Films and Events

First-time Filmmaker

#3 Normandy Lane

Film

#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

Film

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

Film

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

Film

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…

Awards Celebration

Special Event

Awards Celebration

Join us for the awards celebration, honoring filmmaking excellence. Admission includes drinks, appetizers, and entertainment. Comedian and former…
First-time Filmmaker, Made by Veteran / Military, Starring Military or Veteran, Student Project, Women in Film

Breaking Point

Film

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

Film

Deviant

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

Doc Block: True Stories of Survival and Heroism

Program

Doc Block: True Stories of Survival and Heroism

This selection of shorts includes documentaries spanning from the Civil War to present day conflicts.
Shorts Block

Drama Block: Intense Stories of Service

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Drama Block: Intense Stories of Service

This selection of shorts include projects that deal with stories of loss, survival, and resilience. International films are…
Shorts Block

Drama Block: Not Your Everyday Story

Program

Drama Block: Not Your Everyday Story

This selection of shorts include projects that are made by or star military / veterans and local films.
Afghanistan War, International

Entrenched

Film

Entrenched

Directed by Joey Chebatte
When four Australian soldiers capture a young Afghani boy spying on their position, tensions rise among them as…
International, Student Project, Vietnam War

Escape by Sea

Film

Escape by Sea

Directed by Eero Heinonen
Two Scandinavian soldiers flee French Foreign Legion by jumping ship in the Strait of Malacca. Their escape will…
Air Force, Family

Family Movie Night featuring Captain Marvel

Film

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.
First-time Filmmaker; Post 9/11

FINDING SATAN

Film

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

Film

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

Film

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…
First-time Filmmaker, International, Made by Veteran / Military, Student Project

That’s Mine

Film

That’s Mine

Directed by Amit Hay Ben Shlomo
Roni is a battalion commander in the armored corps of the Israeli IDF, undergoing a dilemma about his…
Made by Veteran / Military

Last Taxi Dance

Film

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

Film

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

Film

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…