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Māoriland Film Festival is pleased to announce its participation in NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema, the first-ever market stand dedicated to promoting indigenous films and videos at the European Film Market (EFM) February 5-13, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.

The market stand is one of Māoriland’s numerous activities at the 65 thBerlinale. This ‘A list’ film festival is again presenting NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema, a special  series of films, videos and panels. This year’s focus is on indigenous Latin America.

The NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema booth (Gallery, Stand Number: G6, Martin-Gropius-Bau) is presented by a consortium of partners. The stand will be a focal point for international producers, sales agents, distributors, exhibitors and financiers interested in developing artistic and business relationships in the indigenous media arts industry. Our presence at the EFM will give Indigenous filmmakers the chance to connect directly with the industry.

“Māoriland will take an active role at the European Film Market. It is an important step forward in promoting Indigenous films, and at the same time expands our relationship with the Berlinale and other world class film festivals,”
– Libby Hakaraia Māoriland Film Festival Director.
“We also intend to showcase the rich and varied works of Maori filmmakers and give these artists the opportunity to reach a wider audience as well as to make more films”
– Producer Tainui Stephens
This pioneering initiative brings together a consortium of International Indigenous media arts partners including: The Canada Council for the Arts, Berlinale NATIVe, International Sámi Film Institute (ISF), Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program, Vision Maker Media, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Māoriland Film Festival, Indigenous Film Initiatives, and ImagineNATIVE.

The EFM stand will spotlight a roster of remarkable works made by Indigenous filmmakers from Aotearoa, Canada, Latin America, Sápmi (Norway, Sweden, Finland and northwestern Russia), and the USA.

The full listing of contacts, films and events in association with NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema at the EFM can be found at www.indigenouscinema.com

“Māoriland will take an active role at the European Film Market. It is an important step forward in promoting Indigenous films, and at the same time expands our relationship with the Berlinale and other world class film festivals,”
– Libby Hakaraia Māoriland Film Festival Director.

 

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