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Washington DC – GIFF 2017 Submissions Now Open – Festival Begins May 22, 2017 –

Attention filmmakers, screenwriters, producers and directors:

The 2017 GI Film Festival is now open for submissions! We are
currently accepting films of all categories, including feature,
documentary, short, and student, as well as screenplays.

To submit your film or screenplay for consideration to be part of the
GI Film Festival 2017 programming, please click here.

The festival will be held from May 22, 2017 to May 28, 2017 at
various locations throughout the Washington DC area.



Early deadline – October 15, 2016
Regular deadline – December 15, 2016
Late deadline – January 20, 2017
Extended deadline – February 10, 2017


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.

The GIFF presents films from new and established international and domestic filmmakers that honor the heroic stories of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty.  Some of the films screened are voted on by fans.  Others are screened for the first time.  All will in some way express the courage and selflessness of our fighting men and women and the value of their work.