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Established in 2015, 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. The festival includes local films, which feature San Diego filmmakers, events, people, or places. Post-screening discussions with filmmakers, actors and documentary subjects are also part of the festival.

The 2024 event takes place May 6-11 in San Diego, during Military Appreciation Month.  All community members, civilians, family, allies, service members, veterans and film lovers are welcome to catch a film, be inspired, and build community. The 2024 festival is sponsored in part by AARP, AMC Networks, Feeding San Diego, Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, Military Times, Resounding Joy, Scatena Daniels Communications, SDSU Global Campus, Southwestern College, U.S. Bank, the USS Midway Foundation, Verizon, Veterans United Home Loans of San Diego and Veterans Village of San Diego. Additional support is provided by the Navy League San Diego, SAG-AFTRA and the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic.

The festival is organized by KPBS in partnership with the Film Consortium San DiegoThe GI Film Festival San Diego is a member of the San Diego Veterans Coalition and the San Diego Military Family Collaborative.

About Film Consortium San Diego

The Film Consortium San Diego 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 organizes the San Diego Film Awards, San Diego Film Week, and various other screening and networking events.

About KPBS

KPBS connects, reflects and serves all of our communities with trusted programming and dialogue. KPBS delivers this content to more than 1.3 million audience members weekly via multiple platforms, including television, radio, and digital media. As a public service of San Diego State University, education is a core value – from children’s programming to community discussions on important issues our region is facing, to local news coverage. KPBS provides stories that make us think, help us dream, and keep us connected. For more information, visit


Filmmakers, film lovers, and passionate supporters can connect with GIFFSD all year.

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