A Veteran Summer Evening at Admiralty House
The Veterans Film Festival and supporters recently enjoyed a wonderful evening with our patrons Their Excellencies, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Mrs Linda Hurley at Admiralty House in Kirribilli, Sydney.
Breaker Morant // 107min // Drama // 1980 // Australia
Director: Bruce Beresford
During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hope to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the war.
Paradise Road // 122 min // Drama // 1997 // Australia
Director: Bruce Beresford
Set in World War II in Sumatra Indonesia, a group of European women imprisoned by the Japanese seek solace from the horror of their imprisonment by forming a vocal orchestra.
Causeway // 92min // Drama // 2022 // USA
Director: Lila Neugebauer
Writers: Ottessa Moshfegh, Luke Goebel, Elizabeth Sanders
Causeway features Jennifer Lawrence as a military engineer who has returned to the United States from Afghanistan with a debilitating brain injury after an IED explosion. Emmy and Tony Award-nominee Brian Tyree Henry stars alongside Lawrence.
A Wrap on the 7th Veterans Film Festival
Sunday, November 6, 2022. Matt Nable's Transfusion, starring Sam Worthington, has won the coveted Red Poppy Award for Best Film at the Veterans Film Festival. Jury Chair Bruce Beresford announced Transfusion as the winner of the prestigious Howard Frank Van Norton...
Student Shorts: Program 3
AFTRS Theatre | Fri 4 Nov | 4:00pm
A Gala Opening in Sydney for the 7th Veterans Film Festival
Redgum Singer to Stir the Troops for the Opening of the Veterans Film Festival in Sydney tomorrow.
Redgum lead singer John Schumann AM will reprise his hit “I Was Only 19” to raise the curtain at the Opening Night of the Veterans Film Festival in Sydney this Thursday, November 3
Greater Love // 5min // Documentary // 2022 // Australia
Director: Scott Heldorf & Selina Anne Miles
Writer: Adrian Humphries
As veterans, how do we pass the torch of remembrance to our children? A glimpse at the struggle to convey the meaning, gravitas and oftentimes futility of war to our children.
Inspired by Wilfred Owen’s poem “Greater Love”.
Recognition: Bill Thibeault – Music Video
Recognition: Bill Thibeault // 4min // Music Video // 2022 // USA
Director/Performer: Bill Thibeault
Recognition tells the story of the collision of the HMAS Melbourne and USS Frank E Evans in the South China Sea, on June 3, 1969.
Far Away Man – Music Video
Far Away Man: The Dalmatians // 4min // Music Video // 2022 // Australia
Director: Wil Allen
The timeless story of a human’s experience following trauma, the struggles they and their loved ones can experience, and the hope and freedom available at the end of a journey of process and vulnerability.
Breaking Point // 18min // Short Drama // 2022 // Canada
Writer/Director: Ben Crossman
Producer: Danny Crossman
In war, not all wounds are visible. A tired young combat engineer tries to manage his growing stress and anxiety during one last clearance task.
The Search // 23min // Short Documentary // 2022 // USA
Writer/Director: Thomas Brouns
Producers: Dereka Bennett, Thomas Brouns
Three days after her high school graduation, Jasmine Lovett joins the Air Force. Initially, she thrives; but soon, she finds herself battling depression.
Damascene // 15min // Short Drama // 2022 // Syrian Arab Republic / Germany
Director: Diana Fadah
During an airstrike, in a Civil War-ravaged, Syria, three teenage boys desperately seek refuge in an abandoned, rundown building.
Better Off: Johnny Reveille – Music Video
Better Off: Johnny Reveille // 3:41min // Music Video // 2022 // Australia
Director: Casey Andrew
Performer: Johnny Reveille
An emotional song, about suicide amongst our veterans and serving soldiers, that finishes on a hopeful note.
Where is Anne Frank?
Where is Anne Frank? // 100min // Animated Feature // 2021 // Israel
Director: Ari Folman
Where is Anne Frank begins with a miracle: Kitty, the imaginary friend to whom Anne Frank wrote in her famous diary, comes to life in present-day Amsterdam. Unaware that 75 years have gone by, Kitty is convinced that if she is alive, then Anne must be alive too. The film tells the story of Kitty’s quest across contemporary Europe to find her beloved friend.
A Street to Die (Retrospective screening) + In Conversation with actor Chris Haywood
Drama (1985) Australia
Director: Bill Bennett
AFTRS Theatre | Sun 6 Nov | Time: 10:00am | 91 min + In Conversation (30 min)
The Skin of Others
The Skin of Others // 91min // Documentary // 2022 // Australia
Writer/Director: Tom Murray
A story of modern Australia, told through the extraordinary life of Aboriginal WWI soldier Douglas Grant (c.1885-1951). A famous man in his day, Grant is a Forrest Gump figure … if Gump had been black, an intellectual, a journalist, a soldier, and a bagpipe player with a fine Scottish accent.
The Ace and the Scout
The Ace and the Scout // 90min // Drama // 2022 // Canada
Director: Aaron Huggett
Inspired by the heroics of Ace pilot Billy Bishop and his 72 dogfight victories, two young men from small town Ontario join the late war effort, landing on the front lines of Northern France in August 1918.
Terzo Tempo // 20min // Drama // 2022 // Italy
Writer/Director: Stefano Monti
When they were children, three friends made a blood pact: they would never turn against one another. They couldn’t imagine that, a few years later, the Second World War would make them break it.
When the War is Over
When the War is Over // 14min // Short Student Documentary // 2022 // Australia
Director: Jamyka Blattman
A story of hope and resilience, focusing on three veterans’ personal stories showing how trauma can spread to their families and the changes required to support those afflicted.
Stem to Stone: A Wreath’s Journey
Stem to Stone: A Wreath’s Journey // 6min // Documentary Short // 2022 // USA
Director: Brian Burdett
Each December, volunteers lay 250,000 wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery, one on every veteran’s grave. The sight is breathtaking and iconic.
Balance // 2min // Animated Short // 2022 // Iran
It’s a story about the soldiers who are sacrificing their lives and resist in order to the people of the city and future generations live in peace…
Not My Enemy
Not My Enemy // 78min // Documentary // 2022 // USA
Director: Kehinde Ishangi
Looking backward to move forward, Kehinde Ishangi, an African American choreographer, searches to uncover the truth about her absent father’s choices and reveals the real enemy of the Vietnam War.
The Healing // 54min // Documentary // 2022 // Australia
Writer/Director: Nick Barkla
An inspiring documentary about transformation and getting a second chance in life. It explores a life-saving equine welfare program that brings traumatised ex-racehorses and traumatised military veterans together to help heal each other.
Freedom Swimmer // 15min // Animated Short // 2022 // UK
Writer/Director: Olivia Martin/McGuire
In order to understand the present, we need to shed light on the past. Freedom Swimmer documents one of the most extraordinary mass escapes of the 20th century and offers context for a city in uprise, today.
War Trap // 117min // Drama // 2021 // France
Writer/Director: David Aboucaya
During the Second World War, following an ambush carried out in a fort by German troops, Eugène, an Allied soldier, finds himself trapped underground. Now fighting for his survival, his destiny will play out alongside that of another survivor.
The Veteran Dramedy
The Veteran Dramedy // 30min // Comedy Drama // 2022 // Germany/Ukraine
Director: Rainer Ludwigs
After fighting in the Donbas, Bogdan, a young Ukrainian, visits his mother in Germany. Here, he finds unexpected opportunities: university, a new job, an old new love. He would love to stay. But he struggles with German bureaucracy and his trauma of war.
The Haka // 15min // Short Drama // 2022 // New Zealand
Director: Isaac Lee
A Christmas truce between WW1 soldiers needs a compromise after disagreement arises on how best to pass the time.
Masters of Conflict
Masters of Conflict // 4min // Animated Short // 2022 // Norway
Director: Hans Melbye
On the brink of the First World War, Gordon Bentley arranges a meeting with Lord Kitchener and Winston Churchill, convincing them that Britain should declare war on Germany. Together they unite in hopes of putting an end to this conflict soon.
The Sprayer // 9min // Animated Short // 2022 // Iran
Director: Farnoosh Abedi
In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either in public or private. So many of the people and soldiers do not even know how dose a plant grows or look like.
The Soft Skinned
The Soft-Skinned // 20min // Student Short Drama // 2022 // Australia
Director: Nicky Tyndale-Biscoe
Corporal Kath Davison is suffering high-risk PTSD. She spends her days shooting roos and drinking in the caravan behind her parents’ Melbourne suburban home. One day, a young Afghan man turns up on her doorstep.
Barrier // 9min | Short Drama // 2022 // Netherlands
Director: Niels Bourgonje
September 1944. Two Canadian soldiers find a boy washed up on the Dutch beach. Where did he come from and can he be trusted?
Soldier // 22min // Documentary Short // 2022 // USA
Director: Justin Zimmerman
Soldier focuses on Daniel Krug: a heroic firefighter, father of five, SWAT trainer and armoured combat enthusiast. Daniel is also a former sniper, with ten years of combat, security, rescue and recovery experience in Iraq.
War Games // 8min // War Sci-Fi // 2022 // Belgium
Director: Donald Mertens
In World War II, a German soldier helps his superior, wounded by shrapnel, to get away from the battle of the Ardennes. By taking refuge in an abandoned factory, they enjoy a brief break.
Life and Death
Life and Death // 6min // Animated Short // 2022 // Ukraine
The story about the life of a russian soldier, his path from childhood to his arrival in Ukraine during the war.
The Long River Home
The Long River Home // 20min // Documentary Short // 2022 // USA
Director: Seth Dahl
A film about overcoming the residual impacts of war through kayaking with a team. Aaron Howell and Russell Davies are combat veterans who were injured in war and now come together for another mission as they guide blind Navy veteran, Lonnie Bedwell, on his third trip through the Grand Canyon.
Ride Away // 6min // Drama // 2022 // USA
Director: Justin Koehler
Based on true events, a young man pens a heartfelt letter before leaving for the Vietnam War.
Transfusion // 106min // Drama // 2022 // Australia
Writer/Director: Matt Nable
The story of a father (Sam Worthington) and his young son (Edward Friday Carmody) attempting to reconnect after a devastating loss. The son, mired in guilt for a choice he never made, and a father suffering from PTSD and without identity after retiring from the Special Air Service regiment (SAS) of the Australian Army.
Screen Warriors launches screen industry training program
SCREEN WARRIORS: THE VETERANS FILM FESTIVAL CREATES A UNIQUE PROGRAM LAUNCHED TO RECRUIT MILITARY VETERANS TO FILM SECTOR A world first program to recruit, train and mentor defence veterans into Australia’s burgeoning film and television industry is being launched as...
2022 Veterans Film Festival Open for Submissions until 31 July!
The 7th Veterans Film Festival (VFF) is is open for submissions for our forthcoming festival! The VFF is an annual event that brings people together to explore recent work from veteran and other filmmakers providing diverse perspectives on conflict and veterans’...
New Board for VFF in 2022
Sydney, NSW - The Veterans Film Festival (VFF) is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Board of Directors, following the move from Canberra to Sydney at the end of 2021. The new board heralds the launch of the festival in Sydney and brings a broad range of...
Voodoo Medics // 51min // Documentary // 2018 // Australia
Director: Kristin Shorten
Voodoo Medics is an eight-part documentary about trauma, resilience and post-traumatic growth in the medics who served with our special forces in Afghanistan.
The Odd Angry Shot
Odd Angry Shot // 92min // Comedy // 1979 // Australia
Writer/Director: Tom Jeffrey
In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.
Missione Grado // 84min // Documentary // 2014 // Italy, Afghanistan
Director: Carlo Christian Spano
The film chronicles some military activities carried out by the Italian contingent in Herat and Bala Morghab, Afghanistan.
Escape and Evasion
Escape and Evasion // 93min // Drama // 2019 // Australia UAE
Writer/Director: Storm Ashwood
Cast: Rena Owen, Hugh Sheridan, Firass Dirani
After his men are killed in Burma. A lone soldier returns home in search of solace.
Christmas in Baghdad
Christmas in Baghdad // 80min // Documentary // 2020 // USA
Director: Sonya Dunn
Writers: Tymur Yashchenko, Robert Kwilman
A media journalist is allowed unprecedented access to the 2018 USO Holiday Tour with high profile celebrities.
Danger Close // 118min // Drama // 2019 // Australia
Director: Kriv Stenders
Writers: Stuart Beattie, James Nicholas, Karel Segers, Paul Sullivan, Jack Brislee
In August 1966, in a Vietnamese rubber plantation called Long Tan, 108 young and inexperienced Australian and NZ soldiers are fighting for their lives against 2500 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers.
A Mirror for the Sun
A Mirror for the Sun // 60min // Documentary // 2018 // Israel
Writer/Director: Neta Ariel
Producer: Avigail Sperber
Tamar Ariel was the first-ever Jewish Orthodox combat navigator.
Surviving the Silence
Surviving the Silence // 79min // Documentary // 2020 // USA
Director: Cindy L Abel
Writer: Cindy L Abel, Jesse Stephen Freeman
Surviving the Silence tells the story of two women in love who played a part in changing military policy.
Otto Neururer: Hope Through Darkness
Otto Neururer: Hope Through Darkness // 89min // Drama // 2019 // Austria
Director: Hermann Weiskopf
Writers: Dr Peter Mair, Kirsten Ossoinig
In May 1940, Catholic priest Otto Neururer suffered an agonising death which lasted 36 hours in Buchenwald concentration camp.
Architecture of the Blockade
Architecture of the Blockade // 80min // Documentary // 2020 // Russian Federation
Writer/Director: Maxim Yakubson
Rediscovering the events of the siege of Leningrad.
The Day of Wrath
The Day of Wrath // 85min // Drama // 2019 // Poland
Director: Jacek Raginis-Królikiewicz
Writers: Roman Brandstaetter, Jacek Raginis-Królikiewicz
During World War II Poland is kept under German occupation. In the autumn of 1943, a young Jew, a refugee from a nearby ghetto, appears in a Polish monastery, asking for help.
The Inspection // 88min // Docudrama // 2018 // Poland
Director: Jacek Raginis-Królikiewicz
Writers: Grzegorz Królikiewicz, Jacek Raginis-Królikiewicz
A docudrama of the last few months in a prison camp for Polish officers before the Katyń massacre.
Family Work // 54min // Documentary // 2019 // Ukraine
Director: Valery Balayan
Writer: Yevhen Polozhii
The story of three families from the Eastern Ukraine, stereotypically Russian-speaking part of the country.
The Swallows of Kabul
The Swallows of Kabul // 91min // Animation // 2019 // France
Directors: Zabou Breitman, Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec
Writers: Zabou Breitman, Zabou Breitman, Yasmina Khadra, Patricia Mortagne, Sébastien Tavel
Summer 1998, Kabul in ruins is occupied by the Taliban. In love despite the daily violence and misery, Mohsen and Zunaira want to believe in the future.
U311 Cherkasy // 101min // Drama // 2019 // Ukraine
Director: Tymur Yashchenko
Writers: Tymur Yashchenko, Robert Kwilman
The story of the last Ukrainian ship in Crimea, which resisted and continued the courageous fight.
#3 Normandy Lane
#3 Normandy Lane // 21:10min // Drama // 2019 // USA
Director: Brenda Strong
Writer: John Farmanesh-Bocca
Army wife and young mother, Sarah Winston’s life is inextricably altered when a series of visitors arrive on her doorstep.
Beyond Her Lens
Beyond Her Lens // 19:01min // Drama // 2019 // Czech Republic
Director/Writer/Producer: Tereza Hirsch
Inspired by the life and work of female conflict-zone photographer Jana Andert.
Carcerem // 6:40min // Drama // 2017 // Australia
Director/Writer/Producer: Jason Trembath
A young officer wants to leave the desolate planet of Carcerem after completing his required tour of duty, but he is manipulated into staying by his obsessed Commanding Officer, who believes a war is coming.
Carpe Diem // 20min // Drama // 2019 // Russian Federation
Director: Irina Kholkina
Instead of preparing for entering university a young man Tomash mocks at people calling random phone numbers. Meanwhile the Nazis occupy Czechoslovakia.
Darkest Corner // 12min // Drama // 2019 // Australia
Writers/Directors: Dave Beamish, Zac Loy
When two unlikely young saboteurs are trapped by a hostile extremist militia, the pair must risk their lives in hope of escaping their post-apocalyptic nightmare.
Entrenched // 14min // Drama // 2018 // Australia
Writers/Directors: Joseph Chebatte, Julian Maroun
When four Australian soldiers capture a young Afghani boy spying on their position, tensions rise among them as they decide whether he’s helping the Taliban or simply playing.
Escape by Sea
Escape By Sea // 14min // Drama // 2019 // Australia, Finland
Director: Eero Heinonen
Writer: Melissa Lee Speyer
Based on true events of Ensio Tiira. Two Scandinavian soldiers flee French Foreign Legion by jumping ship in Strait of Malacca.
Milk // 16:36min // Drama // 2019 // New Zealand
Director/Writer: Pennie Hunt
January 1945: on a lonely farm in coastal New Zealand, a young widow confronts two crewmen from a German submarine who have come ashore on a secret mission – to get fresh milk.
Minor Accident of War
Minor Accident of War // 10min // Animation // 2019 // USAs
Director: Diane Weis, Piotr Kabat
Writer: Edward Field
A true story written and narrated by the man who lived it — Edward Field, 95 years old and a WWll veteran.
Nooreh // 22:22min // Drama // 2018 // India
Writer/Director: Ashish Pandey
Nestled in Kashmir valley lies a small village on the India-Pakistan border always caught in the crossfire between the two warring nations.
Old Warrior // 22:22min // Drama // 2019 // Russian Federation
Director: Sergey Bataev
Writer: Alina Galiaskarova
Spring 1945. Yegor Kuz’mich, a shell-shocked old man who has been through more than one war, tries to join the army.
The German King
The German King // 20min // Drama // 2019 // USA
Writer/Director: Adetokumboh M’Cormack
Set in 1914 at the start of World War I, the unbelievable true story of Rudolf Manga, a German-raised African prince who becomes king after his father’s death.
The Sea Swells
The Sea Swells // 16:15min // Drama // 2018 // Iran
Writer/Director: Amir Gholami
A fisherman lives a seemingly simple life in a shack in the middle of the ocean. The line between nightmare and reality blurs when the man is bombarded with the sights and sounds of battle.
War Machine // 6:31min // Animation // 2019 // Bulgaria
Director: Iva Dimanova
Observing a world with no good and evil, in which war and its consumption of life has become a well-oiled machine.
Their War // 16:15min // Drama // 2019 // UK
Writer/Director: Max Mason
Two soldiers on opposite sides of World War One must do all they can to survive and get back to the families they left behind.
Surviving With Grief
Surviving with Grief // 14:02min // Documentary //2018 // USA
Director: Brooke Mailhiot
Writer: Kristen Lusk
Corporal Alfred Brenner IV’s story about his canine, Grief.
Mosul 980 // 10min // Drama // 2019 // Iraq
Director: Ali Mohammed Saeed
Writers: Mustafa Sattar Jabbar, Ali Mohammed Saeed
A 17 years old kidnapped Yazidi girl disguised in ISIS uniform tries to escape form ISIS. She finds no way to break free, but a military vehicle set on explosives.
Sursis (Borrowed Time)
Sursis // 14:58min // Drama // 2016 // France
Writer/Director: Raphaël Treiner
Winter 1916. A french lieutenant finds himself the sole survivor of his company after a deadly assault. In search of allied refuge, he is haunted by the ghosts of war.
The Missing // 11:21min // Documentary // 2019 // Australia
Director: Jary Nemo
Writers: Jary Nemo, Lucinda Horrocks
When WW1 brought Australians face to face with mass death a Red Cross Information Bureau and post-war graves workers laboured to help families grieve for the missing.
Swift and Bold
Swift and Bold // 22:30min // Documentary // 2019 // Canada
Director: Tracey Strnad
Writers: Tracey Strnad, Tom Strnad
A documentary film that chronicles the history of the Queen’s York Rangers, Canada’s oldest military regiment.
I Am Not Alice
I Am Not Alice // 14:52min // Animation // 2016 // Iran
Director: Mahdieh Sadat Ahmadi Soleimani
Alice lives in a world where a children’s innocence are under the influence of the war and modern societies corruption…
Bass Line // 14:52min // Drama // 2016 // New Zealand
Writer/Director: Mandalina Stanisich
A suburban tale exploring society’s generational gap. The impact of debilitating health issues in an adverse environment – where true love prevails.
Soldier Hat // 18:28min // Drama // 2020 // Russian Federation
Director: Pavel Moskvin
Writers: Pavel Moskvin, Nikita Shchinnikov, Ruslan Kosenko
The soldier has lost his cap during the retreat and is ordered to return and find another. On the front line, the hero stumbles upon a surviving colleague and comes under sniper fire.
Wild Bill: In Search of Fool’s Gold
Wild Bill: In Search of Fool’s Gold // 29:51min // Documentary // 2020 // USA
Director: Nate Carroll, Don Leggans
Writer: Nate Carroll
A former spy and womanising gunslinger turns lawman to bring justice to the frontier while seeking a fortune in poker. During his 39 years of adventure, the “deadliest man with a gun” faces media-exploitation, vagrancy and assassins seeking his reputation.
Trust Frank // 28:14min // Drama // 2020 // Australia
Writer/Director: Penny Moore
A sentimental and gently humorous film about two lonely elderly people struggling to battle serious infirmities as they age.
The Old Man Next Door
The Old Man Next Door // 15min // Drama // 2020 // New Zealand
Writer/Director: Aidan Otene Dickens
Matiu, a war veteran who struggles with PTSD and agoraphobia, is unable to leave the safety of his home since his wife’s passing. Shy student Yvonne from next door, his only visitor in self-imposed isolation, struggles with her own mental health.
The Khe Sanh Peace Garden
The Khe Sanh Peace Garden // 25:28min // Documentary // 2020 // Vietnam
Writer/Director: Tinh Mahoney
A touching and hopeful film about a medevac helicopter pilot who found peace within himself and with his mortal enemies when he tries to build a peace garden at the Khe Sanh Combat Base where he stationed during the Vietnam war.
One of the Missing
One of the Missing // 11min // Drama // 2020 // Hungary
Director: Gábor Szentiványi
Writers: Gábor Szentiványi, György Benyák
A freedom fighter trapped under the rubble of a bombed building… wrestles with his demons as he faces certain death.
My Lovely Lea
My Lovely Lea // 3:44min // Drama // 2020 // Cyprus
Director: Adonis Sergiou
During the events of World War II many letters never reached their final destination, some were lost, but some of them ingloriously made it back to sender …
L’Alleato (The Ally)
L’Alleato // 16:26min // Drama // 2019 // Italy
Writer/Director: Elio Di Pace
Is there a chance for the photographs taken by Robert Capa – portraying the Allied Invasion of Sicily – to come to life, bringing forth new stories?
Heritage // 3min // Drama // 2020 // Iran
Director: Mana Pakseresht
Writer: Mana Pakseresht
A widow finds two tombs for her husband. A mystery that can only be solved by a shrewd professor and by two unlikely gravediggers.
ETOA A Kokoda Track Story
ETOA A Kokoda Track Story // 38:15min // Documentary // 2020 // Australia
Director: David Lloyd-Lewis
75 years after the horrors of the Pacific War, the forgotten perspectives of the local people emerge as a crew of archeologists arrive in Papua New Guinea to search for the remains of lost soldiers.
Tempi Morti (Dead Times)
Tempi Morti // 14:39min // Drama // 2020 // Italy
Writer/Directors: Damiano Monaco, Lucio Lionello
Writers: Gabriele Monaco, Simone Gigiaro
A widow finds two tombs for her husband. A mystery that can only be solved by a shrewd professor and by two unlikely gravediggers. What they find will open the doors to a forgotten past. Dead Times is based on a true story.
Days of May
Days of May // 15:54min // Drama // 2019 // Netherlands
Director: Juri Ferri
A Dutch soldier experiences the first days of the Second World War from the coast of Zeeland. As the rest of the country is quickly invaded, his faith in God will be put to the test.
Crystal City // 12:03min // Drama // 2019 // USA
Director: Geoff Mark
Writer: A J Devine
A teenage romance set in a World War 2 internment camp… He is Japanese, she is German, and tonight both their worlds will come crashing down.
Irish Goodbye // 18min // Drama // 2018 // Sierra Leone, US
Writer/Director: Adetokumboh M’Cormack
Writer: Matt Feit
Strangers from opposite ends of the earth: Nizar, a Syrian refugee and Eric an Irish tourist, meet in the City of Angels and embark on a journey of trust, abandonment, tragedy and privilege. The consequences of their encounter will stay with them long after the night is over.
Wingman // 4min // Drama // 2018 // Australia
Writer/Director: Benoit McCullough
A couple constructs a massive cardboard plane for their nephew…but when they take it for a test flight, they find themselves fighting off an entire squadron of enemies! They’ll need more allies to win this battle.
An Unbeaten Path
An Unbeaten Path // 36:14min // Documentary // 2018 // UK
Director: Geraint Hill
Details the heartfelt journey of retired Royal Marine Andy Shaw’s 30 year battle against undiagnosed PTSD and his “summiting” of the illness that plagued his life.
Anna’s War // 75min // Drama // 2018 // Russia
Writer/Director: Aleksey Fedorchenko
Writer: Nataliya Meshchaninova
Soviet Union, 1941: Anna is six years old and hides herself in a disused fireplace of the Nazi commandant’s office. From there she views the war and life passing by.
A War to End No Wars
A War to End No Wars // 5min // Animated Short // 2017 // UK
Director: Ruth Coggins
A stop-motion animated short following the life of a British Soldier called Tommy Atkins during his time in the trenches of the First World War.
Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero
Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero // 84min // Animated Feature // 2018 // Ireland, France, US, Canada
Director: Richard Lanni
With World War I looming, a young Army Pvt. Robert Conroy is adopted by a stray, stump-tailed terrier. Conroy names his new friend Stubby and gives him a home, a family, and a chance to embark on the adventure that would define a century. The two quickly find themselves in the trenches of France and on the path to history.
Spitfire // 99min // Documentary // 2018 // UK
Directors: David Fairhead, Ant Palmer
An epic, sweeping tale of determination, vision and courage. The story of an aircraft that was forged in competition, shaped as the war clouds gathered, and refined in the white heat of combat – going on to become the most famous fighter plane ever made.
Journey’s End // 107min // Drama // 2017 // UK
Director: Saul Dibb
Writers: RC Sherriff and Simon Reade
Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously await their fate.
Vigil // 4min // Drama // 2017 // US
Writer/Director: Chris King
A young woman lies awake, thinking about what could have been. A short, powerful tribute to our fallen and their families, inspired by a true story.