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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THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE

Synopsis: The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. Source: IMDB PG-13 | 2h 4min | Biography, Drama, History |...

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Dunkirk

Synopsis: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-eMt3SrfFU Directed by Christopher...

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ALONE IN BERLIN – Giveaway Prizes

ALONE IN BERLIN shines the light on two ordinary German people, Otto and Anna Quangel who made an extraordinary impact. To celebrate the film's release in cinemas on March 2, Icon Film Distribution Australia are giving away a selection of DVDs valued at $125,...

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Fire in the Belly

Set in 1917 in Rural Australia, Fire in the Belly takes a peep into simmering tensions in a small town during World War 1 The Project We are half way through shooting footage for our short film and invite you to help us finish it. Fire in the Belly - is a community...

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A War (2015)

Synopsis: The story of a Danish commander, who accused for civil murder in Afghanistan, while trying to save his squad. Source IMDB. Rated R | 1h 55min | Crime, Drama, War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9nUIFYc5II Directed by Tobias Lindholm Writing Credits (in...

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Django (2017)

The story of Django Reinhardt, famous guitarist and composer, and his flight from German-occupied Paris in 1943. Source: IMDB Directed by Etienne Comar Writing Credits (in alphabetical order) Etienne Comar ... (screenplay) Alexis Salatko ... (novel) Alexis Salatko ......

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The Yellow Birds (2017)

Synopsis: Two young soldiers, Bartle (21) and Murph (18) navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment. Source: IMDB...

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Renegades (2017)

Synopsis: A team of Navy SEALs discover an underwater treasure in a Bosnian lake. Source: IMDB PG-13 | Action, Thriller | 3 February 2017 (USA) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V-tyw_HkiQ Directed by Steven Quale Writing Credits (in alphabetical order) Luc Besson...

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Film Synopsis - WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. Source IMDB MA15+ | 2h 19min | Drama, History,...

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DEFENCE ON-BOARD FOR VETERANS FILM FESTIVAL IN 2017

The Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, says Defence will partner with the Veteran’s Film Festival in 2017 to help the festival reach even more serving personnel and their families. VADM Griggs used the closing night of the three-day...

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The Crater

The Crater Synopsis: A personal story of one’s man’s tour of duty in Vietnam and his obsessive search to locate 42 former enemy soldiers killed in action. Crew: Director & Writer... David Bradbury Producer.... Jenny Day Anzac Letters Synopsis: Anzac Letters was...

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Shorts On War

Red Line Synopsis: In a desert neverland a turtle and a lizard unwillingly get involved in a war between two powers. As a result, they both are put in a tough situation. The turtle can solve the problem but his decision has a cost. Crew: Writer and Director.... Mona...

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Arthouse

The Little Boy Synopsis: A short film about a liitle boy and a bomb. People are leaving a town by the order of military but a little boy does not want to follow them he has his own mission to do. Credits (crew): Writer and Director: Mona A. Shahi Monument Synopsis:...

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The Camouflage Closet

Buy Tickets.... Here The Camouflage Closet Synopsis: "The Camouflage Closet" is a Veteran-led film about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Veterans' experiences with PTSD, trauma and recovery. Told in nine vignettes, this project incorporates the...

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Hyena Road

Hyena Road // Feature Film // Canada // 120mins // Australian Premiere Screening: Thursday, 13 October 2016 // Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm // SOLD OUT Synopsis: There men, three different paths, caught in conflict but brought together to save lives: a highly skilled sniper...

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The Camouflage Closet

The Camouflage Closet (Documentary) // USA // 43 mins // Australian Premiere Screening: Friday, 14 October 2016 // Time: 6:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: "The Camouflage Closet" is a Veteran-led film about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Veterans'...

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Boat People

Boat People // Short Film // German // 28:47mins // Australian Premiere Screening: Friday, 14 October 2016 // Time: 6:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: On his journey from Somalia to Europe, shipwrecked Moussa is picked up by a wealthy couple on their luxurious...

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In The Neighbour’s Garden

In The Neighbour’s Garden // Short Film // UK // 11:41mins // Australian Premiere Screening: Friday, 14 October 2016 // Time: 6:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: In the First World War, two soldiers live out their existence in either boredom or fear, until a chance...

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The Little Boy

The Little Boy // Short Film // Iran // 7:35mins // Australian Premiere Screening: Friday, 14 October 2016 // Time: 8:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: A short film about a liitle boy and a bomb. People are leaving a town by the order of military but a little boy...

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There Is Nothing New Under The Sun

There Is Nothing New Under The Sun // Short Film // Iran // 12:13mins // Australian Premiere Screening: Friday, 14 October 2016 // Time: 6:30pm // Synopsis: A girl narrates her nightmares, and the boundaries of dream and reality start to fade and become indistinct....

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Monument

Monument // Short Film // Poland // 2:30mins // AUstralian Premiere Screening: Friday, 14 October 2016 // Time: 8:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: The Soviet Military Cemetery in Warsaw was designed by Bohdan Lachert and built in 1949-1950. The chief sculptor for...

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Seen Through The Eyes Of Children

Seen Through The Eyes Of Children // Short Film // Canada // 3:00mins // Australian Premiere Screening: Friday, 14 October 2016 // Time: 8:30pm // Buy Ticket Here Synopsis: How children depicted the Syrian war. Credits (crew): Director: Anna Maria Mouradian...

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Ozone

Ozone // Short Film // Serbia // 20:32mins // Canberra Premiere Screening: Friday, 14 October 2016 // Time: 8:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic near future devastated by global nuclear war, Dastagir, one of the few survivors, fights to regain...

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Komm Und Spiel (Come and Play)

Komm Und Spiel (Come and Play) // Short Film // Germany // 30 mins // Australian Premiere Screening: Friday, 14 October 2016 // Time: 8:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: Berlin. Grisha, a Russian-German boy, fools around with a wooden stick toy gun. The longer he...

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Modern War Song

Modern War Song // Music Video // Austria // 4:55mins Screening: Saturday, 15 October 2016 // Time: 2:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: A sunset, helicopters, machinery.. just like the Futurists.. he believed in the beauty of all of it. Unaware how gruesome and raw...

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Anrath

Anrath // Short Film // German // 18:58mins // AUstralian Premiere Screening: Saturday, 15 October 2016 // Time: 4:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: Nazi Germany. October 1944. A 60year old Jewish woman from the village Anrath in the Lower Rhine Region, is being...

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Red Line

Red Line // Short Film // Iran // 8:14mins // Australian Premiere Screening: Saturday, 15 October 2016 // Time: 2:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: In a desert neverland a turtle and a lizard unwillingly get involved in a war between two powers. As a result, they...

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Exit Wounds

Exit Wounds // Documentary // Short Film // Australia // 10:32mins Screening: Saturday, 15 October 2016 // Time: 2:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: Story: the story is about a former Australian soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder. The condition developed...

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Mi e Ti

Mi e Ti // Music Video // Italy // 4:33mins // Screening: Saturday, 15 October 2016 // Time: 2:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: Mi E Ti is the story of an Italian soldier, set during the World War I. Dispersed after an assault that turns out to be a massacre, he...

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Not Their Boots

Not Their Boots // Music Video // Australia // 4:33mins // Screening: Saturday, 15 October 2016 // Time: 2:30pm // Buy Ticket Here Synopsis: 'Not Their Boots' is a student short film that was made during year 12, based on the start of World War 2, inspired the stories...

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Biography

Biography // Short Film // Israel // 20:12mins // Australian Premiere Screening: Saturday, 15 October 2016 // Time: 2:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: Miriam, an elderly war widow tormented by her young husband's death, surrounds herself with archival recordings and...

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Forgotten Hero

Forgotten Hero // Short Film // Australia // 2:30mins Screening: Saturday, 15 October 2016 // Time: 2:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: A Veteran returns home and visits the house of a high school sweet heart to find her son fixing his old A Model Ford in the...

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The Ravens

The Ravens // Short Film // Australia // 23:07mins Screening: Saturday, 15 October 2016 // Time: 2:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: When young Ruby's father returns unexpectedly from war, his volatile state makes it difficult for the family to reconnect. Ruby's...

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Darryl

Darryl // Short Film // USA // 16:27mins // AUstralian Premiere Screening: Saturday, 15 October 2016 // Time: 2:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: An Iraq War Veteran is forced to face his past when his estranged daughter, fighting a battle of her own, re-enters his...

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SARGE

SARGE // Short Film // USA // 23:26mins // AUstralian Premiere Screening: Saturday, 15 October 2016 // Time: 12:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: Franklin Spencer (Sarge) is an elderly Army veteran with dementia and PTSD. He longs to escape his nursing home to be...

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Anzac Letters

Anzac Letters // Short Film // Australia // 7:37mins // Screening: Saturday, 15 October 2016 // Time: 12:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: Anzac Letters was created to share the experiences of the soldiers who took part in the first landing at Gallipoli in April...

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Patient 39

Patient 39 // Short Film // UK // 14:31mins // Australian Premiere Screening: Saturday, 15 October 2016 // Time: 12:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: When a soldier known only as Patient 39 awakes from a coma with no memory, so begins the search to discover his...

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The Crater

The Crater // Documentary // Australia // 52:00mins Screening: Saturday, 15 October 2016 // Time: 12:30pm // Buy Tickets Here Synopsis: A personal story of one’s man’s tour of duty in Vietnam and his obsessive search to locate 42 former enemy soldiers killed in...

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Monash’s lessons on the cost of war and our age

On 27 March 1918, near Franvillers, Major General John Monash stood on the heights overlooking the Somme Valley. He was alone, except for a single staff officer. In the distance he could see the German Army advancing behind a thin screen of retreating British troops....

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SXSW FILM FESTIVAL 2016 LINEUP

Narrative Feature Competition Ten world premieres: ten unique ways to celebrate the art of storytelling. Selected from 1,442 narrative feature submissions in 2016. The Arbalest Director/Screenwriter: Adam Pinney The inventor of the world's greatest toy reflects on his...

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13 Hours (2016)

Synopsis: During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. Source: IMDB MA15+ | Feature Film | 2h 24min | Action, Drama, History https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MBjAN7jqsQ Directed by Michael Bay Writing Credits...

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UFO Diary (2015)

Two Women's Army Corps officer in the early days of WWII find more than they bargained for when they investigate mysterious lights over an abandoned bunker. Source IMDB 14min | Short, History, Sci-Fi https://vimeo.com/156232774 Directed by Jason Apuzzo Writing Credits...

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66 Berlinale Awards

PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY Members of the Jury: Meryl Streep (Jury President), Lars Eidinger, Nick James, Brigitte Lacombe, Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher and Małgorzata Szumowska GOLDEN BEAR FOR BEST FILM (awarded to the film’s producer) Fuocoammare Fire at Sea by...

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Range 15 (2016)

A group of veterans wake up after a night of partying to find out that the zombie apocalypse has spread across the United States. Together, they must fight their way across the country in order to find a cure for the outbreak and restore freedom before it's too...

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2016 War Movies

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - March 4th, 2016 Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Cast: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Alfred Molina, Nicholas Braun A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Billy Lynn's Long...

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Writers: Robert Carlock (screenplay), Kim Barker (book) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V8V6-VjnWw Produced by Ian Bryce ... producer Tina Fey ... producer...

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Son of Saul (2015)

In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wMzPztPavs Director: László Nemes Writers:...

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Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) is the fantastic film festival showcasing a terrific range of alternative films in the genre of science fiction, fantasy, and horror from all around the world. Since its first edition in 1997, BiFan has been...

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Film festival honours veterans

FIFTEEN original short films were honoured at the inaugural Veterans Film Festival awards held last night at the Australian War Memorial. Two films stood out in the Red Poppy Awards for Best Australian Film and Best International Film went respectively to “Brass...

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Veterans Film Festival Red Poppy Awards

Best International Film - Birthday (USA) Best Australian Film - Brass Razoo (Australia) Best Film Commemorating WWI - No Man’s Land (Finland) Best Film Commemorating ANZAC’s in WWI - Trench (Australia) Best Director Chris King - Birthday (USA) Best Cinematography -...

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Anzac Hall… Australian War Memorial

[maxbutton id="1"] Submerged // 15mins // UK // 2014 // Australian Premiere During the 1950’s the British Navy conducted a series of teleportation experiments using Submarines. When one such experiment goes badly wrong, submariner Billy Bourne wakes from dreaming...

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The Haircut

The Haircut // 14mins 5 secs // USA // Australian Premiere It's 1976 and petite 18-year-old Amy is among the first class of female cadets accepted into military service academies. Under incredible emotional and physical strain, Amy struggles to survive her first day,...

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The Last Night

The Last Night // 16mins 43secs // New Zealand // 2015 // Australian Premiere Isolated at night in mountainous Afghanistan and surrounded by militia, a young United Nations military advisor struggles to negotiate with a powerful warlord. Captain James Lesley is...

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Birthday

Birthday // 12mins 30 secs // USA // 2015 // Australian Premiere When a young military wife gets news that her Marine husband has been severely wounded in combat, she discovers that life ahead for them is going to be a difficult and yet amazing journey. "Birthday" is...

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Trench

Trench // 10mins 10secs // Australia // 2015 // Australian Premiere An Australian and Turkish soldier come across one another in the trenches of Turkey during WW1. After a fleeting moment of PTSD hinders an Australian sergeants decision making abilities his squad is...

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Brass Razoo

Brass Razoo // 8mins 42secs // Australia // 2015 // Australian Premiere ‘Brass Razoo’… A short film and call to action. Logline: ‘Only the dead see the end of War’ Synopsis: Written and created by Rupert Raineri and directed by Troy Honeysett. ‘Brass Razoo’ is a...

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Friend Or Foe

Friend Or Foe // 18mins // Malta // 2015 // Australian Premiere Malta, 1941. RAF Squadron Leader James Alden is given the order to escort a German child to safety. His success or failure will decide on the outcome the war. When seeking shelter from a night-time...

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Ricochet

Ricochet // 14mins 48secs // Netherlands // 2014 // Australian Premiere A young soldier returns from a mission of months in Afghanistan. The reunion with his girlfriend is difficult for him. The happiness of coming home contrasts too starkly with the traumatic loss of...

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At The End of the Road

At The End of the Road // 8mins 22 secs // Australia // 2015 It's World War III. A grand father is on the road with his grand-son. What can he do to save him? Directors: Chloé Hetzel Writers: Chloé Hetzel Producers: Chloé Hetzel Key Cast: Robin Queree, Rex Palazzi...

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Dad’s fragile doll

Dad’s Fragile Doll // 15 mins // Iran // Australian Premiere A young girl reconstructs events leading to her father's imprisonment and execution using dolls her mother has made. The young girl takes vengeance on the prison guard puppet doll........ Director: Ali Zare...

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No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land // 4mins // Finland // 2014 Christmas story from World War One. Famous story from the trenches of World War One, when British and German soldiers made a brief truce for Christmas Day. A machinima film created using anthropomorphic animal characters and...

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Ramble

Ramble // 6mins 23mins // Germany // 2015 // Australian Premiere Based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethes "Osterspaziergang" Ramble takes us on a romantic journey through nature, but sometimes we crave paradies so much that we lose track of reality. The light of the sun...

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Winged Warriors

Winged Warriors // 12.19mins // United Kingdom // 2014 // Australian Premiere When life in the trenches depends on a bird. A story of war, fear, courage and leadership from the First World War front line when the survival of the last of a platoon of soldiers who reach...

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Butchery

Butcherty // 5.41mins // France // 2014 "The latest attack cost (figures given by officers) eighty thousands men and one billion 5 hundred millions of francs for munitions. And at this price, we gained 4 kilometers to find before us new trenches." Soldier Michel...

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A SOLDIERS STORY

A SOLDIERS STORY // 12mins // USA // Australian Premiere FOX Sports Pays Tribute to ‘Lone Survivor’ Commander who Gave His Life in Afghanistan Brief Synopsis: A small town stand out athlete is called to duty for our country, while the Big League beckons. Baseball was...

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The Rat’s Dilema

The Rat’s Dilema // 10mins 8secs // Israel // 2014 In the Holocaust, a gifted Jewish physicist named Rudolph is forced to build a teleporter for the Nazis. Rudolph keeps telling his Nazi supervisor Heinz that the machine doesn’t work yet, but Heinz suspects Rudolph is...

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100 Years

100 Years // 3mins 6secs // Australia // 2015 ‘100 Years’ is a song about remembering soldiers from The Great War, by John and Elisabeth Dykstra – ‘The Berrys’. ‘100 Years’ was inspired when our family was driving into Braidwood late one summer afternoon in 2014, on...

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The White Feather

The White Feather // 22mins // Australia // 2014 Albert Ellis says we shouldn't fight Britain's wars. Then he gets a white feather.. Coming off Shelbourne, Bungendore's biggest sheep station, are Albert and Eddie Ellis, who are in love with Henrietta and Kathleen....

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Reprieve

Reprieve // 29.45mins // Canada // 2015 // Australian Premiere An American veteran has the chance to face the remaining members of an innocent family he accidentally killed in a firefight while serving overseas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n78CfO_KbM A soldier,...

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DESERTION

Desertion // 8.49 // United Kingdom // 2015 // Australian Premiere Rob, a young soldier wearing a war-torn uniform, walks towards an imposing tower block. He calls the intercom at the entrance, gripping a red box in his hand. As a woman answers, Rob nervously manages...

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Submerged

Submerged // 15mins // UK // 2014 // Australian Premiere During the 1950’s the British Navy conducted a series of teleportation experiments using Submarines. When one such experiment goes badly wrong, submariner Billy Bourne wakes from dreaming about ‘Baby’, his...

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Purple Heart

Purple Heart // 15mins // USA // 2014 Purple Heart tells the story of a young Iraq War veteran caught in the downward spiral of PTSD. His girlfriend, a deaf artist, tries to help him but he pushes her away. As his life unravels, he begins to lose control, veering...

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B-17 Bomber – An amazing War Story

In 1943 a mid-air collision on February 1, 1943, between a B-17 and a German fighter over the Tunis dock area, became the subject of one of the most famous photographs of WW II. An enemy fighter attacking a 97th Bomb Group formation went out of control, probably with...

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Anthropoid (2016)

Based on the true story of two Czechoslovak soldiers sent to assassinate the head of the SS in 1941. SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich was the Reich's number three and main architect for the 'Final Solution’. Source: IMDB Genre: History, Thriller, War Directed by...

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Faith of Our Fathers (2015)

Two men embark on a trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial guided by the letters their fathers wrote while serving in the war. Source: IMDB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0eBd7blggs Genre: Drama Directed by Carey Scott Writing Credits (in alphabetical order) Kevin...

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Anzac painting expected to fetch $500k

An Anzac painting by Horace Moore-Jones' of Simpson and his Donkey is expected to bring around $500,000 at a New Zealand auction. An iconic painting once believed to be of Anzac legend John Simpson and his donkey is expected to sell for around half a million dollars....

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10 Famous Korean War Veterans

The Korean War began in the early morning hours of June 25, 1950, when North Korean soldiers stormed across the 38th parallel in a coordinated attack against South Korea. The first military action of the Cold War lasted three years and claimed the lives of 5 million...

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Max – Official Trailer [HD]

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures comes “Max,” a family action adventure from writer/director Boaz Yakin (“Remember the Titans,” “Now You See Me”). A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his...

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Ant-Man (2015)

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Source IMPB...

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The saga of the unknown solider

Looking for your help to identify men in wartime photo It was in March that The Telegram first ran the article “Brothers in Arms,” seeking the public’s help to identify member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment from the First World War shown in a photo. The photo was...

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