Bring your stories of hope to Loading Docs 2021

Posted Tuesday 24 Nov 2020

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If you're a Kiwi filmmaker pushing documentary making boundaries whilst telling stories that communicate who we are as New Zealanders... Loading Docs is for you! This year's theme is T?manako/Hope. 

Loading Docs films should have a contemporary hook, and they must engage from the very first frame. They should have a strong sense of purpose offering a concentrated story. Ideas that are bold, brave and could be completely out-of-the-box are encouraged. Loading Docs seeks both light-hearted and challenging stories or formally innovative work that pushes the boundaries of what we understand as documentary.

Watch the 2021 Loading Docs trailer

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.

For creative inspiration, click here to watch Loading Docs: Season 7

Click here to find submission information

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Southern-based producer needed

Posted Tuesday 24 Nov 2020

Here's an excellent opportunity to help tell a story of motherhood and maternal mental health. Faye McNeil is looking for an outgoing and driven Otago-based producer to help make her short film come to life! She has funding from Short Film Otago so the project is off to a great start.

Contact Faye contemplating@thelazyanthropologist.com for more information.