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

13 Minutes (Elser) 114mins
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Cast:Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner
Synopsis: In November 1939, Georg Elser’s attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action… more info

Thursday, 19 October 2017 (6:30PM TO 8:30PM) – SUGGESTED ARRIVAL TIME: 6:00PM 
Veterans Film Festival – Featuring Films about Coming home from war – a series of films to remind us that civilians and soldiers have roles to play to aid each other.

Featuring: The Sand Box
Synopsis – A young boy struggles to reconnect with his dad who returns from Iraq still haunted by his tour of dutymore info

Friday, 20 October 2017 (6:30PM TO 8:30PM) – SUGGESTED ARRIVAL TIME: 6:00PM 

Featuring: Max & Leon | La Folle HISTOIRE DE MAX ET LÉON
Director: Jonathan Barré
Cast: David Marsais, Grégoire Ludig, Alice Vial
Sydnopsis – Max and Léon’s adventures, two childhood friends idle and party-goer, who are trying to escape the Second World Warmore info

Saturday, 21 October 2017 (4:00PM TO 6:00PM) – SUGGESTED ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30PM 

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

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

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

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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The RSL National, Veterans Film Festival (VFF) is proud to announce a diverse, thought-provoking and highly entertaining program of films to be screened in Canberra from 18 to 22 October. The festival puts the spotlight on stories about veterans, their families and...

Veterans’ on board for film festival

Canberra, ACT - The Veterans Film Festival (VFF) is delighted to announce the appointment of three new board members. Damien Thomlinson, actor (Hacksaw Ridge), Talissa Papamau, founder of Modern Soldier and author, Wing Commander Sharon Bown (Ret’d). The VFF will...

Megan Leavey (2017)

Synopsis: Based on the true life story of a young marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. Source IMDB Leavey (original title) PG-13 | Biography, Drama, War |...

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