GI Film Festival celebrates 10 years

Last year I had the pleasure of attending the GI Film Festival and being an in-kind sponsor. I, of course, had a wonderful time but due to my crazy work schedule couldn’t attend this year, but will probably plan better to attend next year! I love that the festival has garnished national attention from Hollywood and the media.

Last year I rubbed elbows with military veteran and former talk show host Montel Williams. Military advocate Gary Sinise of several CSI franchises has embraced the festival the last few years and along with his band often entertains the festival-goers. This year the festival will even feature “American Elements:Taya Kyle.” The movie will place you right on the forefront of her struggle as you witness the difficulty she faces to pull her life back together as a single mom after losing her husband, “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, who was killed in the line of duty.  

The festival will also feature a panel called “saluting women in service,” a great way to honor women because they too have made tremendous inroads on the military forefront of history and are constantly breaking barriers. The GI Film Festival will be one week of pure entertainment celebrating our country’s servicemen and women. The festival line-up will confront many of today’s challenges facing our current and past military veterans. Last year I laughed, I cried, I was on the edge of my seat and I even had to look away a few times. But I never forgot some of the great movie screenings that I attended and I’m betting that you won’t either!

For more information about the GI Film Festival, please visit their website: www.gifilmfestival.com

Until next time my Veteran Fashionistas, as always, stay fashionable!

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Jackie Tacke

Jacquelyn Tacke is a proud Navy veteran. She has represented designers from “Project Runway,” “Project Runway All Stars,” “All On The Line,” etc. Some of those designers’ lines were sold in Dillard’s, Lane Bryant, the Smithsonian museum, as well as a variety of boutiques across the U.S. She has produced celebrity fashion shows all across the country and abroad. She was also a guest speaker for FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) in San Diego and is a member of Fashion Group International.


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