Nextwave Youth Film Awards


The Nextwave Youth Film Awards, hosted as part of SWIFF in April 2022, lit a spotlight on the finalists of the Nextwave 2021 competition. With over $30,000 in prizes and awards, alongside the big screen premiere of 26 finalist films, read more about NYFA’22 here!

The Nextwave short film finalists selected for 2022 will have their films screened at a gala awards night at the 2023 Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF), held on the Coffs Coast.

The Nextwave Youth Film Awards (NYFA) celebrates the achievements of filmmakers from around Australia aged 10-25. Held during SWIFF, the event includes a screening of all finalists’ films, plus a live music performance, special guests and an awards presentation.

Tickets to the Nextwave Youth Film Awards at SWIFF, go on sale in early 2023 – check back!

A selection of  finalists’ films will also have the opportunity to screen Australia-wide during Youth Week  celebrations, and throughout the year.

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