Announcing the programme for the largest Indigenous film festival in the southern hemisphere The biggest Indigenous film festival in the southern hemisphere is almost here. Hosted in Ōtaki on the Kāpiti Coast, the sixth annual Māoriland Film Festival (MFF) is bringing over 138 films and 62 events from 94 Indigenous nations to Aotearoa. The 2019 […]
Māoriland Film Festival thrives thanks to the support of a great many of our community and those who have come from near and far to lend a hand. Volunteers for MFF2019 now!
2018 was a big year for Māoriland and the Hub. Along with hosting a huge number of functions, we also get requests from folk asking about our plans for the future. We spent much of last year finding a way to generate the resources we need to use our amazing building in the best way […]
22 January 2019 Media Release ‘Vai’ – A tour de force from female filmmakers will have its Southern hemisphere premiere at the sixth annual Māoriland Film Festival in Ōtaki in March. Made by the producers of the critically acclaimed ‘Waru’, ‘Vai’ is a portmanteau feature film directed by nine Pacific Island filmmakers and filmed in […]
Each March, Māoriland Film Festival brings the world of Indigenous cinema to Ōtaki for five days of screenings workshops, art exhibitions and special events. The sixth annual Māoriland Film Festival will run from March 20 – 24 2019. Over the past five years, MFF has grown exponentially to be the largest international Indigenous film festival in […]
Māoriland Film Festival (MFF) is among some of NZ’s best events as a finalist in the 2018 NZEA Event Awards. The MFF is one of five finalists in the Best Arts or Cultural Event 2018 category that includes A Waka Odyssey (New Zealand Festival), Matariki Festival 2018 (Auckland Council), Pop-up Globe Auckland Season 3 (Pop-up […]
We are looking for a Venue Manager to manage and grow the Māoriland Hub! The Māoriland Hub is a multidisciplinary arts space in Ōtaki on the Kāpiti Coast. Year-round we host a range of events including film, live music, theatre, kōrero and kaupapa that are brought to us by our community. This role will include day […]
The NATIVe Fellows Programme is an international professional development opportunity for Indigenous producers to attend the European Film Market with 1-2 market-ready feature film projects. The NATIVe Fellows programme is a rare fellowship/lab opportunity exclusive to Indigenous feature film producers to have their project(s) promoted through the NATIVe Indigenous Cinema Stand and to participate in […]
Māoriland Film Festival seeks Indigenous filmmakers from across the globe for the fourth annual NATIVE Slam!
The NATIVE Slam is an international Indigenous filmmaking challenge. Each year in the days leading up to Māoriland Film Festival Indigenous filmmakers team up in New Zealand to make a short film. With just 72 hours and $800NZD the Native Slam is an opportunity to connect and collaborate with leading Indigenous filmmakers from around the […]
A film written and produced by the director of Māoriland Film Festival is to have its world premiere in Toronto at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. The Gravedigger of Kapu was written and directed by Libby Hakaraia and filmed at Te Pou o Tainui Marae in Ōtaki. The film tells the story of […]