LOADING DOCS: SEASON 8

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN
DEADLINE DECEMBER 14

 

Loading Docs is now accepting proposals for contemporary New Zealand short documentaries to be made in 2021. Be amongst the next cohort of documentary makers to join the acclaimed platform that has to date received almost 15 million views worldwide.

THE THEME: TŪMANAKO/HOPE
Responding to an unprecedented year of political, cultural and social trauma, the Loading Docs 2021 theme is Tūmanako/Hope. Hope could compel the creation of documentaries about contemporary society, comedic takes on the uncertainty of our daily lives or stories of resilience, strength and against-the-odds survival that surprise and inspire. The challenge for Loading Docs filmmakers, however, is to explore the contrast and conflict this theme presents. What is the opposite of Hope and how will that be explored within the story?

 

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WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Loading Docs films should have a contemporary hook, and they must engage from the very first frame. Ideas that are bold, brave and could be completely out-of-the-box are encouraged. Seeking both light-hearted and challenging stories or formally innovative work that pushes the boundaries of what we understand as documentary. Once again, Loading Docs is seeking to support at least one story with te reo Māori as the primary language. Should you wish to create a te reo Māori short, your submission will need to include a brief language strategy and a demonstration that the appropriate language expert or consultant is in place to support the project.

Send your submissions to loadingdocssubmit@gmail.com. Deadline 4 PM, Monday 14 December.

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