Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF)


Closes 25 October 2022. The Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF)is on the lookout for young Australian storytellers!

The Nextwave Youth Short Film Competition is back for its eighth year, and is open to anyone between the ages of 10-25, living anywhere in Australia! The 2022 competition theme and item are Green and Transformation, with submissions due by the25thof October, 2022.

Lucky entrants who make it to the finals will have their films premiere at SWIFF in 2023, as well as bein the running to win over $20,000in awards and prizes, before being screened across Australia.

For those wanting an edge, the Nextwave’sfilmmaking education platform, Nextwave Online,provides the fundamentals of filmmaking through 10 fun and educational workshop videos, available right now!F or more information on Nextwave Online and the Nextwave Short Film Competition, visit