Loading Docs is a launchpad for New Zealand documentary shorts.
2022 Collection (Season 9): New Zealand stories of pain, passion, perseverance, and the pursuit of something meaningful.
2021 Collection (Season 8): Chasing hope of growth, change, and justice in the lands of Aotearoa.
2020 Collection (Season 7): A turning point for humanity. The revolution is here.
2019 Collection (Season 6): Unlikely characters become the heroes in a powerful mix of realities.
About Loading Docs - A Short Documentary Initiative
Loading Docs is a unique initiative that produces a collection of eight-minute short documentaries each year - which captivate and inspire audiences locally and internationally - while developing and promoting New Zealand film-making talent.
Loading Docs’ aim is to provide local documentary makers with a platform to promote their creativity and talent and to create work that inspires, pushes boundaries, and moves audiences. Loading Docs short documentaries have been watched by over 14 million people.
The award-winning short documentary initiative is this year unified by the theme of Revolution. 2020 is a turning point for humanity, challenging us to rethink the way we live, work and engage. It’s time for a revolution.
Loading Docs is funded by NZ On Air with the support of the New Zealand Film Commission and Te Māngai Pāho.