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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. 

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

The festival takes place in Merimbula NSW Australia on the 3rd Saturday of August each year

Next Festival 17 August 2024

2024 film submissions are now closed

Successful finalists will be notified in early June 2024.

2023 Festival Trailer:

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 filmmakers from regional and remote areas of Australia to submit short films under 40 minutes or feature films under 90 minutes in length that reflect the people, environment and issues that matter to you to our festival.

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 $5500. 

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