Launched in 2011, the annual Florida State University Veterans Film Festival is a unique event designed to raise awareness of veterans’ issues and garner support for veteran-related initiatives at Florida State University. As a student-led event, the screenings and discussions are intended to addresses concerns important to student-veterans as well as active-duty service members.
The festival, sponsored by the Office of the President, Student Veterans Center, Florida State Collegiate Veterans Association, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association, Student Government Association, and College of Motion Picture Arts, is a university-wide event that brings together students, faculty, staff and the community.
Film screenings take place in the university’s premier performance venue, Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The facility, reconstructed in 2010, offers a first-class venue for audiences to view the film and participate in a panel discussion.
A signature event of the fall semester, the Veterans Film Festival encapsulates the shared vision and commitment by Florida State to become the most veteran-friendly and veteran-empowering university in the country.
Through your ongoing support, the Veterans Film Festival will continue to elevate understanding of veterans’ issues and enhance Florida State’s unwavering support of those who have served our country.
Previous Marquee Films
- 2011 — Hell and Back Again
- 2012 — The Invisible War
- 2013 — Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
- 2014 — Last Days in Vietnam
- 2015 — The Hornet’s Nest
- 2016 — Citizen Soldier