Event description:

THE VETERAN FILM AWARDS is how South Florida shows it’s veterans we care! Taking place at the historic Colony Theater on Lincoln Road (South Beach), this gala affair showcased and highlights amazing films created by and inspired by military veterans. Red Carpet reception begins at 6pm.

Keynote speaker: General Bernard “Burn” Loeffke.

About the VFA’s:

It is well documented that art is excellent therapy. Institutions such as Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, and various VA institutions across the country have successfully demonstrated the importance of creative and expressive therapies as part of treatment plans for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

The Veteran Film Awards was founded by award-winning filmmaker and Army Veteran Bryan Thompson, as an extension of the 4-year running Miami Web Fest. Thompson discovered film as a post-deployment outlet of expression. The event is designed to highlight and recognize the veteran experience and to support veterans who have the passion and skill to create amazing visual works of art, thus continuing their outstanding contributions to society in a vibrant way! We thank you in advance for supporting this event.

Best Veteran Production will receive $100

All material must be original. By submitting, filmmaker certifies that he/she is the copyright holder and authorizes Miami Web Fest to show the works publicly.