Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival

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In 2017, Māoriland Film Festival will introduce the first ever Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival – a film festival designed for young people by young people.

The MRFF builds on the work Māoriland has undertaken over the past three years with the E Tū Whānau whanau initiative within MSD. For the past three years, the E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards have provided young people (up to the age of 20) with the opportunity to create films and have them screened at the Māoriland Film Festival.

The Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival will showcase film programmes curated by a committee of young people who have previously participated in the E Tū Whānau Rangatahi film competition.

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Come and watch some films!

The Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival will be a unique opportunity for your students to experience stories from the perspective of Indigenous communities from across the globe, many of which will have been made by other students – like them.
Entry to film screenings for schools are only $2 per student!

Attend workshops and panel discussions!

Each year Māoriland provides a number of workshops and panel discussions with industry professionals from around the world. In 2016, these included a Hip Hop workshop with Onyeka Arapai (from the film, Born To Dance), and a script writing workshop with Briar Grace Smith. There was also a kaitiakitanga workshop that discussed how film can save our planet, as well as workshops on filmcraft – directing, camera, sound and producing.

These workshops are free to schools.

E Tu Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards

Once again, we will be hosting the E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards. These awards challenge indigenous youth to create a film that speaks to one of six key themes.

Submissions for the E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards will be open until mid February.

The standard is always high. Previous judges have included Tammy Davis, Lawrence Makoare and James Rolleston.

More information is available here.

Create a film for the Rangatahi Filmmaking Challenge

Use your “film voice” to make a 5 min film that tells your story from your perspective as a young person in Aotearoa.

It can be about any issue or topic you want in any style you want. If your 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!

Click here for more information and entry forms

Design the first official Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival T-Shirt

A new festival needs a new t-shirt – and we want one of you to design it. Are you up for the challenge?

What does ‘Through Our Lens’ mean to you? We are looking for designs that celebrate the unique perspectives of young people in Aotearoa.

Click here for more information and entry forms

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The MRFF will be held in Ōtaki from March 15-17, 2017 as part of the wider Māoriland Film Festival. Schools are invited to register their interest in attending the MRFF now. Seating at the 2017 MRFF will be limited. Registering to attend will ensure that your school can attend and will help us to tailor the programme to suit your school.

Years 1 – 13 are invited to attend MRFF. There will be appropriate programmes for students at primary, intermediate and senior level.

Schools may attend the MRFF for $2 per student per screening or $5 per student for a full day.

The confirmed MRFF programme will be sent to schools in mid-January 2017. Schools are asked to confirm their attendance at the latest by the end of February, 2017.

For schools with students in years 11 -13, there will be events within the wider festival programme that may meet their NCEA requirements. The full MFF 2017 programme will be released on February 6, 2017.

To register your interest, please complete the below form. 

Your School Name (required)

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Please tell us how many students you wish to bring to MRFF, in which school years.