GI Film Festival to Offer Boot Camp for Aspiring Filmmakers

GI Film Festival to Offer Boot Camp for Aspiring Filmmakers

Want to make movies but aren’t sure how to navigate the twists and turns of the film industry? The folks at the upcoming G.I. Film Festival would like to help.

The nation’s only military film festival will present its annual Filmmaker Boot Camp starting at 9 a.m. May 18th at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The Boot Camp, hosted by award-winning filmmaker and Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Steven K. Bannon, will give aspiring filmmakers a chance to learn how the business side of filmmaking really works.

The GIFF Filmmaker Boot Camp was designed by filmmakers, for filmmakers. Boot Camp instructors have written, produced, directed and financed feature films, television programs and interactive media. Presentations range from financing a new project to producing for television and film.

“This is what they don’t teach you at film school,” said GI Film Festival Co-Founder Brandon Millett.

“Attendees will get practical, hard-nosed strategies for navigating the movie business from our panel of experts. And given Steve Bannon’s expertise in virtually all aspects of the film industry, we could not ask for a better host. Steve has mastered the art of drilling down into only the most critical details for success in film and television.”

“Andrew Breitbart had a deep appreciation for the important role popular culture plays in shaping public opinion and public policy. I am pleased, on behalf of Breitbart News, to be involved in any effort to train writers, producers and directors who support our men and women in uniform,” Bannon said.

Presenters include: Jay Rosenstock (Senior VP, Corporate Development, Discovery Communications), Jon Gann (Director, DC Shorts Film Festival), Scott Howe (Operations Manager, The Pentagon Channel), Cherly Ott (President, Ott House Sound), Robbie Carmen (President, Amigo Media), Trevor Drinkwater (CEO, ARC Entertainment), Michael Pack (President, Manifold Productions).

Note: Details subject to change.