Films and Events


Film Still for 335 to Boston; image of lead character, preparing for a race
Award Nominee, Families Who Serve, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Student Film

3:35 to Boston

Film

3:35 to Boston

Directed by Kay Barnes
A military wife, struggling to balance all the pieces of her life, breaks down when she realizes the…
Film still for A Long March. Black and white image of young men enlisting, hands raised as if reciting allegiance.
Award Nominee, DEI, Local Film, Women Who Serve, World War II

A LONG MARCH

Available to watch
May 19, 2022 12:00 pm - May 30, 2022 11:45 pm

Film

A LONG MARCH

Directed by TS Botkin
Three veterans trace their paths from war to erasure by the U.S. Government.
American Hero Film Still, lead character at press conference. She is seated at the table, microphones in front of her. She has tears in her eyes. The American flag is behind her.
Award Nominee, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Mature Content, MTS, Post 9/11, Women Who Serve

American Hero

Film

American Hero

Directed by Manny McCord
Since the day Lt. Jordan returned home, she’s been trying to get the truth out, only to find…
Wide shot of the Awards Celebration Stage, 2019 Festival Event

Awards Celebration

Special Event

Awards Celebration

Hosted by comedian and army combat veteran Thom Tran, the Awards Celebration honors achievement in filmmaking. The winners…
Barrier film still. Black and white image of male solider wearing helmet and gear sack on his back. It's a partial profile shot. In the background, there is another soldier, armed and walking towards the main subject. Uniform and helmets are WW2 style.
Award Nominee, International, World War II

Barrier

Film

Barrier

Directed by Niels Bourgonje
September 1944. Two Canadian soldiers find a boy washed up on the Dutch beach. Where did he come…
Blind Ambition Film Still. Close up image of young man with eye injury. The eye has a gauze patch and the injury is being dressed with gauze.
Award Nominee, Families Who Serve, International, World War I, World War II

Blind Ambition: The Wop May Story

Film

Blind Ambition: The Wop May Story

Directed by Frederick Krotesch, Tom Robinson
Shot on 35mm filmstock with an orchestral musical score, "Blind Ambition" brings to life the story of an…
Blood and Glory film still. Image of central character. Black female, framed left wearing camouflaged backpack and military dog tags.
Award Nominee, DEI, Healing, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Post 9/11, Transitioning Home, Women Who Serve

Blood and Glory

Film

Blood and Glory

Directed by Satinder Kaur
Two homeless, female veterans’ friendship is tested when they confront adversity, discrimination, and even mother nature herself in…
Animation, Award Nominee, DEI, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Student Film

BRAKE

Film

BRAKE

Directed by Aja Weary, Amanda Richardson
A man who experiences sensory overload while attempting to travel. He and his service animal are denied entry…
Colonel Jack film still. Black and white image of young solider in dress uniform (left) standing at attention. President Nixon is standing, framed right speaking into microphones.
Army, Award Nominee, Healing, Student Film, Vietnam

Colonel Jack

Film

Colonel Jack

Directed by Eric Greenberg
Unassuming, affable and hilariously funny, Jack Jacobs does not fit the mold of a “war hero” -- nor…
Dear Sirs film still. Close up of someone holding a photograph. Only the hands holding the photo can be seen. The photo is of a young teen (Mark Pedri, left) and his grandfather (Silvio Pedri, right) seated on a front porch.
Award Nominee, Healing, Mature Content, PTS, World War II

Opening Night Film: Dear Sirs

Available to watch
May 18, 2022 12:00 pm - May 30, 2022 11:45 pm

Film

Opening Night Film: Dear Sirs

Directed by Mark Pedri
Filmmaker Mark Pedri had never heard his grandfather Silvio’s story despite spending nearly every day together for 10…
graphic that reads Documentary Block
Healing, Local Film, Post 9/11, PTS, Transitioning Home, Women Who Serve, World War II

Documentary Block

Available to watch
May 22, 2022 12:00 pm - May 30, 2022 11:45 pm

Program

Documentary Block

Three documentary shorts that explore resiliency, healing, and forgiveness.
Down on the Ranch film still. A man sits atop a brown horse. The man is hugging the horse and is earing a protective helmet.
Award Nominee, Healing, Local Film, PTS

Down on the Ranch

Film

Down on the Ranch

Directed by Scott Campbell
A ranch owner volunteers her time, horses and professional research to determine the therapeutic impact of an eight-week…
graphic that reads Drama Block
Families Who Serve, Local Film, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Mature Content, PTS, Student Film, Transitioning Home, Women Who Serve

Drama Block

Available to watch
May 21, 2022 12:00 pm - May 30, 2022 11:45 pm

Program

Drama Block

This collection of shorts feature six films that surprise, inspire, and delight.
HERE. IS. BETTER. film still. A man wearing a blue shirt is looking up towards the sky. His left hand is raised. He is outside and there is plenty of green plants, blurred in the background.
Award Nominee, Healing, Post 9/11, PTS, Transitioning Home, Vietnam, Women Who Serve

HERE. IS. BETTER.

Available to watch
May 20, 2022 12:00 pm - May 30, 2022 11:45 pm

Film

HERE. IS. BETTER.

Directed by Jack Youngelson
A soldier’s story is always personal, but never more than in HERE. IS. BETTER., a documentary film with…
Into Flight Once More film still. Photo from inside the cockpit of a vintage airplane. The pilot's back is center in frame; he is looking over his left shoulder. Five dials and meters are behind his seat; low and center in the photo.
Award Nominee, Families Who Serve, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, World War II

Into Flight Once More

Available to watch
May 22, 2022 12:00 pm - May 30, 2022 11:45 pm

Film

Into Flight Once More

Directed by Adrienne Hall
On an airstrip in Connecticut, a squadron of World War II-era DC3/C47 airplanes is forming… the distinctive, throaty…
Landing Home film still. Image of a small child touching the face of her father as he bends down towards her. Flowers are in the foreground, blurred.
Award Nominee, Families Who Serve, Healing, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Post 9/11, Transitioning Home

Landing Home

Available to watch
May 21, 2022 12:00 pm - May 30, 2022 11:45 pm

Film

Landing Home

Directed by Douglas Taurel
“Landing Home” is a film that takes the audience into the mind of a combat soldier and pulls...
graphic that reads Late Night Drama Block
International, Local Film, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Mature Content, MTS, Post 9/11, PTS, Transitioning Home, Vietnam, Women Who Serve, World War II

Late Night Drama Block

Available to watch
May 21, 2022 12:00 pm - May 30, 2022 11:45 pm

Program

Late Night Drama Block

This collection of shorts feature five films that will have you on the edge of your seat. Mature…
Lives on the Line film still. Image of young Black man. He appears to be speaking to someone, though they are not in the picture. American flag is in the background.
Award Nominee, Healing, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Mature Content, Post 9/11, Transitioning Home

Lives On the Line

Film

Lives On the Line

Directed by Steve Stein
Kyle is an Afghanistan war veteran, suffering from chronic pain, who falls victim to a broken system while…
My Happy Place film still. Vintage photograph of a woman, smiling and waving at the camera. She is holding a child in her free arm.
Award Nominee, Local Film, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans

My Happy Place

Film

My Happy Place

Directed by Devin Scott
A visual recollection of life in the 1960s filled with empathy and compassion for the characters. Inspired by…
Nations Promise film still. Image of headstones at Arlington Memorial. The first headstone is inscribed Alan Lee Boyer, SFC US Army, Vietnam Mar 8 1946 Mar 28 1969 Silver Star Purple Heart KIA Laos 5th SFG MACVSOG
Award Nominee, Families Who Serve, Healing, Made By or Starring Military or Veterans, Vietnam

Nation’s Promise

Available to watch
May 22, 2022 12:00 pm - May 30, 2022 11:45 pm

Film

Nation’s Promise

Directed by Justin Dailey
The true story of First Lieutenant Loren Hagen and Sergeant Al Boyers, lifelong friends, divided at time of…