REFUGE 31 FILMS - Engage the World

Encompassing the family/faith genre, the projects we have produced or have in development are meant to engage the world in an intelligent and meaningful way while delivering a message of hope and inspiration.

About Refuge 31


WINNER – Gold Award – Best Documentary
World Documentary Awards,
Bali, Indonesia – 2016

WINNER – Silver World Humanitarian Award
World Humanitarian Awards, Jakarta, Indonesia – 2016

FINALIST – Best Documentary
Views of the World Music & Film Festival, Montreal, Canada – 2016

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LIVE AT THE WEST END - An Evening of Story, Song and Friendship

The creative collaboration of Steve Bell and Malcolm Guite is sure to nourish your soul in and evening of poetry, song and everything in between. Coming soon to DVD / Blu-Ray!



A WWI documentary that examines the relevance of a war that happened a hundred years ago for a new generation of Canadians.  Refuge welcomes Jenny NG-Turner (Producer) and Andrew Forbes (Director of Photography) onto the production team. Begins shooting in Manitoba and Ontario July 2015.

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Gold Remi Award – Houston Worldfest International Film Festival 2015
Best Feature Documentary – Real to Reel Film Festival 2015
Best International Documentary – Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase 2015
Nominated WMIFF Award – World Music & Independent Film Festival 2015
More info on BURNING EMBER

“The world needs a break. Somewhere to go where a message of hope can be found and strength reclaimed. A refuge.”

Andrew Wall

Founder, Refuge 31 Films

Welcome to Refuge 31 Films

We’re a Canadian production company focused on documentary television with a positive message. Refuge is excited to announce that our first feature documentary, Burning Ember: The Steve Bell Journey, has recently picked up a few awards including a Gold Remi Award at Worldfest in Houston, Texas. It was released last year and is currently airing on CBC’s Documentary Channel.

Burning Ember has been a wonderful experience for Refuge and we’ve been honoured to tell this amazing story. We’ve also been honoured by the awards, screenings and world broadcasts. Check out our Projects page or Recent News to find out what else we’ve done and are currently working on.

Our Projects

Most recent film projects by Refuge 31

News & Updates

The production and screening journal of Refuge 31

REFUGE 31 FILMS – Open Casting Call

Refuge 31 Films has multiple television projects filming in 2017 and is looking for actors between the ages of 8 and 80 years of age, both male and female. Please send headshot (selfies - mobile pics are acceptable) and updated BIO/CV with contact information to...

Two films to screen at Real to Reel 2017

Refuge 31 is thrilled to announce that both The Last Objectors and Steve Bell & Malcolm Guite - Live at the West End have been selected to screen at the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival this February. Entering its 7th season, the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film...

Last Objectors Wins Gold at World Documentary Awards

Refuge 31 is honored and delighted to close 2016 out with an award announcement: The Last Objectors has won a Gold Award at the World Documentary Awards in Indonesia. World Documentary Awards is the sister festival of the World Film Awards. By establishing this...

Last Objectors to screen at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Refuge 31 is honoured to have its documentary film, The Last Objectors, screening at The Canadian Museum for Human Rights on November 26th at 2pm. Director Andrew Wall will be attending along with some of the conscientious objectors profiled in the film for a Q&A...

Refuge 31’s Andrew Wall recognized for past documentary

Refuge 31 director Andrew Wall and his 2011 documentary Champion City: The 1896 Winnipeg Victorias were profiled in the Winnipeg Free Press this week. The article is part of the lead up to the Winnipeg Jets Heritage Classic game this October vs the Edmonton Oilers. I...

Last Objectors wins in Jakarta and Nominated in Montreal

Refuge 31 is honoured to announce that our recent film, The Last Objectors, has not only screened at the World Humanitarian Awards in Jakarta, India, but has won a Silver Award at the festival. The film which examines Canada's contentious objectors of the Second World...