Yarra Ranges Film Society
The Yarra Ranges Film Society was established in February 1999. Our objective is to promote cinema as an art form in the Yarra Ranges area through regular screenings of quality films in local venues, as well as holding special events such as film festivals. Our current membership is approximately 150, and we welcome all other film lovers to join.
Screenings are held at the Arts Centre Warburton, and at the Memorial Hall (Memo) in Healesville. Both the Arts Centre and Memo venues have recently been upgraded and fitted with with state-of-the-art digital projection systems, which provide high visual quality and excellent sound.
Our monthly screenings are held at the Arts Centre Warburton on the second Tuesday of each month from February to December, commencing at 7.30 pm. The same program is screened at the Memo venue on the third Tuesday of the month. Attendance at Film Society screenings is for members only.
All of our members are involved in the selection of films for the annual program by means of a nomination and voting process.
After each monthly film we have a casual gathering which includes a light supper. For those wishing to take part in more serious discussion of the film, a discussion table is provided. A starbox system is used to enable members to express their opinions of the night’s film.
We hold a Christmas Party for members prior to the December screening.
In mid-June each year the Film Society holds the Warburton Film Festival. This is a three-day event, held at The Arts Centre Warburton, which attracts local and visiting film lovers alike. We also organize a Short Film Competition for young filmmakers; prize winning entries are screened prior to the feature films shown at the Film Festival. The Short Film Competition has been held each year since 2009.
Our society is a member of the Federation of Victorian Film Societies, which has over sixty member film societies. For details of the society's past history see history of Yarra Ranges Film Society.
Annual membership fees - 2023
Full membership $70.00
These rates apply from the beginning of the year until April. From May onwards, a sliding pro rata scale applies for any new members.
New members can join on any of our monthly screening nights using cash, with an EFTPOS option available on the first screening night of the year at each venue.
Memberships can also be taken out online at the above rates using the link below:
as well as over the counter at the Arts Centre, Warburton or The Memo, Healesville.
Current 2022 members can renew their memberships at our December screening (EFTPOS available)
Members of the Film Society are offered generous discounts at The Arts Centre Warburton, and at the Healesville Memo, on tickets to movies provided directly by the Yarra Ranges Council at these venues. These are quality movies on current commercial release and a number of sessions are offered each week.
Programs for both venues can be found on the following link:
Arts Centre Warburton
The Memo, Healesville
Enquiries should be made to the President on 0408 292 664 or firstname.lastname@example.org