Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival (MRFF) is a film festival for Rangatahi, programmed by Rangatahi. Rangatahi is the Māori word for youth.
The MRFF is planned by Ngā Pakiaka, a group of passionate rangatahi with a hunger to participate in and learn more about the wider film festival process.
For the 2017 MRFF, Ngā Pakiaka reviewed over 100 films, selecting 35 films from around the world to be viewed by their peers.
Participation in Ngā Pakiaka provides rangatahi with a hands-on opportunity to learn more about how a film festival is organised and operated.
Being a member of Ngā Pakiaka is a commitment that runs from August to March. Members must be aged 12 – 22 and live in/close to Ōtaki. Rangatahi interested in becoming a member of Ngā Pakiaka should contact firstname.lastname@example.org