Q: When is the competition submission deadline?

A: Tuesday 12th of October, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.


Q: I live in the Sydney metro area, can I enter the festival?

A: Yes! Nextwave is now open to ALL Australians between the ages of 10-25!

Q: Do you provide any filmmaking tutorials or workshops?

A:  Yes! The Nextwave team have developed Nextwave Online – a video workshop program that teaches the basics of short filmmaking, all in one place! Check it our HERE

Q: Can I make a film on my own?

A: Absolutely! Some amazingly creative films are made by small teams or solo filmmakers. Think outside the box about ways you can do all the different roles of a film crew – consider animation or video essay style short films as options!

Q: Can my parents and friends help me make my film?

A: Yes. You can have all the help you need – just make sure all the main roles (Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor) are all done by a young person.

Q: How do I submit my film to Nextwave?

A: First you fill out your Entry Form, then submit your film either by uploading via Vimeo, YouTube or Dropbox and sharing with contact@nextwavefilm.com.au or by sending your film on DVD or USB via post with your film clearly labelled to PO Box 182, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Q: Are there any submission fees?

A: No, Nextwave is free to enter. Yay!

 Q: Is Nextwave a competitive film festival?

A: Yes! There are a bunch of great prizes to be won. Submit your film, win prizes, and get your film seen by an audience.

 Q: When will I get to see my film and can I bring friends and family along?

A: All finalists will have their film screened during the Screenwave International Film Festival in 2022, in Coffs Harbour. After the screening there will be an Awards Ceremony. This will be a ticketed event for family, friends and members of the public to attend.

Selected films will also have their films screened around venues for Youth Week celebrations across Australia.

Q: So what are you looking for? What kind of films stand out?

A: Films that are creative, original, innovative and tell a great story. Film is a visual medium so it’s best to show instead of tell.

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