Q: When is the submission deadline?

A: Monday 23rd September, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

Q: I live in the Sydney metro area, can I enter the festival?

A: Sorry, no. Nextwave is open to regional Australia residents only

Q: I’m interested in attending a workshop. How do I sign up?

A: You can register your interest with your school/educational institution/youth service provider. There are also a number of “Open” workshops that are free for all to attend.

Q: How do I submit my film to Nextwave?

A: First you must fill out the Entry Form online, then submit your film either by uploading via Vimeo (in at least 1080p HD) or Dropbox and sharing with contact@screenwave.com.au or by sending via post with your film clearly labeled to PO Box 182, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Q: Are there any submission fees?

A: No, Nextwave is free to enter

 Q: Is Nextwave a competitive film festival?

A: Yes! There are a bunch of great prizes to be won. Submit your film, win prizes, and get recognized!

 Q: When will I get to see my film and can I bring friends and family along?

A: All regional finalists will have their film screened during the 2020 Screenwave International Film Festival in January 2020, in Coffs Harbour. SWIFF runs 9-24 Jan. After the screening there will be an Awards Ceremony. This will be a ticketed event for family, friends and members of the public to attend.

Q: So what are you looking for? What kind of films stand out?

A: Films that are creative, original, innovative and tell a great story. Film is a visual medium so it’s best to show instead of tell. 

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