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Outlook for Someday names 40 finalists

Connected Media, Auckland, 29 October 2015: Congratulations to the film-makers whose short films have made the Someday Shortlist for 2015.

This year there were 156 entries to the Someday Challenge. The 40 shortlisted films are listed below. For the first time in 9 years of the film challenge we are also screening Shortlisted Films online. As well as celebrating the shortlisted films we commiserate with all entrants whose films have not been shortlisted.

20 Winning Films will be selected by a Judging Team that includes people from media, education, government and business. They will be available for viewing from 30 November on The Outlook for Someday website and at Element Magazine.

At that point the online vote will start for the Element Audience Favourite. The vote will close at midnight on Monday 7 December.

The winning film-makers will be honoured at The Someday Awards red-carpet ceremony at the Aotea Centre in Auckland on 10 December. Among their prizes will be a commitment that their film will be entered into at least one international film festival in 2016.

As in previous years one of the 20 Winning Films will also be chosen as The Body Shop Standout Winner, for which the prize package includes a mentorship with Te Radar and film-maker Peter Bell.



Tarāpunga by a team aged 7–14 from Auckland

Mountains for Malawi by Henry Donald (18) from Auckland

The Birdwood Way by a team aged 7-8 from Birdwood School in Auckland

It Starts With ONE by Wiktoria Ojrzynska (18) from Napier

NVader by Hunter Williams (16) from Auckland

Whenua Finds a Future by Sarah Risdale (14) from Palmerston North

The Future is in Your Hands by Lisa Thompson (17) from Paraparaumu

Advocates of Aroha by Faga Tuigamala (15) and Falaula Tuigamala (14) from McAuley High School in Auckland

The Other Children Who Aren’t by Emma Brown (14) and Olivia Sinclair (13) from Onslow College in Wellington

The Right Bin by Michael Jessup (18) and Clinton Qin (18) from Pakuranga College in Auckland

Orokonui Eco-sanctuary by Lydia Joseph (15) and Erin Dailey (15) from Columba College in Dunedin

Excessive Photoshop and Sustainable Body Image by Bridget Scott (14) from Otago

Melting Our Future by Elizabeth Newton (14) and Sasha Meyer (14) from Columba College in Dunedin

Sugar by Katie Sewell (14) and Regan Death (14) from Columba College in Dunedin

Waste World by a team aged 11-12 from Hobsonville Point Primary School in Auckland

I Love Waiorongomai by Eva Hakaraia (12) from Otaki

Do You Want A Bag? by Alice Emeny (15) from Chatham Islands

Message in a Bottle by Liam van Eeden (17) and Jean-Martin Fabre (17) from Verdon College in Invercargill

You by Laura Zonnevylle (16) from Timaru

sUStainability by Isla Christensen (17) and Mia Braddock (17) from Karamu High School in Hastings

What If by a team aged 12-13 from Mission Heights Junior College in Auckland

The Doorman by Daisy Thor-Poet (17) from Wanaka

The Jayke Hopa Story by Sophie Meszaros (14) from Tokoroa

Biodiversity by a team aged 10-11 from Point England School in Auckland

Original by a team aged 14-15 from Craighead Diocesan in Timaru

Love by a team aged 14-15 from Gisborne Girls’ High School in Gisborne

ZeitGeist by Maisy McLeod-Riera (16) and Xanthe Mowat (17) from Green Bay High School in Auckland

The Plastic Reducers by a team aged 8-14 from the Wellington region

The Healthy Wrap by a team aged 11-13 from Avalon Intermediate School in Lower Hutt

Green is the New Black by Hannah Sim (14) from Balclutha

Changing Lives by Zoe Flockton (15) and Hannah Rodgers (14) from Columba College in Dunedin

Eutha-nation by Mason Packer (16) from Paraparaumu

How to Write a Submission by Anya Bukholt-Payne (15) from Wellington

UNstuck by a team aged 12-13 from Ellesmere College in Canterbury

First World Problems by Sabrina Gates (13) from Auckland

He Kura Huna by a team aged 15-19 from the Bay of Plenty

May Be Wrong by Isaac Martin (18) from Gisborne

Koro Puppeteer by a team aged 11-12 from Otaki

Creek to the Community by a team aged 10-13 from Marlborough

Home by a team aged 16-18 from Auckland



The Outlook for Someday in 2015 is based on partnerships between Connected Media Charitable Trust and The Body Shop New Zealand, the New Zealand Film CommissionMinistry of Youth DevelopmentDepartment of ConservationHealth Promotion Agency and Auckland Council.

Funding Partners are Te Māngai Pāho, NZ On AirCreative New Zealand’s Creative Communities SchemeThe Trusts Community Foundation, the Lou and Iris Fisher Charitable Trust, First Sovereign Trust, Youthtown, Infinity Foundation and Dragon Community Trust.

Regional Partners are Foundation NorthBay TrustTrust WaikatoEastern and Central Community Trust, Whanganui Community FoundationCanterbury Community Trust, Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury, Central Lakes Trust and Otago Community Trust.

Media Partners are Element Magazine, The Wireless, The 4.30 Show, What Now, Tearaway, Upstart, Coconut Wireless, Web Show Central, Yours.nz, and Green Ideas Magazine.

Paper and Print Partners are Rockstock, B&F Papers and Soar Print.

Event Partners are Auckland Live and All Good.

Supporting Partners are Toimata Foundation and Accelerating Aotearoa.

O’Halloran North Shore is Accountancy Partner and Stephens Lawyers is Honorary Legal Advisor.

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