2017 Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival Programme

In 2017, Māoriland Film Festival will host the first Māoriland Rangatahi (youth) Film Festival (MRFF). Running within Māoriland, the MRFF will run from March 15 – 17 with a programme that has been curated by Ngā Pakiaka – a committee of young filmmakers aged 12 – 16.

Ngā Pakiaka reviewed 100 films to put together this programme for their peers. It is a programme that will excite, intrigue and inspire. Ngā Pakiaka invite all schools in the region to attend the festival!


RĀAPA – WEDNESDAY 15TH MARCH


0930 – 1030

PŌWHIRI

The fourth annual Māoriland Film Festival will open with a pōwhiri at Raukawa Marae, Ōtaki. 

What to expect


1115 – 1430

OPENING OF MRFF

The first Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival will open at Raukawa Marae with a presentation by Ngā Pakiaka and screening of rangatahi made film. 

It is a celebration of the creative talents of our young people. 


1700 – 1930

RANGATAHI GALA

The Māoriland Rangatahi Gala will feature live performances and kai ahead of our first free whānau screening. Bring the whānau down and enjoy a fun evening in Ōtaki!


2030 – 2200

FREE WHĀNAU SCREENING OF HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

Taika Waititi’s 2016 smash whānau film Hunt For The Wilderpeople will screen outside at our first free whānau feature screening! Bring down a beach chair or bean bag, a blanket and enjoy the adventures of Ricki Baker and Uncle Hec under the stars. 

wilderpeople.film


RĀPARE – THURSDAY 16TH MARCH


0930 – 1100

E TU WHĀNAU RANGATAHI FILM AWARDS

The Māoriland Rangatahi Film Challenges asks young people under the age of 21 to create a film that presents their perspective to the world.

At the E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards we celebrate all those who have submitted films to the challenge with awards and prizes. 

The Māoriland Rangatahi Film Challenge is open for submissions until February 24. Make a film! 

More information is available here


1115 – 1315

MELE MURALS 
(USA)

MELE MURALS is a documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancestral wisdom for a new generation of Native Hawaiians

ARTIST Estria Miyashiro will be in attendance.

www.melemurals.com


1330 – 1430

ANIMATED SHORTS

A selection of animated short films from around the world. Suitable for younger viewers. 


SOLD OUT

POI 360 KŌRERO & WORKSHOP

POI360 is the very first digital home for indigenous stories of the Poi. Using VR and other digital technologies, Lanita Ririnui-Ryan has created a multi-experience platform that takes viewers from the origins of poi to modern day performances. 

In this interactive kōrero and workshop, Ririnui-Ryan will take students through the website, explaining the kaupapa, the digital technologies and future of the project. 

www.poi360.nz

 


RĀMERE – FRIDAY 17TH MARCH


0930 – 1030

RISE: STANDING ROCK
(CANADA)

From the Standing Rock protests to the battle for Oak Flat, the Viceland docuseries RISE expertly investigates the ongoing environmental rights struggles that continue to be faced by Native American and indigenous citizens. 

In this episode, we visit North Dakota where Standing Rock fights to stop a pipeline being built on their ancestral homeland.

A teaching guide will be available to accompany this screening closer to the festival. 


1045 – 1200

COMING OF AGE SHORTS
(YR 10 +)

A series of short films from around the world that navigates issues and themes that young people experience as they ‘come of age’. 

A teaching guide will be available to accompany this screening closer to the festival. 


1215 – 1315

SCHOOL SHORTS

A series of short films from around the world suitable for younger audiences. 


1330 – 1430

ENVIRONMENTAL SHORTS

A series of short films with environmental themes, suitable for all ages. 


0930 – 1030

WORKSHOP 1

VR WITH INDIGILAB


1045 – 1200

WORKSHOP 2

VR WITH INDIGILAB


1215 – 1315

WORKSHOP 3

ACTING WITH TINA CLEARY


1330 – 1430

WORKSHOP 4

COSTUME WITH KIRI NATHAN

VENUE KEY


RAUKAWA MARAE
90 Mill Rd, Ōtaki

MĀORILAND HUB
68 Main Street, Ōtaki

NGĀ PURAPURA
145 Tasman Rd, Ōtaki

GREEN FIELDS TE KURA Ā IWI O WHAKATUPURANGA RUA MANO
143 TASMAN ROAD

ATTENDING THE MRFF

The Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival is open for schools to attend. 

Screenings and Workshops are $2 per student or $5 per student for a full day session. 

School bookings can be made direct by contacting the Māoriland Rangatahi Co-ordinator, Madeleine de Young on maddy[at]maorilandfilm.co.nz

Spaces will fill quickly. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

Teachers who have booked in to attend MRFF sessions will receive an information document with all the films and their synopses in the week prior to the festival. This late date is to allow for rangatahi made films to be programmed within the festival. 

The RISE: Savage Family and Coming of Age Shorts sessions have been programmed for older students preparing for or currently sitting NCEA. Teachers will be provided with a teaching guide with information about the films, their themes, talking points and useful further resources ahead of the festival. 

RANGATAHI FILM CHALLENGE

Students are invited 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!

Entries close on February 27, 2017. 

Click here for more information and entry forms