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LOADING DOCS INVITES NEW ZEALAND FILMMAKERS TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR THE 2019 COLLECTION OF SHORT DOCUMENTARIES.

LOADING DOCS, New Zealand’s leading platform for high-quality short documentaries, is once again seeking proposals from New Zealand filmmakers for creative and original documentary shorts.

LOADING DOCS implements a philosophy of supporting storytellers, pushing filmmaking boundaries and telling untold stories that communicate who we are as New Zealanders.

In 2019 LOADING DOCS will distribute its sixth collection of short documentaries and invites applications for stories that in some way speak to the theme of POWER.

As a creative motivation, be it physical, internal, social, political, emotional or psychological, POWER challenges documentary makers to propose shorts that can excite audiences with the power of a documentary story well told. Ideas might speak to power imbalances, questioning authority or spotlighting energy and sustainability concerns. They could also explore leadership, mana, autonomy or sovereignty among other salient issues.

THE DOCUMENTARY DURATIONS

In previous years LOADING DOCS has limited all films to a three-minute duration. This year, we are looking for applications for stories between three and eight minutes long. While Loading Docs still prioritises films that are short and concise, selected filmmakers will have some flexibility on length, as long as it’s demonstrated the story can sustain it.

LOADING DOCS looks forward to receiving applications from a range of filmmakers who are as diverse as the stories they will tell. In particular, proposals are requested that speak to Māori, Pasifika and Asian perspectives. There is also provision for a documentary in te reo Māori to complete the collection.

KEY DATES

  • Submissions open 19 December 2018
  • Deadline for proposals 11am 25 January
  • Successful applicants notified 6 February
  • 1st Loading Docs workshop 16 and 17 February 2019.
  • Crowdfunding campaign March/April 2019.
  • Production commences April 2019.

Deadline for submission is 11 am, Friday 25th January 2019.

Submissions must be emailed to loadingdocssubmit@gmail.com

More Questions? Read our FAQS. Or contact:

Production Manager: Brett Wilkie
021 259 7250
brett@notablepictures.com

Producer/Project Manager: Juliette Veber
09 303 1061
juliette@notablepictures.com

 

Read submission terms and conditions here.

Loading Docs is managed by Notable Pictures, funded by NZ On Air

And made with the support of The New Zealand Film Commission