Lorne Film 2016 Director’s welcome.

Greetings and welcome to Lorne Film 2016 – our 4th annual festival planned for this coming November. Lorne Film 2016 sees the launch of our theme – ‘Looking Forward’ – referencing our growing commitment to leadership, and to embracing the filmmakers of tomorrow.

Further to this Lorne Film 2016 is pleased to announce it’s new initiative – Shore Break – an opportunity for low budget feature films to find an audience via Lorne Film’s loyal and growing audience.

Our Looking Forward theme also highlights Lorne Film’s commitment to agitating for a positive rethink within the Australian film industry – to question the status quo, as we seek to lead reform and explore new paths to distribution, exhibition and film making.

So we invite you to join the growing Lorne Film community – filmmakers, patrons and loyal volunteers – as together we continue to grow what is fast becoming an iconic international film event.

Lorne Film 2016: Looking Forward. We look forward to seeing you there.


Darren Markey
Festival Director
Lorne Film 2016

Lorne Film Foundation Members gain fabulous benefits whilst contributing to the development of this international event - providing lasting benefits to Lorne and the Surf Coast region. Since January 2013 our Foundation Members have enjoyed first class hospitality at opening night celebrations and entry to over 60 films and events. The directors of Lorne Film are pleased to offer 2 years Foundation Membership for the cost of 1 during these our development years, providing a unique experience as you enjoy the best we have to offer, whilst contributing to the development of Lorne and the Otway and Surf Coast region.

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Lorne Film Festival Gallery

Have a look at the Festival in 2013, 2014 and 2015 in our photo gallery.