GALA RECEPTION Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa, 6 pm Saturday June 4

From 6 pm the Gala Reception for the Wairoa Maori Film Awards takes place, welcoming film makers from near and far to our annual gathering to celebration Maori, Pasifika and indigenous film making.

Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa, 7 pm Saturday June 4

Join us for a very special celebration of the rise of Maori film making and global natives.

Live musical score of short films by Canadian Native musician and film maker Melody McKiver
GA WAABMIN GAYE/NEMOLNEK ELT NI’NEN Melody McKiver (Anishinaabe) • 4:00 • 2014 • Canada
EDMAZINBIIGET Christian Chapman (Anishinaabe) • 10:58 • 2014 • Canada

Keynote Speaker: Dr Rangimarie Rose Pere – luminary visionary, keeper of the Kura Huna

Awards presentations:
Radio Waatea Maori Short Film Audience Award
Bright Sunday Emerging Pasifika Director Award
Women in Film & Television Mana Wahine Award

Musical Interlude

Acknowledging Wairoa Media Leadership
International Indigenous Film Award
Mana Wairoa Award for Advancement of Indigenous Rights

Evening concludes / time to convivialise.

Our kind thanks to the Gaiety Theatre and Te Matarae O Te Wairoa Trust for their support of this very special event.