What is Making a Difference?

We live in a world with some big issues on our hands – social, environmental and economic. Sometimes the only picture we’re presented with is how stink things are. But we know there are people all over the world doing all kinds of amazing things to make the world a better place – including right here in our own backyard!

THE FILM COMPETITION BRIEF
Here’s the challenge – make a film, of any genre, that’s five minutes or shorter on the theme of “young kiwis making a difference.” Whether it’s cranking a community garden, cleaning up the local beach or rebuilding Christchurch – find a person or project that you think is doing something awesome, and tell us about them!


Making a Difference 2017 Finalists

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Dear Grief – Luka Wolfgram
Clever Trevor – Sam Ridsdale
Subsistence to Sustainability – Sarah Ridsdale

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Jess Weller – Bayleigh Ward
Noa Woolloff – Bayleigh Ward
Saving the Native Birds – Lana Young
Life Matters – Sophie Ross

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Seed Waikato – Blair Paterson
My Merit360 Experience 2017 – Natalie Lanfear

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Unspeakable – Alonso Benton, Vicente Ovalle
Seed Waikato – Blair Paterson
Saving the Native Birds – Lana Young

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Jess Weller – Bayleigh Ward
Noa Woolloff – Bayleigh Ward
Seed Waikato – Blair Paterson
Saving the Native Birds – Lana Young

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Irene Wakefield – Bayleigh Ward
Life Matters – Sophie Ross
Mana -Taylor Nixon


Featured Selection of Finalists

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Key Dates

7 JUL 2017 – Submissions open
25 AUG 2017 – Early bird entries close
6 NOV 2017 – Regular entries close
24 NOV 2017 – Finalists announced
3 MAR 2018 – Awards Night, Wellington

Entry Fees

Early Bird Entry Fee – $20 per film
(Entered before 8pm 25 August 2017)

Regular Entry Fee – $50 per film
(Entered before 8pm 6 November 2017)

Prizes

First prize is $2,000 and a two day internship at Images & Sound in Auckland.

And many more prizes for the special awards.

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Previous winners from Making a Difference


Making a Difference Partners