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Normandy World War 2 International Film Festival 2017

The WW2 Foundation is an American non-profit organization that organizes educational activities for the memory of World War II. It organizes in 2017 the 1st International Film Festival of the Second World War. This great event takes place in Normandy at the Utah Beach Museum in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont and in Carentan from Friday June 2nd to Monday June 5th, 2017 on the occasion of the D-Day and Battle of Normandy 73rd anniversary.

Thirty films and documentaries are broadcast during this first edition of the World War II International Film Festival. They will be screened every evening on 3, 4 and 5 June 2017 at the Le Cotentin cinema in Carentan, from 6 pm to midnight. The price for each seat is set at 10 Euros.

Categories of the 2017 Normandy WW2 International Film Festival:

  • Outstanding World War II Feature Film
  • Outstanding World War II Documentary Film
  • Outstanding World War II Short Film
  • Outstanding Veteran Produced World War II Film
  • Outstanding Student Produced World War II Film
  • Outstanding Writer World War II Documentary Film
  • Outstanding Videography World War II Documentary Film

As part of the Normandy 2017 World War II International Film Festival, many activities will be presented to the public, including an opening ceremony organized on June 2nd at the Utah Beach Museum (Sainte-Marie-du- Mont), interviews with actors, directors and producers of films and documentaries in competition, interviews with veterans and presentations of the latest video games technologies.

Two documentaries in particular are dedicated to the landing of Normandy:

  • “Over Normandy on D-Day” (entirely filmed by a drone);
  • “Return to Pointe-du-Hoc” (composed of images filmed by a drone and interviews with soldiers of the 2nd Ranger Battalion: George Klein and Tom Ruggiero).

For more information about the 2017 Normandy World War 2 International Film Festival, please visit the official website.

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