The 2022 Far South Film Festival showcases films made by filmmakers living in regional areas of Australia.
The festival is run by Far South Film Inc, an association of professional and emerging filmmakers and digital creatives located in the South East region of NSW Australia.
We invite our fellow filmmakers from regional and remote areas of Australia to submit to our festival short films (up to 40 minutes) and features (under 2 hours) that reflect the people, environment and issues that are important to them.
Please note that in 2022, our festival will be a hybrid event - film screenings, Q&A sessions, workshops and awards will be both physically in Merimbula NSW Australia and online via video on demand. Plus, there will be a launch party on the Friday night to open the festival! You can also buy merch - an exclusive Far South Film Festival T Shirt!
We look forward to seeing the unique, the beautiful, the scary, the moving stories from people living in some of the lesser known areas of our island continent, outside the metropolitan areas.
Bagan, Barra Barra, Mirriwarr: Andrew Robinson (Best Film 2021)
Yuwinj Dhari-Bulwal: Hiromi Matsuoka (Best Use of Regional Location 2021)
Best Film Prize AUD$1000. Total Prize Pool approx AUD$5000 (cash and/or equipment or in-kind prizes). Other categories will be announced closer to the Festival but generally include Best Performance, Best Director, Best Use of a Regional Location, Best Youth Film, Diversity Award.
Submissions are open to filmmakers resident in regional and remote Australia as defined at: https://farsouthfilmfestival.com/regional/
At least two of the key creatives (Writer/Director/Producer) must reside in a regional/remote area of Australia.
Films must not be freely publicly accessible online via another platform in the 2 weeks leading to and including the festival period.
Films must be under 40 minutes (short) or under 150 minutes (feature) in length.
By submitting your film, you also agree to adhere to all of the Festival rules published on our Festival website at: https://farsouthfilmfestival.com/submit/
Far South Film Members receive a discount on entry fees - if you have not received your promo code by email please email email@example.com.