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March 2019

MFF19 | Pōwhiri

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Raukawa Marae, 90 Mill Road
Ōtaki, 5512 New Zealand
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The pōwhiri and formal welcome to manuwhiri tūārangi and official guests of MFF2019 will take place at Raukawa Marae. Guests who are unfamiliar with the marae protocols will be informed about the necessary procedures prior to the welcome. Please be aware that the formal welcome will be conducted entirely in the Māori language. Our rangatahi will assist with interpreting where required. A cultural practise is the koha, a monetary contribution that will be offered to the marae on your behalf.…

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MFF19 | Māoriland Filmmakers Residency Launch

March 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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Māoriland Filmmakers Residency Launch Plans will be unveiled for New Zealand’s first filmmakers residency. The Māoriland Filmmakers Residency is a 4-room villa located in the Māoriland Hub! It will be available to Māori and Indigenous filmmakers who wish to develop new work or complete film projects.

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MFF19 Industry | Pitch Competition – Cross Nation Collaboration

March 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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$115 – $140

The industry events at Māoriland are intended to connect and invigorate filmmakers from across the Indigenous world. They are accessible by industry and filmmaker pass only.  Māoriland Speed Dating An opportunity to kickstart a film project that is an indigenous collaboration. You must register to pitch. Details of the prize package and criteria will be online at www.maorilandfilm.co.nz early March or at the Manuwhiri Desk during the MFF.     Industry Pass Holders Designed for those working in the screen industry,…

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MFF19 Industry | Māoriland Speed Dating

March 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand
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$115 – $140

The industry events at Māoriland are intended to connect and invigorate filmmakers from across the Indigenous world. They are accessible by industry and filmmaker pass only.  Māoriland Speed Dating Want to meet an international festival director? Or connect with a filmmaker or funder? Māoriland speed dating puts you in direct contact with some of the enablers in the industry, with a fun and exciting event. Sign ups for Māoriland Speed Dating are available to industry and filmmaker pass holders. Information…

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MFF19 | Māoriland Keynote Address – Merata Mita

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rangiātea Church, 33 Te Rauparaha St
Ōtaki, 5512 New Zealand
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Merata Mita was an unflinching filmmaker whose stories captured startling images of bigotry and violence in a New Zealand that was scarred by an era of provocation and protest. She also crafted tales of Indigenous hope. She was a beloved and inspiring teacher and mentor who continues to be remembered by generations of filmmakers worldwide. Merata was a fiercely protective and deeply loving Mum. The work of her son Heperi Mita has brought her legacy to life in a moving…

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MFF19 | Opening Night Premiere – VAI

March 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand

Southern Hemisphere Premiere Year: 2019 Directors: Nicole Whippy (Fiji), ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki (Tonga), Matasila Freshwater (Solomon Islands), Amberley Jo Aumua (NZ Samoa), Mīria George (Cook Islands), Marina Alofagia McCartney (Samoa), Dianna Fuemana (Niue), Becs Arahanga (Aotearoa) Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes Language: Fijian, Tongan, Roviana (Solomon Islands) Samoan, Cook Islands Māori, Niuean, English and Māori (NZ) Vai is a portmanteau feature film made by 9 female Pacific filmmakers, filmed in 7 different Pacific countries: Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kuki Airani (Cook…

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MRFF | E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards

March 21 @ 9:30 am
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
$2

Each year Māoriland Charitable Trust, with the support of E Tū Whānau and Te Tumu Whakaata NZ Film Commission, hits the road to present free filmmaking workshops for rangatahi around Aotearoa.This awards ceremony is a celebration of rangatahi behind and in front of the lens. It will feature a selection of films entered to the 2019 challenge. Awards will be given to filmmakers who demonstrate passion, ability and an understanding of the kaupapa. About the MRFF The MRFF introduces school age…

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MFF19 |Whenua Shorts

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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$6

The land sustains us. One day we will return to it. In The Valley Of Wild Horses 
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Asia Youngman, Trevor Mack Duration: 23 minutes Language: English Nation: Cree, Iroquois, Carrier and Tsilhqot'in Every summer in the interior of British Columbia, Canada, the community of Xeni Gwet'in travel 200-km by horse and wagon; from their home in Nemiah Valley to the famous Williams Lake stampede. ᎢᎬᏱ ᏅᏬᏘ,  ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᎦᏅᎯᏓ (First Medicine, Long Man) SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE…

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MRFF | Ngā Raurēkau Shorts

March 21 @ 11:30 am
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
$2

A collection of short films that explore animals, dancing and Indigenous legends through animation and experimental film. Suitable for a younger audience. Black Mountain Boy Year: 2018 Director: Jonathon Yellowhair Duration: 4 minutes Nation: Diné/Navajo A young boy must protect his horse from the dangers that lurk in the rugged mountains of Navajoland. You & Me Year: 2018 Director: Lada Suomenrinne Duration: 2 minutes Nation: Utsjoki,Sápmi Northern Sámi Could a human could fall in love with the spirit of the…

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MFF19 | Whānau Shorts

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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$6

Family comes in many shapes Leave It On the Water SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE PREMIERE Year: 2018 Director: Steve Sxwithultxw Duration: 12 minutes Language: English Nation: Penelakut Tribe Outrigger racing is a global sport embraced by many Indigenous peoples. We follow a canoe group, from a small isolated First Nation village (Penelakut) on Vancouver Island, BC as they represent their community in the world’s largest outrigger canoe race in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. I Am Waru Year: 2018 Director: Angela Cudd-Wharehinga Duration: 13 minutes…

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