The Someday Challenge asks filmmakers under the age of 24 to submit films about sutainability. From 156 entries, a judging team of 11 people selected 20 winners. The winning film makers come from all over Aotearoa. They will be honoured at The Someday Awards red-carpet ceremony at the Aotea Centre in Auckland on 10 December. For the first time the ceremony will also be live streamed, enabling families, friends, schools and communities of the winning film-makers to watch it all unfold from wherever they are.
In 2015, Māoriland Film Festival held a series of schools workshops (thanks to E Tu Whānau) and then assisted some rangatahi to attend workshops held by the Outlook for Someday competition. We are therefore hugely excited to announce that three of the films resulting from MFF workshops and support have made The Someday Challenge Top 20.
These films are:
I Love Waiorongomai by Eva Hakaraia
He Kura Huna by Rangatahi from Te TKKM o Whakarewa in Taupo
Koro Puppeteer by Oriwa Hakaraia and Kaea Hakaraia Hoskings.
In addition to being selected for The Someday Challenge top 20, these films are up for the Element Audience Favourite award closing on Monday 7 December. The Element Audience Favourite award winner will receive a camera to assist their future work.
Head to The Outlook for Someday website at www.theoutlookforsomeday.net and vote for your favourite film now.
I Love Waiorongomai
Synopsis: A story of community conservation in action to restore the health of Lake Waiorongomai.
He Kura Huna
Synopsis: A young man’s journey to connect with his cultural identity.
Synopsis: A story of the strings that sustain a family tradition.
This screening is a unique opportunity for rangatahi filmmakers to win prizes as well as be noticed by festival directors and filmmakers from around the world.
Details for the 2016 Māoriland Film Festival E Tu Whānau Rangatahi Filmmaking Screening will be released soon. Watch this space!