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GI Film Festival San Diego Announces 2019 Award Nominations

International, national and local filmmakers to be honored for their work submitted to San Diego’s military film festival on Sept. 28, 2019 at the Parq Event Center

San Diego CA— Stories of hope, honor, and resilience are among the films to be honored at the upcoming GI Film Festival San Diego Awards Celebration.

More than 30 films for, by and about military service members and veterans around the world, will be presented at the six-day military film festival. Twenty-six films received award nominations this year, and these were selected through a competitive screening process. Some nominated films qualify for both national and local awards, as content features San Diego events, people, places, and filmmakers. Category winners will be announced Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 at the Parq Event Center in Downtown San Diego.

The following titles are nominated for National Award recognition in the following categories:

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Narrative Short

Best Documentary Short

Best Documentary Feature

Best Student Film

Best First-Time Filmmaker

Best International Film

Best Film Made By or Starring Veterans or Military

Founders Choice Award

The following titles are Local Film Showcase nominees for GI Film Festival San Diego 2019. These nominees are all connected to San Diego in some way, such as the filmmaker’s place of residence/production office, film subject, shooting/editing, historic event, or other meaningful tie in. Areas of residence or neighborhood where film was created are included if filmmakers provided this information:

Local Film Showcase: Best Narrative Short

Local Film Showcase: Best Film Made By or Starring Veterans or Military

Local Film Showcase: Local Choice Award

Full film descriptions, schedule and ticket information are presented below. Interviews with filmmakers and producers are available.

EVENT CALENDAR INFORMATION
GI Film Festival San Diego 2019
Tuesday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 29
Screening times vary.
Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park (for Sept. 24-27)
UltraStar Cinemas at Hazard Center (for Sept. 28-29)
View film trailers and purchase All Access Passes and tickets at GIFilmFestivalSD.org.

See page two for this years film selections