By local, for local: Loading Docs launches a new collection of documentary shorts

Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 10.42.27 amFor the third year running, documentary platform Loading Docs is celebrating local filmmaking talent by launching a new series of shorts to captivate and challenge the audience to see local stories in new ways.

Loading Docs is a documentary initiative establishment in 2014 to captivate and inspire audiences as well as develop and promote New Zealand filmmaking talent with the support of NZ On Air’s Digital Media Fund and the New Zealand Film Commission. Through a competitive selection process, it selects ten short documentary proposals to create three-minute shorts, which are then supported from development through to distribution. Working with local and international mentors, Loading Docs filmmakers expand their skills in a range of areas including story development, outreach, publicity and marketing and distribution.

The 2016 collection explores the theme of ‘change’, sharing such diverse stories as; coming to grips with a life-threatening disease, a personal epiphany leading to a dramatic lifestyle change, a gender reassignment challenging two best friends and a hotly debated political issue, these shorts all have the potential to change the way we think and feel about the world around us.​

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Embracing the Short Form: TVNZ Brings Bite-sized Content to OnDemand

Embracing the short-form: TVNZ brings bite-sized content to OnDemand

Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 10.42.27 amTVNZ has launched two new OnDemand short-form offerings, youth-led magazine show Yours TV and short documentary series Loading Docs which the broadcaster says is part of its focus to support up-and-coming New Zealand talent.

Yours TV is a youth focused web series which TVNZ says will feature the best content from alongside youth-oriented reports, interviews, performances, ‘word on the street’, reviews and competitions.

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