Awards & Prizes

Nextwave Youth Film Awards


A gala screening and awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of filmmakers from around Regional Australia aged 10-25. Held each January during the Screenwave International Film Festival in Coffs Harbour, the event includes a screening of all finalists in the Nextwave competition, as well as the presentation of all awards and prizes. 

Tickets for SWIFF 2021, including the Nextwave Youth Film Awards special event, go on sale in the second half of 2020, more information can be found at, or on the Screenwave Facebook page.

Details below: 

Major Awardsward

🏆Nextwave Filmmaker Award
🏆Best School Award


🏆Best Film (10-14 age category)
🏆Best Film (15-17 age category)
🏆Best Film (18-25 age category)
🏆Best Director
🏆Best Actor
🏆Best Scriptwriter
🏆Best Editor
🏆Best Documentary
🏆Best Cinematographer
🏆Rising Talent Award

All finalists will have their original short films screen at the Nextwave Youth Film Awards during SWIFF’21 in January, as well as a selection screening Australia wide as part of Youth Week 2021 in April. 

Awards and prizes announced soon!

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