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GI Film Festival San Diego 2018

GI Film Festival San Diego Welcomes Sullivan Solar Power as 2016 Title Sponsor

SAN DIEGO, CA – Aug. 12, 2016 – Sullivan Solar Power is the title sponsor of the 2016 GI Film Festival San Diego to be held Wednesday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 18 at throughout San Diego County. Venues include the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley at Hazard Center, and The Vintage Village Theatres in Coronado.


“To have Sullivan Solar Power as a title sponsor for the second annual GI Film Festival San Diego is deeply gratifying,” said Tom Karlo, KPBS General Manager. “Their unprecedented support strengthens our mission to share the stories of our troops on the big screen.”


Founded by Daniel Sullivan in 2004, San Diego-based Sullivan Solar Power is a locally-owned and operated, turnkey solar system provider that delivers solar electric projects from concept to completion. Sullivan Solar Power’s vision is to fundamentally change the way this region, and ultimately this world, generates electricity. The firm has been named one of the fastest growing energy companies in the nation by Inc. Magazine and services all of Southern California.


The festival, now in its second year, is a project of KPBS in partnership with the GI Film Group and the Film Consortium San Diego. The festival features 28 films for, about, and by service men and women, bringing the stories of America’s military to life through film. The scheduled screenings include nine West Coast Premieres and one World Premiere of an animated short about an Army veteran retelling his healing journey after coming home from war.


“At Sullivan Solar Power, we’re working toward a safer, brighter future and I know our military members make enormous sacrifices to achieve those same goals,” said Daniel Sullivan, president and founder, Sullivan Solar Power. “We live and work here in San Diego, so we frequently rub shoulders with many brave men and women that have served our country. I’m proud to say Sullivan Solar Power has a long history of not only hiring veterans, but also doing our part to help power local military bases with completed solar projects at Camp Pendleton and the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station. We support the GI Film Festival San Diego because we believe in the power behind our military’s voice and our leadership in this project honors and supports a brighter future.”

Many of the events will be open to the public with special discounted opportunities for active duty military personnel and veterans. General admission tickets and All-Access Passes for entry into festival events and screenings are available now on the GI Film Festival San Diego website at


The Sullivan Solar Power 2016 GI Film Festival San Diego is presented by KPBS in partnership with the GI Film Group and Film Consortium San Diego. The festival is sponsored by National City Mile of Cars and Scatena Daniels Communications with additional support provided by a grant from The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.


About GI Film Group

The GI Film Group is a full service media company dedicated to preserving the stories of military veterans. GIFG is the production entity behind the award-winning GI Film Festival (GIFF), a 501 c(3), also known as “Sundance for the Troops,” which is held each May in Washington, DC. The festival is the first in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film.


About Film Consortium San Diego

The Film Consortium San Diego LLC is a social venture that stimulates film and television production in the region and increases networking, employment, education, funding and distribution opportunities in film, television and new media. The Film Consortium holds the Fall Film Festival, San Diego Film Awards, Winter Film Showcase, Summer at the Drive-in and various other screening and networking events.


About KPBS

KPBS is a public service of San Diego State University, serving over one million audience members weekly across TV, radio (89.5 FM and 97.7 FM Calexico), and the web with content that is educational as well as entertaining—and free of commercial interruption.