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TICKETS AND BUS TO FESTIVAL (Update 24 May 2015)

There are VERY limited tickets $80 each left to the Gaiety Grand Gala BUY TICKETS NOW

The "All Festival" Passes have SOLD OUT, but you can still get Marae Passes (meals, marae stay, films) BUY TICKETS NOW

THERE IS A CHARTER BUS TO THE WAIROA MAORI FILM FESTIVAL:
Departs Friday May 29, 32 Grosvenor Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 7 am SHARP Please be there promptly by 6.45 am for head count
There are limited places for the bus to the festival ($75 per person) available by REQUEST ONLY
To make a request to be on the bus, please contact Festival Coordinator Rebecca Batistich at manaakiwairoa@gmail.com
BUS RETURNS: Monday June 1, Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, 9 am - arrives back in Grey Lynn at 6 pm

NAU MAI! NAU MAI! HAERE MAI!

Announcing the Official Programme of the
Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2015

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Friday May 29 to Monday June 1, 2015 * Matariki
Queen's Birthday Weekend
Film Hui: Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa, Aotearoa
Grand Gala and Maori Film Day: Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa, Aotearoa
Closing Night: Morere Hot Springs, Wairoa, Aotearoa

Friday May 29th: Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka

3 pm Official Festival Powhiri
4 pm Registration
5 pm Wahine Shorts
5.30 pm Welcome Dinner
6 pm Maori Shorts I
8 pm Umbrella Man - Lennie Hill

Saturday May 30th: Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka 

9.15 am World Shorts I 
10.30 am Genome
11 am Maori Shorts II
12 pm Lunch with Virtual Reality Demo
12.30 pm 4th Cinema Academic Panel: Dr. Ella Henry, Dr. Davinia Thornley, Deborah Walker Morrison
1.30 pm The Maori New Wave Panel
3 pm The Dead Lands (R) Toa Fraser
3 pm Hawaii Shorts (G)

Saturday May 30th: Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa

6 pm Ribbon Cutting with Mayor of Wairoa
6.30 pm Red Carpet Reception
7 pm Maori Film Awards Gaiety Grand Gala!
Keynote: Gaylene Preston ONZM, Native Now! Media Art Showcase, Live Music, Kapa Haka

Sunday May 31st: Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka

9 am Black Panther Woman - Rachel Perkins
9 am World Shorts II
10 am Another Trip to the Moon - Ismael Basbeth
10 am My Legacy
11 am Circle of Life
11.30 am Confessions of Prisoner T - Michael Bennett
12.30 pm Lunch
1 pm Road to Paloma (R) Jason Momoa
1 pm Te Kati - Goethe Mystery (G)
2 pm Tatau
3 pm The Dark Horse
5 pm Closing Dinner

Sunday May 31st: Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa

10 am to 2.30 pm Wairoa Maori Short Film Day FREE
A collection of Family-Friendly NZ short films to celebrate the reopening of the Gaiety Theatre
3 pm Umbrella Man - Lennie Hill

Sunday May 31st: Morere Closing Night FREE

7 pm Bush Cinema - Underground Shorts
9 pm DJ Set - Daughters of Hathor with Media Art Projections

Monday June 1: Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka

9 am Poroporoaki and Formal Closing of Festival

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                                                Master Carver Pine Taiapa at work on Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, in the 1940s.

                                                Master Carver Pine Taiapa at work on Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, in the 1940s.

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Mana Wairoa. The Maori & Indigenous
Film Festival of Aotearoa.

 

The WAIROA MAORI FILM FESTIVAL is a celebration of Maori and indigenous film held at Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, New Zealand, 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 under the banner of Kia Ora Shorts, curate the Nga Whanaunga Maori Pasifika programme of the NZ International Film Festival, and send films overseas to various film festivals around the world.

We've partnered with the Sydney Maori Business Network to present the Aotearoa Maori Film Festival in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia. And we curated films for events in Finland, Fiji, Germany, Tahiti and France.

We've co-presented a programme of Maori films at the T-Tahiti Film Festival in French Polynesia (Tahiti) which then went on to also screen at the Aotearoa NZ Film Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Our 2015 Festival promises something truly special! Its our 10TH BIRTHDAY and we've brought on board two new major sponsors: Wairoa District Council, and Te Matarae O Wairoa Trust. The festival screenings will be spread across three venues, in Nuhaka, Wairoa and Morere. And we are hosting the first ever
MAORI FILM AWARDS GAIETY GRAND GALA!

Nau Mai! Nau Mai! Haere Mai!

WAIROA MAORI FILM FESTIVAL
Friday May 29 to Monday June 1, 2015 * Matariki
Queen's Birthday Weekend
Film Hui: Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa, Aotearoa
Grand Gala and Maori Film Day: Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa, Aotearoa
Closing Night: Morere Hot Springs, Wairoa, Aotearoa

Check out our Facebook page for all the news and our Tumblr blog for all the photos!

 

FESTIVAL 2015 POSTER & CATALOGUE

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Nuhaka & Morere

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! 

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MAORI FILM LETTER

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR INDEPENDENT SISTER NEWS WEBSITE, THE MAORI FILM LETTER AT MANAWAIROA.COM, FOR THE LATEST NEWS ON MAORI, PASIFIKA AND WORLD FIRST NATIONS FILM MAKING! 

 

 

WAIROA MAORI FILM FESTIVAL 2015 SPONSORS & PARTNERS

 

PREVIOUS PARTNERS & SPONSORS

Koanga Garden

Koanga Garden

Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc.

Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc.

    

AOTEAROA SCREENING PARTNERS

 

INTERNATIONAL SCREENING PARTNERS

          Sydney Maori Business Network

          Sydney Maori Business Network