Veterans Film Festival 2017 Program

Veterans Film Festival Opening Night
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 (6:30PM TO 8:30PM) 
SUGGESTED ARRIVAL TIME: 6:00PM – Drinks and Finger Food on Arrival

Darkest Hour 125mins
Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas
Synopsis: During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds…. more info

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Australian War Memorial
Treloar Crescent
Campbell, ACT 2612

Saturday, 21 October 2017 (4:00PM TO 6:00PM) – SUGGESTED ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30PM 
Veterans Film Festival in partnership with RSL National and in association with the War Widows Guild (ACT) in Australia, presents the Veterans Short film program.

War Widows Guild (ACT) Short Film Program Fundraising Event
A selection of short films from around the worldmore info

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Australian War Memorial
Treloar Crescent
Campbell, ACT 2612

Saturday, 21 October 2017 (6:30PM TO 8:30PM) – SUGGESTED ARRIVAL TIME: 6:00PM 
Veterans Film Festival – World War I ‘Doughboys’ screening + Short Film

And We Were Young (Animation) 75mins
Director: Andy Smetanka
Synopsis: And We Were Young is a stop-motion, silhouette-animation oral history of American soldiers, ‘Doughboys,’ in the last months of the Great Warmore info

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Australian War Memorial
Treloar Crescent
Campbell, ACT 2612

Sunday, 22 October 2017 (4:30PM TO 5:45PM) – SUGGESTED ARRIVAL TIME: 4:00PM 

A conversation with Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Angus John Campbell
Screening of Silence is the Accomplice
Director: Lieutenant General Angus John Campbell
Synopsis: Silence is the Accomplice is a short film that tells the stories of four very brave serving Army members with family and domestic violencemore info

Reserve Your Seat – Free Event

Venue: Adams Hall
Australian Defence Force Academy
Northcott Drive
Campbell, ACT 2612

Sunday, 22 October 2017 (6:30PM TO 8:45PM) – SUGGESTED ARRIVAL TIME: 6:00PM 

The ‘Red Poppy Awards’ in represent the high point of our festival program. Hand blown glass trophies will be awarded to 3 film categories: Best Feature Film, Best Australian Short Film and Best International Short Film… more info

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Venue: Adams Hall
Australian Defence Force Academy
Northcott Drive
Campbell, ACT 2612

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