Stuff Joins The Outlook for Someday

Stuff will showcase the winning films made by young New Zealanders in 2017 for the project's annual film challenge, the Someday Challenge.


The Outlook for Someday sustainability film project for young people is delighted to welcome Stuff as a Media Partner.

Stuff will showcase the winning films made by young New Zealanders in 2017 for the project's annual film challenge, the Someday Challenge.

The 20 films will be online exclusively at Stuff for viewing from Monday 27 November.

From that day until midnight on Monday 4 December there will also be an online vote for the Stuff Audience Choice from among the winning films.

The film that wins the vote will be announced at The Body Shop Someday Awards red-carpet ceremony at the Aotea Centre in Auckland on 7 December.

The event will be livestreamed at Stuff. So the families, friends, schools and communities of the winning film-makers will be able to watch it all unfold from wherever they are.

In 2018 Stuff will also showcase the second Someday Stories series of six sustainability-focused short films by emerging young film-makers.

Thanks to support from NZ On Air, Te Māngai Pāho, the New Zealand Film Commission and The Body Shop each commissioned production team will receive $10,000 in funding to make their 8-12 minute film in the first half of 2018.

Information about applying to make one of the six films is at

"The partnership with Stuff takes The Outlook for Someday to a new level," said David Jacobs, Director of Connected Media, the charitable trust that runs the project.

"In welcoming Stuff to the project we are also welcoming its online audience of over 2 million viewers and its social media community of over 600,000 followers. We hope those people like the films!"

"Stuff is pleased to be hosting the winning films in the Someday Challenge this year and we also look forward to hosting the next series of Someday Stories in 2018," said Asher Finlayson, Head of Video at Stuff.

"Being able to encourage such creativity in our young people is an absolute worthy cause and, with New Zealand On Air again backing the expertise of David and his team at Connected Media, we know the competition is in good hands.

We hope our audience enjoys seeing what New Zealand's young filmmakers are capable of and being able to pick their favourite for the Stuff Audience Choice award will be a challenge in itself."



The Outlook for Someday in 2017 is based on partnerships between Connected Media Charitable Trust and The Body Shop New ZealandNew Zealand Film CommissionNZ On AirTe Māngai PāhoMinistry of Youth DevelopmentDepartment of Conservation (through the DOC Community Fund), Auckland CouncilHealth Promotion AgencyToimata Foundation and Weta Digital.

Media Partners are StuffMāori TelevisionThe WirelessThe CoconetThe Adam & Eve ShowWhat NowTearawayUpstartVillainesse and Screenz.

Funding Partners are Creative New Zealand's Creative Communities SchemeThe Trusts Community FoundationLion FoundationDragon Community TrustFour Winds Foundation and Blue Sky Community Trust.

Regional Partners are Foundation North, Tauranga Energy Consumer TrustRotorua Energy Charitable Trust, Trust WaikatoWEL Energy TrustEastern and Central Community TrustWellington Community TrustRātā Foundation, West Coast Community TrustCommunity Trust of Mid and South CanterburyCentral Lakes TrustOtago Community Trust and Community Trust of Southland.

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 and Phantom Billstickers is Promotion Partner.

Rockstock and Soar Printing are Paper and Print Partners.

Auckland LiveKarma Cola and Austin's are Event Partners.

The Screen Production and Development Association of New Zealand (SPADA) and the Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand (DEGNZ) are Industry Partners.

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The Outlook for Someday

30 Oct 2017

The Outlook for Someday is New Zealand’s sustainability film project for young people.The Someday Challenge is for anyone up to age 24 to make a sustainability-related film, any genre, any length up to 5 minutes.