A launchpad for New Zealand documentary shorts

Loading Docs: Diversity

many voices, many stories, many screens
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The 2016 Shorts

The theme for 2016 was 'change'. The short documentaries explored this theme in a variety of ways. Some share personal stories of dramatic change, others address major social, political and environmental changes, and all have the potential to change the way viewers think and feel.

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 Film

Te Māngai Pāho


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