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Far South Film acknowledges our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, create, learn and work and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. 

Far South Film Festival

The FAR SOUTH FILM FESTIVAL showcases stories told by regional and remote filmmakers from around Australia.

2022 Festival Official Film Selections

2022 Winners including People’s Choice Award

Our Festival has now concluded for 2022 – thank you to all of our film makers, audience members, volunteers, sponsors for making our Merimbula Festival a success. See you next year!

Thank you to our sponsors and partners for 2022
We welcome sponsorship enquiries for our August festival each year.
Now’s your chance to reach audiences around Australia in 2023!


The Far South Film Festival is produced by Far South Film Inc, a not-for-profit incorporated association of professional and emerging filmmakers and digital creatives living in South East regional NSW.

We invite our fellow filmmakers from regional and remote areas of Australia to submit short films under 40 minutes, or features under 2 hours in length that reflect the people, environment and issues that matter to you to our festival.

Thanks to COVID, in 2020 and 2021 all of our film screenings, Q&A sessions and awards were 100% online.

2022 was kinder, with both an in-person festival in Merimbula and an online festival that could be seen by audiences right around Australia.

We look forward to watching the unique, the beautiful, the scary and the moving stories from filmmakers living outside the metropolitan areas of our island continent.

The major prize for Best Film is AUD$1000 cash with cash and in-kind prizes for all categories in the festival totalling $5000. 

Support the festival by ordering your limited edition Festival T Shirt now!