Looking for bold and brave New Zealand short documentaries

Posted Saturday 26 Oct 2019


The year 2020 begins a new decade - a turning point for humanity. In every aspect of our lives we are challenged to rethink the way we live, work and engage. Loading Docs is seeking applications from storytellers who push filmmaking boundaries and tell an untold story that communicates who we are as New Zealanders. Submit your short documentary ideas that are brave, take risks and speak to the theme of Revolution. Loading Docs will select eight short documentary ideas to support from conception all the way through to finding their audiences.

Click here to find out more

Keep in mind documentary production will start in March 2020 and all documentaries must be completed by June 2020. Send your submissions to loadingdocssubmit@gmail.com no later than 11am, Friday 29 November, 2019.



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WIN tickets to Reynolds film Shepherd screening in November

Posted Saturday 26 Oct 2019

Shepherd poster

We're thrilled to see Julia Reynolds' feature film Shepherd will be screening in New Zealand cinemas from 12 November! Reynolds' sci-fi film was shot in the Waikato, over six years, and follows the main character who grows up on screen. Here's a bit about the film: during their voyage home to Earth from Mars' Moon Base Phobos, the Green family encounter a phenomenon where the entire star system fades from view leaving them without navigation. A lone light appears to one side of the shuttle. Thirteen-year old Eden Green, grieving for her recently dead brother, believes this light will lead them home. Years later, and haunted by guilt of the past and visions of her brother, Eden stumbles on an old travel brochure. She is stunned to see an image of a beach - a location she has seen in a recurring dream. Believing her brother is leading her to it, she leaves her life and ventures out to find the beach.

We're giving away two tickets for one screening at each cinema listed below - all you have to do is click here to watch the trailer then answer the question below:
How old were the narrator and Gaia when they met?

Send your answer in the subject line of an email to office@wiftnz.org.nz by 5pm Friday 1 November, 2019. Winners only will be notified by email.

screens in Auckland at the Academy on 12 November at 6pm, in Wellington at the Lighthouse on 14 November at 6pm, and in Christchurch at Lumi�re Cinema on 27 November at 6.30pm.