The Altona Beach Film Festival is a short film competition, it showcases your short film.

The ABFF is a non-profit community run short film competition committed to encouraging a creative and vibrant community.

The ABFF enables film makers to showcase their talents, be judged by professional film makers and enjoyed by an audience.

ABFF theme 2021 is "SPACE".
Use your phone camera or tablet and share this "SPACE" with us.
Find some "SPACE" make a short film and enter our 2021 competition.
Travel through "SPACE", use a public "SPACE", find a safe "SPACE", within a short "SPACE" you can make a film.
Films must be no longer than 7.00 minutes long, including credits and titles.
ABFF encourage variety of styles and content.
Awards will be decided by a panel of expert film makers based on artistic quality, originality and film making production skills.

Altona Beach Film Festival Gala Award Presentation & Film Screening Event will be held August 21st 2021 at Altona Theatre, 115 Civic Parade, Altona.
Awards, AlPel Trophies and Participation Certificates will be presented at the event in the following categories;
Best in Show $1000.00
Special Recognition $700.00
Best Young Adult $400.00
Best Pre-Teen $200.00
Presidents Encouragement Award $100.00
People's Choice, (voted by the audience attending the event) $100.00

A short film competiton.
Maxium length of film is Seven minutes, including credits and titles.
Films can be shorter but, no longer than 7 minutes.
All entries must be submitted in mp4 format on dvd or usb.
Films require a minimum of 640 x 480 video .
Film makers will be ask to submit a brief description about your film and how it relates to the 2021 theme "SPACE". We accept broad and varied interpretations of the ABFF annual theme.
You are responsible for adhering to copyright laws in your own production.
You are responsible for respecting the publicity rights of people in your film.
Your film will remain ABFF property.
Your film may be shown at ABFF Gala Award & Film Screening Event 2021.
Your film may be shown at other ABFF related events in 2021.
We will reserve the right to use still images or short excerpts for ABFF promotional purposes.
Upon film submission a fee will be charged; Adults (over 21yo) $30.00, Teen (14 - 21yo) $20.00, Pre-Teen (13years old and under). $10.00
Entries will close June 30th 2021.

Overall Rating
  • Radheya Jegatheva

    A wonderful festival with great communication and care for filmmakers, even this unable to travel physically to the location.

    Highly recommended!

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Radheya.
    Congratulations on your winning entry 2019.
    Kind regards Altona Beach Film Festival