E Tu Whānau Rangatahi Filmmaking Challenge

“Rangatahi are our future – they have energy, ideas and motivation to shape their own destinies. Rangatahi have been involved in E Tu Whānau from the outset. They have their fingers on the pulse and are important messengers of change.”

In 2017, Māoriland Film Festival (MFF) is to host the first Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival.  Films will be programmed by Ngā Pakiaka – a panel of rangatahi who will select films from around the world to screen for their peers.

Ngā Pakiaka invite young filmmakers from around Aotearoa to participate in the Māoriland Rangatahi Film Challenge, supported by E Tu Whānau.

E Tū Whānau is a movement for positive change developed by Māori for Māori. It’s about taking responsibility and action in your community and supporting whānau to thrive. 

E Tu Whānau Rangatahi Filmmaking Challenge
Giving with no expectation of return.
It’s about being connected.
Knowing who you are and where you belong.
Building the mana of others, through nurturing, growing and challenging.
Open communication, being supportive.
Doing things the right way, according to our values

THE BASICS

1. Come up with a story

2. Use whatever you have available to tell your story. Google is your friend!

Resources for Rangatahi Filmmakers

3. Cut it into a film no longer than 5 minutes. 

4. Fill out the entry forms and submit your film to the E Tu Whānau Rangatahi Filmmaking Challenge by February 24, 2017 (late entries will be accepted until March 3)

 

THROUGH OUR LENS

The theme of this years challenge is, ‘Through Our Lens.’

We are encouraging you to use your “film voice” to create a film which means to tell your story from your perspective as a young person in Aotearoa.  It can be about any issue or topic you want to make it about.  You can make it in any style you want; documentary, drama, animation, stop motion, music video – but remember it needs to be a song you have the rights to. You can’t just use someone else’s song or music.  Big hint –  if you compose it yourself it’s your song!

Your film must be no longer than 5 minutes. 

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! They might choose your film for their festival! And you might get to travel with it.

The best films will be screened at the 2017 E Tu Whānau Rangatahi Filmmaking Awards where you could win prizes for your film!

Submit your film by February 24th, 2017 to maddy@maorilandfilm.co.nz

E TU WHĀNAU RANGATAHI FILMMAKING COMPETITION FORMS

 

2017 COMPETITION DATES

 

OCTOBER 14 2016 – COMPETITION OPENS

FEBRUARY 24 2017 – COMPETITION CLOSES

MARCH 3 2017 – FINAL DEADLINE FOR LATE ENTRIES

 

2016 WINNERS

He Taonga
Producer/Director: Oriwa Hakaraia (12 years), Te Kura-ā-Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano, Ōtaki

Winner: Best Drama

Winner: Best Actor – Te Ahitaiwa Hakaraia Hosking

What’s the Difference

Producer/Director: Maizy Kingsford-Brown (12 years), Te Kura-ā-Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano, Ōtaki

Winner: Best Innovation

Harikoa
Producer/Director: Philly Kingsford-Brown (15 years), Te Kura a Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano, Ōtaki

Winner: Best Documentary

Winner: Best Original Music

Home

Director: Neihana Lowe (15 years)

Poem: Sheldon Rua (16 years), Rosehill College, Auckland

Winner: Best Camera

Winner: Best Original Music

The Healthy Wrap

Manaakitanga Studio and Room 7, Avalon Intermediate

Winner: Best Innovation

Winner: Best Original music

Otaki’s Treasure

Director/Producer: Kaea Hakaraia-Hosking, (11 years), Te Korowai Whakamana,Ōtaki

Pepeha

Director: Pani Rakuraku White (11 years), Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ruamata

Winner: Best Camera

Winner: Best Documentary

Kaitiaki

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rito

Winner: Best Actor – Te Akauroa Jacob (10 years)

Māori Spy Movie

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Manawatu