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IN-PERSON FESTIVAL

In-Person Festival 2022

(Looking for the Online version of our festival? Go HERE instead)

When

The in-person festival takes place in Merimbula NSW from Friday 19 – Sunday 21 August 2022

Passes and individual session tickets are now available BOOK NOW

See Program below.

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Venues

  • The Picture Show Man Cinema 80 Main St Merimbula NSW (Saturday film screenings only) MAP
  • The Twyford – Hall 16 Market St Merimbula NSW – accessible entry via Beach Street foyer (all other festival sessions) MAP

How To Book

BOOK YOUR PASSES OR TICKETS HERE

A Festival Pass gives you access to all events in Merimbula.

A Saturday or Sunday Pass gives you access to events on those days only.

Individual session tickets are also available.

See the program below for details.

  • $100 In-Person Festival Pass
    Includes Friday Launch Party, all Saturday and Sunday Film screenings, all Q&As, Afternoon Teas and Awards Ceremony
  • $30 Friday Launch Party Ticket
    Includes 2 free drinks, hot and cold finger food, tea, coffee, sweets, live band The Sugarants and more at Twyford Hall!
  • $55 In-Person Saturday Pass
    Includes 2 x film screening sessions at the Cinema and afternoon tea and Q&A session at Twyford Hall
  • $35 In-Person Sunday Pass
    Includes 1 film screening session, refreshments, Q&A session, Afternoon Tea and Awards Ceremony at Twyford Hall
  • VIP Pass One free In-Person OR Online Festival Pass for sponsors and film submitters will be emailed directly to participants by the festival organisers. Any accompanying persons must purchase their own pass or tickets.
  • Saturday Mystery Dinner is NOT included in Passes – food+drink must be paid for by participants directly to restaurant, but you can still register your seat reservation online. REGISTER HERE

BOOK YOUR PASSES OR TICKETS HERE

Any tickets for individual sessions not already sold online will be available at the door.


In-Person Festival Program

FRIDAY 19 AUGUST

  • 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Film Festival Launch Party @ The Twyford – Hall
    Film noir theme – dress up if you want!
    $30 includes 2 free drinks, finger food, tea, coffee, sweets and live music by the Sugarants.

Included in the FESTIVAL PASS or buy a FRIDAY LAUNCH PARTY TICKET if you only want to come to this event.


SATURDAY 20 AUGUST

Free morning to discover Merimbula and all it has to offer – check out Merimbula Tourism for ideas!

  • Sat 12pm – 1pm
    Film Screening SOUTH EAST SHOWCASE
    @ The Picture Show Man Cinema
    Films from the Southeast NSW region: Home Stretch, Grandmother’s Dreaming, When Dark Times Come, Anactoria: ‘Myth of the Individual’, Snowy Labour
    Unclassified – No age restriction. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that Grandmother’s Dreaming shows images of people who have died.

    Included in the FESTIVAL PASS or SATURDAY PASS. Or purchase an Individual Session Ticket. Any remaining tickets for this session cost $20 at the door (EFTPOS/Cash).

 


  • Sat 2pm – 3.15pm
    Film Screening LOVE, FIRE, WATER
    @ The Picture Show Man Cinema
    Films from the rest of Australia: Inferno, Dating Violet, Some Are Clingers, Bella, The Rise, the Dos and Don’ts of Getting Married
    This session includes three Unclassified 15+ films. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult
    Warning: Inferno includes actual bushfire footage that may be distressing to some viewers. There will be a short break between Inferno and other films to allow audience members to enter 15 minutes after the session start time.

    Included in the FESTIVAL PASS or SATURDAY PASS. Or purchase an Individual Session Ticket. Any remaining tickets for this session cost $20 at the door (EFTPOS/Cash).

  • Sat 3.15pm – 3:45pm
    Afternoon Tea
    @ The Twyford – Hall
    Take a 5 minute stroll downtown and enjoy a country style afternoon tea with scones, cream and jam and other goodies in our heritage-listed Hall and network with other festival goers. Festival T shirts on sale.

Included in the FESTIVAL PASS or SATURDAY PASS. Otherwise pay $5 on the day – EFTPOS or cash accepted.


  • Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Q&A Panel
    @ The Twyford – Hall
    Q&A with guest film makers including Writer/Director/Producer Rosie Lourde

Included in the FESTIVAL PASS or SATURDAY PASS. Or purchase an Individual Session Ticket.  Any remaining tickets for this session cost $10 at the door (EFTPOS/Cash).


  • Sat 7.00pm – late
    Saturday Mystery Dinner
    @ Various restaurants in Merimbula
    Sign up to be allocated a seat on one of our festival dining tables for 6-8 people at one of the many local restaurants in Merimbula. You can choose which restaurant you’d like to go to, but your fellow dining guests will be a surprise! Participants pay for their own food and drinks directly to the restaurant.

REGISTER HERE for the Saturday Mystery Dinner to reserve a seat at the table and we will email you further details.


SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

Enjoy a sleep-in, swim, brunch or coffee from one of our many local cafes, visit the Seaside Markets at Ford Oval near Main Beach, take a scenic flight over our spectacular coastline, or a whale watching cruise on your free Sunday morning – it’s up to you! More ideas from Merimbula Tourism. Then join us in the afternoon for more film festival fun!


  • Sun 1.00pm – 1:40pm
    Film Screening EMERGING FILMMAKERS
    @ The Twyford – Hall
    Youth Category Films by filmmakers from around Australia under 25 years:
    Inferno, Breakdown, Mortis Lux, The Gujjar
    Unclassified: All Ages
    Warning: Inferno includes actual bushfire footage that may be distressing to some viewers. There will be a short break between Inferno and other films to allow some audience members to enter 15 minutes after the session start time if they wish.
    Note: Inferno was entered into both the Open and Youth categories and is screening twice at the Festival

Included in the FESTIVAL PASS or SUNDAY PASS. Or purchase an Individual Session Ticket. Any remaining tickets for this session cost $20 at the door (EFTPOS/Cash).


  • Sun 1:40pm – 2:00pm
    Refreshments
    @ The Twyford – Hall
    Refreshments and Festival T shirts available

Included in the FESTIVAL PASS or SUNDAY PASS. Or pay $5 on the day (EFTPOS/Cash).


  • Sun 2:00 – 3:00pm
    Q&A Panel
    @ The Twyford – Hall
    Panel hosted by Producer/Director/Actor Rosie Lourde with other guests to be announced soon.
    A recording of the event will be made available on our Online Festival.

Included in the FESTIVAL PASS or SUNDAY PASS. Or purchase an Individual Session Ticket. Any remaining tickets for this session cost $10 at the door (EFTPOS/Cash).


  • Sun 3:00 – 3:30pm
    Afternoon Tea
    @ The Twyford – Hall
    Last chance to get your photo taken on the red carpet in front of our media wall and buy your festival T shirt!

Included in the FESTIVAL PASS or SUNDAY PASS. Otherwise pay $5 on the day (EFTPOS/Cash).


  • Sun 3:30 – 4:30pm
    Awards Ceremony
    @ The Twyford – Hall
    Festival Awards Ceremony – join the excitement of finding out the winners in each category for this year’s festival!
    Winners will be announced on our website and social media as soon as the live ceremony is over. A recording of the event will be available on our Online Festival.

Included in the FESTIVAL PASS or SUNDAY PASS. Or purchase an Individual Session Ticket. Any remaining tickets for this session cost $10 at the door (EFTPOS/Cash).


  • Sun 4:30pm Festival Close
    We farewell our in-person festival goers.

Missed out on the In-Person Festival?
You can watch all the films, Q&As and awards via our Online Festival from anywhere in Australia until 31 August!

People’s Choice Award

Ticket buyers will be invited to vote for The People’s Choice Award via an emailed link. Voting closes at midnight AEST on 31 August and the winner will be announced on 1 September via our website and Social Media.

Festival T Shirts

Support and promote the festival by buying your limited edition Far South Film Festival T Shirt!
Quality unisex white 100% cotton 185gsm T shirt with our festival ‘possum operating a camera’ logo.

$30 buy in-person from our Festival Desk at the Twyford Hall venue or order online for $30.00 plus 50c card processing fee through our Trybooking portal below. Postage $9 to anywhere in Australia if required

Work out the T Shirt size(s) you need

Measurements below are HALF CHEST SIZE in centimetres – measure a similar garment that fits well from seam to seam across the chest under the arms to find the right size.

M L XL 2XL 3XL
53 56 58.5 61 64

How To Order Online

  1. Enter the total number of T Shirts and Postage if required below, then click NEXT
  2. Make sure you enter the correct contact details in the Checkout screen, especially your email address, and postal address if you have requested delivery by post.
  3. You’ll receive an email when your order is ready for collection or posting.

Photo credits on this page:
Cinema audience by Sats Kramer
Film Noir and Dining Out photos by cottonbro
T shirt logo by Jared Auer