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.
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
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 // 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: 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.