Welcome to Nextwave
Regional Australia's biggest youth film festival!
SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!
Nextwave Youth Film Festival (formerly [REC] Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival), now in its fifth year, is on the search for the next wave of young filmmakers from all around Regional Australia.
The festival is made up of 3 parts:
Film workshops – in schools and education centres throughout the Regional NSW, teaching young people 10 to 25 years how to write, shoot, and edit short films. We also work share some important words from headspace about the importance of positive mental health and how creativity and movie-making can contribute to a healthy headspace.
Film Competition– submit your short film into the comp to win thousands of dollars in prizes. Entry Guidelines here
Films Screening and Awards – have your film selected as a finalist and screen at the Nextwave Youth Awards during the 2020 Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF) in January. More info on SWIFF here
So… Get Ya Story, Get Ya Camera, and Get Creative!