Nau mai e te ao ki Māoriland!
MARCH 21 – 25 2018
Māoriland Film Festival is an International Indigenous Film festival that celebrates Indigenous voices and storytelling in film. Each March, Māoriland brings films and their creators to Ōtaki on New Zealand’s Kapiti Coast for five days of screenings, workshops and special events.
From March 21 – 25, 2018, Māoriland Film Festival will celebrate it’s 5th birthday with 58 events to be held over five days.
Māoriland is based out of the Māoriland Hub on Main Street, Ōtaki. Visitors are welcome year-round to enjoy film screenings, productions, exhibitions and workshops.
E TŪ WHĀNAU RANGATAHI FILM CHALLENGE
The E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Challenge is an opportunity for young Māori up to the age of 24 to create films that present their perspective as young people in Aotearoa.
Māoriland challenges youth to be creative – to use what they’ve got and what they know to tell their stories.
Films entered in the challenge are celebrated at the E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Filmmaking Awards, held at the Māoriland Film Festival each March. The 2018 awards will be held on March 22.
WHAT IS INDIGENOUS FILM?
Indigenous films are works created by individuals or groups of people who self-identify as Indigenous. Indigenous Peoples are also known as Tangata Whenua, Aboriginal, Native Peoples, First Peoples or Tribal Peoples and are characterised by language, enduring spiritual and cultural beliefs and practices, and a close connection to lands and/or territories.
TĀRIA TAKU MOKO MĀORI KI NGĀ KIRIATA O TE WĀ
EMBED MY NATIVE SOUL IN FILM
‘HOW DOES YOUR NATIVE SOUL INFORM YOUR WORK?’
Māoriland Film Festival celebrates the vibrant and diverse perspectives of Tangata Whenua Indigenous Peoples from around the globe. At Māoriland you may see films from as far abroad as the Sámi people of Northern Europe to indigenous stories of North America, Asia and the Pacific. The films themselves are as diverse as the people – from comedies to drama to documentary. At Māoriland, you will laugh, you may cry but you will go home inspired.