Beyond the Bubble (Coffs Harbour Only)

What is Beyond the Bubble?

Guidelines for entry

Nextwave Online filmmaking workshops

Beyond the Bubble is a new category for Nextwave 2020, presented by Coffs Harbour City Council, open to all young folks living in Coffs Harbour between the ages of 10-25. 

The aim of Beyond the Bubble is to capture stories from young people living in Coffs Harbour during COVID restrictions, and what those experiences have been like. We want to know “What’s Next?” for you!

There are some cool prizes up for grabs, including a brand new 128GB iPad! 

The best 5 films will also screen at the Nextwave Youth Film Awards held during SWIFF in April 2021, alongside the Nextwave main competition finalists. 

Just fill out the ENTRY FORM below, select the ‘Beyond the Bubble’ category and send in your film!

  • Films must be under 1 minute 
  • You have to be living within the Coffs Harbour LGA to be eligible for entry
  • You have to be between the ages of 10-25
  • You can film using a phone, and your submissions must be in portrait or vertical mode (9:16 aspect ratio) 
  • The theme of the competition is life under COVID restrictions, and should include the phrase “What’s Next?” 
  • Submissions close September 21st, 2020
  • You can enter as many films as you like
  • Films should be family friendly 
  • You can enter both Beyond the Bubble and the Nextwave main competition, as long as you meet the entry criteria for both 

If you’re in the Coffs Harbour LGA and you or your school would like to take part in the Nextwave Online filmmaking workshops, they will be completely subsidised by Southern Cross University! 

Click the button below to register your interest in the workshops and the team with get in touch with how to access!

If you’d like to get your school in on the action, tell your teacher about it and have them fill out the form.

Need a prompt?

We want to know what life has been like for you during COVID restrictions, and what’s next for you once restrictions are over.  A few questions you could answer are: 

  • Have you picked up a hobby? 
  • Have you been spending more time with your family? 
  • If you could spend your time under COVID restrictions with anyone, who would it be and why? 
  • Where do you see yourself a year from now? 
  • What’s next for you after restrictions?

For more prompts, check out the Nextwave blog!

These are just suggestions to get you started, you can film whatever you like as long as it includes the phrase “What’s Next?” and meets the entry guidelines. Get creative!

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