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MĀORILAND FILM FESTIVAL 
15 – 19 MARCH 2017
ŌTAKI

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 story telling 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.

READ THE 2017 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

FLIP THROUGH THE 2017 PROGRAMME BOOK

121 EVENTS OVER FIVE DAYS

8 NZ PREMIERES OF AWARD WINNING FILMS

100 FILMS FROM 15 COUNTRIES AND 71 INDIGENOUS NATIONS
TICKETS TO SCREENINGS ONLY $6
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EMBED MY NATIVE SOUL IN FILM

MĀORILAND RANGATAHI FILM FESTIVAL

Māoriland Film Festival invites schools to attend the first MRFF – from March 15 – 17.
The MRFF features short and feature film screenings, workshop and kōrero opportunities for students. 
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MRFF SESSIONS ARE ONLY $2 PER STUDENT PER SESSION OR $5 PER STUDENT FOR A WHOLE DAY
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CREATE A FILM 

Students are invited to participate in the 2017 E Tu Whānau Rangatahi Filmmaking Challenge – they are asked to use their “film voice” to make a 5 min film that tells their story from their perspective as a young person in Aotearoa.
It can be about any issue or topic they want in any style they want. If their film is selected, it will be screened at the Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival to audiences of rangatahi, filmmakers and film festival programmers from all over the world!
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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 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. 

‘How does your native soul inform your work?’ 

Māoriland Film Festival celebrates the vibrant and diverse perspectives of 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 and hopefully, you will go home inspired. 

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Support Māoriland Film Festival

Māoriland Film Festival is a largely volunteer run festival based in Ōtaki, New Zealand.
If you or your organisation would like to support our kaupapa please visit our sponsors information page.

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Welcome to the tribal lands of Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga: Home to the subtribes of Ngāti Korokī, Ngāti Maiōtaki, Ngāti Huia ki Katihiku, Ngāti Pare and Ngāti Kapumanawawhiti. We are grateful for the support of Ngā Hapū o Ōtaki, our kaumātua and kuia, our kaimahi and our whānau. Tēnā koutou.

NGĀ MIHI – ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL

Windsor Park Orchard
Brendan Heenan – Tall Poppy Real Estate
Hans & Nienke Itjeshorst – Engel
Pā Peter & Pā Piripi
Ōtaki Mail
Ōtaki Commercial Park
Streetscene
Hammer Hardware, Ōtaki
Marlan Trading

Ngā hoa tautoko katoa!