Each March, Māoriland Film Festival brings the Indigenous world to Ōtaki, Aotearoa to celebrate Indigenous creativity through screen storytelling.
Māoriland operates year-round from the Māoriland Hub
He whare taketake – a home for the Indigenous
He whare tapere – a home for the imagination
He whare kōrero – a home for conversation
The 2020 Māoriland Film Festival will take place from
Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 March.
ANORI – PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR BEST FEATURE FILM
Māoriland Film Festival was founded in 2014 to celebrate Indigenous voices and storytelling in film from Ōtaki, Aotearoa. We exist to uplift the perspectives and stories of Indigenous peoples.
Over the past six years, the festival has grown to be the largest presenter of Indigenous screen content in the Southern Hemisphere with a year-round programme of events.
The Māoriland Hub is a home for the Indigenous, a home for the arts, a home for ideas and conversations – he whare taketake, he whare tapere, he whare kōrero. It is open year-round on Ōtaki’s Village showcasing Indigenous creativity and innovation through film, art, technology, kōrero and more.
A drawcard for visitors to the Kāpiti Coast, the Māoriland Hub is a vibrant space to create, learn and be inspired.
“Te Uru Maire” unites film, creativity, innovation and technology to develop rangatahi for the future of work as story leaders, creatives and entrepreneurs.
By enabling rangatahi (youth) to have access to the tools and skills to create their own stories the MCT is empowering rangatahi Māori to have tino rangatiratanga over their own voice and be part of the collective Indigenous narrative worldwide.
Te Uru Maire is connected to industry with tangible pathways into high value creative work. In this way rangatahi Maori can contribute to the wellbeing of their whānau and wider community with an underlying commitment to tackling social and environmental issues for the benefit of the planet.
Ngā Pakiaka is the rangatahi leadership group of the Māoriland Charitable Trust. They are the centre of the Te Uru Maire – the Māoriland Rangatahi Strategy and are responsible for the Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival – the rangatahi programme of the largest Indigenous Film Festival in the Southern Hemisphere.
The E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Challenge is an opportunity for rangatahi up to the age of 24 to create films that present their perspective as young people in Aotearoa.
It’s about empowering rangatahi to tell their own stories through film.
A tech-creative learning centre that is supporting rangatahi in Ōtaki and the Kāpiti Coast to become creative tech leaders by providing training, mentorship and industry-led opportunities for rangatahi to pathway towards high value careers as the producers, developers and thought-pioneers of the future.
Māoriland presents, facilitates and supports Māori and international Indigenous filmmakers and creatives.
We exist for the social, economic and educational success of our community in Otaki through connection to the wider world of Indigenous creativity and innovation.
An international Indigenous collaboration challenge where Indigenous filmmakers come together in New Zealand to make a short film in just 72 hours.
The NATIVE Slam is proof that when indigenous creatives collaborate magic happens.
NATIVE Minds is a series of interactive discussions that examine how Indigenous thinking shapes our existence, and our view of the world.
A first for New Zealand, the Māoriland Filmmakers’ Residency will host national and international Indigenous artists to develop or complete film projects. They will be encouraged to collaborate with Māori filmmakers and other artists during their residency.
TOI MATARAU is a high-end Māori retail art gallery based at the Māoriland Hub and here online. Fully mandated and supported by Ngā Hapū o Ōtaki, Toi Matarau showcases both traditional and contemporary Māori artwork that is authentic and locally sourced.