The Wairoa Maori Film Festival is a festival of Maori and indigenous film held at Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, each year. Master-carved Kahungunu Marae is famed for featuring in BROKEN BARRIER directed by John O'Shea in the 1950s, with people from Nuhaka and Mahia acting and performing in the film.
After our home festival, we then take Maori films across New Zealand via the Matariki Film Festival, and curate the Nga Whanaunga Maori Pasifika programme of the NZ International Film Festival.
In 2013, we spread our wings internationally. We curated films for events in Finland, Fiji and Hamburg, Germany. And we partnered with the Sydney Maori Business Network to present the inaugural Aotearoa Maori Film Festival in Sydney, Australia.
Even bigger plans are afoot for 2014.
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: FESTIVAL 2014
January 13 2014: The CALL FOR ENTRIES are now open for the Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2014. The festival will once again take place at Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa, from May 29 to June 2 2014. Screenings will take place for three days in the historic Kahungunu Marae. There is a planned Native Voices Symposium on Friday, followed by continuous screenings of Maori, Pasifika and international indigenous films.
Closing Date: Friday February 14th 2014.
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Entry form for NZ Entrants:
DVDs & Screeners: Please send completed entry form with DVD/screener to:
Huia Koziol, Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2013
C/- PO Box 85, NUHAKA 4198, WAIROA DISTRICT, New Zealand
Digital Entry: If you have a password protected link to your film, please email completed form along with film link to:
Leo Koziol, Festival Director, Wairoa Maori Film Festival - email@example.com
WIFT MANA WAHINE AWARD TO KERI KAA
Wednesday May 29, 2013
Representatives from Women in Film & Television (WIFT) NZ and the Wairoa Maori Film Festival Inc. are proud to announce that the WIFT Mana Wahine Award will be presented to Keri Kaa at this weekend's Gala Festival Awards.
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NUHAKA & MORERE: OUR HOST COMMUNITIES
Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, and its smaller adjacent whare Te Tahinga Marae, is home every year for a full weekend of screenings of new Maori and global indigenous film making. Each year, we partnered with the local Morere Hot Springs community with extended opening hours at the pools, a shuttle to and from the marae, and a very special closing night celebration at the Morere Hall at the Morere Tea Rooms. Come join us at a film festival like no other! Nau Mai! Nau Mai! Haere Mai!
Morere Tea Rooms * Morere Lodge
Morere Tea Rooms * Morere Lodge
The Indigenous Storytelling Imperative
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
New Zealand Film Commission
Brave Star Media
The Embassy of Brazil
Nga Aho Whakaari
Whakaki Smith Whanau
Velvet Stone Media
WIFT Women in Film & Television
PREMIERE FESTIVAL SPONSOR 2013
TOHEROA SPONSOR 2013
Wairoa Maori Film Festival Society Inc.
C/- PO Box 85, NUHAKA
Aotearoa New Zealand
Ph.Chairperson - Huia Koziol (+64)(0)6.837.8854
Ph. Festival Director - Leo Koziol firstname.lastname@example.org (+64)(0)211.434.113