Screenwave International Film Festival

Screenwave is a Coffs Coast film and screen culture organisation that develops film festivals aiming to engage the local and regional community

Coffs Coast [NSW] (April 2022)

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Screenwave International Film Festival News, Reviews & Interviews

A Hidden Life

A Hidden Life

There’s something really important (mostly) missing from A Hidden Life; peculiar for a film with ...
Megan Riakos on Horror Anthology 'Dark Whispers'

Megan Riakos on Horror Anthology ‘Dark Whispers’

“Hopefully this project will provide opportunities for our directors and to dispel the myth that ...


Alice, abruptly discovering that her life savings were depleted by her husband’s use of escort ...
The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense

They’re men! Men in belts, tight belts! They roam around the dojo looking for fights! ...
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Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery is currently exhibiting Tradigital- a collection of artworks from local artist and SWIFF '18 Lightbox collaborator  Brentyn Lugnan. 
We're so excited to go check it out, and you can catch Tradigital from now until October 17th!
We're loving being back with Cinematinee - and clearly you are too! This Thursday is now sold out for both sessions of Pain and Glory. 

But fear not, we've got some amazing films coming up in the next few weeks! So adventure with us into the world of Documentary, American indies, and European delights.

Check out upcoming film sessions here:
Do your kids want to know how to make films? But perhaps don't know where to really start? 

Good news! SWIFF's new Nextwave Online workshop program provides step-by-step video guides for beginner filmmakers.

A Nextwave Online subscription is only $100...but it's completely FREE if you live in Coffs Harbour and Bellingen!

How do you get access? Sign up on the Nextwave website in the link: and a member of our team will be in touch!
Cinemas reopen this week! We can't wait to bask (safely) in the glow of the big screen!
We've partnered with Coffs Harbour City Council to create Beyond the Bubble, Coffs Harbour's very own category within the Nextwave youth short film competition! So, if you're a Coffs Harbour local between the ages of 10-25 and want to have a go at making a film under 1 minute, this is the comp for you! check out all the deets here: 

Top prize is a brand new 128gb iPad, so help us spread the movie making love and share this post with anyone you think might be interested! 😍🎬
We made it into the paper! Thanks to the The Coffs Coast Advocate for the lovely write up about Nextwave. Find more information on the competition on the Nextwave blog:

Coffs Harbour High School, Orara High School, Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour Public School, Tyalla Public School, Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour Senior College, Narranga Public School, Boambee Public School, Coffs Harbour Casuarina Steiner School, Orama Public School, Bellingen High School, Chrysalis Steiner School Bellingen, Kororo Public School, Bishop Druitt, Coffs Harbour Christian Community School, Dorrigo Public School Dorrigo High School, Mullaway Primary School, Corindi Public School Sandy Beach Public School, Woolgoolga Public School, Woolgoolga High School, St Francis Xavier, Woolgoolga, Crossmaglen Public School, Raleigh Public School, Repton Public School, Sawtell Public School, William Bayldon Public School, Mary Help of Christians School, Urunga Public School, Coramba Public School, Karangi Public School, Glenreagh Public School, Nana Glen Public School, Nymboida Public School, Upper Orara Public School St Augustine's School, St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour Toormina Public School, Toormina High School
Starting the filmmaking process and looking for a starting point? 

Here's some tips on interpreting our 2020 competition prompt!
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