A launchpad for New Zealand documentary shorts

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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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The 2015 Films

The theme for 2015 is 'connection'. The short documentaries explore this theme in a variety of ways, be it an exploration of human connection, a relationship with our environment, mental health, community, spirit or culture. Watch all the short documentaries here.

The 2014 Films

In 2014 the films explored unique aspects of ‘home’ and showcased the filmmaking talents of some of New Zealand’s finest filmmakers.

Our partners

NZ On Air
NZ Film
Notable Pictures
TVNZ OnDemand
Sale Street Studios
Directors and Editors Guild of NZ