Maleny Film Society (MFS) provides a big-screen cinema experience for members and non-members right in the heart of Maleny. Films from around the world are shown fortnightly (Saturday 3.00 and 7.00 pm) in a comfortable and convivial atmosphere.
The Maleny Community Centre has been the home of MFS for over 30 years and is equipped with the latest in laser cinema technology. A licensed bar and tea/coffee/slices are available at both sessions. Evening screenings offer patrons the attraction of sharing a table for a BYO meal.
Among the benefits of an MFS membership, are free monthly screenings of special films and discounted tickets to regular screenings. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events in the near future.
Let the River Flow
124 Min | Canada 2023 | Drama
Set during the 1970s environmental campaign against the building of the Alta dam in the homeland of the indigenous Saami people
The Old Oak
114 Min | UK | Drama
This heart-warming, inspiring, spiritually-refreshing film is a story of the triumph of people power, hope and determination over adversity …
110 Min | UK | Drama |
The true story of British humanitarian Nicholas Winton, who helped save hundreds of Central European children from Nazis on the eve of WW2…
Maleny Film Festival
Comedy and Drama to Entertain
Buy a Festival Pass for A Launch Party & 4 Films , or Buy Single Session Tickets.
A Lion Returns
94 Min | Australia 2020 | Drama
A young man, Jamal, who has returned to Australia after fighting with terrorists in Syria, seeks re-admittance so that he can see his dying mother one final time.
Anatomy of a Fall
152 Min | France | Drama
This uplifting cinematic masterpiece, “shot through with blistering laughs” (US ABC) ultimately reaffirms our faith that the truth will come out
Two Tickets to Greece
111 Min | France | Comedy
Gorgeous scenery, an effervescent performance from Calamy and witty dialog make this light-hearted comedy a real crowd pleaser.
106 Min | USA 2023 | Rom/Drama
A very striking way to look at relationships and the ways that love lingers.
117 Min | Canada | Drama
This award winning film transcends the commonplace with a fresh voice and visuals. A single mother emigrates from Korea to Canada with a young son.
180 Min | USA 2023 | Biopic
Christopher Nolan’s biopic of the father of the atomic bomb is unlike any other, focussing on the man himself and his relationships with those around him.
Fear Eats the Soul
94 Min | Germany 1974 | Drama
Emmi, a sixty-year-old German woman, falls in love with Ali, a Moroccan immigrant, twenty-five years her junior.
Maleny Film Society has been providing a social hub for hinterland residents for over 30 years and now boasts a membership of nearly 300. Members enjoy discounted tickets and other benefits such as participating in a free, curated members-only screening once a month. Choose from one of the membership types below, and join this fabulous community.
About Maleny Film Society
Maleny Film Society was founded in November 1990 and began screening films from the National Film Archives to an enthusiastic group of 35 members. In 1993 the Society invested in a 35 mm projector (eventually there were 2), which opened up screenings to the public with a wider choice of films.
From the beginning, the organisation was run by willing volunteers and that continues. The Management Committee of eight members continues to meet on a monthly basis. Many more volunteers contribute to film nights and film selection.
The Society aims to bring the best of world cinema to the general public of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Most of the films are chosen through a voting process by the members. The tradition continues of monthly free screenings of international classics and some new releases for members only.
After its humble origin, Maleny Film Society is now an integral part of the Maleny community with nearly 300 members, modern digital cinema technology and fortnightly screenings in the Maleny Community Centre with a capacity for over 200 patrons.
About Members-Only Screenings
Members Only Screenings offer a stimulating evening in the cosy atmosphere of the Verandah Room at the back of the Maleny Community Centre. The films are diverse in subject, country of origin, genre and vintage. You will enjoy some recent releases and the possibility of catching up with films missed at the cinema or wish to see again. Like good books, good films can be worth revisiting. Screenings usually take place on the first Wednesday evening of the month however check this website for any variations.
You are invited to arrive at 6 pm, seat yourself cabaret-style, and have a friendly chat over a meal. A brief introduction to the film is presented before the 7 pm screening. Free tea and coffee, and a bar, are available. There is the opportunity to stay on afterwards for another cuppa and an informal discussion of the film.
A selection of pizzas will be available for purchase by the slice (including gluten free). You are also welcome to bring your own choice of food.
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Volunteering for MFS
Volunteering is a fantastic way for you to meet fellow filmgoers and to help make the movie sessions enjoyable for all. Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to the Maleny Film Society and its community.
There are many ways in which you can be involved. In appreciation, you will attend the movie for free, enjoy a complimentary drink from the bar, and of course free tea and coffee. Once you volunteer, we will provide training and a roster for your chosen dates and movies.
Here is a brief list of volunteering opportunities:
House Set up: Help prepare the hall with chairs and tables and pack up after the movie.
Meet and Greet: Welcome filmgoers and collect their tickets at the door.
Ticket Sales: Sell tickets from the box office and track attendance.
Tea and Coffee Table: Serve tea and coffee with delicious homemade slices.
Membership Support: Assist filmgoers with membership renewal or joining.
Slice Maker: Enjoy cooking? Homemade slices are a big hit at the movies.
Film Selection: Like researching films? Serve on Film Selection sub-committee.
Would you like to become a valued volunteer or to find out more? Just make contact at the membership desk and have a chat with our Event Manager. Alternatively, email us using the form here.
(MFS carries Public Liability Insurance to the sum of $10,000,000 and has a Voluntary Workers Policy covering injury and travel to and from the event.)
Tickets / Passes
Where and when can I buy tickets?
Members can purchase their member tickets and guest tickets 2 weeks earlier than the screening.
Non-members can purchase tickets from the Thursday prior to the screening
Purchasing Online: Ticket options appear when they are available to be purchased. Members need to log in to see their discounted ticket options.
Purchasing from the Maleny Visitors & Information Centre: 23 Main Street Maleny, check online for opening hours
Purchasing at the Door: Check the session for door-opening times
Includes entry to the Festival Launch Party and tickets to all 4 films.
Members $35 (on sale 1 Mar)
Non-Members $55 (on sale 8 Mar)
Gold Members $0
Youth (15 and under) $5
All Members $0 (no need. to pre-book)
Maleny Community Centre
Address: 23 Maple Street Maleny.
Parking: Parking is available at the rear of the centre and is accessed from Bicentennial Lane, or in the streets surrounding the hall.
Wheelchair Friendly: The venue is wheelchair friendly, and the companion card is welcome.
Main Hall: Hearing headsets are available for those hard of hearing - you can pick one up from the membership desk.
The latest in digital technology is used for the regular fortnightly Saturday screenings. In the evening, tables are available if you wish to bring a BYO dinner, takeaway or nibbles. The centre has a licenced bar, so please no BYO alcohol.
Members-only nights: For our free screenings for members-only, a smaller cosy venue is used at the rear of the main hall. There is a licenced bar, so please no BYO alcohol.
Subscribe to our Program Emails
Subscribe to our program reminder emails for our Saturday matinee and evening sessions as well as film festival information. We usually send out 2 emails per fortnightly film.
Contact Maleny Film Society
0418 708 244 during working hours M-F 9am-5pm
SMS 0418 708 244 on event days
Email: Please note email is not monitored on the weekend