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Nextwave Online is a new online film education program that teaches young regional people how to write, film, and edit their first short films, with no previous experience necessary.  Over 10 step-by-step video episodes, students and teachers can learn the entire step-by-step filmmaking process all in one place – along with plenty of additional resources, including access to the Nextwave competition short film archive, group and individual activities, and workshop companion guides.

Students can use their newfound filmmaking skills to enter a short film into the Nextwave short film competition, with finalists and winners selected to screen at the Screenwave International Film Festival’s Nextwave Youth Film Awards in Coffs Harbour, before being screened around the country as part of the Nextwave Youth Week Film Festival next April.

Nextwave is proudly supported by Southern Cross University and the Regional Arts Fund.

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