Once More With Feeling

Sunday, October 1, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“What can’t we do if we’re together?” Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ground-breaking feminist TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer in a cross-festival event with BITE.

Grand Final Commentary

Saturday, September 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Go the maggots!" "What a good catch." "How many points is that again?" Grand final commentary like you've never heard it before. Super sports open mic at half time.

Spelling Bee

Sunday, October 1, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Knock it off, honey, I see your silent K. Winner gets crowned Queen Bee of the festival with a wonderful crown.

Questions for the Nation: Newcastle

Saturday, September 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Who do we want to be, and how are we going to get there? In partnership with the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, Helen Withycombe hosts a discussion on the present and future of the nation.

Alumni Ultimatum – Ne Oblivarus

Saturday, September 30, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

NYWF alumni over the past 20 years celebrate the festival and share their memories together.

Baby Shower

Friday, September 29, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

We're having a BAAAABY! Actually, lots of babies. Come and celebrate with everyone who has birthed a paper baby into the world this year.

Comedy Club


Sunday, October 1, 2017
9:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Comedy gala featuring NYWF artists, local stand ups and performers from Not Just for Laughs.

Fake News Gameshow

Friday, September 29, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

We have only the fakest news. This news, it is fake. Make America fake again. Audience participation encouraged.

Student Media Symposium

Friday, September 29, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

An annual coming together of the nation's student media outlets, discussing everything from wrangling volunteers to healthy work environments.

NYWF Class of 2017 Mixer Event

Thursday, September 28, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

That awkward first hour of the dance, where people cling to the walls and subtly check name tags. Embrace that feeling!

NYWF Ball: Class of 1998

Saturday, September 30, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Come celebrate our 20th birthday in true nineties style!

Careers Day

Sunday, October 1, 2017
11:00 am - 3:45 pm

Careers Day is back for another year. Learn from the best in the business on what you need to stay afloat and have a sustainable career.