MRFF2020 is for school students and young people of all ages. Each screening will feature Q&A with the filmmakers. Entry is by gold coin.
Once registered, teachers or parents will receive an information pack with further details about all films as well as suggested talking points for their students and further resources for their students.
E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards
Thursday 19 March, 9:30 am, Ngā Purapura
The E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Challenge is an opportunity for rangatahi up to the age of 24 to create films from their perspective as young people in Aotearoa.
This programme introduces young people to their own ability to create screen stories. It is the first step in the Māoriland Charitable Trust’s rangatahi pathway which supports rangatahi storytellers into the screen industry.
It’s about empowering rangatahi to tell their own stories through film. Films screened in this session were made by rangatahi aged 12 – 24 during workshops in Kaitaia, Hokianga, Tāmaki Makaurau, Kirikiriroa, Rotorua and Ōtaki in 2019. In each workshop rangatahi were asked to respond to E Tū Whānau’s six values;
- Kōrero Awhi
The films presented in this screening are powerful short films that range in subject from bullying, to whakapapa stories and pakiwaitara, political events, identity and more.
These are the stories of our rangatahi, now.
Celebrate rangatahi storytelling at the annual E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards!
Recommended for rangatahi 13 +
Ngā Mātauranga Shorts
Thursday 19 March, 12:45 pm, Ngā Purapura
13 + Coarse language & mature themes
To come of age is to be shaped by the knowledge of our ancestors with an understanding of the responsibilities of the years to come. These films have been selected for senior school members. Themes include coming of age, responsibility and consequences, identity and hope.
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Ngā Raurēkau Shorts
Friday 20 March, 10 – 11 am, Ngā Purapura
This programme has been selected for teina of all ages, to inspire, excite and broaden understanding of the Indigenous world. This programme features animated films that are suitable for rangatahi of all ages.
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Ngā Pūtake Shorts
Friday 20 March, 12 pm, Ngā Purapura
Ngā Pūtake Shorts takes rangatahi on an adventure across the world with true and imagined stories of bravery and resilience to inspire them within their own identities. Recommended for rangatahi 8 +
All school groups attending the MRFF must pre-register by email to [email protected]
The cost to attend is a gold coin donation. This may be paid at the door or by invoice.
Once registered, teachers will receive an information pack with more detail about the screening programme and resources for further discussion both before and after the screening.
If you would like to speak to a member of our team to discuss the programmes or have any questions about attending the MRFF, please contact [email protected]