Loading Docs have launched the second round of ten outstanding three-minute documentary shorts from Aotearoa New Zealand.
Each documentary explores the theme ‘connection’ in a unique and innovative way while showcasing some of New Zealand’s best documentary making talent. The documentaries span a wide range of styles and subjects from the weird and wonderful to challenging and controversial, provoking audiences to think, laugh, cry or maybe even get up and dance.
The collection launched at Auckland’s Academy Cinema and are now five are available to view and share from the Loading Docs website and on TVNZ OnDemand.
Additionally, this year, Loading Docs Executive Producers Julia Parnell and Anna Jackson are very proud to announce that five of the documentaries have been selected to premiere at the New Zealand International Film Festival, which launches 16 July. Following their NZIFF debut, these films will also be available to view online. See the Loading Docs website for the premiere screening times for each film.
Coming from New York to celebrate the launch of Loading Docs is guest of honour Rebecca Howard, General Manager of Video for The New York Times. Rebecca is at the forefront of online content creation and will be sharing her experience with our filmmakers and holding an industry master-class tackling the changing media landscape online and bringing ground-breaking strategies to develop and grow video content across all platforms.
Loading Docs is a Notable Pictures initiative which champions short form content by setting a three-minute format for all the documentaries, was created by Julia Parnell and Anna Jackson and is funded by the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air’s Digital Media Fund.
Co-creator, Julia Parnell says, “The documentary filmmakers have exceeded our expectations and rising to the challenge of creating compelling, innovative and moving documentaries that take place within a very limited timeframe. It’s amazing how far you can take an audience in just three minutes.”
Loading Docs is leading change for media creation in New Zealand synonymous with international trends in documentary making and online distribution.
From funding to production and distribution, Loading Docs is an initiative that pushes the boundaries of traditional documentary making and provides new opportunities for New Zealand’s filmmaking community in digital and short form content.
The Loading Docs team hope that this year’s films will surpass the success both locally and internationally of last year’s inaugural collection, which were featured on sites all around the world.
Co-creator Anna Jackson hopes “all New Zealanders will show their support for our talented local filmmakers by sharing their favourite Loading Docs shorts with the world”.
Though short in length, these films are sure to go a long way.
via Web Show Central