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Frankie J Holden OAM and Michelle Pettigrove Present Awards for Far South Film Festival 23 August

The Far South Film Festival is pleased to announce that musician, TV presenter, businessman and award winning actor Frankie J Holden OAM, and actress, singer, TV presenter, and President of the Pambula Business Chamber Michelle Pettigrove will be presenting the Awards at its inaugural online Film Festival on 23 August. Amongst his many achievements as an actor, musician and presenter, Frankie won a Logie in 2019 for his role in A Place To Call Home and was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Actor in 1990. Now it is his turn to present the awards. Frankie lives in the Bega Valley, NSW, is part owner of Tathra Beachside Caravan Park together with wife Michelle and is an active member of the local community. Presenter Michelle Pettigrove is a seasoned performer on TV, live theatre and cabaret, best known for her roles in A Country Practice and Blue Heelers and is a businesswoman and author. The Far South Film Festival features 25 short films from filmmakers living in regional areas all over Australia. Their unique voices and diverse stories are told through the medium of drama, comedy, documentary, mockumentary and experimental film. This year the Festival is online, making it accessible to everyone in Australia from the comfort of their home. The Festival jury was pleased to note the quality of the films from regional areas. Stories range from the environment to social commentary, relationship crises, space odysseys and crime. Many speak to their particular community, giving insight to the diverse experiences of Australian life. Tickets for the online festival are now available for pre-sale. Patrons can select festival passes or single tickets for the films, collections, Q & As and Award Ceremony. There are options to pay what you can afford for collections and single films. Updates available on the Facebook page: Tickets and film catalogue at The Festival is generously sponsored by Bega Valley Shire Council, South East Arts, Nullarbor Consulting, JD Shaw, Screenworks, ArtsHub, StageFlight and Merimbula School of Music.

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