Loading Docs is a launchpad for New Zealand documentary shorts and documentary careers. As an initiative, Loading Docs is committed to supporting and developing diversity in both filmmaking talent and the platforms on which New Zealand documentary stories are seen. The programme takes filmmakers from idea to distribution and provides participants with support, training and networks.
As of December 2016, Loading Docs films have been viewed over 1.7 million times on a myriad of platforms Online, On Demand and On The Big Screen. They have featured on high profile sites such as Short of the Week, The Daily Mail, The Atlantic, The World’s Best Ever, Great Big Story, Huffington Post, Upworthy, National Geographic and Film Shortage as well as achieving Staff Picks on Vimeo.
The success extends to primetime broadcasts in New Zealand, selection in festivals such as The NZIFF, Show Me Shorts, ImagineNATIVE (Canada), the 2015 Banff World Tour (US), FIFO (Tahiti), Sprout Film Festival (NY) and screening on Air New Zealand in-flight.
Loading Docs is funded by NZ On Air and made with the support of the New Zealand Film Commission and Te Māngai Pāho.
Best New Zealand Web Series: Doc Edge Film Festival, 2016
“Here, in glorious hi-def video, are fellow New Zealanders telling important stories packed with emotion.
The catch? They have just 180 seconds to do so.”