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FAR SOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 2023 Official Selections Announced!

The Far South Film Festival congratulates the14 FINALIST films from regional Australian filmmakers selected for screening at the 2023 Far South Film Festival . The Festival will be held in-person this year on Saturday 19 August in Merimbula, NSW at The Picture Showman Cinema.


Finalists selected are:

  • BANGAY LORE (Drama) - Mullumbimby NSW

  • CHUM (Comedy) - Broken Hill NSW

  • CRY OF THE GLOSSY (Documentary) - Jan Juc VIC

  • DINNER PARTIES (Music Video) - Bulli NSW

  • FOLLOW YOUR NOSE (Music Video) - Canberra ACT

  • MINE MINE MINE (Drama) - Corrimal NSW

  • MOTHER OF SORROWS (Drama) - Port Macquarie NSW

  • MOURNING COUNTRY (Documentary) - Mollymook Beach NSW

  • MURPHED (Absurdist/Comedy) - Byron Bay NSW

  • RETURN SHUTE: THE SURVIVAL OF A SMALL TOWN VIDEO STORE (Documentary) - Urunga NSW

  • RILEY (Drama/Fantasy) - Charlotte Cove TAS

  • THERE IS NO FUTURE (SciFi) - Wallagoot NSW

  • WAITING FOR HEREFORDOT. (Comedy) - Muswellbrook NSW

  • WHY SO BLUE? (Experimental) - Bega NSW

Tickets for the Far South Film Festival will be on sale later in July. Finalists will be in contention for the major prize of $1000 for Best Film, and a range of other prize categories, including Best Director, Best Youth Film, Best Performance, Best Use of a Regional Setting and People's Choice Award.

For audiences this is a unique opportunity to see independently produced films from regional filmmakers, whose voices and stories present a different point of view. Attendees can look forward to a variety of films during the Festival screenings with drama, comedy, fantasy, experimental, documentary, and sci fi genres represented. Screening sessions will be followed by Q&As with filmmakers and an Awards Ceremony.

Sponsors are the lifeblood of the Festival-our entire festival team are volunteers. Our revenue streams are ticket sales and sponsorships. Without our valued sponsors, there is no festival.

If you or your business would like to support the Far South Film Festival and regional creatives, select and pay for your sponsorship package now

Tickets will be available to purchase via the Far South Film Festival website. More information about the Film Festival and the individual films are also on the website.

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