The Early Bird deadline is midnight AEST this Friday 17 July for submissions from regional filmmakers for the Far South Film Festival. Earlybird entry offers a discount on entry fees.
The Film Festival final deadline is midnight AEST on Friday 31 July. Films will be screened online to an audience Australia-wide on Sunday 23 August 2020 together with a number of filmmaker Q&As and awards announcements.
This is a unique opportunity for emerging, experimental and experienced filmmakers alike to showcase their stories told from a regional perspective. Regional stories are important and people living in regional Australia need to see themselves on screen. Diversity in casting is encouraged by its own award at this festival. Young filmmakers under 25 are particularly encouraged to enter the Youth Category.
First prize is $1000 for Best Film with a range of other cash, equipment and opportunity prizes. The Festival accepts HD resolution films up to 30 minutes in length and entries must be submitted online. At least two of the key creatives (Writer/Director/Producer) or solo filmmakers must reside in a regional area in Australia. The Festival recommends filmmakers pay particular attention to story and sound quality in their short films.
Submissions and further details are on the festival website: