Inspiring Stories Film Competition
About the Competition
We live in a world with some pretty scary issues on our plate – social, environmental, economic. Often the media paints a grim picture. But equally, there are people around doing all kinds of things to make the world a better place – including right here in our own backyard. Film is a powerful way to capture that essence, bring people together, share ideas and inspire action.
So here’s the challenge – make a film 4-minutes or less around the theme – young Kiwis making a difference. Whether it’s cranking the community garden, cleaning up the local beach or rebuilding Christchurch – choose whatever cause lights you up. The major prize goes to the most inspiring story!
$2,000 and a two-day internship at Images & Sound post-production house in Auckland.
Three Categories: Secondary, Tertiary & Open
Deadline: 6pm, July 31st 2013
Film Duration: any length up to 4-minutes Genre – any genre you like
May – Competition Opens
July 31st – Submissions Close 6pm
August 26th – Finalists Announced
October 4th – Awards Ceremony & Winners Announced
Need a topic? Focus your short film on one of these awards and you could win and awesome prize thanks to each of these prize partners.
The Big Idea Creativity & Culture Award – celebrates creative expression and innovation.
Your focus could include creative forms of story-telling, innovative filming techniques, fresh ways of executing lighting and set design.
The Sir Peter Blake Trust Youth Leadership Award – Awards a strong focus on youth inspiring action.
This focus could lead you to create a film about demonstrations of deeds not words, young people empowering other young people, films about pushing through your limits to inspire others.
The Generation Zero Award for Climate Solutions – celebrates community and political action working towards a safer climate future.
Topics could include being active citizens and engaging with politicians on a local or national scale, alternatives to fossil fuels (e.g. converting aschool coal burner to wood pellets) or examining a climate or transport issue (e.g. cycling), and solutions for this issue.
The Trade Aid Award for Human Rights – for films acknowledging fairness and equality for all people.
Your focus could include topics such as food and trade justice, poverty (both international and local), using our voices to speak our for greater justice and education and campaigns about important human rights issues.
The Forest & Bird Kaitiaki/Environment Award – celebrating New Zealand’s wildlife and wild places, on land and in the sea.
Your topic could be glow worms, the story of a river, a trip to Somes Island/Matui, how a particaulr tree interacts with many species, or a film about a native bush restoration project.
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