Diversity is the theme of the latest collection of ten 3-minute Loading Docs shorts, marking the fourth year of success for the documentary initiative.
Since 2014 Loading Docs has invited New Zealand documentary makers to pitch based on a common theme. Filmmakers who aspire to push creative boundaries and hone their craft are then chosen to participate in a talent development programme resulting in the creation of ten groundbreaking documentary stories.
From the beginning, we have sought out stories from all over Aotearoa, made by filmmakers from different backgrounds and levels of experience. 2017’s theme of diversity brings this aspect of Loading Docs to the forefront, celebrating the uniqueness and difference of our documentary-making talent and the stories they have to tell.
Loading Docs 2017 features stories of sex, death, love, loss, hope, friendship, culture and identity. In just three minutes, Loading Docs takes us to places we may never have imagined and invites us to see our own world in a new light.
Like all good documentaries, these short films provoke, inspire and awaken curiosity.
Loading Docs is a Notable Pictures initiative supported by NZ On Air, The New Zealand Film Commission and Te Māngai Paho.