This year’s winning films in The Outlook for Someday sustainability film challenge are now announced. Films have been made by individuals and teams from 7 to 19 years old. The 20 winning titles (below) can be watched at The Outlook for Someday.
The Someday Challenge asks young people aged up to 24 to make short sustainability-related films of any genre, filmed with any camera and any length up to 5 minutes.
“This year’s winners tackle big issues with bravery and flair,” says David Jacobs, Director of The Outlook for Someday. “Young people are not telling us what they think we want to hear. They’re telling us to listen up to what’s important to them.”
A Judging Team of 11 people from media, education, government and business selected the 20 winners out of 156 entries that came from all over New Zealand and involved 550 young people. Overall, more than 1000 young people have participated in the film challenge and nationwide workshop programme.
The one award for which the winner isn’t yet known is the Audience Awards. Voting is now open until 7 December. The winning film-makers will be honoured in The Someday Awards at Auckland’s Aotea Centre on 10 December. The ceremony will also be live streamed.
The prize package for the Body Shop Standout Winner includes a mentorship with Someday Ambassador Te Radar and director/writer/producer Peter Bell.
Now in its 9th year, The Outlook for Someday is New Zealand’s sustainability film project for young people. It includes an annual film challenge and a national series of sustainability film-making workshops.
The 2015 Outlook for Someday Winning Films are
Mountains for Malawi by Henry Donald (18) from Auckland
The Birdwood Way by a team from Birdwood School in Auckland (aged 7-8)
NVader by Hunter Williams (16) from Auckland
Whenua Finds a Future by Sarah Ridsdale (14) from the Palmerston North
The Future is in Your Hands by Lisa Thompson (17) from Kapiti
I Love Waiorongomai by Eva Hakaraia (12) and Oriwa Hakaraia (12) from Te Kura-ā-Iwi
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
The Jayke Hopa Story by a team from Putaruru College in Putaruru (aged 14)
Biodiversity by a team from Point England School in Auckland (aged 10-11)
Original by a team from Craighead Diocesan School in Timaru (aged 14-15)
The Plastic Reducers by a team from the Wellington region (aged 8-14)
The Healthy Wrap by a team from Avalon Intermediate School in Lower Hutt (aged 11-13)
Eutha-nation by Mason Cade Packer (16) from Paraparaumu
How to Write a Submission by Anya Bukholt-Payne (15) from Wellington
UNstuck by a team from Ellesmere College in Canterbury (aged 12-13)
He Kura Huna by a team from Bay of Plenty region (aged 15-19)
May Be Wrong by Isaac Martin (18) from Gisborne
Koro Puppeteer by a team from Otaki (aged 9-12)
Home by a team from Auckland (aged 16-18)
The awards which the above films have won are:
New Zealand Film Commission Film-making Achievement Award
Connected Media Sustainable Future Award
Department of Conservation Big Picture Award
Ministry of Youth Development Community Participation Award
Te Māngai Pāho Whakatipuranga Award
Coconut Wireless Pasifika Award
New Zealand Film Commission Young Women Film-makers Award
Like Minds, Like Mine Award
All Good People and Planet Award
Auckland Council Film-maker Award
The Wireless Storytelling Award
Web Show Central Cinematography Award
Yours Digital Media Award
Accelerating Aotearoa Young Voices For Change Award
Rockstock Media Empowerment Award
Green Ideas Sustainable Lifestyle Award
The 4.30 Show Secondary School Film-makers Award
What Now Primary/Intermediate School Film-makers Award
Tearaway Secondary School Performance Award
Upstart Magazine Primary/Intermediate School Performance Award