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Making its return to the big screen is the GI Film Festival San Diego, a multi-day military-themed event dedicated to presenting films and events for, by and about military and veterans.
This collection of shorts feature five films that will have you on the edge of your seat. Mature content. Viewer discretion is advised.
Directed by Niels Bourgonje
September 1944. Two Canadian soldiers find a boy washed up on the Dutch beach. Where did he come from and can he be trusted?
"Blood and Glory"
Directed by Satinder Kaur
Two homeless, female veterans’ friendship is tested when they confront adversity, discrimination, and even mother nature herself in their attempt to find work and survive the day.
Directed by Samuel Gonzalez Jr.
A haunted veteran plagued by guilt and hallucinations struggles with the murder of an innocent civilian girl.
Directed by Drake Shannon
Past and present are blurred by a horrifying transgression as a female soldier faces the aftermath of a military patrol in the Middle East.
"We All Die Alone"
Directed by Jonathan Hammond
The hubris of an inept conflict negotiator leads two warring gangs into an eight-way standoff. The consequences are both comical and tragic in this whip-smart short.
More about GI Film Fest:
This year’s film festival is scheduled for May 17-21, 2022 with all screenings happening in-person at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park. The 2022 festival features 27 films for, by, and about military and veterans. Virtual options are available.
A project of KPBS, the GI Film Festival San Diego is a multi-day showcase of films for, by, and about military and veteran experiences. Films featured in the festival reveal the struggles, triumphs, and experiences of service members and veterans. The festival also provides veterans and service members with an opportunity to further their creative skills.
Documentaries, shorts, narratives, and feature-length films are presented. Post-screening discussions with filmmakers, actors and documentary subjects are also part of the festival. This event takes place annually in May and is open to veterans, service members, military families, and civilians. All are welcome to catch a film, be inspired, and build community.