Regional filmmakers now have a great opportunity to showcase their talent.
Far South Film is calling for submissions from regional filmmakers around the country for its inaugural Far South Film Festival.
Due to COVID-19, this year's festival will be screened online on Sunday, August 23 with a number of filmmaker Q&As and awards announcements.
Regional filmmakers and audiences can look forward to the film festival being an annual event, held on the fourth Sunday of August.
Far South Film is based in the southern region of New South Wales but is keen to see stories from regional filmmakers around the country.
The Far South Film Festival committee is looking forward to seeing short films from regional filmmakers that tell stories from their perspective.
The committee believes regional stories are important and people living in regional Australia need to see their stories told.
Australian regions are now diverse, so the festival is also looking for stories that depict that diversity, with a special award for this category.
Films will be accepted in two length categories: under 10 minutes and 10-30 minutes.
At least two of the key creatives (writer/director/producer/filmmaker) must reside in a regional area in Australia as defined here.
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Film submissions open on July 1 with early bird July 17 and the final deadline of July 31. The major prize will be $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.
More details are available on the festival website at https://farsouthfilmfestival.com/.
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