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He Toi Whakairo He Mana Tangata An exhibition of Māori art based on the 2008 book of the same name co-edited by the late Colleen Waata Urlich and Māoriland’s Libby Hakaraia. The book features Māori artists who created works based on Matariki that were then photographed by Ngā Puhi photographer Norm Heke. Many of the artists featured […]
Accessible by industry and filmmaker pass only A brainstorming session about ways to get our films out there into the world.
Accessible by industry and filmmaker pass only Enjoy a fresh and delicious breakfast, collegial coffee, and fueling up for the day ahead!
Accessible by industry and filmmaker pass only In this masterclass, filmmakers share their experiences and successes in getting private support.
The pōwhiri and formal welcome to manuwhiri tūārangi and official guests of MFF2020 will take place at Raukawa Marae. Guests who are unfamiliar with the marae protocols will be informed about the necessary procedures prior to the welcome. The formal welcome will be conducted entirely in the Māori language. Our rangatahi will assist with interpreting […]
E Tū Whānau is a movement for positive change. The E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Challenge is a collaboration between Māoriland and E Tū Whānau where rangatahi film leaders travel across Aotearoa to teach other rangatahi how to make films. Each workshop is just two days long. In this time, the workshop participants have to brainstorm, […]
MYSTERY ROAD2013DIR: IVAN SEN (Gamilaroi, Bigambal)Slow-burning, modern-day western, centring on a police detective who returns to his hometown to undertake an investigation into the brutal murder of a teenage Aboriginal girl. The crime and the detective's presence bring the town's long-simmering racial tensions to the surface. Stars Aaron Pedersen, Jack Thompson and Hugo Weaving. From […]
TE TANGATA WHAI RAWA O WENITI (THE MAORI MERCHANT OF VENICE) 2002DIR: DON SELWYN (Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupouri)The Maori take on Shakespeare's pound of flesh' drama is a story of deep seated social and religious prejudice, in which the Jew (Shylock) as a long memory of oppression, but revenge is not so sweet.The Maori Merchant of […]
UTU REDUX1983DIR: GEOFF MURPHYIn 1870's New Zealand, Te Wheke (Anzac Wallace), a scout for the colonial troops, finds his tribe massacred by the army he is working for. Anguished and betrayed, be vows to exact retribution – utu – on the Pakeha. Staring Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Wi Kuki Kaa, Kelly Johnson, Tim Elliot, Tania Bristowe, […]
BOY2010DIR: TAIKA WAITITI (TE WHĀNAU A APANUI)Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother Rocky, a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan. Boy’s other hero, his father Alamein, is the subject of Boy’s fantasies, and he imagines him as a deep sea diver, war hero and a close relation of […]