Project Partners

Connected Media

Connected Media is a New Zealand based charitable trust founded in 1993.

Our mission is to promote sustainability through media.

There is an urgent need for humanity's relationship with our planet - and our relationships with each other - to become more respectful and balanced.

That is Connected Media's understanding of what sustainability is all about. It embraces environmental and health issues, social and economic development, human rights and peace.

We promote sustainability by communicating information and ideas through the powerful media of film, television and the Internet.

It has often been said that sustainability is a journey, not a destination. While on that journey we think it is important that people talk the walk.

With the digital revolution everyone can create as well as consume media. We have moved from the information age to an era of global media participation.

Participation is also a key to global sustainability. Active, informed citizenship is vital for the necessary changes to take place.

So our objective is to help grow a generation of enterprising, digital-savvy young people who are focussing their creative energy and self-expression on the big issue of their time - sustainability.

A generation that talks the walk.

NZ On Air

NZ On Air is a government media funding agency. We invest in diverse local television, radio, music and digital media for New Zealand audiences.

We are pleased to have supported The Outlook for Someday in 2016 to ensure that both the shortlisted and winning films are online and to enable live streaming of The Someday Awards ceremony.

We are also pleased to be supporting Someday Stories - a series of six sustainability-focused stories by young film-makers. 

New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is a crown entity working to grow the New Zealand film industry.

The NZFC invests in original and culturally significant films, encourages talented New Zealand film-makers through developing career pathways and facilitating connections offshore, and works to increase the number of people seeing New Zealand films here and overseas.

It supports the growth of economic activity and helps ensure New Zealand has sustainable screen sector businesses operating within an internationally competitive screen sector.

The NZFC also helps negotiate co-production treaties and certifies co-productions and New Zealand films for tax purposes.

We are pleased to support The Outlook for Someday as a talent development pathway for young New Zealand film-makers.

Ministry of Youth Development

The Ministry of Youth Development is pleased to be supporting The Outlook for Someday again in 2016.

The film challenge and workshops encourage and assist young people to be actively involved in contributing their views, concerns and potential solutions on sustainability through an innovative film-making project. This is a great opportunity for young people to showcase their skills.

We look forward to watching the winning films, including the winner of the Community Participation Award which we are sponsoring. 

Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is pleased to be partnering with The Outlook for Someday for a seventh year running. Film is a powerful way to communicate ideas around conservation and The Outlook for Someday provides a great opportunity for young film-makers' voices to be heard.

The Big Picture Award is part of DOC's national strategy to connect young people to the natural world around us.

DOC hopes that the Big Picture Award will stimulate new perspectives and conversations about how we think and act, in ways that will safeguard the future wellbeing of people and our planet.

Health Promotion Agency

HPA promotes health, wellbeing and healthy lifestyles for New Zealanders.

We welcome the partnership with The Outlook for Someday, which is aligned with our Lowdown campaign. We are sponsoring The Lowdown Award for a film that focuses on social inclusion and mental wellbeing as a sustainability issue for young people.

This award is to encourage creativity and innovation by young people to increase awareness, social inclusion and wellbeing for those with experience of mental health issues. 

Auckland Council

Auckland Council has a commitment to empower young people to make a difference and help create a sustainable world. We recognise that digital media is a powerful way to influence positive behaviour change in all age groups.

In 2016 we are pleased again to be sponsor of the Auckland Council Film-maker Award for a film by a film-maker or team from the Auckland region.

Auckland Council is also proud to have supported The Outlook for Someday Workshop Series since it began in 2011 as part of our Education for Sustainability programme for youth and schools. 

Toimata Foundation

Toimata Foundation is a not-for-profit trust supporting programmes that bring about sustainability through learning. With founding partner Te Mauri Tau we work collaboratively with communities and organisations nationwide.

Through our two main programmes, Te Aho Te Roa and Enviroschools, we support over 1000 schools, kura and early childhood centres.  Participants range from children and young people to post-school youth and communities in both English and Māori settings.

Enviroschools is an action-based education programme where young people plan, design and implement sustainability projects and become catalysts for change. Te Aho Te Roa is a programme in te reo Maori working with kohanga / puna reo, kura, wharekura and communities, embracing Māori culture, language and wisdom.

The Foundation was a founding partner of The Outlook for Someday in 2007 and we are pleased to be involved with the project again this year.

Weta Digital

Weta Digital is one of the world's premier visual effects companies.

Led by Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri, Weta Digital is known for uncompromising creativity and a commitment to developing innovative technology.

Groundbreaking performance-driven digital characters like Smaug, Gollum, Kong, Neytiri and Caesar from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes are widely acknowledged as some of the best digital characters ever put on screen.

Weta's development of revolutionary virtual production workflows for Avatar, The Adventures of Tintin and the The Hobbit trilogy of films has firmly integrated digital production techniques into the film production paradigm.

Weta Digital established its reputation for cutting edge visual effects with work on blockbusters like The Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong, and has five Visual Effects Oscars to its credit. The company has recently completed work on The Jungle Book and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Independence Day: Resurgence and Steven Spielberg's The BFG.

We are pleased to be supporting The Outlook for Someday through our sponsorship of the Weta Digital Media Award in the film challenge.