Special film night featuring home grown talent

Recently released 'Ride Like a Girl' will be the feature film of the evening.
Recently released 'Ride Like a Girl' will be the feature film of the evening.

Far South Film a newly incorporated association for filmmakers and content creators in the South East Region are gearing up for an evening of homegrown film, showcasing short films created by local film makers alongside the newly released feature Ride Like A Girl.

A locally created short film titled 'Mirror and Me' will make its screen debut on the evening. The film is a product of a collaboration between six young female creators who recently took part in a 'Girls in Media' workshop held at the Bega Womens Resource Centre.

Workshop facilitator, film maker Lis Shelley said the film created using digital SLRS over one weekend conveys a powerful message about bullying and self esteem that the young women wanted to get across to their peers.


Pictured Jada Koeck as Nora in the short film Mirror and Me created during a girls in media workshop in March earlier this year.

Pictured Jada Koeck as Nora in the short film Mirror and Me created during a girls in media workshop in March earlier this year.

The second short film set to be featured on the night will be "The Shallows", by Patrick O'Halloran of Bega's O'Allmhurain Films.

According to Ms Shelley the evening is just a "taster" of what's to come. The incorporated group; a mixture of emerging and professional film creatives, plan to hold a Far South Film Festival in August 2020.

"Support from this event will help fund the festival next year. Through attending viewers are also supporting local film makers and Australian made films," she said.

Ride Like a Girl, directed by actor turned director Rachel Griffiths is a true story based on the first female Melbourne Cup winner Michelle Payne. It was released in cinemas Australia wide on September 26. Critics are labelling the film "a must see."

The Far South Film special screening will be held at The Picture Show Man Cinema in Merimbula on Monday October, 21. Doors open at 5.30 with screening at 6pm. Tickets will be available at the door as well as booking online via farsouthfilm.org.au .

For further information call 6495 7435 or visit Facebook event page.