MFF2020 KIRIATA POTO | SHORT FILMS

Wairua Shorts

Every living thing including the land, mountains, rivers, oceans has a wairua - a spirit, a soul existing beyond death. This collection of short films speaks of the wairua within and around us. Recommended for mature audiences. Themes include depression, suicide and PTSD. WAYS TO SEE Year: 2019Director: Jessica SandersonDuration: 15 minutesLanguage: English, Māori Nation: […]

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Through Our Lens

Year: 2020 Nation: Māori, Sámi, Amis, Kasavakan BOOK TICKETS Through Our Lens is a film leadership and collaboration initiative created by Māoriland Charitable Trust to grow the film skills and networks between Māori and other young Indigenous filmmakers. In two-day filmmaking workshops designed and led entirely by young Māori filmmakers (14-24) short films are created […]

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Kia Manawanui Shorts

Stories of inner strength. OSHKIKISHIKAW: A NEW DAY Year: 2019Director: Jules KoostachinDuration: 25 minutesLanguage: English Nation: Cree, Attawapiskat First Nation 12-year-old twins cut their hair for the very first time in a Cree coming-of-age ceremony. THE BOXERS OF BRULE Year: 2019Director: Jessie AdlerDuration: 38 minutesLanguage: English Nation: Choctaw/Seminole In the wake of her best friend's […]

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Impact Shorts (18 +)

This collection of short films spans a diverse range of life stories filled with beauty and tragedy. Recommended for mature audiences, this screening contains depictions of sexual and physical violence. Restricted 18 + DIE LIKE A SHARK (ME MATE URUROA) Year: 2019Director: Nick EpsteinDuration: 15 minutesLanguage: EnglishNation: Ngāti Porou An ageing fighter’s life falls apart […]

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Whenua Shorts

Papatuānuku, Mother Earth sustains us and gives us our identity. But she also needs us to protect her. ALONG THE WATERS EDGE Year: 2019Director: Jonathan ElliottDuration: 3 minutesLanguage: EnglishNation: Tuscarora Nation  Indigenous communities across Canada face water crises. Set in the near future, the film explores the potential impacts these crises can have on Indigenous […]

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Bingo Shorts (13+)

Love short films? Love playing Bingo or Housie? In this session, you can do both! Recommended for audiences 13 + ᓇᓄᕐᓗᒃ (GIANT BEAR) Year: 2018Director: Neil Christopher, Daniel GiesProducer: Monica Ittusardjaut, Nadia MikeDuration: 12 minutesLanguage: InukitutNation: Inuit In the depths of starvation a hunter ventures on a quest for answers, leading him straight to a […]

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$6
Ngā Purapura, 145 Tasman Road
Otaki, 5512 New Zealand
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Whānau Shorts

These short films have a common thread to whānau - family. ANI Year: 2018Director: Josephine Stewart-Te WhiuDuration: 12 minutesLanguage: English, MāoriNation: Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa 9-year-old Ani drifts into a land of play and make-believe after her mother runs out on the family - leaving Ani and her father to fend for themselves. SUPER SPECIAL Year: […]

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Whakapapa Shorts

We are all connected by whakapapa to our ancestors. CEDAR TREE OF LIFE Year: 2018Director: Odessa ShuquayaDuration: 10 minutesLanguage: EnglishNation: Kluane First Nation Three women hold the knowledge of Cedar passed down from their grandmothers and mothers. They commune with this sacred tree as they practice and share their culture and art. Cedar is a […]

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The Civic Theatre, Main St
Ōtaki, 6015 New Zealand
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Docos Under The Skin

NORTHWEST NATIVE ART AT THE BURKE MUSEUM Year: 2019Director: Anna HooverDuration: 3 minutesLanguage: EnglishNation: Native Alaskan A glimpse into the Native Art Gallery at the new Burke Museum in Seattle. THIS INK RUNS DEEP Year: 2019Director: Asia Youngman Duration: 16 minutesLanguage: EnglishNation: Cree, Métis, Haudenosaunee Travel across Canada and explore the revitalisation of traditional marks. […]

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Raukawa Marae, 90 Mill Road
Ōtaki, 5512 New Zealand
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