Filmmaking Challenge


The Someday Film Challenge is a filmmaking challenge for anyone under the age of 25 to make a short film about an issue they care about. 

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Instagram and Facebook. You can also enter the Someday Film Challenge at Film Freeway.

The Someday Film Challenge has been empowering Aotearoa’s young people to tell stories about issues they care about and share their stories through the medium of film since 2007. Enter the Someday Film Challenge 2023 and join our wide community of Someday Filmmakers!

NEW in 2023!: Someday Short Shorts - Short, social media style impact films that are 60 seconds or less

For the first time, we are running a separate category for anyone interested in making short, social media style videos that have the potential to have impact and to reach a wide audience.

Someday Short Shorts are short videos shot in a vertical frame (ie portrait) or square style that suits social media platforms such as Instagram or TikTok. The films must be no longer than sixty seconds long, should be informative or at least have the potential to make audiences think (or laugh!)

Up to ten winning Short Shorts films will be selected and receive their own awards and prizes (prizes to be confirmed). They will have the same age group categories and they will also be eligible for the Standout Winner award.

The deadline for 2023 is the 22nd of September

Pre-registrations are now open - Pre-register here!

If you Pre-register you will receive an Entry Pack with key info, film tips, and dates. 
We will also keep you updated with tips and tricks to help you make your film great! 

It is free to enter, we select 10 winning films and there are lots of prizes to be won. So start making your film today!

For more information contact:
Or join our Someday Challenge discord chat here! Discord Chat

How to Enter

You can start making your film now! 
We will have more entry information next year. 
The deadline for 2023 is the 22nd of September. 



  1. Make a short film of any genre about sustainability or a topic you care about! 
  2. Be a New Zealand Resident! 
  3. Keep your film under Five Minutes for the Someday Film Challenge or under sixty seconds for Someday Shorties!
  4. Entrants can be up to the age of 24!*
  5. Make sure you have permission for yourself, your team members, and actors and for music and any stock images you use! Find forms here - Release forms

    (*In 2023, up to the age of 24 means anyone born in 1999 or later, who is a citizen or resident of New Zealand, or who is studying or working lawfully in New Zealand)

What do we mean by sustainability? 

Sustainability is all about making sure our needs are met in the present while also making sure future generations' needs are met. So you can interpret the theme of sustainability in many different ways! For example, it could be related to a personal journey, whānau, society, economics, the environment, or many more sustainability themes. Watching winning films on our website may help give you ideas.