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Announcing the Someday Challenge Shortlist 2018


29 October 2018

We are super excited to announce films have been shortlisted in the Someday Challenge, 2018!

Our huge congratulations to film-makers whose work has made the shortlist of 40! Selection was not easy as we received 133 terrific entries. We loved watching your films and we’ve been blown away by the passion and talent revealed in your work. 

What happens now?
All shortlisted films are now available for viewing on Vimeo! And on Friday 9th November, our independent judging panel meets to select the winners for the Someday Challenge, 2018.

When will winners be notified?
We’ll be phoning to inform winners soon after judging, so a few days after 9th November.

Winning films
You can watch the winning films online at Stuff from 26th November.

Stuff Audience Choice Award
You can cast a vote for the Stuff Audience Choice Award from Monday, 26th November through until midnight on Monday, 3rd December.

The Someday Awards
Winning film-makers will be honoured at The Body Shop Someday Awards red-carpet ceremony at St Matthew-in-the-City in central Auckland on 6th December.

Winning film-makers will receive a heap of prizes including having their films entered into an international film festival. Click here for full details of prizes. 

The Someday Awards livestream will be available on Stuff and on The Outlook for Someday website and Facebook page on 6th December.


A Conversation About The Weather by Hunter Williams of Auckland

A Difference by Poppy Peate, Weiyi Jiang, Liam Parry, Alysha Watene, Claire Cruse, Kaitlin Hay and Yubin Han from the Waikato

All for One Lockers Project by Yashna Kumar of Auckland

All The Earth by Laura Kelliher and Tara Macdonald of Canterbury

Allies of the Earth by Gitanjali Bhatt of ­Auckland

Anyone by Pieta Prouting, Heidi Vogel, Emma Miron, Georgia Lowe and Libby Geary of Canterbury

Are You Up For The Fight To End Sexual Assault? by Emma Squared from Wellington

Ari's World by Irava and Makea Upu of Auckland

Aviation in The Environment by Jack Prebble from Canterbury

Can-do Kiwi by Charlie Nichols in the UK

Climate Stories by The Goldens, Auckland

Coral by Brooke Waterson of Auckland

Dead Air by Grace Maguire and McKenzie Preston of Canterbury

Dear Grief by Luka Wolfgram from Auckland

Egosystem by Isabella Duffus and Jemimah Frost of Canterbury

Fortnite Addiction by Ricky Bassano, Gurmehar Bajwa, Jasper Carpenter from Auckland

Gaming Addiction by Raiyan Khan, Andrew Ma and Farhaan Mohammed from Auckland 

GRIT by Geoff Chen of Auckland

Habitat by Celeste Fontein from Wellington

Insomnia by Faatimah Nisa, Jahnavi Shah and Mavis Chin from Auckland

Jimmy's Garden by Team Ridsdale in the Manawatu

Keep the Faith by Terry Cheng of Auckland

Kiwi Cops by Cheyenne Lewis of Gisborne

Let's Not Waste It by Seren Stevens and Lydia Hayden in the Waikato

Making the World a Better Place with Sport by Ethan Fulford, Matthew Richards in the Waikato

MI Culture by Jonathon Funaki from Auckland

Nature in Trouble by Martin Cole, Jeremy Cole and Daniel Cocker of Otago

O.B.S.E.S.S.I.O.N by Arlo Byron from the Bay of Plenty

Selfie Addiction by Nikhilesh Prasad, Bonnie Ye and Harshitha Surendran from Auckland

Shedding Light on Mental Illness by Ally Lin, Michaela Rohm and Avantikha Mudalier in Auckland

Single Use by Mika Zollner and Xavier Warne of Wellington

Spread a Little Kindness by St Albans Empower Youth in the Manawatu

Stuart the Penguin by Timothy Wallace of Auckland

Sustainable + Happiness by Charlotte Howe and Olivia Willcock of Canterbury

Sustainable People on Banks Peninsula by Marco Varray of Canterbury

Te Riri o Mataaho by Joshua Lynch of Auckland

The Beach Restoration Day! by Neve Curtis and Addisyn Lawrence of Otago

The Sustainability Dilemma by Becki Moss and Rachel Cooper from Auckland

Time Capsule by Jessica Arlund from the Bay of Plenty

What Matters Is by Luka Wolfgram from Auckland


The Outlook for Someday in 2018 is based on partnerships between Connected Media Charitable Trust and The Body Shop New ZealandNew Zealand Film CommissionNZ On AirTe Māngai PāhoMinistry of Youth Development,  Department of ConservationAuckland CouncilHealth Promotion AgencyToimata FoundationWeta Digital and the Vista Foundation.
Media Partners are StuffMāori TelevisionThe WirelessThe CoconetWhat NowUpstartVillainesse and NZ Web Fest.

Funding Partners are Creative New Zealand's Creative Communities SchemeThe Trusts Community FoundationLion FoundationFour Winds FoundationLottery Grants BoardOne Foundation and ILT Foundation.

Regional Partners are Foundation NorthTauranga Energy Consumer TrustTrust WaikatoWEL Energy TrustEastern and Central Community TrustRātā FoundationWest Coast Community TrustOtago Community Trust and Community Trust of Southland and Hutt City Council.

Photogear is Technology Partner, O'Halloran North Shore is Accountancy Partner and Stephens Lawyers is Honorary Legal Advisor. Lifeguard & Safety is Health and Safety Partner.

Rockstock and Soar Printing are Paper and Print Partners.
Karma Cola is an Event Partner.
The Screen Production and Development Association of New Zealand (SPADA) and the Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand (DEGNZ) are Industry Partners.
Local partners are Whau Local BoardWaitakere Ranges Local BoardAlbert-Eden Local Board and Maungakiekie Local Board.