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March 2019

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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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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MRFF | Ngā Pūtake Shorts

March 21 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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If you are hungry for informative and funny shorts then feast your eyes on these handpicked films from around the globe. Suitable for the whole whānau. Banabans of Rabi Year: 2018 Director: Blessen Tom, Hele Ikimotu Duration: 9 minutes Language: English Nation: Niuean, Banaban - Gilbertese The documentary follows the people in Rabi and sheds light on the problems that they face now, especially climate change. The Story of Pasha Year: 2018 Director: Pasha Partridge Duration: 2 minutes Language: English…

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MRFF | Ngā Kahukura Shorts

March 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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This programme of short films presents whimsical tales of cosmic adventures and compelling real-life stories suitable for the whole whānau. Fast Horse Year: 2018 Director: Alexandra Lazarowich Duration: 14 minutes Language: English Nation: Cree Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles to build a team with second-hand horses and a new jockey, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede. Mahiganiec (Petite Louve) Year: 2018 Director: Jacqueline Michel Duration: 5 minutes Nation: Anishinaabe Raised by…

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MRFF | Through Our Lens

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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Through Our Lens is a Māoriland film leadership kaupapa that connects Indigenous youth around the world through peer-led filmmaking workshops. The first Through Our Lens took place in 2017. In 2018 TOLII took 4 rangatahi filmmakers to Rarotonga and Aitutaki to work with their peers. This is the world premiere of the five films made in the Cook Islands. Q & A to follow. TOLII will continue in 2019. Films made in Aitutaki The Hunt After discovering a map in…

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MRFF | Ngā Mātauranga Shorts

March 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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If you want to fill your kete with Indigenous matauranga (knowledge) then THESE are the short films for you. 13+ A World Of Our Own Year: 2018 Director: Morningstar Derosier Duration: 8 minutes Language: English Nation: Ojibwe Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation When outcasts Lauren and Lily meet in a world that is heavily influenced by technology their lives are changed forever. Your Name Isn’t English Year: 2018 Director: Tazbah Chavez Duration: 15 minutes Language: English Nation: Nüümü (Paiute) , Dinè…

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