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San Diego Film Week

GI Film Festival San Diego

The GI Film Festival San Diego is presented by KPBS and features stories for, by, and about America’s service members, their families, and veterans. These films from the 2017 festival showcase the depth and variety of what the festival offers. Get a taste of GIFFSD at Film Week. Catch even more this September during the 2018 GI Film Festival San Diego.


  1. Call Me Ma’am

    Adrienne Camille / A Woman's Place, GI Film Festival San Diego / United States / 2016 / 4 mins
    “Call Me Ma’am” tells the story of what it is like to be a new Navy officer from a woman’s point of view as she gains the respect of her crew but must still go head to head with the tyrant that runs the department.


  2. Places Like This

    Nicholas McNaughton / Doc Block, GI Film Festival San Diego / United States / 2016 / 9 mins
    In this visually stunning and emotionally charged film, eleven veterans come from all over the country seeking peace, answers, and direction through the Outward Bound program as they work to reach a peak of more than 13,000 feet.

  3. Rifleman’s Violin

    Sam Ball / Doc Block, GI Film Festival San Diego / United States / 2015 / 13 mins
    “The Rifleman's Violin” centers on 90-year-old virtuoso violinist Stuart Canin as he recounts his deployment to the German front as a 19-year-old GI with a rifle and violin on his back during World War II.