Nextwave 2020 Program Wrap Up

Congratulations Filmmakers!

Nextwave 2020 has come to a close, with film submissions finalised and our workshop production taking a break before beginning work on our 2021 season. 

We’re thrilled with the results of our sixth competition and inaugural Online Workshop program – especially in a year that has posed such a challenge. 

With some incredible films being produced, it’s clear that young regional Australians have been resilient, connected and creative in 2020.

Over 60 Films Produced in 2020

That’s right – Nextwave 2020 saw over 60 film entries this year. Spanning genres from horror to comedy, documentary to animation and creative mash-up’s of them all are films discussing COVID, werewolves, climate change, haunted cupboards, isolation and connection.

Not only that, but we also received films from more states and territories than ever before, with filmmakers from Western Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales all submitting awesome shorts this year!

We’d like to extend our thanks to the sponsors and partners, whose support helps us continue to bring filmmaking education, screening and awards to young regional creatives.

Southern Cross University, whose bachelor in Digital Media is a great step for developing filmmakers, are the major presenting partner of Nextwave.

Regional Arts NSW, Arts Mid North Coast and Create NSW are our creative partners.

Skullcandy, Black Magic Design and RODE Microphones are our prize sponsors.

Bellingen Shire Council, Coffs Harbour City Council and MidCoast Council are our local government partners.

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