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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.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s festival will be screened online on Sunday 23 August 2020 together with a number of filmmaker Q&As and awards announcements. The Regional Film Festival will be an annual event, held on the fourth Sunday of August. In 2021 it is hoped it can be held at a cinema with all the excitement of a live audience.

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.

Film submissions open 1 July with early bird 17 July and the final deadline of 31 July 2020.

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

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.

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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