Loading Docs submissions due on Friday!

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

Loading Docs wants your stories that speak to the theme of POWER. As a creative motivation, be it physical, internal, social, political, emotional or psychological, POWER challenges documentary makers to propose shorts that can excite audiences with the power of a documentary story well told. Ideas might speak to power imbalances, questioning authority or spotlighting energy and sustainability concerns. They could also explore leadership, mana, autonomy or sovereignty among other salient issues.
In previous years films were limited to three minutes, but this year, they'll take applications for stories between three and eight minutes long.

?      Deadline for proposals 11am 25 January 2019.
?      Successful applicants notified 6 February 2019.
?      First Loading Docs workshop 16 and 17 February 2019.
?      Crowdfunding campaign March/April 2019.
?      Production starts April 2019.


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Horrocks and Dellabarca receive MNZOM

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

Keep that applause going, this time for Shirley Horrocks and Gina Dellabarca who have been appointed Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours for services to the film industry. Award-winning documentary maker Horrocks is being honoured for her work chronicling the lives of some of New Zealand's most well-known artists, such as Len Lye, Marti Friedlander, Allen Curnow, Albert Wendt and most recently Sir Paul Callaghan. She has also covered minority areas such as M?ori and Pacific Island topics, disability groups, women's issues, and diversity.
Meanwhile, Show Me Shorts Festival co-founder and director Dellabarca has successfully developed a diversified revenue stream and built a network of high profile ambassadors to advocate for the festival. She was also instrumental in gaining Academy Awards accreditation, so that top award winners can qualify for entry to the Oscars.


Shirley Horrocks



Gina Dellabarca