2017 Programme

This March 15 – 19, join us in Ōtaki as we embark on a celebration of indigenous cinema, that will take audiences from Aotearoa to the Arctic

The annual Māoriland Film Festival 2017 is filled to the brim with some of the hottest Indigenous films on the planet. The programme includes multi-award winning features, documentaries and short films, two of which are nominated for Oscars. These works will all be presented in Ōtaki as part of the 4th Māoriland Film Festival: March 15 – 19.

2017 PROGRAMME QUICK FACTS

  • 121 Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Workshops, Kōrero and other special events over five days.
  • 8 New Zealand premieres of multi-award winning international Indigenous feature films.
  • 100 films from 15 countries and 71 Indigenous nations
  • 35 New Zealand films
  • A majority of film and videos created by Indigenous female directors (60%)
TICKETING INFORMATION:

Tickets available from March 1
Buy tickets online via iTICKET
Call iTicket on 0508 iTICKET (484-253)

All public screening tickets only $6
School screenings are $2 per student per session or $5 per student per day
Māoriland Closing Night Party is $45
Storytelling Tent sessions are free.
Door sales subject to availability, book early to avoid disappointment.

VENUE INFORMATION:

The Civic Theatre
16 Main Street

Ngā Purapura
145 Tasman Road

Māoriland Hub
68 Main Street

Rangiātea Church
33 Te Rauparaha Street

Raukawa Marae
90 Mill Road

Storytellers Tent
5 Rangatira Street

Te Kura ā Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano
143 Tasman Road

Colonization Road - all through Canada, there are roads that mark the nations Colonization. Ryan McMahon takes audiences on a journey to understand and decolonize. Screening at Māoriland Film Festival 2017
2017 FEATURE & DOCUMENTARY FILMS

The 2017 programme features 17 dramatic and documentary feature films from 8 countries and 23 indigenous nations. 

Of the 17 films, 8 are the New Zealand premiere of multi-award winning films. Be one of the first in Aotearoa to see these incredible films at only $6 a ticket! 

See the full line-up of feature films by clicking here.

RISE - Viceland presents Sarain Fox in the docu-series RISE - an exploration of Native American resistance today and over the past 500 years. Screens at Māoriland Film Festival 15 - 19 March, 2017.
RISE - Viceland presents Sarain Fox in the docu-series RISE - an exploration of Native American resistance today and over the past 500 years. Screens at Māoriland Film Festival 15 - 19 March, 2017.
2017 SHORT FILMS

Māoriland Film Festival’s 2017 shorts programme include colourful and stimulating tales from Aotearoa, the Pacific, and far-flung corners of the globe are a feast for the eyes, ears, and heart. They remind us all – in angry political times – how close we actually are to each other.

See the full line-up of short film programmes by clicking here.

RISE - Viceland presents Sarain Fox in the docu-series RISE - an exploration of Native American resistance today and over the past 500 years. Screens at Māoriland Film Festival 15 - 19 March, 2017.
RISE - Viceland presents Sarain Fox in the docu-series RISE - an exploration of Native American resistance today and over the past 500 years. Screens at Māoriland Film Festival 15 - 19 March, 2017.
2017 SPECIAL EVENTS

In addition to film screenings, the 2017 Māoriland Film Festival is packed full of special events including; The Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival – a festival for young people curated by youth, for youth with two outdoor whānau screenings, Kōrero with industry professionals from the Sundance Native programme and imagineNATIVE, VR kōrero with INDIGILAB and Poi 360, a Storytelling Tent for intimate conversations between filmmakers and the audience and the return of the Māoriland Red Carpet Party with Special Guests CHOCOLATE BOX featuring Vanessa Stacey, Kirsten Te Rito and DJ Ayesha

See the full line-up of special events by clicking here.

PROGRAMME

TIMETABLE

2017 Timetable

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MĀORILAND RANGATAHI FILM FESTIVAL

In 2017, Māoriland Film Festival celebrates the first Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival – a festival for our youth, curated by our youth. Since the beginning, our young people have played a key role in the Māoriland Film Festival; participating in the E Tu Whānau Rangatahi Filmmaking Awards, and acting as our Kai Hapai – the young people who introduce every screening at the festival. 

In September 2016, Ngā Pakiaka was formed. Ngā Pakiaka is a committee of five award-winning youth filmmakers aged 12 – 16 who have been with Māoriland since the beginning. Since September, Ngā Pakiaka have watched over 80 films from around the world, selecting films that excited and inspired them to screen for their peers. 

The 2017 Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival includes shorts programmes, workshops, two outdoor whānau screenings (Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Moana), the E Tu Whānau Rangatahi Filmmaking Awards, a Rangatahi Gala and international food Kainival, the annual Māoriland Keynote Address with Julian Dennison and his mother Mabelle and a community art project with internationally recognised urban art, Estria Miyashiro

See the full Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival programme by clicking here.

 
For school bookings please contact Madeleine de Young
To volunteer at the 2017 festival please contact Tania Hakaraia
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