Bethany Arthouse Film Festival

Notice regarding the Bethany Arthouse Film Festival in Geelong:

After 20 successful years, we have decided to take a break from the Festival in 2018 to concentrate on activities to celebrate our 150th anniversary this year.

This is a significant milestone and we look forward to marking the occasion with some special events and activities.

Over the years, the Bethany Arthouse Film Festival has enjoyed a loyal following of dedicated Bethany supporters and lovers of arthouse film. We truly value your support and thank you for your attendance at past Festivals.

As we take this opportunity to also assess the long-term viability of the Bethany Arthouse Film Festival in Geelong, we welcome your feedback or comment. Please get in touch by email to or call on (03) 5278 8122.


For our Warrnambool supporters, we’re pleased to announce the return of the Festival in 2018 for a 6th year.

The 2018 program features five contemporary and acclaimed films from around the globe, spanning diverse cultures, themes and genres.

A cultural wedding, a mystery, a road trip, childhood mischief and a female revolution are all explored in this year’s program.

The Bethany Arthouse Film Festival runs from April to September, with all films screened in the beautiful surrounds of the Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool.

The Festival raises important funds to support Bethany’s work with people in the Warrnambool and South West Victorian region.

Why not get together some friends, colleagues or family for a great night out? Tickets are now on sale through the Lighthouse Theatre.

Season Passes, concession rates and group discounts are available.


Tuesday 17 April, 8pm – Ali’s Wedding (Australia) Rated M  (view trailer)

Tuesday 15 May, 8pm – Loving Vincent (Poland) Rated M   (view trailer)

Tuesday 26 June, 8pm – Faces Places (France) Rated G   (view trailer)

Tuesday 7 August, 8pm – The Florida Project (USA) Rated MA   (view trailer)

Tuesday 4 September, 8pm – The Divine Order (Switzerland) Rated M   (view trailer)

Download the Festival program here.

Download the Festival poster here.


Tickets are on sale now from the Lighthouse Theatre Box Office:

In person: 185 Timor Street, Warrnambool

By phone: (03) 5559 4999


Please refer to program for more information and ticket prices.