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Outlook for Someday winners

Mason Cade Packer’s To The Rescue has taken the Body Shop Standout Winner gong at this year’s Outlook for Someday film challenge. The winners were honoured at a ceremony in Auckland last night.

To The Rescue

To The Rescue

Doing the presenting honours for the event were The Dark Horse writer-director James Napier Robertson and producer Tom Hern, who are themselves up for gongs at next week’s NZ Film Awards. The 11-strong judging panel included filmmaker Dan Salmon, Wairoa Maori Film Festival director Leo Koziol and previous Outlook for Sunday winner Isabelle Russell.

To The Rescue features the work of Wellington-based Kaibosh, a not-for-profit organisation that redistributes edible food from retailers and producers to people in need.

The prize package won by Mason includes a mentorship with actor, film industry professional and Someday Ambassador Kiel McNaughton, membership of the Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand, and a Canon DSLR camera kit ready for film-making. As well as the overall winner award, To The Rescue took away the All Good People and Planet Award.

The 20 winning films have been online for a while, with a vox pop gong up for grabs from viewer votes. 1200 people voted, with the winner being Open Your Eyes by a team from Craighead Diocesan School in Timaru, which also took the Tearaway Secondary School Performance Award.

Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

Now in its 8th year The Outlook for Someday film challenge drew 664 participants to its workshop programme, and 508 young people to submit 130 entries to the film challenge.

The Outlook for Someday award winners were:

Connected Media Film-making Achievement Award
If Life was Like the Web by Angus Slade (14) from Lower Hutt

Enviroschools Young Voices For Change Award
Material Witness by Daisy Thor-Poet (16) and Ming Thor-Poet (13) from Mount Aspiring College in Wanaka

UNESCO Sustainable Future Award
Odd Balls by Rowen Trusewich (17) from Auckland

Department of Conservation Big Picture Award
Nature’s Ghosts by Emma Scheltema (24) from Auckland

Ministry of Youth Development Community Participation Award
Paua Sustainability in Tauroa by Olivia Matthews (16) and Emma Dolfing (16) from Kaitaia College

Te Puni Kōkiri Whakatipuranga Award
Te Ao o te Tuturuatu by Tomairangi Harvey (11) from Christchurch

The Coconet.tv Pasifika Award
Beeing a Honey Maker by a team from Avalon Intermediate School and Taita College in Lower Hutt (aged 11-13)

Like Minds, Like Mine Award
Rewind by Liam van Eeden (16) and Jean-Martin Fabre (16) from Verdon College in Invercargill

Auckland Council Film-maker Award
Omaha Shorebird Sanctuary – A Place Worth Protecting by a team from AUT University in Auckland (aged 21-22)

All Good People and Planet Award
To The Rescue by Mason Cade Packer (15) and Anthony McEwen (16) from Kapiti College

Green Ideas Sustainable Lifestyle Award
Weekday Vegetarian by Ruby Harris (15) and Naomi Ashby-Ryan (14) from Logan Park High School in Dunedin

O’Halloran North Shore Media Empowerment Award
Quinn’s Quest by Hunter Williams (15) from Auckland

AUT Storytelling Award
Cathy and Anna by Michelle Vergel de Dios (23) and Kiri Jones (20) from Auckland
Genre: Drama

Yours Digital Media Award
The Final Cut by Connor Ayliffe (19) and Fyn Ayliffe (13) from Auckland

Viewfinder Cinematography Award
Beep by a team from Timaru (aged 18-22)

The 4.30 Show Secondary School Film-makers Award
Epilobium by a team from Hobsonville Point Secondary School in Auckland (aged 13-14)

What Now Primary/Intermediate School Film-makers Award
No More Cats! by a team from Victory Primary School in Nelson (aged 10-11)

Tearaway Secondary School Performance Award
Open Your Eyes by a team from Craighead Diocesan School in Timaru (aged 14-15)

Upstart Magazine Primary/Intermediate School Performance Award
Honeybee News by a team from Freevile Primary School in Christchurch (aged 7-9)

The Someday Ambassadors Teamwork Award
Saving Trees by a team from Pongakawa School in Te Puke (aged 10-11)

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