Nau mai e te ao ki Māoriland!
‘See the world’ at the Māoriland Film Festival!
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.
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.
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.
MĀORILAND IS SUPPORTED BY
FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL
Pā Peter & Pā Piripi
Windsor Park Orchard
Brendan Heenan – Tall Poppy Real Estate
Hans & Nienke Itjeshorst – Engel
Ōtaki Street Scene
Hammer Hardware, Ōtaki