LEARN IT!

  • Learn beginner filmmaking
  • All the know-how all in one place
  • Discover and develop new skills 

FILM IT!

  • Use your newfound skills
  • Create your story and bring it to life
  • Enter your short film into the competition and win prizes

SCREEN IT!

  • Premiere your film at SWIFF
  • Win awesome awards and prizes, including a PS5!
  • Have your film screen around Australia 

WELCOME TO REGIONAL AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL!

SUBMISSIONS OPEN NOW UNTIL SEPT 21ST

SWIFF’s Nextwave Youth Film Festival, now in its sixth year, is on the hunt for the next wave of young Regional filmmakers. If you’re aged between 10 – 25 years, live within regional Australia, keen to make a film, get your work seen and win some awesome prizes…then we want to hear from you!

LEARN FILMMAKING ONLINE

 

To start you on your filmmaking journey, SWIFF’s Nextwave team have created Nextwave Online, a step-by-step film education program that guides you through how to make your first short films – with no previous experience needed!

Nextwave Online is a new film education and development program providing you access to 10 fun, engaging and educational workshop episodes that cover the fundamentals of making a short film: from writing to filming to editing, and everything in between.

        • The first season of Nextwave Online for 2020 is complete with 10 workshop episodes, including fun activities, workshop companion guides and loads of resources to help students and teachers throughout the entire short filmmaking process.

Your Subscription to Nextwave Online 2020 includes:

        • 10 x comprehensive workshop episodes on how to write, film and edit short films (each episode is approx. 15-20 minutes long)
        • A unique login to access all workshop episodes via the Nextwave Online learning portal
        • Links to additional resources, workshop companion guides and activities to get the most out of your new film education
        • Access to the complete Nextwave Short Film Archive (previous Nextwave competition films), so you can see all the previous winners and finalists of the Nextwave short film competition (NB, films contain adolescent themes)
        • Free entry into the 2020 Nextwave short film competition (open to youth between the ages of 10 to 25 living in regional areas). Competition is open May 1 – Sept 21.

INDIVIDUALS

$100 for your complete subscription OR get FREE access by Applying for NSW Creative Kids Voucher.

STEP 1 – Visit Service NSW ‘Apply for a Creative Kids Voucher

STEP 2 – Receive your confirmation email and Creative Kids voucher from Service NSW.

STEP 3 – Visit Nextwave Online, enter your CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHER NUMBER and YOUR CHILD’S FULL NAME and DATE OF BIRTH

STEP 4 – You will receive an email acknowledging your purchase and instructions to access Nextwave Online.

TEACHERS – Class packs

SCHOOLS – Councils can purchase school packs

Nextwave Online is made available via our new learning management portal on our website. Each participant receives a unique login to access all the content for the season. 

New episodes will be available regularly with participants able to view and learn at their own pace. JOIN NEXTWAVE ONLINE!

 


SWIFF'S NEXTWAVE TEAM

Directors Dave Horsley and Kate Howat
Program Assistant and Editor Saige Browne
Communications Coordinator Giordan Pakes
Brand Manager Julie Toussaint
Digital Development Manager Ben Toussaint
Workshop Contributors Mayfly Media, Noiselab

The Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF), based in Coffs Harbour, NSW, are the creators and producers of the Nextwave youth film education program.

Nextwave operates on the lands of the Gumbaynggirr Nation. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging

“The film workshop has inspired me and my friends to create a short film for the competition. Thanks for the opportunity!” – (Chloe, Student, NSW)

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