Learn Filmmaking in 2021

As technology becomes ever more accessible, filmmaking has changed from a fringe arts skill into an everyday communications skill – YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, documenting school projects, making video presentations. The technology is there in our pockets. 

Filmmaking is here as a new skill of the 21st century – but how do we teach it?

Nextwave Online: Making film education simple

The Coffs Coast’s Screenwave International Film Festival has launched a new national service for teachers to bring film education into the classroom – no experience required.

Nextwave Online is designed to be taught in a classroom environment by teachers, with 10x 25-minute modules available for 2021 on the dedicated Learning Management System portal. The program can also be taught 100% remotely in a COVID-safe environment.

Teachers are supported to deliver the 10-module program to their students over a school term, with each episode including a dedicated teachers’ companion guide, activity sheets for students, additional resources, and a dedicated monthly support e-newsletter for teachers.

Every teacher and student has individual access, with a class management tool available for teachers to track their students progress.   The program has been developed over six years across 250 in-person workshops, educating 5000+ students.

Watch the video for an example of what is taught in the 10-module program. 

Nextwave Online snapshot

       Teaches comprehensive filmmaking instruction, delivered remotely & COVID-safe

       Educates students with no film experience up to an independent learning level

       Suitable for students aged 10-25

       Every teacher and student receives an individual login (plus class management tool for teachers)

       Season 1 is now available, including 3+ hours of fun and educational learning across 10 modules

       Episodes include teacher companion guides, practical activities, student worksheets, and extra resources

       Includes access to full streaming back catalogue of Nextwave’s previous winning short films

       Dedicated teachers’ monthly e-newsletter and support service

       Can be integrated into course curriculum (EG. Arts, digital media, photography, English)

Pick an option that suits your school

Nextwave 2021 Interest Form

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