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Armed Forces Film Challenge Virtual Screening

  • 180 mins


The Armed Forces Film Challenge was a Film Consortium competition that specifically looked for stories written and directed by military veterans and active duty service members in order to get their perspective out in the mainstream and out of the general military stereotype.

Join us on February 25th, 2021 at 7:00 PM (Pacific Time) for our Armed Forces Film Challenge Virtual Screening in honor and celebration of the military experience from San Diego locals.

Watch three films written and directed by military veterans as you get to know them and homage their stories in collaboration with So Say We All, a non-profit literary and performing arts organization that offers educational opportunities and accessible media forums.


  • Introduction
  • Veteran Story Readings
  • Film Screenings
  • Q & A session with filmmakers


BJ Lange is a proud United States Air Force Veteran, as well as an L.A.-based actor, comedian, and TV host. BJ is an ambassador and mentor in the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, where he serves as a comedy coach in AFW2’s Wellness & Resiliency Program.

He teaches and performs at The Second City, where he leads the Improv for Veterans Program and serves on the leadership staff for Veterans In Media & Entertainment (VME) as well as on the Artists Council for the Armed Services Arts Partnership.


  • Unconditionally (2020, Dir. Brian Richard Smith): A Marine returning from a wartime deployment is comforted during his mother’s death and subsequent mourning by his canine companion. Based on a short story by Stephen Adam Stone.
  • Solemn Return (2020, Dir. Patrick Rickard): A young soldier turns to write to help deal with returning from war.  Based on the short story Threads of Fiction by A. Hansen Miller.
  • Life After Oblivion (2020, Dir. Floyd Strayer): The ghosts of the battlefield last longer than the war itself. Based on a short story by Stephen Adam Stone.