TĀRIA TAKU MOKO MĀORI KI NGĀ KIRIATA O TE WĀ

EMBED MY NATIVE SOUL IN FILM

Each March, Māoriland Film Festival brings the Indigenous world to Ōtaki, Aotearoa to celebrate Indigenous creativity through screen storytelling.

Māoriland operates year-round from the Māoriland Hub

He whare taketake – a home for the Indigenous
He whare tapere – a home for the imagination
He whare kōrero – a home for conversation

The 2020 Māoriland Film Festival will take place from
Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 March.

ANORI – PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR BEST FEATURE FILM
MFF2019

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MĀORILAND FILM FESTIVAL

Māoriland Film Festival was founded in 2014 to celebrate Indigenous voices and storytelling in film from Ōtaki, Aotearoa. We exist to uplift the perspectives and stories of Indigenous peoples.

Over the past six years, the festival has grown to be the largest presenter of Indigenous screen content in the Southern Hemisphere with a year-round programme of events.

SUBMIT YOUR FILM TO MFF 2020

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 

MĀORILAND
HUB

The Māoriland Hub is a home for the Indigenous, a home for the arts, a home for ideas and conversations – he whare taketake, he whare tapere, he whare kōrero. It is open year-round on Ōtaki’s Village showcasing Indigenous creativity and innovation through film, art, technology, kōrero and more.

A drawcard for visitors to the Kāpiti Coast, the Māoriland Hub is a vibrant space to create, learn and be inspired.

Upcoming Events

  1. NATIVE Minds presents Hei Tirohanga Whakamua

    August 27 @ 7:00 pm - September 24 @ 9:00 pm
  2. MFF2020

    March 18, 2020 - March 22, 2020
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MĀORILAND FILM FESTIVAL

Māoriland Film Festival was founded in 2014 to celebrate Indigenous voices and storytelling in film from Ōtaki, Aotearoa. We exist to uplift the perspectives and stories of Indigenous peoples.

Over the past six years, the festival has grown to be the largest presenter of Indigenous screen content in the Southern Hemisphere with a year-round programme of events.

SUBMIT YOUR FILM TO MFF 2020

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 

MĀORILAND
HUB

The Māoriland Hub is a home for the Indigenous, a home for the arts, a home for ideas and conversations – he whare taketake, he whare tapere, he whare kōrero. It is open year-round on Ōtaki’s Village showcasing Indigenous creativity and innovation through film, art, technology, kōrero and more.

A drawcard for visitors to the Kāpiti Coast, the Māoriland Hub is a vibrant space to create, learn and be inspired.

Upcoming Events

  1. NATIVE Minds presents Hei Tirohanga Whakamua

    August 27 @ 7:00 pm - September 24 @ 9:00 pm
  2. MFF2020

    March 18, 2020 - March 22, 2020

TE URU MAIRE

THE MĀORILAND RANGATAHI STRATEGY

“Te Uru Maire” unites film, creativity, innovation and technology to develop rangatahi for the future of work as story leaders, creatives and entrepreneurs.

By enabling rangatahi (youth) to have access to the tools and skills to create their own stories the MCT is empowering rangatahi Māori to have tino rangatiratanga over their own voice and be part of the collective Indigenous narrative worldwide.

Te Uru Maire is connected to industry with tangible pathways into high value creative work. In this way rangatahi Maori can contribute to the wellbeing of their whānau and wider community with an underlying commitment to tackling social and environmental issues for the benefit of the planet.

Rangatahi at Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival outside Ngā Purapura

TELL YOUR STORY IN FILM

THE E TŪ WHĀNAU RANGATAHI FILM CHALLENGE IS OPEN NOW

ENTER YOUR FILM UP TO 5 MINS LONG INSPIRED BY ONE OF E TŪ WHĀNAU’S SIX VALUES AND YOU COULD WIN UP TO $1,000 WORTH OF CASH AND PRIZES!

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!  

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

RANGATAHI PROJECTS

Nga Pakiaka

NGĀ PAKIAKA

Ngā Pakiaka is the rangatahi leadership group of the Māoriland Charitable Trust. They are the centre of the Te Uru Maire – the Māoriland Rangatahi Strategy and are responsible for the Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival – the rangatahi programme of the largest Indigenous Film Festival in the Southern Hemisphere.

Through Our Lens

THROUGH OUR LENS

Through Our Lens is connecting Indigenous rangatahi globally, enabling them to create screen stories from their perspective as Indigenous young people for the world.

ETW Film Challenge

E TŪ WHĀNAU RANGATAHI FILM CHALLENGE

The E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Challenge is an opportunity for rangatahi up to the age of 24 to create films that present their perspective as young people in Aotearoa.

It’s about empowering rangatahi to tell their own stories through film.

M.A.T.C

M.A.T.C.H – MĀORILAND TECH CREATIVE HUB

A tech-creative learning centre that is supporting rangatahi in Ōtaki and the Kāpiti Coast to become creative tech leaders by providing training, mentorship and industry-led opportunities for rangatahi to pathway towards high value careers as the producers, developers and thought-pioneers of the future.

MĀORILAND CHARITABLE TRUST

Māoriland presents, facilitates and supports Māori and international Indigenous filmmakers and creatives.

We exist for the social, economic and educational success of our community in Otaki through connection to the wider world of Indigenous creativity and innovation.

INDUSTRY INITIATIVES

Ngā Koekoeā

NATIVE SLAM

An international Indigenous collaboration challenge where Indigenous filmmakers come together in New Zealand to make a short film in just 72 hours. 

The NATIVE Slam is proof that when indigenous creatives collaborate magic happens.

NATIVE Minds

NATIVE MINDS

NATIVE Minds is a series of interactive discussions that examine how Indigenous thinking shapes our existence, and our view of the world.

Speed Dating

MĀORILAND FILMMAKERS RESIDENCY

A first for New Zealand, the Māoriland Filmmakers’ Residency will host national and international Indigenous artists to develop or complete film projects. They will be encouraged to collaborate with Māori filmmakers and other artists during their residency.

TOI MATARAU

TOI MATARAU is a high-end Māori retail art gallery based at the Māoriland Hub and here online. Fully mandated and supported by Ngā Hapū o Ōtaki, Toi Matarau showcases both traditional and contemporary Māori artwork that is authentic and locally sourced.

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MFF HOODIES

MFF DRINK BOTTLES

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