DAY 1

23 MARCH 2016

9:30 – 10:30 AM | RAUKAWA MARAE

raukawa sq

OPENING PŌWHIRI RAUKAWA MARAE

11 AM – 12:30 PM | RAUKAWA MARAE

Hautoa MA sq

HAUTOA MA! THE RISE OF MĀORI CINEMA

Directed by Libby Hakaraia (Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toa Rangatira and Te Ati Awa)
Aotearoa 
2016

Hautoa Ma: The Rise of Māori Cinema places recent major films like The Dark Horse, Whale Rider, Eagle vs Shark, Boy, The Dead Lands, and the soon to be released Mahana in the wider historical context of Māori cinema. It asks how much the success of these films is due to the efforts of those who went before them and tries to answer the question of what is and what is not a Māori movie.

12:30 – 1:30 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE | SCHOOLS ONLY EVENT

Autumn Leaves Sq

MĀORILAND SCHOOL SHORTS #1

A SELECTION OF SHORT FILMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

DOG SAVE THE QUEEN

Directed by Marcus Hamill
Rarotonga
2013

AUTUMN LEAVES

Directed by Saman Hosseiunpuor
Iran
2015

12:30 – 2:30 PM | RAUKAWA MARAE

Larry Parr Sq

MĀORILAND HONOURS RAUKAWA FILMMAKER LARRY PARR

Larry Parr (Ngāti Raukawa, Muaūpoko) is a longtime ‘mover and shaker’ in New Zealand’s screen industry, a man whose career has ridden the booms and busts of the business. For a period in the mid-1980s he was one of the most prolific producers New Zealand had yet seen, with a roster that ranged from Constance through teen movie Queen City Rocker, to mood piece Starlight Hotel. Parr has also been a scriptwriter, director and TV executive, and helped bring landmark Maori anthology series E Tipu e Rea to the screen.

At this special session we celebrate Parr’s contribution to film and particularly, Māori film over the past 25 years.

1:45 – 2:45 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE | SCHOOLS ONLY EVENT

Ma Sq

MĀORILAND SCHOOL SHORTS #2

A SELECTION OF SHORT FILMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

MA

Directed by Nikki Si’ulepa
Aotearoa
2013

LITTLE GIRL’S WAR CRY

Directed by Erin Lau
Hawaii
2013

MAAP MORDAK – SKIN DEEP

Directed by Dot West
Australia
2014

THE TALE OF THE COCONUT

Directed by Marc Thümmler
Germany
2015

1-0

Directed by Saman Hosseinpuor
Iran
2014

3:45 – 4:30 PM

beach sq

OPENING OF ARTISTS INSTALLATIONS

Details are yet to be announced.

6 – 7:30 PM | RANGIATEA CHURCH

6 – 7:15 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE 

Autumn Leaves Sq

MĀORILAND SCHOOL SHORTS #1

A SELECTION OF SHORT FILMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

DOG SAVE THE QUEEN

Directed by Marcus Hamill
Rarotonga
2013

AUTUMN LEAVES

Directed by Saman Hosseiunpuor
Iran
2015

8:30 – 10 PM | NGĀ PURAPURA

Mahana Sq

MAHANA

NZ FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE

Directed by Lee Tamahori (Ngati Porou)
Aotearoa
2016

Inspired by Witi Ihimaera novel Bulibasha, Mahana sees director Lee Tamahori making his first film on local soil since a very different family tale: 1994’s Once Were Warriors. Set in the 1960s, Mahana stars Temuera Morrison as a proud farming patriarch who makes it clear his family should have absolutely nothing to do with rival family the Poatas. Then romance enters the picture, and son Simeon sets out to find out how the feud first got started. The powerhouse Māori cast also includes Nancy Brunning and Jim Moriarty. Mahana debuts at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival.

7:30 – 9 PM | THE CIVIC THEATRE

TWQ Sq

THREE WISE COUSINS

Directed by S.Q.S (Samoan)
AOTEAROA
2016

Adam is a 22 year old New Zealand born Samoan guy who falls for Mary. On a ‘chance’ encounter he learns that Mary only wants to go out with a ‘real island guy’ – not a plastic one.

Adam realizes that to get rid of his ‘plastic’ ways and impress Mary, he’ll have to travel to Samoa and have his cousins teach him how to be a real island guy.

Three Wise Cousins is a feature length comedy, that will have you laughing from start to end; it’s a film unlike any other that will surprise you with it’s endless amount of ‘wisdom’.

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