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Someday Stories opens for entries

The Outlook for Someday has opened the call for young filmmakers for its new initiative Someday Stories.

As part of its work around talent development, TOFS has been working towards the Someday Stories initiative for a couple of years. Earlier this year TOFS secured support from NZ On Air, the NZFC and major sponsor The Body Shop to make it happen.

The initiative seeks proposals for sustainability-focused short films, to be made by filmmakers aged 18-29. The age cut-off for TOFS is 24, so many of the winners in recent years comfortably qualify for Someday Stories. The programme is open to all New Zealanders not just TOFS alumni.

Someday Stories offers selected filmmakers $10,000 in production cash, plus support from a mentor. The completed films will be screened by The Wireless, Māori Television On Demand and Thecoconet.tv. They’ll also be entered into international film festivals – something which also forms part of the prize for TOFS winners.

The RFP calls for films that are diverse, innovative, imaginative and eclectic and is available here. Applications close 16 December.

Top image: He Kura Huna, a winner at TOFS 2015

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