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Founded in 2005, the Wairoa Māori Film Festival is the longest running Māori and indigenous film festival in NZ. The festival occurs every Queen's Birthday weekend on the East Coast of the North Island, at Kahungunu Marae in Nuhaka and the Gaiety Theatre in Wairoa. Kahungunu Marae was the setting for scenes from the classic NZ film "Broken Barrier"by John O'Shea in the 1950s. The festival each year is part of the living history of Māori and New Zealand cinema. Film screenings are held in the marae and in the cinema, and a centrepiece Gala Awards Night includes presentation of an annual Women in Film & Television WIFT Mana Wahine Award and an annual Pacific Islanders in Film & Television PIFT Mana Pasifika Award.

Since 2012, the Wairoa Māori Film Festival has curated the Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Short film programme of the NZ International Film Festival, with the shorts co-curated by the Pollywood Film Festival. In 2018, Wairoa Māori Film Festival presented the first ever He Wiki Kiriata Māori – Māori Film Week, a celebration of Māori and indigenous cinema and multimedia in central Auckland. In 2018 the theme was Māori Futurism, a feast of futuristic and fantastic Māori and indigenous art and culture, including Lightbox Art Exhibitions in Freyberg Place and Bledisloe Lane. Kindly supported by Auckland Council.

download WAIROA MAORI FILM FESTIVAL programme (2018):

CATALOGUE 2018

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CATALOGUE 2018

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NAU MAI! NAU MAI! HAERE MAI!
TO A CELEBRATION OF MATARIKI

Maori Film WEEK - HE WIKI KIRIATA MAORI JUNE 30 TO JULY 8 2018
ELLEN MELVILLE CENTRE, AUCKLAND CBD JULY 6 TO 8
PA RONGORONGO, Auckland CBD JUNE 30 TO JULY 8
central city library, Auckland cBD, july 2 & 5
tsb Wallace arts centre, Auckland, june 30 to july 8

presented as part of Auckland matariki festival 2018

MATARIKI FESTIVAL

Maori Film Week - He Wiki Kiriata Maori is part of Matariki Festival, 30 June - 22 July, proudly hosted by Auckland Council in partnership with Te Kawerau a Maki. More info and updates on www.matariki.org.nz and Facebook, or pick up a programme from Monday 11 June. #matarikifestival

Kua tāpiri tēnei whakaaturanga ki te ahurei o Matariki mai I te 30 o Pipiri ki 22 o Hōngongoi. He kaupapa rangapū te ahurei ki waenganui I Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau me te iwi manaaki o Te Kawerau a Maki. Tirohia te whārangi ipurangi, te whārangi pukamata hoki mō ngā whakamārama. Ko ngā pukapuka hōtaka e wātea ana mai i te Rāhina, te 11 o Pipiri. 

MAORI FILM week: film PROGRAMME 2018

FRIDAY 6.7.18
Ellen Melville Centre
Auckland CBD

Freyberg Square:
10 am Powhiri for International Delegation
6 pm Journey to Zygertron: “Spacemen to Savages”
Experience with Troy Kingi

Pioneer Women's Hall:
2 pm Let Us Dance
3 pm United by Water
4 pm Mana Wairoa Shorts

8 pm Indigenous Futurism Showcase incl. Sound/Tracks from Asinabka Festival

Betty Wark Room:
Kaporangi Kiriata Lounge
VR demonstrations and industry support
10 am to 4 pm

SATURDAY 7.7.18
Ellen Melville Centre
Auckland CBD

Pioneer Women's Hall:
10 am Not Just Another Mountain/Searching for the Bone People
12 pm Mana Wairoa Shorts

Maori Comic Con
1 pm Maori Comic Con Panel
2 pm Maori Futurism Shorts
3 pm Maori Comic Con Panel
4 pm Maori Futurism Shorts
5 pm Close

Helen Clark Room:
10 am to 4 pm
Imagined Worlds
(continuous programme)

Eleitina (Paddy) Walker Room & Marilyn Waring Room:
10 am to 4 pm
Indigenous Worlds
(continuous programme)

Betty Wark Room:
Kaporangi Kiriata Lounge
VR demonstrations and industry support
10 am to 4 pm

SATURDAY 7.7.18
Academy Cinema
Auckland CBD

12 pm Mao'hi Nui
(feature documentary)

2 pm Inuit Programme
with Asinnajaq
4 pm Out Of State
(feature documentary)

6 pm The Breaker Upperers
8 pm Te Makutu Shorts (horror and sci-fi collection)

SUNDAY 8.7.18
Ellen Melville Centre
Auckland CBD

Pioneer Women's Hall:
10 am Seven Rivers Walking
12 pm Broken Barrier
(feature presentation)
2 pm Mana Wahine Shorts
(feature presentation)
6 pm Close / Poroporoaki

Helen Clark Room:
10 am to 4 pm
Indigenous Worlds
(continuous programme)

Eleitina (Paddy) Walker Room & Marilyn Waring Room:
10 am to 4 pm
Imagined Worlds
(continuous programme)

Betty Wark Room:
Kaporangi Kiriata Lounge
VR demonstrations and industry support
10 am to 4 pm

MAORI FILM week: ART PROGRAMME 2018

Pa Rongorongo

Kaporangi Kiriata – Natasha Keating, Kereama Taepa and Steven Paul Judd Light Activation

Sat 30 June, 6pm, then nightly until Sun 15 July; art exhibition daily

TSB Wallace Arts Centre

Kaporangi Kiriata: CineMarae

CineMarae brings together, for the first time, a collection of artworks inspired by the kaupapa of the long-running Wairoa Māori Film Festival. ‘Te ao mai ngā whatu Māori – The world through Māori eyes’ includes works by Natasha Keating, Tracey Tawhiao, George Nuku, Tame Iti, Charlotte Graham, Ratu Tibble, Miigizi, Assinajaq and Matthew Randall.

Until Sun 22 July
Tue – Fri, 10am – 3pm
Weekends, 8am – 5pm
Closed Mondays

Freyberg Square & Bledisloe Lane

Kaporangi Kiriata: Light Boxes

Kaporangi Kiriata illuminates the streets of Tamaki Makaurau with the art works of Natasha Keating, Tracey Tawhiao, Charlotte Graham, Miigizi, Assinajaq, Kereama Taepa, Troy Kingi, Tame Iti, Steven Paul Judd and Johnson Witehira.

Daily and nightly until July 9.

MAORI FILM WEEK: ASSOCIATED EVENTS & SCREENINGS

Central City Library

Sci-Fi Māori Film for the Homeless
10 am Monday July 2
This will be followed by free food served to homeless, from 12.30pm at Pā Rongorongo.

Rangatahi Sci-Fi Māori Film Workshop
Wed 4 July, 10am–4pm

Kia Ora Shorts
Corban Estate Arts Centre
12 July, 13 July

Matariki Shorts
Lopdell Precinct
4 July

Women of Waru (shorts)
TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
1 pm & 3 pm
1 July, 8 July, 15 July
 

Whakapapa Film Festival of
Irsina & Matera, Italy

Friday July 6 to Sunday July 8

With very  special guest Renae Maihi

 

 

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SCREENING & CURATION PARTNERS

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