Documentaries to engage the world.

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The Fantasy Makers: Tolkien, Lewis and MacDonald – A feature documentary that examines the profound impact that fantasy pioneers C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and George MacDonald have made on popular culture to this day.
Part 1 of 3 in the Faith In Imagination Series…

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WINNER – Best Feature Documentary
Real to Reel Film Festival, Winnipeg, Canada – 2017

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

Refuge 31 Films is a Canadian production company focused on making meaningful documentary-television. We strive to make films that inspire, educate and engage.

Our latest documentary, The Last Objectors, recently won Best Feature at the Winnipeg Real to Real Film Festival, picked up a Gold Award at the World Documentary Awards in Indonesia, won a Silver Humanitarian Award at the World Humanitarian Awards and screened at the Views of the World Festival in Montreal where it was nominated for Best Documentary. Along with the multiple projects in production, it’s been a great start to 2017.

Check out our Projects page or Recent News to find out what else happening at Refuge.

Our Projects

Most recent film projects by Refuge 31

News & Updates

The production and screening journal of Refuge 31

The Last Objectors and Burning Ember win at festivals in October

October was a very busy month at Refuge 31. While filming reenactments for it's upcoming feature documentary film The Fantasy Makers, as well as numerous other projects finishing up in post production, It was nice to see two of our completed films receive recognition...

Fantasy Makers feature films in Winnipeg

Refuge 31 has been very busy this summer with numerous projects underway, including The Fantasy Makers: Tolkien, Lewis and MacDonald as part of their Faith in Imagination series. The documentary feature examines the connections between the three great fantasy makers....

Triple selection at The Christian Film Festival in Virginia

Refuge 31 is honoured to announce that not one, but three of its film projects have been selected to screen at The Christian Film Festival in Newport News, Virginia. The feature documentary Burning Ember: The Steve Bell Journey, the TV-hour documentary The Last...

Last Objectors Wins Silver Award at CLIFF2017

Refuge 31 had it's conscientious objector documentary, The Last Objectors, screen at Christian Life International Film Festival (CLIFF2017) in Thomasville, Ontario this past weekend. We are now honoured to announce that the film took the Silver Award in the...

Last Objectors selected for Day Award

Refuge 31 Films is delighted to announce that The Last Objectors is to receive the Association of Manitoba Archive's Manitoba Day Award for 2017. The Day Awards are given to "An individual or organization who has shown exemplary use of Manitoba’s documentary heritage...

Refuge 31 films in England

The Refuge 31 crew recently travelled through England filming interviews for the documentary The Fantasy Makers. The film examines the lives of the fantasy writers J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald and the impact their works have made on our culture to this...