June 5-7, 2020

Information and Our Wonderful Sponsors

The 2020 Normandie-World War II International Film Festival is held at the D-Day Experience in Saint-Come-du-Mont, Normandy, France on June 5-7 (D-Day website: https://www.dday-experience.com/en). The 2020 festival is headlined by New York Times Best-Selling author, Rick Atkinson; WWII author Peter Lion, acclaimed actor, David McCallum; Emmy Award-Winning “Band of Brothers” Lead Writer and Supervising Producer for all 10 episodes, Erik Jendresen; “Band of Brothers” actor, Douglas Spain; and actor, Will Estes, from the WWII film “U-571” and “Blue Bloods” on CBS TV.

All Ticket Sales Benefit the Lighting of the Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.


Tickets Just 20 Euros.


New York Times Best-Selling WWII Author Rick Atkinson-An Army at Dawn, The Day of Battle, The Guns at Last Light.


Best-Selling World War II Author Peter Lion- The American St. Nick and Merg.


Erik Jendresen, Lead Writer & Supervising Producer, HBO’s Band of Brothers Series.


Douglas Spain, “Tony Garcia” in Band of Brothers.


Will Estes of U-571 and CBS TV’s Blue Bloods.


WWII Veteran John Siewert, USS Satterlee off Pointe-du-Hoc on D-Day, Helmsman.


Actor David McCallum of The Great Escape, Colditz, Man From U.N.C.L.E.  and NCIS.


2020 Event Staff Information


Festival Executive Director-Tim Gray-timgray@wwiifoundation.org

Festival Director-Nathalie Mary Saint John-nathalie@wwiifoundation.org

Festival Director of Operations-Eric LeBoeuf-eric@wwiifoundation.org

Facebook: @WWIIfilmfestival

Instagram: normandiefilm2


2020 Event Information


The 4th annual Normandie-World War II International Film Festival is set for June 5, 6 and 7 in Saint-Come-du-Mont, Normandy, France at the D-Day Experience. The festival showcases the best in World War II military-themed films, documentaries, and short films from around the world.


Did You Know?


-The Normandie-World War II International Film Festival is held each year in Normandy, France.

-The Normandie-World War II International Film Festival serves an important role in furthering the mission to produce content that honors all those who fight for our freedoms each day and have done so through wars and conflicts over the centuries.

-The Normandie-World War II International Film Festival is the ONLY film festival in the world focused on just films relating to WWII. 

-The Normandie-WWII In ternational Film Festival enjoys the support of the actors from HBO’s series Band of Brothers

-As was the case on D-Day, these efforts are undertaken by many people of many nations who believe these stories must be preserved for future generations.



Awards & Prizes

Outstanding World War II Documentary

Outstanding World War II Short Film

Outstanding World War II Feature Film


2020 Schedule of Events at the D-Day Experience

-June 5-(7PM-8PM) VIP ticket holder reception (food and drinks) with Rick Atkinson, Peter Lion, David McCallum, Erik Jendresen, Douglas Spain, Will Estes, World War II veterans and winning filmmakers. VIP RECEPTION IS SOLD OUT.

-June 5-(8PM-10PM) Q & A with NY Times best-selling WWII author Rick Atkinson and author Peter Lion. WWII Film Festival Winning Short Film Shown following Q and A.

 -June 6-(8PM-11PM) Q & A with WWII Veterans and panel discussion on television/filmmaking with Erik Jendresen, Lead Writer and Supervising Producer of HBO’s Band of Brothers series, actors Douglas Spain (Band of Brothers) and Will Estes (U-571 and Blue Bloods). Joined by WWII veteran John Siewert (USS Satterlee off Pointe-du-Hoc on D-Day). Winning Documentary Film Shown.

June 7-(8PM-10:30PM) Q & A with David McCallum (The Great Escape, Colditz, Man from U.N.C.L.E., NCIS) and Winning World War II Feature Film Shown.