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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.

2022 Far South Film Festival

Merimbula NSW Australia 19-21 August 2022 

Online Festival 20-31 August 2022

2022 Festival Film Submissions open now and close 30 May 2022

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


Thank you to our sponsors and partners for 2021.
We welcome sponsorship enquiries for our August festival each year. Now’s your chance to reach audiences around Australia in 2022!


The 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. We hope that 2022 will allow us to run a hybrid in-person and online event, but if not we are ready to go fully online again, to 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. 

Supported by Screen NSW