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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

General Laser

22 Adams Court, Sunshine West 3020, 9312 1799



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 give us a call at 0407 099 687, or email us at


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.


Get Involved

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


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




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