ABOUT THE ALTONA BEACH FILM FESTIVAL
We are based in Hobsons Bay, Victoria, Australia.
The Altona Beach Film Festival is a non-profit community run short film competition, open to the world and committed to encouraging creativity and community building in the inner west suburbs of Melbourne.
The festival takes its name from Altona Beach, one of the scenic landmarks of the area.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
We could not run the festival without the generous support from our sponsors, including:
Hobsons Bay City Council (HBCC)
HBCC has provided support through the council's Community Grant program.
Altona-Laverton Branch Bendigo Community Bank
The Bendigo Community Bank provides personal and business loans, and a full range of banking services while directing profits back into the local Hobsons Bay and Wyndham communities.
Altona Village Traders Association
AVTA is partnering with the Altona Beach Film Festival as part of the local trader's commitment to furthering cultural events and festivals.
Altona Sports Club
11 Altona Rd. Altona 3018, 9398 2283
Rotary Club of Altona
PO Box 138 Altona Vic 3018 @RotaryAltonaVic
22 Adams Court, Sunshine West 3020, 9312 1799
Big Dog Media
Big Dog Media is a website and marketing firm proudly supporting the Film Festival and the Hobsons Bay Community.
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History of the Altona Beach Film Festival
The idea of a film festival for Hobsons Bay was conceived in 2014 by a local group of people who are passionate about the positive impact of community events, and who believe in taking a fresh approach to the concept of film festivals. The ABFF is a yearly film festival that takes submissions for short films from amateur or professional filmmakers, selects and awards the best films, and finally offers a public viewing of the selected films at a local theatre.
The ABFF is first and foremost a local event for the local community. We will nurture and promote to the utmost of our ability, with hope of extending its reach, while keeping the local character as its centre. In ten years time, we believe that the ABFF can grow to have national or international recognition, but the justification for its inception and its sustainability will be the service it provides to the local community.
The ABFF is 100% volunteer run. The organisation reaches out to both professional and amateur filmmakers, high schools and primary schools.
A great way for you to stay informed and support us is to become a member. The fee for joining is from just $10 per year. More information here. To join, give us a call at 0407 099 687, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a number of volunteer positions to fill--from handling film submissions to helping on festival night. More information here. If you or anyone you know is interested in helping, give us a call at 0407 099 687, or email us at email@example.com.
We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.
At Altona Beach Film Festival, we are fully inclusive of all walks of life. We believe in equal opportunity and do not discriminate against any applicant or persons because of race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.