The Ningalens Story

Ningalens Film Competition started in 2015 and is now an annual competition aimed at helping aspiring filmmakers from the region while showcasing the splendid surrounds of the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. The comp is co-ordinated by Exmouth local amateur projectionist Pete Firth.

If anybody is interested in helping out Ningalens Film Competition… awesome! There are plenty of ways to help out. Pete would love your help to increase the comp’s scope and growth.

Please email interest to:

The Ningalens Festival spawned out of the 2015 event that screened the film competition’s prizes and took the available excuse to have a party. The Ningalens Festival has expanded to a 5 day programme in 2018 and covers various artistic pursuits such as music, stencil graffiti art, film, music, installation art, comedy and craft beer.

For a more detailed history of the film competition and the overarching Arts festival, download the pdf below:

The Festival

The Ningalens Festival 2018 is a Waste Wise Festival. We are working towards reducing the festival’s environmental impact. We are also creating opportunities to raise awareness on environmental issues and ways to become more sustainable.

Here are some things you can do to help on the day!

BYO bottle and cup (sorry no glass!)

Refill your bottle at our water stations

Check out our vendors if you would like to fill up your cup with a hot coffee or cold beer!

BYO Reusable bag

BYO takeaway containers, cutlery, plates or bowls

Ride share, walk or ride your bicycle

Leave no trace around the festival

Use the right bin for your waste

What you can do everyday!

Take 3 for the Sea

Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or…anywhere and you’ve made a difference.

Plastic Free July

Join the challenge and choose to refuse single-use plastic during the month of July!

Say NO to plastic bags

Say NO to plastic straws

Compost your for scraps

Balloons blow, don’t let them go!

Who’s supporting us?

The Ningalens Festival presented by Act-Belong-Commit is supported by Western Australian organisations and businesses of Exmouth. Without the help of grants and ongoing support, Ningalens wouldn’t be the festival that it is today!

Thank you for all the ongoing support.

“A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.”

– Stanley Kubrick