New Board for VFF in 2022

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...

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Voodoo Medics

Voodoo Medics

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.

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The Odd Angry Shot

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.

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Missione Grado

Missione Grado

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.

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Escape and Evasion

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.

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Christmas in Baghdad

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.

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Danger Close

Danger Close

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.

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A Mirror for the Sun

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.

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Surviving the Silence

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.

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Otto Neururer: Hope Through Darkness

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.

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Architecture of the Blockade

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.

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The Day of Wrath

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.

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The Inspection

The Inspection

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.

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Family Work

Family Work

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.

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The Swallows of Kabul

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.

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U311 Cherkasy

U311 Cherkasy

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.

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#3 Normandy Lane

#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.

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Beyond Her Lens

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.

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Carcerem

Carcerem

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.

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Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

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.

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Darkest Corner

Darkest Corner

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.

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Entrenched

Entrenched

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.

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Escape by Sea

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.

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Milk

Milk

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.

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Minor Accident of War

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.

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Nooreh

Nooreh

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.

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Old Warrior

Old Warrior

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.

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The German King

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.

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The Sea Swells

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.

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War Machine

War Machine

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.

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Their War

Their War

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.

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Surviving With Grief

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.

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Mosul 980

Mosul 980

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.

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Sursis (Borrowed Time)

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.

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The Missing

The Missing

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.

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Swift and Bold

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.

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I Am Not Alice

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…

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Bass Line

Bass Line

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.

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Soldier Hat

Soldier Hat

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.

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Wild Bill: In Search of Fool’s Gold

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.

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Trust Frank

Trust Frank

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.

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The Old Man Next Door

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.

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The Khe Sanh Peace Garden

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.

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One of the Missing

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.

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My Lovely Lea

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 …

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L’Alleato (The Ally)

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?

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Heritage

Heritage

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.

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ETOA A Kokoda Track Story

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.

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Tempi Morti (Dead Times)

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.

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Days of May

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.

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Crystal City

Crystal City

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.

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Irish Goodbye

Irish Goodbye

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.

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Wingman

Wingman

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.

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An Unbeaten Path

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.

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Anna’s War

Anna’s War

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.

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A War to End No Wars

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.

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Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero

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.

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Spitfire

Spitfire

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.

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Journey’s End

Journey’s End

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.

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Vigil

Vigil

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.

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Empty View

Empty View

Empty View // 18:06min // Animation // 2017 // Iran

Director: Ali Zare Ghanatnowi

Mother keeps a lookout for her son to return home from war. She knits him a pair of gloves remembering how her son rubbed his cold hands together on the wintry morning he left. The war goes on. Mother waits.

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TransMilitary

TransMilitary

TransMilitary // 93min // Documentary // 2018 // US

Directors: Gabe Silverman and Fiona Dawson
Writers: Jamie Coughlin and Gabriel Silverman

TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace and First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own.

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All the Winters I Haven’t Seen

All the Winters I Haven’t Seen

All The WInters I Haven’t Seen //  17min // Animation // 2015 // Iran

Directors: Omid Koshnazar Cast: Stella Ulm, Max Jelbart, Rowan Kennett

In New York City, a woman in the first trimester of pregnancy discovers through a long series of tests that there is a high likelihood her child will be born with severe physical defects. It turns out that she had been exposed to chemical weapons.

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Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound // 8min // 2016 // Australia

Director: Miles Gibson

Based on a true story, in October of 1917 a young soldier becomes trapped in the notoriously treacherous mud of the Battle of Passchendaele. As he attempts to escape his tragic fate, the young soldier relives moments from his short life in a vain attempt to reforge the choices that had bought him there.

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Miro

Miro

Miro // 23min // Drama // 2016 // Australia

Directors: Victoria Wharfe McIntye

When Miro returns home at the end of World War II he finds his land taken, his people gone, his daughter stolen and his service record treated with contempt

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Silence is the Accomplice

Silence is the Accomplice

Screening of Silence is the Accomplice // Documentary // 2017 // Australia

Director: Lieutenant General Angus John Campbell

The stories of four very brave serving Army members dealings with family and domestic violence.

The film tells the stories of four very brave serving Army members with family and domestic violence.

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That’s Mine

That’s Mine

That’s Mine // 6:15min // Animation // 2015 // Iran

Director: Maryam Kashkoolinia

Left in the bush in a war long ago, a landmine awaits its victim with fatal patience. We see village life, workers in the fields, children playing games … all from the perspective of the landmine.

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Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart // 17min // Sci fi // 2017 // Australia

Writer/Director: Timothy Wade

A World War Two English soldier wakes from a coma to find a mysterious old man sharing his hospital room.

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The Belief

The Belief

The Belief // 2min // Animation // 2016 // Iran

Director: Amir Vahedi

The enemy attacks the country and war begins. An invisible man puts on a pair of soldiers’ boots. The boots prepare to fight  the enemy, but when they see fragments of other boots in the battlefield, they refuse to go forward.

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After The War

After The War

After The War // 14min // Drama // 2017  // Russia

Director: Georgij Davidov

The story of two soldiers fighting on opposing sides. They are destined to come face to face and feel crime and remorse, despair and tears. They come to the realisation that the war is ruthless and senseless and decide to leave it together.

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War Ball

War Ball

War Ball // 1:40min // Animation // 2013 // Iran

Director: Saeed Madadi

A calm violin player, becomes a warrior, just because of a little ball hits him.

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The Passer

The Passer

The Passer // 11min // Drama // 2016 // Iran

Director: Pouria Pishvaei
Writer: Omid Shams

A squad of soldiers under enemy fire come to a dead end. With no way back, they need to make a tough decision to be released at the edge of death.

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The After War

The After War

The After War // 11:39min // Drama // 2016 // USA

Director: Giorgio Litt
Cast: Nikki Deloach, Jentzen Ramirez, James Devoti

The wife of a mentally-ill veteran and her son scrape by in an abandoned RV park, but they can’t escape her worst fear: the return of her husband.

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Her Unlikely Kin

Her Unlikely Kin

Her Unlikely Kin // 15min // Drama // 2015 // USA

Director: Kenneth Raimondi

Sarah Rassi is running out of options. She needs a bone marrow transplant and her only match on the registry is troubled war veteran, Peyton Sinclair. Can Peyton overcome his own battles with PTSD to step up and save Sarah’s life?

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Kookaburras

Kookaburras

Kookaburras // 16min // Documentary // 2017 // Australia

Director: David Jenkins

This short follows the commissioning and making of a fused glass window, by Canberra glass artist Ruth Oliphant, to memorialise women who have been widowed by war. Four generations of Australian women speak about their experiences.

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It Would Piss Me Off to Die So Young

It Would Piss Me Off to Die So Young

It Would Piss Me Off to Die So Young // 16:17min // Animation // 2016 //  Portugal

Writer/Director: Filipe Abranches

Several soldiers, hidden behind masks, march off to war. This impressively animated story takes us on a battlefield journey to inevitable catastrophe. It is the First World War and a Portuguese soldier, wearing a gas mask, hides from the abstract fog. As he inhales mustard gas, symbolic visions appear before him in a claustrophobic series of events.

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And We Were Young

And We Were Young

And We Were Young // 75min // Animation // 2015 // USA

Writer/Director: Andy Smetanka

A stop-motion, silhouette-animation oral history of American soldiers, ‘Doughboys,’ in the last months of the Great War. A brutal, hauntingly beautiful, and thoroughly original vision of America’s war, narrated entirely in the words of the ones who were there.

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La Folle Histoire de Max et Léon

La Folle Histoire de Max et Léon

La Folle Histoire de Max et Léon // 98min // Comedy // 2016  // France & Belgium

Writer/Director: Jonathan Barré
Writers: Grégoire Ludig, David Marsais

Max and Léon’s adventures, two childhood friends idle and party-goer, who are trying to escape the Second World War.

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Tango on the Balcony

Tango on the Balcony

Tango on the Balcony // 19min // Drama // 2016 // US & Cyprus

Writer/Director: Minos Papas

Johnny, an Iraq war veteran who wrestles with post traumatic stress and the transition to civilian life, is tormented by an incessant hyper vigilance and insomnia and the lingering questions of his past actions in combat.

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Gloriana

Gloriana

Gloriana // 9min // Drama // 2015 //  US

Director: Stefany Mathias

The US Army’s first female Ranger platoon leader is unfairly tried for a failed combat mission.

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She Will Be Loved

She Will Be Loved

She Will Be Loved // 30min // Drama // 2017 // USA

Writer/Director: Chadwick Pelletier

A female CIA Officer is on an overseas mission when her convoy is struck by an IED, and she is medevaced as the loan survivor.

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The Sandbox

The Sandbox

The Sandbox // 47min // Drama // 2016 // USA

Writer/Director: Jennifer Kramer

A young boy struggles to reconnect with his dad who returns from Iraq still haunted by his tour of duty.

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The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour // 125min // Drama // 2017 // UK

Director: Joe Wright
Writer: Anthony McCarten

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.

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The Camouflage Closet

The Camouflage Closet

The Camouflage Closet // 40min // Documentary // 2013 // USA

Writer/Director: Michael Nedelman

In this veteran-led project, LGBTQ+ veterans were provided with the cameras, tools, and training to create video narratives. Told in nine vignettes, the film incorporates the LGBTQ+ veterans’ first-hand experiences with PTSD, trauma and recovery.

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DEFENCE ON-BOARD FOR VETERANS FILM FESTIVAL IN 2017

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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Hyena Road

Hyena Road

Hyena Road // 120min // Drama // 2015 // Canada

Writer/Director: Paul Gross

There men, three different paths, caught in conflict but brought together to save lives

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Boat People

Boat People

Boat People // 29min // Drama // 2016 // Germany

Writer/Director: Paul Meschùh

On his journey from Somalia to Europe, shipwrecked Moussa is picked up by a wealthy couple on their luxurious catamaran.

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In the Neighbour’s Garden

In the Neighbour’s Garden

In the Neighbour’s Garden // 12min // Drama // 2015 // UK

Director: Robert Hamilton
Writer/Producer: Andrew Martyn-Lewis and Matthew McPherson

In the First World War, two soldiers live out their existence in either boredom or fear, until a chance discovery lifts them away from the trenches.

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The Little Boy

The Little Boy

The Little Boy // 8min // Animation // 2015 // Iran

Writer/Director: Mona A Shahi

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.

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There Is Nothing New Under The Sun

There Is Nothing New Under The Sun

There Is Nothing New Under The Sun // 13min // Drama // 2016 // Iran

Writer/Director Faezeh Alavi

A girl narrates her nightmares, and the boundaries of dream and reality start to fade and become indistinct.

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Monument

Monument

Monument // 3min // Animation // 2016 // Poland

Director: Marcin Gizycki

The Soviet Military Cemetery in Warsaw was designed by Bohdan Lachert and built in 1949-1950. The chief sculptor for this project, which represents socialist realism at its best, was Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz.

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Ozone

Ozone

Ozone // 21min // Drama  // 2015 // Serbia

Director: Branko Sujić
Writers: Slobodan Obradović, Branko Sujić

In a post-apocalyptic near future devastated by global nuclear war, Dastagir, one of the few survivors, fights to regain his lost love and rediscover his humanity.

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The Ripple Effect of PTSD

The Ripple Effect of PTSD

The Ripple Effect of PTSD // 12min // Documentary // 2016 // Australia

Director/Producer: Kym Melzer

Veteran Kirsty Greenshields and her husband veteran James Greenshields describe their rollercoaster personal journey from, Post Traumatic Stress to Post Traumatic Growth.

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Komm Und Spiel (Come and Play)

Komm Und Spiel (Come and Play)

Komm Und Spiel (Come and Play) // 30min // Drama // 2013 // Germany

Writer/Director: Daria Belova

Berlin. Grisha, a Russian-German boy, fools around with a wooden stick toy gun. The longer he plays, the further he is thrust into an altered reality.

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Modern War Song

Modern War Song

Modern War Song // 5min // Music Video // 2015 // Austria

Writer/Director: End Brandner

A sunset, helicopters, machinery … just like the Futurists. He believed in the beauty of all of it. Unaware how gruesome and raw the reality of it really was.

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Anrath

Anrath

Anrath // 20min // Drama // 2015 // Germany

Writer/Director/Producer: Gregor Hoeppner

Nazi Germany, October 1944. A 60-year-old Jewish woman, from the village of Anrath in the Lower Rhine Region, is being deported. She rides crossbar on the bike of an elderly village policeman.

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Red Line

Red Line

Red Line // 8min // Animation // 2012 // Iran

Writer/Director: Mona A Shahi

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.

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