Festival Program and Ticketing

The North Bellarine Film Festival will be held at the Potato Shed Theatre in Drysdale on Friday and Saturday, 25-26 February 2022.

The festival opens with The Lobster, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman.


Set in a dystopian future, The Lobster is a wickedly funny satire that takes aim at couples-fixated society in which single people who do not find a romantic partner in forty-five days are transformed into beasts of their choice and sent off into the forest.

The Emerging Filmmaker Award is a jury-selected prize that recognises Victorian filmmakers twenty-five years of age or younger who demonstrate excellence, talent and commitment to their craft.

Winning and runner-up films will be screened at the award ceremony on Saturday night, making this event a celebration of some of Victoria's best young filmmakers.

The opening night and award presentation each begin at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Both events will be catered by Pier Street Café in Portarlington and licensed.


A selection of Australian and international short films will be screened on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM and there will be a short intermission at about 2:45. Doors open at 12:30 PM. This is a licensed event.

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Festival Program

Saturday Afternoon Short Film Program
Screening starts at 1:00 PM. There will be a short intermission at approximately 2:45 PM


Festival Tickets

Tickets are on sale at City of Greater Geelong outlets or online:

Opening Night + Saturday afternoon short film program

Emerging Filmmaker Award Ceremony + Saturday afternoon short film program

Saturday afternoon short film program only


Tickets for the opening night and Emerging Filmmaker Award Ceremony also provide entry to the Saturday afternoon short film program.

Full refunds will be provided to ticket holders if the event is cancelled due to Covid restrictions.

Festival Brochure


Click on an image to expand, download or print it. Brochures will be provided at the festival.

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