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WAIROA MAORI FILM FESTIVAL 2019

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Friday May 31 to Monday June 3 - Queen’s Birthday Weekend
Kahungunu Marae - Nuhaka; Morere Hall - Morere; Gaiety Theatre - Wairoa

Friday May 31

Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka

11 am
Official Festival Powhiri
(Traditional Welcome)

12 pm to 3 pm
Kahungunu Film Hui
Making Movies in Wairoa

6 pm
Opening Night
Mana Wahine Shorts

8 pm
Opening Night
Pasifika Shorts

Saturday June 1

Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka

10.30 am
Moana Nui A Kiwa Shorts

12.30 pm New Voices Shorts

2 pm
In Conversation with
Fred Renata

Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa

6 pm
Festival Gala Awards Night
6 pm Reception
7 pm Gala Commences
Music, Awards, Films,
Entertainment, Video Art
Featuring FRAN KORA!

Sunday June 2

Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa

12 pm
Matariki Shorts

2 pm
Merata: How Mum
Decolonised the Screen

4 pm
Soldiers Without Guns

6 pm
Brown Boys

Sunday June 2

Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka

10.30 am
Turtle Island Shorts

1 pm
Kiriata Oranga Shorts

2 pm
Kiriata O Te Ao Shorts

3.30 pm
Falls Around Her (Feature)
Canada

Morere Hall, Morere

7 pm
Kiriata Ngāhere
Bush Cinema

Monday June 3: Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka - 9 am Poroporoaki (Farewell Gathering)

Also Open All Weekend: TATAU TATAU Pop-Up Art Gallery, Dining Hall, Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka

Image Above: KALEWA screens in Kiriata Te Ao Sci-Fi Shorts, 2 pm Sunday

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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. Māori Film Week was kindly supported by Auckland Council.

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