Festival News and Events

18 January 2022

The NBFF has announced its program for the kid-friendly short film festival on Friday 28 January at the Potato Shed.

This exciting program of some of the finest Australian and international short films features the Academy Award-winning The Lost Thing, based on the book by Shaun Tan and narrated by Tim Minchin.











Tickets are available at the Potato Shed website.

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7 December 2021

The NBFF is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Potato Shed in Drysdale to present three great feature films and a short-film night as part of the 2022 Summer Session program:

  • 7 January: Ghostbusters (PG)

  • 14 January: Ice Age (G)

  • 21 January: Bohemian Rhapsody (M)

  • 28 January: Kid-friendly short-film night

Tickets are available from the Potato Shed.

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3 September 2021

Geelong Independent

Festival Chair Bill Lussier speaks with Geelong Independent journalist Luke Voogt about the film festival and why he is involved in it.


13 August 2021

Provenance Wines Short Film Festival

Thanks to Scott, Jo and all of the Provenance Wines team for partnering with us to host a fantastic night of food, wine and short films in the winery’s barrel room on Friday evening.

The evening included four short films, one of which, Fallen, was the winner of the 2020 North Bellarine Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Award and was introduced by its director, producer and co-writer Grace Griffith.


The annual North Bellarine Film Festival will be held on 12-14 November 2021 so visit our website at and sign up to our mailing list to keep up to date on it and other festival news.

You can also join Provenance Wines's email list and be sent information on their exciting program of events.

Stay tuned for another short film festival in August 2022.

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Provenance Wines


16 November 2020

2020 North Bellarine Film Festival

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 NBFF was held online using the video platform Vimeo.


The feature film, Toprak by first time director Sevgi Hirschhäuser, and eight short film sessions were presented including the the ten finalists in the Emerging Filmmaker Award.


Grace Griffith, who won the award for her film Fallen, accepted the award from her home in Gippsland.

Despite lower attendance, organisers deemed the festival to be a success as they learned the skills needed to present online events, made it available to the audience developed  since the first festival in 2017 and was able to present the 2nd Emerging Filmmaker Award.

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18 November 2019

2019 North Bellarine Film Festival

The third North Bellarine Film Festival was the best one yet.

Highlights included presenting the inaugural Emerging Filmmaker Award to Tadji Urich for his beautiful film When We Were One and the Australian premiere of Black Garden by Bellarine Peninsula- based filmmakers Shaun Wilson and Tammy Honey.

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4 May 2019

60th Anniversary screening of On the Beach

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