Calling all budding Spielbergs and Peter Jacksons

SND17-wk4-Film Challenge- To the Rescue 4 595Entries are open at for the film challenge that takes young New Zealand film-makers to international audiences.

So far five winning films from last year’s Someday Challenge have received nominations in international film festivals.

The Someday Challenge asks young New Zealanders aged up to 24 to make short sustainability-related films of any genre, filmed with any camera and any length up to five minutes.

Among the prizes for the film chosen as The Body Shop Standout Winner is a mentorship with Te Radar and film-maker Peter Bell.

The entry deadline for the film challenge is September 11.
Twenty winning films will be selected by judges from media, education, government and business. The film-maker or team behind each winning film will receive their prizes at The Someday Awards ceremony at Auckland’s Aotea Centre in December.

The prize package for each winning film includes a commitment that the film will be entered into at least one international film festival in 2016.

This year’s festival successes so far come from Timaru, Christchurch and the Wellington region.

Open Your Eyes by a team aged 14-15 from Timaru has been nominated at the Seoul International Youth Film Festival.

Te Ao o te Tuturuatu by 11-year-old Tōmairangi Harvey of Christchurch, has been nominated for the Japan Wildlife Film Festival. Tōmairangi is the youngest film-maker ever to have a film chosen by the festival. She hopes to travel to Tokyo for the festival in August.

Beeing a Honey Maker by a team aged 11-13 from Lower Hutt has received a nomination from the Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival in Germany.

If Life Was Like The Web by 14- year-old Angus Slade, also from Lower Hutt, has been nominated at the Seoul International Youth Film Festival.

To The Rescue by 15 year-old Mason Packer from Kapiti, which was The Body Shop Standout Winner in 2014, has also received a nomination from the Seoul International Youth Film Festival.

The Someday Challenge is part of The Outlook for Someday sustainability film project for young people, which is now in its 9th year.

The project also includes a nationwide series of free sustainability film-making workshops taking place between June and August.

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Rosie Clarke

Rosie is the managing editor here at Multimedia Pty Ltd, working across School News New Zealand and School News Australia. She has spent 10+ years in B2B journalism, and has spent some time over the last couple of years teaching as a sessional academic. Feel free to contact her at any time with editorial or magazine content enquiries.
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