Māoriland Film Festival
Māoriland Film Festival is New Zealand’s premier international Indigenous Film Festival. Now into its eighth year, it is a cultural and arts event that invites New Zealanders to the Indigenous world through screen storytelling.
Each March the Indigenous world comes together in Ōtaki, Aotearoa (New Zealand) to celebrate Indigenous screen storytelling at Māoriland Film Festival, the largest Indigenous film festival in the Southern Hemisphere.
Located on New Zealand’s Kāpiti Coast, Ōtaki is a vibrant seaside town where Māori culture and language thrives. Māoriland is celebrated for its manaakitanga and community spirit.
It is a place where creatives come to heal.
TĀRIA TAKU MOKO MĀORI
KI NGĀ KIRIATA O TE WĀ
EMBED MY NATIVE SOUL IN FILM
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 Ōtaki through connection to the wider world of Indigenous creativity and innovation.
The Māoriland Hub is a centre of excellence for Māori Film and Creative Arts. It 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.
Open year-round in Ōtaki’s Main Street, The Māoriland Hub showcases Indigenous creativity and innovation through film, visual, music and performing arts, technology, kōrero and more.
Here you will find Toi Matarau Art Gallery, M.A.T.C.H – the Māoriland Tech Creative Hub, Toi Matarau Art Gallery and the Māoriland Filmmaker Residency. (A first for New Zealand; the Māoriland Filmmaker Residency hosts national and international Indigenous artists.)
Māoriland is supported by four pou – celebration, inspiration, respect and inclusion. It exists for the social, economic and educational success of its community in Ōtaki through connection to the wider world of Indigenous creativity and innovation.
Experience Toi Māori from traditional and contemporary artists both emerging and established.
Toi Matarau at the Māoriland Hub is a home for Māori and Indigenous artists to connect within a diverse community of like minded creatives. Where visual storytelling continues to support and enrich social and economic well-being.
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.
Ngā Pakiaka is a collective of rangatahi filmmakers aged 14 – 24 from across Aotearoa.
We programme and present the Māoriland Rangatahi Film festival as well as present and do the Q & A’s for the Māoriland Film festival.
We facilitate rangatahi filmmaking workshops across NZ (16 workshops in 2020/21) and we make films and documentaries that get into festivals around the world.
Developing the work of Indigenous filmmakers in Aotearoa and across the Indigenous world.