Nextwave Online: FREE filmmaking education for Greater Sydney Teachers

Are you a teacher in Greater Sydney?

Due to the recent lockdown news, the team at the Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF) want to show their appreciation for teachers in the Greater Sydney area. 

Nextwave, the youth filmmaking program and short film competition of SWIFF is now in it’s seventh year of operation, teaching young people across Australia the fundamentals of filmmaking and the vital importance of creativity for young minds. 

In 2020, the in school-workshops were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however the SWIFF team have redesigned the program by creating over 3 hours of video content that teaches the fundamentals of filmmaking from writing, filming, editing and beyond. 

The Nextwave Online program is valued at $500 per school subscription, but right now, if you’re a teacher in the Greater Sydney area, the cost is completely subsidised by the Screenwave International Film Festival. Simply fill in the contact form below, and a team member will be in touch to onboard you and your students into the program. 

What is Nextwave Online?

Nextwave Online is an exciting new workshop program that teaches the fundamentals of short filmmaking in a remote, COVID-safe environment. 

The program is designed to be taught and learnt flexibly, supporting both in-classroom and remote online learning. Included in the online workshops is over 3 hours of fun, engaging and educational videos (10×25-minute episodes), plus companion guides and activity sheets for each episode that both prompt class discussion and encourage a deeper understanding of the content. Subscribers will also gain access to the archive of short films from the Nextwave short film competition. 

Nextwave Youth Short Film Competition

The Nextwave Youth Short Film Competition is now open for entries from metropolitan areas!

Now that the Nextwave program has gone nation-wide, that means that young people living in metropolitan areas can submit films into the competition. There’s thousands of dollars worth of awards and prizes up for grabs, including Best School!

The finalist films will premiere at the annual Nextwave Youth Film Awards, held during the Screenwave International Film Festival in April on the picturesque Coffs Coast. 

Click the button below to check out the comp entry guidelines. 

Get in touch for your free subscription to Nextwave Online

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