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War on Screen

International Festival of War Movies

War on Screen is unique as it is the only movie festival that addresses the broad theme of war and conflict on screen. This theme is highlighted through a diverse and international program. During the week, over 100 feature-length and short films are screened. War on Screen is more than just a festival, as its theme is rooted in the region where it was founded.

Exploring conflicts

from a unique perspective

Located in the centre of the Champagne region, War on Screen highlights cinema and our region as vehicles for understanding conflicts and promoting peace.

As the only international festival dedicated to depicting the conflicts of the past, present and future, whether they are real or imaginary, through fiction, documentary or reportage, War on Screen embraces all genres, from comedy to espionage, sci-fi to historical epics and social drama, with a special emphasis on arthouse films.

The 12th edition of the War on Screen international movie festival will be in October 2024 in Châlons-en-Champagne, Suippes and Mourmelon.

The Festival



Each year, over 100 feature-length and short films from all over the world, in all genres and formats, as well as professional events, workshops, special screenings presented by filmmakers, a programme for young audiences from the age of 5 upwards, round tables, masterclasses, video games and exhibitions. Such diversity is all part of the festival’s unique appeal.


  • 14 000 entries
  • 100 films
  • 40 film previews
  • 39 countries represented
  • 140 film industry experts present
  • 2 international competitions (feature-length and short)
  • 4 juries (professional, press, high schools and students)

The Competition


Two juries are appointed, one for feature films (international competition), the second, a high-school jury for short films (international competition).

A third jury, made up of journalists and critics from French and international media, will award a prize to a film in the international feature film category.

Festival attendees are also invited to vote for the Audience Award at the end of each screening.

Practical information

Soon to be available.


  • Standard price: €7
  • Reduced* price: €4.50

5-session booklet

  • Standard price: €25
  • Reduced* price: €15


  • Standard price: €50
  • Reduced* price: €30

* Jobseekers, RSA benefit recipients, students, military personnel, senior citizens, large families and under-18s, subject to proof of ID.

** The Festival Pass is nominative and gives access to all the festival screenings, including the awards ceremony, subject to availability. You can collect your ticket in the priority queue prior to each screening.