Regional SA filmmakers urged to submit entries in Far South Film Festival

ENTER NOW: The Far South Film Festival 2021 organisers urge early bird submissions from regional South Australian filmmakers. Photo: Shutterstock
ENTER NOW: The Far South Film Festival 2021 organisers urge early bird submissions from regional South Australian filmmakers. Photo: Shutterstock

Far South Film Festival organisers continue to call on all regional South Australian filmmakers and screen content creators to submit their short works.

The push comes as early bird entries into the event close on Monday, April 19, 11.50pm AEST.

Organisers urge SA's talented creators, with films under 40 minutes and made within the last two years, to submit their entry to save money.

The unique festival, held over the weekend of August 20 and 22, will be a hybrid event, delivering all the excitement of a live event in Merimbula, NSW and a video-on-demand version reaching an Australia-wide audience online.

Importantly, the event is a great opportunity for filmmakers to have their films seen by a national audience and for festival goers to come to Merimbula to view the footage on the big screen.

The major prize is $1000 for Best Film, with a range of other prizes for different categories, including Best Director, Best Performance, Best Use of a Regional Setting and Best Youth Film.

This is one of the only film festivals in Australia focusing entirely on regional filmmakers.

To be eligible to enter, at least two of the key creatives (Writer/Director/Producer) must reside in a regional area of South Australia.

Festival organisers also look for regional voices telling their stories from their perspective.

Final submissions for the event close Monday, May 17 2021 at 11.59pm AEST.

Full submission rules and more festival details are available at www.arsouthfilmfestival.com

This story Be seen on the big screen first appeared on The Murray Valley Standard.