Make a short film

Any genre you like
Any length up to 5 minutes
Anyone under 25 can enter

Take up the Someday Challenge!

The Someday Challenge is to make a short, sustainability-related film of any genre, filmed with any camera, up to five minutes long. It's open to anyone under the age of 25*.

You can interpret the theme of sustainability as you choose; it could be related to a personal journey, family and whānau, or the environment. Watching winning films on our website may help to prompt ideas.

Entries are judged by a panel made up from people in media, education, goverment and business. A total of 20 winning films are chosen, all of which will be entered into at least one international film festivals. Other prizes include camera equipment, vouchers, and a trip to Weta Digital in Wellington.

Entries are open until September 14, 2018.

(*In 2018, under the age of 25 means anyone born in 1994 or later, who is a citizen or resident of New Zealand, or who is studying or working lawfully in New Zealand)

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There will be prizes for:

Standout Winner
Chosen from this year's Winning Films by the Judging Team

Audience Favourite
Chosen from the Winning Films by a public vote

20 Winning Films
Chosen by the Judging Team

Chosen randomly by a computer


The Someday Awards red-carpet ceremony will take place in December in Auckland.

There will be prizes and certificates for the makers of the 20 Winning Films.

The Standout Winner and Audience Favourite will be announced at the ceremony.

The ceremony will also reveal which film has won each of the 20 Special Awards, which will be announced soon. They will be similar to last year's (below).

Special Awards 2017

Here are the 20 Special Awards from last year's film challenge.

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