The award-winning GI Film Festival, founded in 2006 by decorated military veteran Laura Law-Millett and entrepreneur Brandon Millett, is the nation’s preeminent military entertainment venue. A 501-c-3 non-profit organization, our mission is to preserve the stories of American GIs through film, television and gaming; to educate the public about veteran issues, such as post-traumatic stress and unemployment; and to prepare military veterans for success in the entertainment industry. GIFF is a proud “Got Your Six” Community Champion.
The GI Film Festival is like no other military non-profit organization you have ever encountered.Not only does GIFF serve a critical charitable purpose – preserving the stories of veterans andhelping veterans find success in entertainment – but through its weekly television series reaching every active duty GI around the globe, high-level military media partners and high-wattage celebrity and VIP-driven events, GIFF has an unparalleled reach into the military and military family communitiesGIFF has been described as “Sundance for the Troops,” featuring a diverse, compelling an entertaining line-up of film and television programming. GIFF films cover every branch ofservice, every American conflict and every film genre, while also serving as a critical public education tool by addressing a wide variety of veteran issues, including: veteran unemployment,veteran homelessness and post-traumatic stress. GIFF’s films have earned distribution in theaters, television and cable broadcasts, on-line, in retail stores and on-demand. Some have beennominated for Academy Awards. GIFF also hosts the only independent weekly television series on The Pentagon Channel, broadcast to all military bases worldwide, inside the Pentagon, andto 30+ million homes via cable and satellite television.Consistent with its mission to help prepare military veterans for success in the entertainmentindustry, GIFF hosts “Finance and Distribution Boot Camps” to teach military filmmakers critical business skills. GIFF also hosts Resilience Through Filmmaking workshops to help returningveterans heal through the creative process.