Lock, Load & Film 

Nothing to watch, why not make a film yourself and enter our competition to win prizes! With a little imagination, time and your favourite device we can show you how to make your own film.

Miss Conception Films is launching a movie making competition to inspire creativity in Kiwi children and teens during the lockdown. Miss Conception Films supported by amazing Kiwi filmmakers and industry experts will bring you tips and live Q&A sessions, including Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, Kate Rodger, Loren Taylor, Cohen Holloway to mention a few.


The competition is open to kids up to the age of 16

Films of up to 10 minutes welcomed 

Submissions will be open from Monday 13th April to Friday 8th May.

All films that follow the rules will be released on our Facebook page

Our theme is ‘Finding our way home’ sometimes being stuck at home means we’re not able to see what it is about our homes and families that is so important to us. Tell us a story about home, whether home is the house you live in, your family, your friends, or pets, or in a fort you made for yourself outside. This story could be a documentary (real people talking about real things), scripted reality (real people in real situations but you make up some things to happen to them) or fiction (made up stories where you and your family pretend to be different characters, this could be drama, comedy, horror - we will teach you about the different types of genre


Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details and suggestions. 

Starting tomorrow we have a host of friends wanting to help you so will be offering their advice via short videos on Miss Conception’s Facebook.

For additional information check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/missconceptionfilms/

The Ultimate Prize - Thanks Sony!

We are thrilled to announce that Sony have donated the a6400 as the prize for the Overall winner. Compact in size and light weight, the Sony a6400 camera delivers high-level, speedy performance and advanced features. Whether you’re taking still shots or movies, creative compositions or everyday selfie shots, you’ll enjoy beautiful images that you’ll want to share, on the go.


Unleash your creative potential with high-resolution 4K movie recording to Slow & Quick Motion recording. Featuring AI-powered Real-time Eye AF, high-speed continuous shooting and 4K HDR movie-shooting.


Featuring a high-resolution180degree tiltable LCD touch screen with handy touch-screen functions, the Sony A6400 allows for full creative movie production, time-lapse movies or vlogging.


Alpha 6400 Premium Digital E-Mount Camera with 16-50mm lens.

RRP: $1,649.95



We definitely want you all to have fun, as filmmaking should be but we do have to have a couple of rules so that we can screen your films to the Facebook world


  • All participants need to register by emailing lockloadandfilm@gmail.com so we can send the consent and registration form.

  • Guardian signature required with all final submissions.

  • The films can be submitted in any language but films submitted in languages other than in English and Te Reo Māori will need to be accompanied by an English dialogue translation. We will supply a template if requested


  • Competition open to all children up to the age of 16. Three age categories: under 10 years, under 13 year olds and 16 years and under. The age of the director will determine which group the film falls under.



  • Films can be any genre up to 10 minutes long

  • Films in competition need to have been produced after the 6th of April 2020

  • Films produced before the 6th of April are welcome and will be screened as part of the out of competition films

  • Film delivery formats: MOV, Flash video, MPEG, MP4, QuickTime, WMV (Windows media video)

  • No swear words, butts / private parts or unnecessary violence

  • Don’t drive your parents crazy by fighting with your siblings, film making is about collaboration / listening and talking with each other.


An overall winner will be selected from each age range on 10th May. Stay tuned for info on prizes