GI Film Festival San Diego
Aug 08, 2019 12:00 PM
Claudine Casillas, Special Event & Communication
GI Film Festival San Diego

Claudine Casillas originally joined KPBS in 1998, where she worked in on-air fundraising for more than 10 years. She rejoined the station in 2010 to work on the station’s 50th anniversary campaign and gala.

As part of the marketing and events department, Claudine manages the station's signature events and projects, including the KPBS Hall of Fame Celebration and the annual GI Film Festival San Diego, a multi-day event showcasing films for, by, and about the military and veteran experience.

Claudine is a Southern California native and earned her degree from UC Berkeley. Claudine currently serves as a member of the coordinating council for the San Diego Military Family Collaborative and as co-champion for the VEST action group of the San Diego Veterans Coalition.


Title of Presentation: " GI Film Festival San Diego Sneak Preview"

Short Description: GI Film Festival San Diego is the nation’s premier festival to exclusively feature military-themed films. In 2019, we celebrate our 5th anniversary in San Diego with screenings and events planned for Sept. 24-29, 2019.

Films featured in the GI Film Festival San Diego come from national and local filmmakers. The films review the struggles, triumphs, and experiences of service members and veterans through compelling and authentic storytelling. The festival also provides members of the military community (active duty and veterans) an opportunity to share their pursuits and passions in the media arts, shown in a professional environment. The GI Film Festival San Diego is organized by KPBS and supported by sponsors and representatives from San Diego area military-affiliated community organizations.