Films wanted for regional mini online film festival

Far South Film, an association of professional and emerging filmmakers in the South East region of NSW, is calling for submissions from regional filmmakers around Australia for its inaugural Far South Film Festival.

Filming at Thredbo. Photo: Isabel Darling

Filming at Thredbo. Photo: Isabel Darling

Due to COVID-19, this year's festival will be screened online on Sunday, August 23 together with a number of filmmaker Q&As and awards announcements.

The Festival showcases the unique, the beautiful, the scary, and moving stories made by the people from the lesser known areas of our island continent, who know those stories and places the best.

At least two of the key creatives (writer/director/producer/filmmaker) must reside in a regional area in Australia.

Sound recording in the Bega Valley. Photo: Lis Shelley

Sound recording in the Bega Valley. Photo: Lis Shelley

Film submissions open July 1 with a final deadline of July 23, 2020.

There are two film length categories: under 10 minutes and 10 to 30 minutes.

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

Drone filming on the Far South Coast. Photo: Raymond Toms

Drone filming on the Far South Coast. Photo: Raymond Toms

Far South Film is seeking more festival sponsors for filmmaker prizes and marketing support in return for having their business promoted through the festival to online audiences around Australia.

More details are available on the festival website at farsouthfilmfestival.com

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