2021 Nextwave Finalists Announced!

Nextwave 2021 Finalists Announced!

Hey Filmmakers, 

We are beyond excited to announce the finalists of the 2021 Nextwave National Youth Film Competition. 

2021 marks the first year of the competition being open to everyone living in Australia between the ages of 10-25, living in either regional or metro areas. This year has truly been the most competitive yet, and the judges have had their work cut out for them putting the list of finalists together.

With over 60 entries from 30 different schools across 5 states, the calibre of film and sheer creativity of this year’s competition has been an absolute treat to witness. 

Without further ado, check out the finalist films of the 2021 Nextwave Youth Short Film Competition. 

2021 Finalists

Pineapple Punch

Fatal Impact

Masters of Persuasion 

The Lost Relic

Every Piano App Ad Ever

Pines Against Humanity


Tea Time


Welcome to the Night

Pineapple Curse

No Signal 

The Hitman


Time Masheen

The Cat-astrophe

The Artefact


Colour Theory 

Fear Forest

The Perfect Pet

The Hollow


Unknown Number

Pineapple Days


Congratulations finalists! Don’t miss the Nextwave Youth Film Awards held on Sunday May 1st, 2022, at the Screenwave International Film Festival. See your film on the big screen, network with fellow filmmakers and guests of the fest, plus attend the highly anticipated gala awards presentation! 

Thank you to each and every filmmaker who entered this year; we hope you continue crafting amazing stories and enter your films into next year’s comp!

We have some exciting announcements coming your way, including more Nextwave Youth Film Awards details, so stay tuned…

Until then, have a wonderful holiday season and a joyous new year!

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