Veterans Film Festival

Veterans Film Festival

The annual Veterans Film Festival presents films from around the world, which explore real or imagined stories about war

Canberra (November 2021)

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Past and Future: Persian Film Festival 2019

Past and Future: Persian Film Festival 2019

“We are proud that the 8th Persian Film Festival is paying a tribute to the ...
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Moving and reliably engaging for all ages and those anywhere and everywhere who love dogs ...
Journey's End

Journey’s End

War epics more often than not revolve around the key or decisive battles, the grand, ...


Documentaries can recount, expound or explain so much – but it’s always better when they’re ...
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Adelaide Film Festival 14 - 25 October 2020.
Brisbane International Film Festival 1 - 11 October 2020.
Darwin International Film Festival 17 - 27 September 2020.
HMAS Sheean

Based at Fleet Base West in Western Australia, HMAS Sheean is the fifth of the six Collins Class submarines to enter service in the Royal Australian Navy. These submarines are a formidable element in Australia's defence capability.

Sheean was launched in Adelaide, South Australia by Ordinary Seaman Sheean's sister, Mrs Ivy Hayes on 1 May 1999 and commissioned in Fremantle, Western Australia on 23 February 2001 along with the fourth Collins Class submarine, HMAS Dechaineux.

HMAS Sheean is the only Australian naval vessel to be named after a sailor, Ordinary Seaman Edward 'Teddy' Sheean who distinguished himself in action during World War II. Ordinary Seaman Sheean was lost when HMAS Armidale (I) was sunk on 1 December 1942 off the Timorese coast. Armidale (I) had survived two days of bombing before being struck by a Japanese aerial torpedo. During the action Ordinary Seaman Sheean was wounded and rather than abandoning ship with the rest of his shipmates, he strapped himself to the aft Oerlikon Gun and continued to fire at the attacking Japanese aircraft until Armidale (I) sank. Sheean was mentioned in dispatches for his bravery.
Ordinary Seaman Edward Sheean, HMAS 'Armidale'

Depicts the figure of Ordinary Seaman Edward Sheean, HMAS 'Armidale' from back half prone on deck at stern of ship dressed only in shorts and boots, a wound on his right thigh, firing an Oerlikon anti-aircraft gun at Japanese bombers; a number of seamen are in the water having abandoned ship. Ordinary Seaman Edward Sheean went down with the HMAS 'Armidale' firing his gun to the last.
HMAS Armidale, the small Bathurst class corvette in which Ordinary Seaman Edward 'Teddy' Sheean performed his selfless act of valour.
HMAS Armidale under aerial attack, 1 December 1942. (Maritime Artist John Ford).
Darwin bomb damage, 19 February 1942

The wreckage of the Post Office and Post Master's house in Darwin. The damage was caused through bombing by the Japanese on 19 February 1942. The postmaster and his daughter along with other post office employees were killed in the blast.
Battle of the Coral Sea, WWII

The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought from 4–8 May 1942, was a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and naval and air forces from the United States and Australia, taking place in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. The battle is historically significant as the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other, as well as the first in which the opposing ships neither sighted nor fired directly upon one another.
Kokoda trail, WWII

Representing troops of 25th Australian Infantry Brigade crossing a creek along the Kokoda Trail. This picture was intended to represent a patrol pushing along a side track, but it is typical of any forward troop movement along the trail.
The King's Man (2020)

The King's Man is an upcoming 2020 period spy action comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn, who wrote the screenplay with Karl Gajdusek. The film is a prequel and the third film in the Kingsman film series, which is loosely based on the comic book series Kingsman, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar and published by Marvel's Icon Comics imprint.
Greyhound (2020)

Greyhound is a 2020 American war film directed by Aaron Schneider and starring Tom Hanks, who also wrote the screenplay.[5] The film is based on the 1955 novel The Good Shepherd by C. S. Forester, and also stars Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, and Elisabeth Shue. The plot follows a US Navy Commander on his first war-time assignment in command of a multi-national escort group defending a merchant ship convoy under attack by submarines in early-1942 during the Battle of the Atlantic, only months after the U.S. officially entered World War II.

Greyhound was initially scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on June 12, 2020 by Sony Pictures, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The distribution rights were then sold to Apple TV+, which released the film digitally on July 10, 2020. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who highlighted the action sequences and effective use of the 90-minute runtime.
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