Ahead of its award ceremony next month, The Outlook for Someday (TOFS) has opened applications for a second round of Someday Stories, the initiative which commissions six sustainability-focused short films from emerging young filmmakers.
Successful filmmakers receive mentoring, $10,000 cash plus some in-kind post services to deliver their films. As for the TOFS filmmaking challenge, the theme of sustainability is interprested pretty broadly, as evidenced by the first group of titles supported which can be viewed here. Two of the titles are already winners at international festivals, and the series was selected for the upcoming NZ Web Fest.
Applications for round 2 of Someday Stories are invited from production teams aged 18-29 whose films have not previously received funding from NZ On Air or the New Zealand Film Commission, either directly or via another scheme supported by those agencies (eg Loading Docs).
Applications for Someday Stories close 14 December. All the info is here. TOFS’ Someday Stories is supported by The Body Shop, the NZFC, NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho. The completed films will screen on Stuff, The Wireless, Māori Television On Demand and Thecoconet.tv.
The Outlook for Someday Awards run 7 December.