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Made By or Starring Military or Veterans

Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Navy, WWII

A Band to Honor with Alene B. Duerk

Film

A Band to Honor with Alene B. Duerk

Directed by Warren R. Hull
"A Band of Honor" is the story of 21 young naval musicians who were among the 1,177 USS…
Army, DEI Stories, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Post 9/11, Student Film

A WAR ON FRIENDLY GROUNDS

Film

A WAR ON FRIENDLY GROUNDS

Directed by Deante Gray, King Jaquell Martin
The grim retelling of the true story of a veteran’s violent encounter with the police after serving his…
DEI Stories, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Navy, Women Warriors

Alene B. Duerk: The First Woman Admiral

Film

Alene B. Duerk: The First Woman Admiral

Directed by Eliciana Nascimento
This short documentary tells how Alene Duerk overcame gender stereotypes in the military to accomplish the highest rank…
Army, DEI Stories, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Pandemic Story, Student Film, Women Warriors

Budding Creativity

Film

Budding Creativity

Directed by Kay Barnes
An African American, wife, military veteran, and mother of three explores creative transferability during COVID-19.
DEI Stories, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Student Film, Women Warriors

Burger Day | A Short Story by Audrey di Faye

Film

Burger Day | A Short Story by Audrey di Faye

Directed by Audrey di Faye
An Asian-American woman confronts a veteran about his service when he harasses a food service worker over the…
Shorts Block | Closing Night Duo
Air Force, Korean War, Local Film Showcase, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Navy, Vietnam War

Closing Night Duo: Actions Speak Louder Than Medals with Hun Pilots

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Closing Night Duo: Actions Speak Louder Than Medals with Hun Pilots

Closing night at the festival features two locally-connected films: "Actions Speak Louder Than Medals" followed by "Hun Pilots".
Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Vietnam War

DREAMS OF THE BLACK ECHO

Film

DREAMS OF THE BLACK ECHO

Directed by Phil Tuckett, Tran Anh Tien
Six US veterans and six Vietnamese veterans who fought and survived now tell their stories to young Vietnamese…
Army, Healing, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Post 9/11, Student Film

Fort Irwin

Film

Fort Irwin

Directed by Quinn Else
An amputee actor at Fort Irwin enters the artificial military simulation to confront his real combat trauma.
Local Film Showcase, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans

From Russia with… Mehh

Film

From Russia with… Mehh

Directed by Devin Scott
A daughter to a mail order Russian bride, tells the sad tail of growing up with a narcissistic…
Army, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Student Film, Women Warriors

Guide On

Film

Guide On

Directed by Paige Compton
The story of a young woman’s quest to be extraordinary. Inspired by true events.
Air Force, Local Film Showcase, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Vietnam War

Hun Pilots

Film

Hun Pilots

Directed by Mark Vizcarra
“Hun Pilots” reveals a tumultuous time in U.S. history where phenomenal veterans sacrificed their lives in service of…
Local Film Showcase, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Post 9/11, USMC

Life After Oblivion

Film

Life After Oblivion

Directed by Floyd Strayer
The story of a Marine sniper experience in Afghanistan and the ghosts he brings back home,
DEI Stories, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Post 9/11, Student Film, Women Warriors

My War

Film

My War

Directed by Jojo Erholtz
Haunted by the memories of war, a veteran struggles to return to normal life.
DEI Stories, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Student Film, Women Warriors

REWIND

Film

REWIND

Directed by Stephan Eigenmann
A mother is grieving over her daughter, who died in combat, through the help of futuristic technology.
DEI Stories, Healing, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Navy, Post 9/11

Saved Rounds

Film

Saved Rounds

Directed by John Finn
From from the experiences of Navy corpsman in Iraq, “Saved Rounds” looks at the devastating pain of loss,…
Shorts Block | Afternoon Drama
Healing, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Post 9/11, Vietnam War, WWII

Shorts Block | Afternoon Drama

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Shorts Block | Afternoon Drama

This collection of narrative shorts features four dramas and one comedy.
Shorts Block | Drama Night
DEI Stories, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Student Film, Women Warriors

Shorts Block | Drama Night

Program

Shorts Block | Drama Night

Personal experience, sci fi, and combat stories are explored in this drama block.
Shorts Block | Local Dramas
Local Film Showcase, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans

Shorts Block | Local Dramas

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Shorts Block | Local Dramas

From San Diego area filmmakers, these short dramas range from two combat stories, a period piece, and a…
Local Film Showcase, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Post 9/11, Student Film, USMC

The 11th Order

Film

The 11th Order

Directed by Joshua DeFour
The true story of two U.S. Marines who, in a span of six seconds, must stand their ground…
Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Post 9/11

The Children’s Crusade

Film

The Children’s Crusade

Directed by Joe Mery
Two young men, on opposite sides, meet on the battlefield in Iraq; but this could be any battlefield.
Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, WWII

The Girl Who Wore Freedom with Lead The Way

Film

The Girl Who Wore Freedom with Lead The Way

Directed by Christian Taylor
The journey from occupation to liberation, to acceptance and forgiveness, to gratitude and pride, is explored through interviews…
DEI Stories, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Post 9/11, Vietnam War, Women Warriors, WWII

The Invisible Project

Available to watch
May 19, 2021 12:00 pm - May 26, 2021 11:00 pm

Film

The Invisible Project

Directed by Pacifica J Sauer
A profile of four women as they work to change the public perception of women Veterans in America.
DEI Stories, Healing, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Post 9/11

The Long River Home

Film

The Long River Home

Directed by Seth Dahl
Three veterans journey on a 14-day river trip through the Grand Canyon and learn that negotiating the rapids…
Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, USMC

The Sweatshirt

Film

The Sweatshirt

Directed by Jonah Saesan
Two friends make a routine stop to retrieve favorite sweatshirt from an ex-boyfriend only to find that are…
DEI Stories, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Pandemic Story, Student Film, Women Warriors

Women Warriors Block

Program

Women Warriors Block

Encore viewing opportunity This collection of shorts highlight and celebrate the contributions of women service members over the years. ...