The Second Annual GI Film Festival will be held over Armed Forces Weekend, May 14-18, 2008, in Washington, DC. The mission of the festival is to honor the American Armed Forces through the medium of film.
The festival will feature numerous movie screenings, presented by world-famous actors, entertainers and directors, including Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump), James Franco (Fly Boys, The Great Raid, Annapolis), Academy Award-winner John Voight, and Captain Dale Dye (Saving Private Ryan, The Great Raid). The event will also feature documentaries, VIP receptions, musical performances, military exhibits, and several special guest appearances. This is the second year of the GI Film Festival, which was recently chosen to receive the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.
The GI Film Festival is unique among the thousands of film festivals held each year, because it focuses specifically on honoring the American Armed Forces. Each of the films screened will in some way express the courage and selflessness of American troops and the value of their important work. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the GI Film Festival Website.
Those who will not be able to personally attend the festival, or who simply want to lend their support, can donate online at GIfilmfestival.com/donate08.html.