The Port Fairy Adventure Film Festival is an international film competition showcasing the best adventure documentary films. Held over one weekend in the picturesque town of Port Fairy in Australia, we come together to be inspired, motivated, and share meaningful stories from around the world.
The three day festival includes sessions of carefully selected short films, feature length films, filmmaker workshops, art exhibitions, book signings, and much more. Join us for a weekend that celebrates all things adventure!

2019 Festival Trailer:

2019 Festival Review:

COVID19 UPDATE 17/08/2020: The festival committee has made the unfortunate decision to cancel the 2020 Port Fairy Adventure Film Festival. The decision was made after careful consideration and in line with all government and health department guidelines. If you have submitted a film to the 2020 festival your film will be rolled into the 2021 festival submission pool, and you should have received correspondence from our Program Director. If you have any questions, please contact us. Many thanks - PFAFF.

COVID19 UPDATE 06/07/2020: We are still accepting submissions for the 2020 Port Fairy Adventure Film Festival. The festival team is continuing with it's preparation and we are hopeful that the festival will go ahead as planned. We will continue to listen to the relevant government and health department advice and make decisions accordingly. In the event that the festival is postponed or cancelled, all film submissions will be held over and included in the next festival date. Many thanks - PFAFF.

Best Film - AUD $1000
Best Cinematography - AUD $1000
Most Inspiring - AUD $1000
People's Choice - AUD $1000

- Submission fees are non refundable.
- Entries must be in English or subtitled in English.
- You agree to allow the Port Fairy Adventure Film Festival to use your images and video for our festival promotion purposes.
- You accept that you have the relevant rights, releases, and permissions to screen your film at this festival. It is the responsibility of the filmmaker to clear all said rights, releases and permissions.

Overall Rating
  • hannah Maia

    A wonderful festival. As a filmmaker I was proud to be part of of this creative, community driven festival. Communication with filmmakers has been great.

    January 2020
  • Brett Williams

    Absolutely stoked to have been able to attend the inaugural Port Fairy Adventure Film Festival with my short doco Pacific Lines. The organizers put in a huge effort to create an amazing event from scratch and they well and truly succeeded. The refurbished Reardon Theatre was at the centre the festival but it also expanded to other parts of the town including social gatherings and a live radio show on ABC. I loved the inclusion of local artists as well, particularly seeing Warrnambool artist Jimmi Buscombe's chalk mural inspired by my film at the front of the theatre! Whhaaaaat! My wife and I went back a few months later and it was still there! Just the best :D

    January 2020
  • Beau Miles

    Hands down the best festival I've been to. Goodonya team for a heck of a first showing. Bravo.

    December 2019