Make a short film

On any camera you like
Any genre you like
Any length up to 5 minutes
Anyone up to the age of 24 can enter

The Someday Challenge

The challenge is to make a short film about sustainability.

The Entry Deadline in 2017 is 8 September.

Here is the Entry Form.

You can make your film individually or in a team.

And it's up to you how you interpret ‘sustainability'. What does that word mean for you? The list of Special Awards (below) may give you an idea.

Anyone up to the age of 24 can enter the Someday Challenge.

In 2017 that means anyone born in 1993 or later who is a Citizen or Resident of New Zealand or studying or working lawfully in New Zealand.

The Toolkit contains all you need to enter, including the Entry Form. It also contains resources you may like to use to help make your film.

If you have a question about the film challenge the first place to look is the FAQ page. If the answer isn't there please contact us or ask your question in the Forum or on Facebook.

Meanwhile you could also go to one of the Someday Workshops. Last year half of the winning films in the film challenge were made by people who had been to workshops. But you don't need to attend a workshop to enter the film challenge.

Prizes

There will be prizes for:

Awards

The Someday Awards red-carpet ceremony will take place in December in Auckland.

There will be prizes and certificates for the makers of the 20 Winning Films.

The Standout Winner and Audience Favourite will be announced at the ceremony.

The ceremony will also reveal which film has won each of the 20 Special Awards, which will be announced soon. They will be similar to last year's (below).

Special Awards 2016

Here are the 20 Special Awards from last year's film challenge.

  • New Zealand Film Commission Film-making Achievement Award
    For a film with outstanding creative / technical quality
  • Enviroschools Sustainable Future Award
    For a film which promotes dialogue on sustainability through a new perspective and/or critical thinking
  • Department of Conservation Big Picture Award
    For a film that relates to the Big Picture focus of DOC’s National Education Strategy
  • Ministry of Youth Development Community Participation Award
    For a film focusing on active citizenship
  • The Coconet.tv Pasifika Award
    For a film by a Pasifika film-maker or team and/or featuring Pasifika language and culture
  • New Zealand Film Commission Young Women Film-makers Award
    For a film made by a young woman film-maker or team
  • Karma Cola People and Planet Award
    For a film which addresses social justice as a sustainability issue
  • Auckland Council Film-maker Award
    For a film by a film-maker or team from the Auckland region
  • The Wireless Storytelling Award
    For a film with powerful storytelling
  • Photogear Cinematography Award
    For a film with outstanding cinematography
  • Weta Digital Media Award
    For a film with outstanding editing or animation
  • O’Halloran North Shore Young Voices For Change Award
    For a film motivating young people and/or decision-makers to be change-makers
  • Stephens Lawyers Media Empowerment Award
    For a film which empowers its viewers and/or its makers
  • Rockstock Sustainable Lifestyle Award
    For a film focusing on lifestyle change for sustainability
  • The Adam & Eve Show Secondary School Film-makers Award
    For a film made by young people of secondary school age
  • What Now Primary/Intermediate School Film-makers Award
    For a film made by young people of primary or intermediate school age
  • Tearaway Secondary School Performance Award
    For a film made by young people of secondary school age with strong on-screen performance
  • Upstart Magazine Primary/Intermediate School Performance Award
    For a film made by young people of primary or intermediate school age with strong on-screen performance

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Forum

The Forum is a place where we can help each other with questions and discussions about sustainability and film-making.

The Someday Team will help with any technical queries and questions about the film challenge.