preserving the freedoms Americans enjoy every day said Lou Diamond Phillips Phillips currently serves as host of An Officer and a Movie a brand new television series on Military Channel which pairs Phillips with retired and active duty officers who lived through major battles or have an expertise in the conflicts depicted in notable Hollywood films As each film makes its Military Channel premiere An Officer and a Movie provides expert commentary from the GIs who have been on the ground during the action as these officers reflect on the themes of that night s film and also provide personal insight that puts each movie into a modern context An Officer and a Movie premieres weekly on Fridays and Saturday nights from 8 10 PM ET on Military Channel Discovery Communications network dedicated to honoring the Armed Forces from past to present With respect to Phillips acting career he first came to the public s attention when he starred as Richie Valens in La Bamba He solidified his reputation in Stand and Deliver for which he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor and received a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe nomination Other notable film credits include Courage Under Fire Young Guns and most recently CHE Additionally Phillips earned a Tony nomination for Best Actor for his performance as the King of Siam in the Broadway production of Rodgers Hammerstein s The King and I Currently in its final season Phillips can be seen on the SyFy series Stargate Universe A few of his other memorable television credits include Chuck Psych Law and Order SVU and Numb3rs As a director Phillips most recently helmed the Hallmark Channel movie Love Takes Wing in 2009 In addition to honoring Lou Diamond Phillips during the Salute to Hollywood Patriots the festival will also present acclaimed actor William Devane the GI Choice Award for his portrayal of military characters in film The GI Film Festival s Salute to Hollywood Patriots is just one of dozens of events taking place during the

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