GI Film Festival Announces Official Selections



               Final 56 Film Selections Chosen – Set For Screenings May 19-25


ALEXANDRIA, VA – May 19-25, The GI Film Festival (GIFF) GIFF, the country’s select award-winning organization preserving the stories of American veterans, returns to Washington, DC. A total of 56 films were chosen and will be screened over the week-long festival covering every aspect of military triumph and struggle, from the Civil War to Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to showcasing courage on the battlefield, the GIFF 2014 line-up also brings attention to issues facing returning GIs on the home front including: post-traumatic stress, alcohol dependency, marital difficulties and unemployment. The Diverse line-up features multiple film genres, including: animation, documentaries, dramatic features, comedies, action packed web programs, music videos and more.

“There is no question this is the most power-packed, emotionally compelling film line-up we’ve ever showcased. These films will shock you. They will move you. They will entertain you. And I guarantee you will come away with a greater understanding of the experiences of military veterans of all generations and their families,” stated GI Film Festival President Brandon Millett. The seven-day festival features 56 independent films, celebrity meet-and-greets, red carpet soirees and exclusive embassy and Capitol Hill events; including several major world premieres and screenings, including films:

Field of Lost Shoes – Monday, May 19
WORLD PREMIERE – Civil War epic feature film Field of Lost Shoes, an incredible true life story of 274 Virginia Military Institute cadets who are forced to join the war before their time during the Battle of Newmarket. The film, directed by Sean McNamara, stars Virginia native David Arquette.

When the Game Stands Tall – Thursday, May 22
ADVANCED SCREENING – The Affirm Films/Sony Pictures feature When the Game Stands Tall documents the journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. The film includes a scene where wounded warriors inspire the team to victory. This film is being screened prior to public release to wounded warriors from Walter Reed Naval Hospital and active duty service members from the DC metro area.

Hollywood Goes to War – Friday, May 23
WORLD PREMIERE –Warner Brothers Home Entertainment’s documentary Hollywood Goes to War, features rare home movies, film, and newsreel footage documenting the creation of the first Motion Picture Unit during World War II, making use of the talents of screen legends Jimmy Stewart, Ronald Reagan, Clark Cable and top Hollywood producers and directors.

Ft. Bliss – Sunday, May 25
WORLD PREMIERE – Ft. Bliss, tells the story of a decorated Army medic and single mother (Michelle Monaghan) who returns home from an extended tour in Afghanistan to discover that she must now find a way to reconcile her duties as a mother and her obligations as a soldier.

Members of Congress, celebrities, and most importantly military leaders/veterans in attendance.
Members of the media and public are invited; space is limited – credentials must be approved.

VIP All-Access Pass: $245, Experience everything GIFF has to offer in VIP style! This pass includes all public screenings, events, and receptions including the Opening Night Gala, Congressional Reception, International Night, Wounded Warrior Appreciation Night, Filmmaker Bootcamp, and much more. GIFF (DC) 2014 takes place May 19-25, 2014.

Weekend-Warrior Pass: $70, Coming to GIFF just for the weekend films and festivities? See as many films as your weekend can handle, attend our Saturday evening special event and the Best of Film Awards with our Weekend Film Pass. For only $70, you’ll enjoy the lion’s share of festival films and events from Saturday May 24 to Sunday, May 25.

For full week-long festival schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit: gifilmfestival.com.
Military discounts available.


About GI Film Festival
GIFF, a 501c3 non-profit organization described as “Sundance for the Troops,” preserves the stories of veterans through film, television, training and special events. GI Film Festival events provide an exceptionally diverse line-up of programming, covering all branches of service, every major conflict, and every major film genre while addressing a variety of issues of concern to the veteran community, including post-traumatic stress, homelessness, and unemployment. For more information, visit: www.gifilmfestival.com.

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