About Us

The Benalla Film Festival followed on from a Film Workshop organised by two Benalla locals, Anna Smith and Bernice Vance, in 2013.  The Film Making Workshop was held in November that year, and the aim was ‘to provide the youth of Benalla, a taste of independent film making, with the hope to inspire budding young artists who have an interest in film and digital media’.

 It was hoped the workshop would inspire them to continue in the field and enter their own short film in the proposed Inaugural 2014 Festival at BPACC and that hope was realised when a number of local entries from students were received for that event.

 The response to our 2018 event was amazing and we  selected 15 films for screening.  Mr John Orcsik attended the screenings and presented the prizes to our winners.  The event was screened at Raffety’s Resturaunt, Nunn Street, Benalla.

 The 2019 Benalla Film Festival will be run on the on the 6th March 2019 at 4.00pm.  The same weekend will see the very successful Wall 2 Wall art being conducted again within the town again.

The 2019 screening will be held at:

Benalla Town Hall

Nunn Street