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For further information about joining the Society see below. Unless otherwise advised screenings will now be on the LAST Sunday of the month

UPDATE: 21st March 2020

Due to the current Coronavirus situation all BFS screenings beginning with the next one scheduled for Sunday 29th March have been postponed until further notice. New screening dates and arrangements will be posted here and via social media when screenings are able to safely recommence

1 > 23rd February

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The Big Lebowski  (1998)

Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.


USA / UK | R | 1h 57min | Comedy, Crime, Sport | Joel & Ethan Coen

Distributed by Roadshow


2 > 29th March -     Postponed

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Parasite (2019)

Winner of 4 Oscars including Best Film

A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure.

KOREAN | R | 2h 12min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | Director: Bong Joon-Ho

Distributed by Amalgamated Movies


3 > 19th April

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Phantom Thread (2017)

Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.


UK | R | 2h 10min | Drama, Romance | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Distributed by Roadshow


NOTE:Screening 3rd Sunday

4 > 31st May

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District 9 (2009)

Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race is forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth and finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.

SOUTH AFRICA | R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Director: Neill Blomkamp

Distributed by Amalgamated Movies


5 > 28th June

Wild Tales (2014) RELATOS SALVAJES

Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress

ARGENTINA | R | 2h 2min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | Director: Damian Szifron

Distributed by Amalgameted Movies



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Film Society Membership

$75 for 10 films

Full membership to the Ballan Film Society provides

  • entry to the annual program of 10 films
  • to be able to bring a different guest along each week
  • membership to the BDCH
  • discounts on BDCH programs & activities

Applications can be submitted to the office of the Ballan & District Community House or emailed to 

Please note that to finalize the application form will require

  • the applicant to be nominated by a current financial member of the BDCH or Ballan Film Society
  • approval of the board, and
  • some form of ID to be sighted by BDCH staff

Membership Application Form

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Download Word Version here

Film Voucher

$30 for 3 films

An alternate to full membership is to purchase a voucher which allows you to choose the sequence of films you wish to see. These are available at the door or from the Community House office


For EFT payment details please go to here  for more information 

For further details of the Society or for assistance in becoming a member please contact Ballan & District Community House or email

The Ballan Film Society is a member of the FEDERATION OF VICTORIAN FILM SOCIETIES inc.

Please note that membership to the Ballan Film Society is only available to persons 18 years and over