Apply now for Loading Docs 2021

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2020

Be amongst the next cohort of documentary makers to join the acclaimed platform that has to date received almost 15 million views worldwide.

Loading Docs is seeking applications from Kiwi filmmakers wanting to push documentary making boundaries whilst telling stories that communicate who we are as New Zealanders. This year's theme is Tūmanako/Hope.

Eight teams will be selected to make short documentaries with durations of up to eight minutes per film and to receive high-level mentorship from internationally acclaimed documentary creators.

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New dawn for Bowie's musical talents

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2020

We're pleased to see that Amy Bowie's work will feature among a unique new musical project managed by Jan Hellriegel. Music From Tomorrow Morning Project Sunrise Te Whitinga o te Rā is a Songbroker initiative to create the world's first new body of musical expression from one of the first countries in the world to see the dawning of a new day.

"We wanted to ... create a unique opportunity to support our artists in these challenging times," says Hellriegel.

With the generous support of Creative New Zealand, Songbroker Music Publishing commissioned 28 songwriters and composers from among its own membership to write and record a piece of music within 14 days, with the starting brief: How it feels to be lucky enough to live in the first place in the world to feel the warmth of the 'new light'.

They were also asked to send in video diaries, photos of sunrises from their corner of New Zealand, plus artworks and other creative musings while they worked on their music.

We're looking forward to hearing the finished products!