Four Bega Valley films are among those selected as stand-out films to be shown at the Far South Film Festival in August.
From a great crop of entries from filmmakers living in regional areas around Australia, the jury have selected 15 films for the festival to be held in Merimbula from August 20-22.
- Bagan, Barra Barra, Mirriwar (Land Sea Sky) - directed by Andrew Robinson of South Pambula and Cheryl Davison of Tilba Tilba
- Invisible - directed by John Martin of Merimbula
- Wild Legacies - directed by David Gallan of Tathra
- Yuwinj Dhari-Bulwal (Yuin Stand Strong) - directed by Warren Ngarrae Foster of Wallaga Lake and Hiromi Matsuoka
Also chosen for the festival are:
- The Girl on the Moon - directed by Georgina Jenkins, Canberra
- Bama (youth entry) - directed by Jahvis Loveday of Ocean Shores
- Becoming Emma Braintree - directed by Joshua Koske of Googong
- Changing Paradigms (youth entry) - directed by Henry Smith of Tumut
- The Cookie - directed by Kevin Friesen of Port Kembla
- Local Talent, Global Dreaming (youth entry) - directed by Ryan Twemlow of Berry
- Nanna Power: The Story of the Gloucester Knitting Nannas - directed by Anne Keen of Belbora and Pete White of Buhladelah
- Rising Sun - directed by Daniel Rutter of Dubbo
- Clockumentary - directed by Ursula Woods of Glaziers Bay, Tasmania
- 50 Year Storm - directed by Carlo Lowden of Jan Juc,Victoria
- Painting by Numbers (non-competition screening) - directed by last year's Best Youth Film Award winner Radheya Jegatheva of Jindaloop, Western Australia
From the launch party to film screenings to Q&As by filmmakers and a panel of film industry guests, ending on a high note with the gala awards ceremony, the Far South Film Festival in August will be a weekend to remember.
For those who can't travel to enjoy all that beautiful Merimbula has to offer, and as a backup in case of COVID disruptions, tickets for an online version of the festival will also be available.