Short Film Competition – The Someday Challenge 2016 Promo



Any youth of Te Puke that are interested in entering, please email me on

Kia ora young New Zealanders

Here we are in the 10th year of The Outlook for Someday and entries are now open for the Someday Challenge.

The entry deadline is 9 September.

If you’re aged up to 24 the challenge for you is to make a short sustainability-related film of any genre, filmed with any camera and any length up to 5 minutes.

It’s up to you how you interpret ‘sustainability’. Check out our promo for what it can mean. What does it mean for you? The list of Special Awards may also give you an idea.

The prize package for each of this year’s 20 winning films includes our commitment that the film will be entered into at least one international film festival in 2017.

So far in 2016 Message in a Bottle is the first winning film from the 2015 film challenge to receive a nomination in an international film festival. Congratulations Liam van Eeden and Jean-Martin Fabre on the selection of your film for the Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival in Germany.

And among the prizes this year for the film chosen as The Body Shop Standout Winner is a mentorship with our Someday Ambassador Fraser Brown.

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.

Meanwhile there are still plenty of free sustainability film-making workshops left in our 2016 workshop series.

The Someday Workshops are open to young people from school years 7 to 13 (age 11 to 18), as well as teachers and youth workers who want to engage with The Outlook for Someday as a vehicle for sustainability film-making.

All workshop participants make short films and screen them at the end of the day.

Each participant will also come away with a story idea in development – one that is meaningful to them and which they could then turn into a film as an entry to the Someday Challenge.

We’re looking forward to watching your films!

With best wishes from the Someday Team