E tika ana me mihi atu ki a mātāpūputu mā, ki a mātātahi mā, ko koutou tonu ēnā kua eke nei ki runga i te ahurei kiriata o Māoriland. Kāore ia nei ko te aroha nui ki ngā manuwhiri tūārangi mai, tūātata mai. I rangatira anō ai a Māoriland i a koutou katoa.
Our fifth Māoriland Film Festival was a fantastic celebration of film storytelling and community participation. Record numbers attended our screenings, workshops and events. We loved feeling the excited vibe around town as friends and whānau saw movies that moved or thrilled them.
In particular, we enjoyed the contribution of our young people. As hosts, as presenters, and as filmmakers of the future they did us all proud.
We thank you for your support and enthusiasm. We stay committed to bringing you the real stories and the best films all year round.
MĀORILAND FILM FESTIVAL
Indigenous films are works created by individuals or groups of people who self-identify as Indigenous. Indigenous Peoples are also known as Tangata Whenua, Aboriginal, Native Peoples, First Peoples or Tribal Peoples and are characterised by language, enduring spiritual and cultural beliefs and practices, and a close connection to lands and/or territories.
Māoriland Film Festival celebrates the vibrant and diverse perspectives of Tangata Whenua Indigenous Peoples from around the globe. At Māoriland you may see films from as far abroad as the Sámi people of Northern Europe to indigenous stories of North America, Asia and the Pacific. The films themselves are as diverse as the people – from comedies to drama to documentary. At Māoriland, you will laugh, you may cry but you will go home inspired.