Māoriland Film Festival (MFF) is an international Indigenous film festival that celebrates Indigenous voices and storytelling in film.  Each March Māoriland brings Indigenous films and their creators from the four corners of the world to Ōtaki for five days of screenings, workshops, art exhibitions and special events. MFF 2019 runs from Wednesday March 20 – Sunday March 24 in Ōtaki.

Māoriland Kaitūao

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.

Our volunteer crew are known as Kaitūao, each year they are seen around the festival wearing red t-shirts.

They help to run the venues and ticketing, as well as transporting and looking after our filmmakers. They even bring in home-made baking. We greatly appreciate their efforts.

Tēnā koutou katoa e ngā hoa haumi.

We recognise that each kaitūao has their own specific skills and talents, and appreciate that everyone’s contribution is equally valuable. We welcome all applications regardless of whether you live locally, nationally or internationally. Enthusiasm and an ability to multi-task and troubleshoot the unexpected (with support from your supervisor) is key!

Our Kaihāpai also wear red t-shirts. They are students from the Māori language schools in our community and Ngā Pakiaka. Their task is to look after the needs of the audiences in all our venues. They will inform filmgoers of safety matters as well as any notices of importance. They too are giving their free time to serve you and our kaupapa.

Tēnā hoki koutou rangatahi mā.

We are proud of our Kaitūao and our Kaihāpai.

Ko rātou ko te whakatinanahanga ake o te kōrero arā ‘Mā pango, mā whero e oti ai te mahi.’

Register as a Kaitūao for 2019

Registrations are now open for Kaitūao positions for MFF2019.

The support of kaitūao is needed in the following areas: 

  • Ticketing and merch sales
  • Drivers
  • At screening venues
  • Māoriland Hub
  • At festival accommodation
  • Festival waste minimisation plan
  • Catering at special events

The MFF2019 Kaitūao Info Booklet is available to download here. Register your interest by completing the online registration or by calling into the Māoriland Hub Main St Otaki.

If you have any queries please contact [email protected]

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