Pre-sales for the Online Far South Film Festival NOW OPEN

Patrons can view film trailers and purchase Online Passes or Individual Films, ready for when the films become available as video-on-demand from 20 to 31 August 2022. For patrons who cannot attend the In-Person Far South Film Festival in Merimbula NSW on 19 - 21 August, the Online Festival is a great opportunity for anyone in Australia to enjoy all the films, Q&A panels and Awards Ceremony in the comfort of their own living room, along with friends and family. The In-Person Festival in Merimbula begins with a ‘Film Noir’ themed launch party on Friday evening 19 August. Screenings begin on Saturday 20 August at The Picture Show Man Cinema at noon with films from South East NSW, followed by films from the rest of Australia at 2pm, then a country-style afternoon tea and a Q&A panel with guest film makers at Twyford Hall hosted by writer/director/producer Rosie Lourde. A screening of films by young emerging filmmakers from around Australia kicks off at 1pm on Sunday 21 August at Twyford Hall, followed by a second Q&A panel. An exciting line-up of guest panellists will discuss their break-through moments in the film industry. The festival is delighted to announce featured guest: actor/writer/director Chum Ehelepola (The Newsreader, Preppers),with further guests to be announced shortlly. At 3.30pm on Sunday 21 August the red carpet rolls out for the Festival Awards Ceremony – the festival invites everyone to join the excitement of finding out the winners in each category of the 2022 Far South Film Festival. The Q&A Panels and Awards Ceremony will also be recorded and uploaded to the Online Festival, so everyone can enjoy the lively discussions and excitement. More information and passes are available by visiting or by calling 02 6495 7435.

The Far South Film Festival is part of ART MONTH Sapphire Coast 2022. ART MONTH Sapphire Coast is a Bega Valley Regional Gallery initiative delivered in partnership with South East Arts and supported by Bega Valley Shire Council.

Festival organisers thank the following sponsors for supporting this annual regional cultural event: Screenworks, Author JD Shaw, Albacore Apartments, Hillcrest Merimbula, Sapphire Waters Motor Inn, StageFlight, Nullarbor Consulting, Far South Film Inc, Pelican Motor Inn, Funhouse Studio