Posted Monday 15 Aug 2016

These are documentaries that they promise will change your world!

For the third year running, the immensely successful documentary platform Loading Docs has launched 10 new 3-minute shorts that will captivate and challenge us to see local stories in new ways. WIFT members involved are Julia Parnell, Lucy Cole, Morgan Leigh Stewart and Arani Cuthbert. Please support our members by viewing these special films.

Funded by NZ On Air and supported by The New Zealand Film Commission the 2016 Loading Docs collection explores the theme of 'change', sharing such diverse stories as; coming to grips with a life threatening disease, a personal epiphany leading to a dramatic lifestyle change, a gender reassignment challenging two best friends and a hotly debated political issue, these shorts all have the potential to change the way we think and feel about the world around us.

The collection launched at Auckland's Academy Cinema last week at a glittering event hosted by Seven Sharp's Erin Conroy and is now available to view and share from the

Loading Docs website and on TVNZ OnDemand. Two shorts from this year's collection have also recently gained the prestige of screening before feature films in the NZ International Film Festival; Water for Gold and How Mr and Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara.

Executive Producer and WIFT member Julia Parnell says 'this year we have challenged our filmmakers to push even harder to connect with their audiences. To do that you have to tell great stories and this dynamic collection has something for everyone. The 3-minute format continues to be a powerful way to present short stories that pack a big punch.'

Loading Docs is committed to leading change for media in New Zealand synonymous with international trends in documentary making and online distribution. The initiative is constantly seeking new ways to make high-quality sharable short-form content, which will delight and engage.

Loading Docs is generously funded by NZ On Air and supported by The New Zealand Film Commission.

View the trailer and watch all shorts online at  www.loadingdocs.net



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Story Camp Aotearoa 2016 - Applications Open

Posted Monday 15 Aug 2016

APPLICATION DETAILS:  http://script-to-screen.co.nz/2016/07/story-camp-aotearoa-2016-application-details/

ON-LINE APPLICATION: https://form.jotform.co/62077308580861

Script to Screen launches the 2016 Story Camp Aotearoa, a feature film project workshop happening this summer.

Story Camp evolves from the 2014 and 2015 writing labs, which have seen talented local writers workshop their feature film scripts with exceptional international and local mentors.

This year each selected writer or writing team will have a rigorous five-day residential experience tailored specifically to meet the development needs of their feature film project. At the heart of the programme remains exceptional and experienced practitioners working with NZ's exciting writers and filmmakers to foster voice and vision.

They welcome back acclaimed and iconoclastic Hungarian writer/director Gyula Gazdag to mentor at Script to Screen's Story Camp this summer. Gyula Gazdag is longstanding Artistic Director of the Sundance Filmmakers' Lab, as well as an Emeritus Professor at UCLA. He has also served as an advisor at  the Script Station of the Berlinale Talent and at the Binger labs.

Applications Close: Monday 29 August 2016, 5pm

Story Camp Dates: November 28 - December 3 2016

Story Camp Aotearoa is brought to you with financial assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission.