Nextwave is SWIFF’s short film and youth development program, celebrating the best in short films by the next wave of young filmmakers from across Australia.
The 2023 Nextwave Youth Film Awards
Presented by Southern Cross University, the Nextwave Youth Film Awards is a vibrant celebration of the best in new filmmaking talent from the next generation of Australian filmmakers, hosted on Saturday April 22nd, from 2pm for a 3pm start at CHEC Theatre.
From over 150 original short films entered, the Nextwave Youth Film Awards (NYFA) will present the World Premiere screening of the 28 finalist short films, and award prizes, trophies, and development opportunities to filmmakers travelling into Coffs Harbour from around the country.
To view the full line-up of Nextwave short films being screened at NYFA’23, see page 52 of the SWIFF’23 Festival Program.
Tickets for the Nextwave Youth Film Awards are regular festival ticket price, and can be booked off your Film Pass.
Nextwave 2023 Finalists
ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW STRONGER
LOST IN TRANSLATION
GREEN WITH ENVY
DEATH WORKS A DESK JOB
THE TRAVELLER’S SHIP
IN OUR MINDS
THE ATAR EXPERIENCE
MURDER ON SESAME STREET
THE EXISTENTIAL OVERWHELM OF A CONVERSATION CATALYST
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2023 Short Film Competition
Open from May for young people across Australia aged between 10-25 years. It’s free to enter! For competition entry guidelines, join the Nextwave e-newsletter at www.nextwavefilm.com.au. Submissions close Oct 25, 2023.