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 filmmakers from around Australia.



See video interviews with the winning film makers below

Our 2021 Festival film screenings have now finished

Video-on-demand recording of our Q&As and Awards are available HERE until 10 September 2021

Thank you to all of the filmmakers and audience who participated in this year’s festival!

Submissions for the next Festival will open in early 2022

Video-on-demand recording of our Q&As and Awards are available HERE

List of Selected Films and Award Winners for 2021

You can still order your limited edition Festival T Shirts HERE

Thank you to our sponsors and partners.
We welcome sponsorship enquiries for our August festival each year.


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 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.

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. 

Submissions for our next festival open in early 2022. 

Supported by Screen NSW


An ART MONTH Sapphire Coast Event 2021
ART MONTH is a Bega Valley Regional Gallery initiative delivered in partnership with South East Arts and Destination Marketing Sapphire Coast, supported by Bega Valley Shire Council.
Supported by Bendigo Bank through their NSW Bushfire Community Recovery Grants Program.
An Australian Government Bushfire Recovery Initiative.