Who we are

Day One Hāpai te Haeata is a supportive community which provides rangatahi with the tools, guidance and opportunities to share stories on screen.

Learn

Tips and How to guides for budding filmmakers, resources and templates to build from, entry toolkits for our programmes and FAQ’s

Do

Looking to get into filmaking? Check out our Challenge and Shorts

Watch

Dive into our archive and watch work from our talented alumni.

Shorts

A series of funded short films made by young emerging filmmakers that explore cultural, social and political issues.

Challenge

A filmmaking challenge for anyone up to the age of 24 to tell stories for a better tomorrow.

Latest Updates

Announcing our new Director...

Announcing our new Director...

We are thrilled to announce Day One Hāpai te Haeata new Director Anna Rose Duckworth who joins our Executive Director Chris Widdup in this leadership duo.

Day One Hāpai te Haeata's Launch and Fundraiser Party: How We Have Evolved and How We Are Continuing Our Legacy of Making Stories for a Better Tomorrow

Day One Hāpai te Haeata's Launch and Fundraiser Party: How We Have Evolved and How We Are Continuing Our Legacy of Making Stories for a Better Tomorrow

On Wednesday 3 April, Day One will be hosting a launch event at Te Pou Theatre. Previously known as The Outlook for Someday, we will be celebrating our long-awaited new look and filling you in on how we have evolved over the past 17 years.

Announcing our Day One Shorts Series 8 Shortlist

Announcing our Day One Shorts Series 8 Shortlist

We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for Day One Shorts Series 8!