Red Poppy Awards

All films accepted in the official competition will be eligible to compete for the coveted Red Poppy Awards, inspired by ‘In Flanders Field’, a war poem written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae.

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In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

 

 

Previous Winners

2020 Red Poppy Awards

Red Poppy Award Best Feature Film – U311 CHERKASY

Red Poppy Award Best Short Film Award – Trust Frank

2019 Red Poppy Awards

Red Poppy Award for Best Feature Film presented by Westpac – Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

Red Poppy Award for Best Short Film presented by Westpac – #3 Normandy Lane
Special Commendation – Milk

2018 Red Poppy Awards

Red Poppy Award for Best Film – TransMilitary

Red Poppy Award for Best Short Film – Irish Goodbye

 

2017 Red Poppy Awards

Red Poppy Award for Best Feature Film – Darkest Hour directed by Joe Wright
Red Poppy Award for Best Indie Feature Film – And We Were Young by Andy Smetanka
Red Poppy Award for Best Short Film

Best Australian Short Film – Miro by Victoria McIntyre
Best International Short Film – She Will Be Loved by Chadwick Pelletier

2016 Red Poppy Awards

Red Poppy Award for Best International Feature Film – Hyena Road (Canada)
Red Poppy Award for Best Australian Feature Film – The Crater (Australia)
Red Poppy Award for Best Australian Short Film – The Ravens
Red Poppy Award for Best International Short Film – Darryl (USA)
Red Poppy Award for Best Male Actor – Michael E. Knight for Darryl (USA)
Red Poppy Award for Best Female Actor – Indianna Gregg for The Ravens (Australia)
Red Poppy Award for Best Music – Red Line (Iran)
Red Poppy Award for Best Animation – The Little Boy (Iran)
Red Poppy Special Award Commemorating WWI or WWII – Patient 39 (UK)

2015 Red Poppy Awards

Red Poppy Award for Best Australian Short Film – Brass Razoo
Red Poppy Award for Best International Short Film – Birthday (USA)

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