The E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Challenge is an opportunity for young Māori up to the age of 24 to create films that present their perspective as young people in Aotearoa.
Māoriland challenges youth to be creative – to use what they’ve got and what they know to tell their stories.
Films entered in the challenge are celebrated at the E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Filmmaking Awards, held at the Māoriland Film Festival each March. The 2018 awards will be held on March 22.
E Tū Whānau is a movement for positive change developed by Māori for Māori. It’s about taking responsibility and action in your community and supporting whānau to thrive.
“Rangatahi are our future – they have energy, ideas and motivation to shape their own destinies. Rangatahi have been involved in E Tu Whānau from the outset. They have their fingers on the pulse and are important messengers of change.”
Giving with no expectation of return.
It’s about being connected.
Knowing who you are and where you belong.
Building the mana of others, through nurturing, growing and challenging.
Open communication, being supportive.
Doing things the right way, according to our values
Films submitted to the E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Challenge will screen at the E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards on March 22nd, 2018.
Māoriland is looking to foster our Māori film leaders of the future. Films entered in the E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Challenge will be screened at the E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards on a BIG screen for their peers.
Māoriland is attended by international Indigenous filmmakers and film festival programmers. Award winning films will receive mentoring to submit their films to international film festivals.
I’m not Māori – can I enter?
Māoriland encourages collaboration. So you can still enter if you work alongside in a key position a person who self-identifies as Māori or another Indigenous culture. 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.
A key position is a writer, director, producer or lead actor. But they can also be the camera person in the film. In other words, they have to play a significant role and feature in the credits of your film.