We can’t believe it’s been ten years since we held our first festival in Washington DC! Joining us at that very first event was Gary Sinise, Captain Dale Dye, R. Lee Ermey, and Billy Blanks – just to name a few of our first champions, and towards them we are eternally grateful
That year, we honored Gary Sinise with the coveted GI Spirit award, showcased 28 films and held the festival over the course of 3 days. And although we are proud of the very first year, the GI Film Festival has grown in leaps and bounds every year since.
This year you can expect SO MUCH MORE.
No doubt, this year will be our biggest, baddest festival, yet.
Here are three reasons why:
- We Throw Great Parties!
It’s our 10-year anniversary and you can expect our after-parties to be loaded with tons of awesomeness. We have more parties planned than ever before at spectacular venues such as Cyclone Ayana, Black Finn, Great Gatherings, The US Navy Memorial and more. Prepare yourselves people – the drinks will be flowing and the beats will be bumping.
- One Word: Iceman
Not only will Val Kilmer (yes, THAT Iceman) be at our 30th Anniversary Top Gun screening, but Canadian Air Forces jets will be conducting a fly-over the entrance to the screening. After the screening, we’re hosting an ‘80s themed after party. Mullets and leg warmers are welcome. Click here to purchase tickets.
- Rock ‘n’ Roll, man, Rock ‘n’ Roll
Ready to rock all night? Yup, we’re kicking the festival off with an exclusive concert by the one and only–Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band–loved by the troops, and by people everywhere who love GREAT rock music. Click here to purchase tickets.
This week is the final time to reserve your room at the Hyatt House under the GIFF block to save with discounted festival rates! Book your room today!
Please follow these steps to access your GROUP rate:
- Go to www.fallschurch.house.hyatt.com
- Enter arrival and departure dates
- Click on Special Rates (AAA, Govt…)
- Enter your Group Code: G-GIFF into the Corporate or Group Code box
- Click on Check Availability
- Reservations will require a credit card for guarantee
Reservations can also be made via phone at 888-591-1234
About the Festival: GI Film Festival DC is now entering its 10th season (GIFF X). In 2016, GIFF X will feature 70+ film screenings and premieres, celebrity appearances, red carpet events, filmmaker Q&As, panel discussions, after parties, the festival’s popular Filmmaker Boot Camp and special events dedicated to women serving in the military and Wounded Warriors.
GIFF will also host its “Best of Fest” awards event with awards presented to filmmakers in the following categories: Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short,