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Welcome to Nextwave

Regional Australia's biggest youth film festival!


SWIFF’s Nextwave Youth Film Festival (formerly [REC] Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival), now in its sixth year, is on the hunt for the next wave of young Regional filmmakers. If you’re aged between 10 – 25 years, live within regional Australia, keen to make a film, get your work seen and win some awesome prizes…then we want to hear from you!

SWIFF’s Nextwave program includes: 

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 with the amazing people from headspace in getting the word out about the importance of positive mental health and how creativity and movie-making is such an important contributor to a healthy headspace.

Film Competition– submit your short film into the comp to win some slick trophies and 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 2021 Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF) in January, Coffs Harbour. More info on SWIFF here

So get ya camera and get creative!

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