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 – Silver World Humanitarian Award
World Humanitarian Awards, Jakarta, India – 2016
FINALIST – Best Documentary
Views of the World Music & Film Festival, Montreal, Canada – 2016
NOMINATED – Best Documentary
World Documentary Awards, Bali, Indonesia – 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
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“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

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...

Last Objectors to air on MTS Stories From Home and CBC August 27th

Refuge 31 is delighted to announce that the long awaited Last Objectors, a 44 minute documentary on Canada's contentious objectors of the Second World War, will be airing on CBC Manitoba on August 27th, as well as available on MTS Stories From Home for MTS...

Burning Ember takes Texas with Multiple Awards and Nominations

Refuge 31 was honoured this past year at both the the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase and WorldFest- Houston. When we say honoured we mean FIVE nominations for Burning Ember: The Steve Bell Journey and walked away from the lone star state with two AWARDS. It seems...

Live concert project to be released this summer…

The first feature documentary that Refuge 31 produced, Burning Ember: The Steve Bell Journey, involved following singer-songwriter Steve Bell and shooting over a dozen concerts across Canada and the USA. Refuge 31 is now planning to release a 44 minute live concert...