A launchpad for New Zealand documentary shorts

Small but mighty short docs!
With over 5 million views across the collection.
Loading Docs ignites audiences.
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The 2017 Shorts

The short documentaries feature stories of sex, death, love, loss, hope, friendship, culture and identity.
They provoke, inspire and awaken curiosity.

View previous years’ shorts here

Loading Docs

Loading Docs is a unique initiative that produces short (3-minute) documentaries that captivate and inspire audiences locally and internationally, while developing and promoting New Zealand filmmaking talent.

Our aim is to provide local documentary makers with a platform to promote their creativity and talent and to create work that inspires, pushes boundaries, and moves audiences.


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NZ On Air

NZ Film

Te Māngai Pāho


Our partners

Notable Pictures
TVNZ OnDemand
Directors and Editors Guild of NZ