GI Film Festival seeks student filmmakers

There are 1 comment on the Gazette.net story from Dec 12, 2012, titled GI Film Festival seeks student filmmakers. In it, Gazette.net reports that:

The GI Film Festival invites high school students to submit their short videos to the U.S. Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of Korean War Commemoration Committee and the GI Film Festival as part of a new educational outreach program entitled, "Heroes Remembered: Voices of the Korean War." Entries must be submitted by March 1, 2013.

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Gary Neeman

West Hartford, CT

#1 Dec 14, 2012
GREAT NEWS ARTICLE. I JUST READ ANOTHER NEWS ITEM ABOUT THE EVENT --

Winning Filmmaker At 7th Annual GI Film Festival In Washington, D.C., In May 2013 To Be Awarded Associate Producer’s Role In Major Movie Production

(Washington, D.C.)-- The award-winning GI Film Festival, the nation’s only military-themed film festival, announced today that one of the filmmakers submitting an entry at the 7th Annual GI Film Festival In Washington, D.C. in May 2013 will be awarded an associate producer’s role in the upcoming movie production of American Way Production’s story about a U.S. veteran returning home from the war in Afghanistan.

“One very talented and lucky filmmaker will be selected, based upon his or her entry in the narrative feature category in the upcoming 7th Annual GI Film Festival, to serve as an associate producer in a major motion picture production that will be filmed in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Connecticut and North Carolina,” said Brandon Millett, co-founder, GI Film Festival.“This is a great career opportunity for an upcoming entertainment industry professional to jumpstart their career. We appreciate the opportunity that American Way Productions has provided to our film festival.”

The 7th Annual GI Film Festival will be held in Washington, D.C. in May 2013. The GI Film Festival is open to filmmakers of all levels of experience -- from first-timers to veteran directors and producers. Each submission must include at least one major armed forces character (real or fictitious) who is portrayed in a respectful manner. Prizes are awarded to winners in each of the main categories which include feature and short narrative films, feature and short documentary films and student films.

"The GI Film Festival in Washington, D.C. has evolved into one of the most filmmaker friendly events in the industry," said Laura Law-Millett, co-founder, GI Film Festival. "GI Film Festival filmmakers can connect with top industry professionals while also enjoying a week of unforgettable events in the nation’s capital, including our congressional reception, awards ceremonies, red carpet parties, celebrity meet-and-greets and our filmmaker boot camp.

The early film submission deadline for the 7th Annual GI Film Festival in Washington, D.C. is December 15, 2012 and costs $35 per submission. The regular deadline is January 22, 2013 and costs $40 per submission, extended deadline February 15, 2012 costs $45 per submission and the late deadline is March 1, 2012 and costs $60 per submission. There are also submission discounts available for students and military veterans. There is no charge for active duty military to submit a film. Details for submitting films can be found online by visiting www.gifilmfestival.com . All screened films will also be able to add the GI Film Festival honor to the film's listing on the Internet Movie Database site ( www.IMDB.com ).

Highlights of the past 2012 GI Film Festival in Washington, D.C. included awards ceremonies honoring actors Joe Mantegna, Sally Pressman and Brian McNamara, a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War reception hosted by U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and U.S. Congressmen Geoff Davis and Sam Johnson, a Wounded Warrior Appreciation Night featuring an advanced screening of the NBC Universal action feature film Battleship and international film screenings hosted by the Canadian Embassy and TV host Pat Sajak.

In 2012, the Pentagon Channel began broadcasting a weekly GI Film Festival television show to American service members around the world and to 30 million homes in the United States. All films submitted to the GI Film Festival are considered for this groundbreaking television series. Films screened by the GI Film Festival have been nominated for Academy Awards, earned distribution in theaters and retail stores, broadcast on cable networks and available via video-on-demand and the Web.

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