The theme for 2017 is ‘diversity’. The short documentaries  feature stories of sex, death, love, loss, hope, friendship, culture and identity.
They provoke, inspire and awaken curiosity.



The theme for 2016 is ‘change’. The short documentaries explore 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.



In 2015 the selection of Loading Docs 3-minute shorts explored aspects of ‘connection’. The filmmakers behind this eclectic bunch of short documentaries comprise an outstanding line-up of filmmaking talent.



The first offering of the Loading Docs initiative in 2014 explored unique aspects of ‘home’ and showcased some of New Zealand’s finest filmmakers. These distinctive and original 3-minute documentary shorts were then made freely available online from May 2014.