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First-time Filmmaker

#3 Normandy Lane

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#3 Normandy Lane

Directed by Brenda Strong
Army wife and young mother Sarah Winston's life is inextricably altered when a series of visitors arrive on…
First-time Filmmaker, Made by Veteran / Military, Student Project

A Rodeo Film

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A Rodeo Film

Directed by Darius Dawson
A bull rider who falls out of love with the sport must choose between his family’s legacy of…
Local Film Showcase, Student Project

A Serving Story

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A Serving Story

Directed by Mackenzie Bivin, Zach Camerino
Made by two Rancho Bernardo High School students, this documentary short shines a light on the experiences of…
Afghanistan War

A Soldier’s Way

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A Soldier’s Way

Directed by Adam Dietrich, Elliott Gilbert
"A Soldier’s Way" follows the story of soldiers Steven Barr (Tim Llewellyn) and Chris Villanueva (Grey Acuna) during…
First-time Filmmaker, Made by Veteran / Military, Starring Military or Veteran, Student Project, Women in Film

Breaking Point

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Breaking Point

Directed by Coren Benson, Kasey Weldon
A mother and daughter confront each other about the sudden death of a loved one.
First-time Filmmaker, LGBTQ, Local Film Showcase, Made by Veteran / Military

Deviant

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Deviant

Directed by Benjamin Howard
In the early sixties, a sexually conflicted teenager finds faith and acceptance after escaping the tortures of electrotherapeutic…
Air Force, Family

Family Movie Night featuring Captain Marvel

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Family Movie Night featuring Captain Marvel

Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
A female pilot gains superpowers after a freak accident and uses them to help save the world alongside…
First-time Filmmaker; Post 9/11

FINDING SATAN

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FINDING SATAN

Directed by Jondaniel Cornett
Bonded in valor but separated by war's chaos, a retired soldier must find his military dog, Satan, in…
First-time Filmmaker, Post 9/11

Homemade

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Homemade

Directed by Jason Maris, Danielle Bernstein
Groundbreaking, intimate, and durational – HOMEMADE is the six-year journey following combat wounded and highly decorated Force Reconnaissance…
First-time Filmmaker, Post 9/11

ISLAND SOLDIER

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ISLAND SOLDIER

Directed by Nathan Fitch
ISLAND SOLDIER interweaves the personal stories of Micronesian soldiers serving in the U.S. military, following their journey from…
Made by Veteran / Military

Last Taxi Dance

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Last Taxi Dance

Directed by Brayden Yoder
In a ballroom called Paradise, in the aftermath of World War II, a proud Hawaiian singer dances with…
Iraq War, Post 9/11

Mosul

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Mosul

Directed by Daniel Gabriel
The gritty, thrilling story of local militias and uneasy allies who banded together to liberate Iraq's second-largest city…
Coast Guard

Ocean Station November

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Ocean Station November

Directed by Damon Stuebner
While patrolling an area of the Pacific Ocean designated “Ocean Station November,” the daily routine for the crew…
Vietnam War

Others May Live: American Patriot

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Others May Live: American Patriot

Directed by Matthew Black
Vietnam veteran Bobby Shelton recounts his time in service and reflects on the bond he shared with his…
Local Film Showcase, Made by Veteran / Military

Polka.

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Polka.

Directed by Andrew Brame
Near his campsite under a bridge, Kenny makes a discovery that changes his lonely existence and must work…
First-time Filmmaker, Made by Veteran / Military, Student Project, USMC, Women in Film

REDDOG

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REDDOG

Directed by Will Whitney
REDDOG, is a film based on true events of a U.S. Marine in Afghanistan while on patrol with…
Army, Made by Veteran / Military, Vietnam War

Remains: The Search for SFC Samuel J. Padgett

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Remains: The Search for SFC Samuel J. Padgett

Directed by Joe Day, Jose Rodriguez
In the depths of a Vietnamese jungle, a team of archaeologists and U.S. service members search for the…
Local Film Showcase, Navy, Vietnam War

SCRAMBLE THE SEAWOLVES

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SCRAMBLE THE SEAWOLVES

Directed by Jeff Arballo
A ragtag team from meager beginnings becomes the most decorated squadron in Naval Aviation history and of the…
First-time Filmmaker, World War II

Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day

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Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day

Directed by Charlotte Juergens
A young woman joins a group of D-Day veterans on a pilgrimage to retrace their route from World…
Healing Arts, Local Film Showcase, Made by Veteran / Military, Vietnam War, Women in Film

Opening Night featuring Take Me Home Huey

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Opening Night featuring Take Me Home Huey

Directed by Alicia Brauns, Christine Steele, Steve Maloney
“Take Me Home Huey” documents contemporary artist Steve Maloney’s transformation of a wounded warbird into a colorful sculpture.…
Healing Through Sports, Post 9/11

Team River Runner – Beyond Paddling

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Team River Runner – Beyond Paddling

Directed by Kirk Hewitt, Takayuki Yamato
The film tells the story of a group of wounded Raleigh veterans who found healing in the rivers…
Made by Veteran / Military

The Black String

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The Black String

Directed by Brian Hanson
After a lonely convenience store clerk goes on a blind date with a mysterious woman, his world begins…
Vietnam War

The Donut Dollies

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The Donut Dollies

Directed by Norm Anderson
In 1968, two best friends joined an elite team and flew into a war zone wearing powder blue…
First-time Filmmaker

The Invalid Corps

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The Invalid Corps

Directed by Day Al-Mohamed
In July 1864, Confederate General Jubal Early launches a surprise raid that takes him to the very gates…
LGBTQ

The Real Thing

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The Real Thing

Directed by Brandon Kelley
A soldier returns home to meet his daughter, who transitioned while he was on tour.
Healing Arts, Vietnam War

The Whistleblower of My Lai

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The Whistleblower of My Lai

Directed by Connie Field
This artful, resonant documentary counterpoints the story of one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. military history…
Local Film Showcase, Starring Military or Veteran, Women in Film

This One Step

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This One Step

Directed by The RAY SISTERS
A young Texan veteran and his wife must re-learn the rhythm of their relationship, complicated by lingering PTSD.
Healing Arts, Student Project

Under the Needle

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Under the Needle

Directed by Lee Robinson
A short documentary about the therapeutic effects of tattooing and PTSD.
Vietnam War

Vietnam Aftermath

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Vietnam Aftermath

Directed by Tom Phillips
The horrors of war never die. The story emerging is not one on the War itself, but on…
Made by Veteran / Military, Vietnam War

War Paint

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War Paint

Directed by J.C. Doler, Taylor Bracewell
A soldier fights through the heat and hell of the Vietnam War in the early 1960s.
Made by Veteran / Military

XVII Carvings

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XVII Carvings

Directed by Jesse Larvick, Manny Marquez
A Marine Corps veteran, Anthony Marquez, is on a quest to create a memorial for the 17 fellow…