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Far South Film Festival Submissions
Open 1 March 2021

Following the success of last year’s event, Far South Film in southeast NSW is calling for short films from regional filmmakers around Australia for its 2021 short film festival. This year’s festival will be a hybrid, delivering all the excitement of a live event in Merimbula NSW, with a video-on-demand version reaching an Australia-wide audience online.

Held over the weekend of 20 – 22 August 2021, the festival program will include an opening party, two days of film screenings including a youth film session, Q & A sessions with guest filmmakers and a live awards ceremony.

The festival showcases the talents of regional filmmakers and screen content creatives around Australia. Audiences can expect a diverse range of films told from the perspective of these storytellers; unique, beautiful, scary and moving tales from regional voices across our great continent.

To be eligible, films must be under 40 minutes in length and at least two of the key creatives (Filmmaker/Writer/Director/Producer) must reside in a regional area of Australia.
Early bird submissions open Monday 1 March 2021
and close Monday 19 April 2021 at 11.59pm AEST.
Final submissions close Monday 17 May 2021 at 11.59pm AEST.

The major prize will be $1000 for Best Film with a range of other prizes for different categories, including Best Director, Best Performance, Best Use of a Regional Setting and Best Youth Film.

Full submission rules and more festival details are available at


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Media Enquiries:
Marna Smith 0412 173 063
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