Veterans Film Festival 2017 Program

WEDNESDAY, 18 October 2017 (6:30PM TO 8:30PM) – SUGGESTED ARRIVAL TIME: 6:00PM – Drinks and Finger Food on Arrival

13 Minutes (Elser) 114mins Buy Tickets Here
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