Make a short film

Any genre you like
Any length up to 5 minutes
Anyone under 25 can enter

The Someday Challenge

The challenge is to make a short film about sustainability.

The Entry Deadline in 2018 was 14 September.
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 2018 that meant anyone born in 1994 or later who is a Citizen or Resident of New Zealand or studying or working lawfully in New Zealand.

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 on Facebook.

Prizes

There will be prizes for:

Standout Winner
Chosen from this year's Winning Films by the Judging Team

Audience Favourite
Chosen from the Winning Films by a public vote

20 Winning Films
Chosen by the Judging Team

Voters
Chosen randomly by a computer

Awards

The Body Shop Someday Awards red-carpet ceremony will take place on 6 December 2018 at St Matthews-in-the-City in Auckland.

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

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

The ceremony will also reveal which film has won each of the 20 Special Awards:

  • 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
  • Villainesse 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
  • Upstart Magazine 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
  • Stephens Lawyers Young Voices For Change Award
    For a film motivating young people and/or decision-makers to be change-makers
  • Vista Foundation 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
  • Connected Media 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
  • Heihei 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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