GI Film Festival: Discount Code

You heard me talk with Brandon Millet and Laura Law-Millet, founders of the GI Film Festival, last week on the radio show! They're offering a 20% discount on tickets to all GIFF events for this year's festival which lasts May 21-29, 2016. Listen to the podcast (link above) to hear more about the festival, but here's a little description: 

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.

In addition to presenting feature, documentary, and short film screenings, the GIFF also presents panel discussions, educational forums and special events, including:

  • Movie screenings by international and domestic filmmakers.
  • Awards presentation featuring a special celebrity major motion picture screening.
  • Kick-off cocktail party and red carpet events
  • Special exhibitions
  • Hollywood “meet and greets,” and more…

Use Discount Code: allix2016

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.