Māoriland has launched its film submission process for the 2016 Māoriland Film Festival at the 16th imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto.

Festival Director Libby Hakaraia announced the submissions process for the third Māoriland Film Festival (March 23 -27) at imagineNATIVE during her co-presentation of the feature The Dead Lands.

“Indigenous filmmakers are hugely keen to come to Aotearoa and so we are encouraging them to submit a film, or even make one for Maoriland 2016!” said Libby.

There is already a lot of interest from the Arctic Circle, Mexico, Australia and Canada to submit films.

“We have seen some astonishing films from Native filmmakers at imagineNATIVE. Meeting the filmmakers and building relationships is why we come to Toronto and imagineNATIVE every year.”

Māoriland has a delegation at imagineNATIVE, the world’s largest international indigenous film festival. Māoriland is proud to be part of a growing indigenous network that celebrates and grows the work of native artists in film.

Each March in Ōtaki, New Zealand, Māoriland Film Festival presents a selection of authentic and distinctive indigenous works from around the globe.

“We share films with our audiences that make you think, feel and laugh. We aim to feel connected across our diverse landscapes and languages. It is a native circle of humanity.”

Māoriland encourages Indigenous film makers from across the globe to submit their films and digital media works for consideration.

Submissions close December 11th, 2015. Late submissions ($25 admin fee) will be accepted until January 15, 2016.

Submissions are now closed. To enquire about late submissions please email [email protected]

Tāria taku moko Māori ki ngā kiriata o te wā

Embed my native soul in film

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