The Portarlington Film Society (PFS) operates in partnership with the Portarlington Neighbourhood House and was established in that form in 2012. The main objective of the Society is to provide a means of viewing a wide variety of quality films within the local community. The PFS is a registered film society affiliated with the FVFS (Federation of Victorian Film Societies). This affiliation allows the Society to apply for non-commercial screening rates from film distributers as well as benefitting from their advice and guidance on the general running of a film society.

The PFS operates with a Committee of 10 members (elected at the Annual General Meeting) with the option to co-opt other members to sub-committees as required. 

Committee Members for 2023-2024

President: Lorraine Hughes

Secretary: Sue Jager

Treasurer and Membership: Alison Klitzing

General: Diane Chaffers, David Hilton, Vic Ryall, Barbara Stevens, Gemma Tobschall, Pearl Wilson.

Film Selection Group

The Film Selection activity is open to interested FS members for a short period in Aug-Oct annually by nomination. This is prior to the process where all financial members are invited to vote for 10 films out of the range selected by the Film selection committee. If interested in participation, contact Vic Ryall or chat to a committee member.

2024 Program Selection Team included: Vic Ryall, Diane Chaffers, Rosemary Nichols, Sandra Richards, Lorraine Hughes.

Technical Support

Jeremy Klitzing (projector) assisted by Bill Lussier, Advisory David Hilton, David Hughes.

DVDs are owned by the Society and are available for loan by members after the film has been screened. Contact Diane Chaffers, ph 0400 565 902.

Membership: is open to all interested people and new members are always welcome. The membership is capped at 100 to allow for comfortable viewing and ease of socialising within our screening venue. In recent years there have been some unfilled spaces and new members are always welcome. Any member of the public is invited to attend once for a small fee before becoming a full member. The Committee are always available to discuss ways that attendance can be facilitated for those unable to commit for a full membership due to being regular visitors, illness or other factors. For more information contact the Secretary on 0400 731 831.

Film Society Fees: $50.00 per annum.

Members must also be financial members of the Portarlington Neighbourhood House to be covered by liability insurance. 

Where and When

Films are screen digitally, and are supported by a high quality surround sound system, at the Portarlington Girl Guides Hall, Portarlington Recreational Reserve. 

Films are generally screened on the last Friday of the month from February to November (unless otherwise advertised). 

Film Program 2024

23 Feb: 7.00pm, Aftersun, UK/USA, 2022 (102mins)

22 March: 7.30pm, Rear Window USA, 1954 (112mins)

Wed 17 April: 7.30pm, The Banshees of Inisheria, UK, 2022 (114mins)

31 May: 7.30pm, North by Northwest, USA, 1959 (136mins)

28 June: 7.30pm, Close, Belguim, 2022 (104mins)

26 July: 7.00pm Tor, USA, 2022 (158mins)

30 Aug: 7.30pm, Living, UK, 2022 (102mins)

29 Sept: 7.30pm, Broker, South Korea, 2022 (129mins)

27 Oct: 7.00pm, AGM and film selection: The Lost City of Melbourne, Australia, 2022 (80mins)

24 Nov: 7.00pm, Two is a Family, Demain tout commence, France, 2016 (118mins)