The Outlook for Someday Sustainable Film Awards

Young Kiwi film-makers from tiny rural communities right through to huge, urban suburbs took part in The Outlook for Someday Film Challenge 2010. The annual sustainable film challenge saw storytellers ranging in ages from 7 to 23 submit films that showcased a “diverse, energetic and passionate mix of ideas and viewpoints” related to sustainability. The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is a proud project partner for this year’s challenge. Twenty films were singled out for special honours at a ceremony while eight special awards were also announced. Entries for the film challenge came from all over New Zealand. They were made by individuals and teams from primary, intermediate and secondary schools and tertiary institutions.

Front Row: Film makers – Karalisa Dantas, Allen Shih, Kevin Ng, Léah McVeagh. Back Row: Oliver Driver (MC) and UNESCO NZ National Commissioner Paul Smith

They were assessed by judges from the worlds of media, education, government and business. Now in its fourth year, The Outlook for Someday challenge is to make a short sustainability-related film, any genre, filmed with any camera and any length up to 5 minutes. “We are getting an annual picture of how a generation is applying its creative energy to films about sustainability,” said David Jacobs, Director of The Outlook for Someday. “Young people who have made Winning Films in previous years have this year come back to win Special Awards. It’s great to see how they are evolving as film-makers.”