Festival Gala Awards Night

Fran Kora

Fran Kora

Festival Gala Awards Night

6 pm Reception
7 pm Gala Commences

An evening of music, films, moving image and the magic that is Wairoa!

Including WIFT Mana Wahine Award to Whetu Fala.

              FRAN KORA LIVE
From Kora and Modern Māori Quartet
Star of “The Pā Boys”

Special screening: Hinekura Becs Arahanga
For International Year of Indigenous Languages

The following indigenous digital tapestries will be screening:

Kōwhai - Aydriannah Tuiali'i

SaVAge K'Lub Digital Tapa
Rosanna Raymond & Jaimie Waititi
Mana Wairoa – Tracey Tawhiao

Tatau Tatau Gallery




“Tatau Tatau” Pop-Up Art Gallery
Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka

Moving image art works (Saturday)

Nakunaku Sandy Wakefield

Ahuriri - Asinnajaq

Documentary installation (Sat/Sun)

Matariki Seven Sisters Karen Sidney

Ngā Pou Raranga o Rakaipaaka (Saturday)
Nuhaka weaving group workshop & market

Screenings (Sunday) 11 am & 1 pm

Saakkhelu, The offering to Mother Earth

Home Inuk Jørgensen, Greenland 

Mazocahui Mexico 

Identidad Panamá

Waorani Ecuador
Creation of The World  Antonio Coello

Waniska Various

Feature film
In Times of Rain (Feature) Mexico Sunday 2 pm

Art & photography
Charlotte Graham – Art Works
Qiane Matata Sipu – NUKU
Raymond Sagapolutele – Scenes from LILIU

In Conversation with Fred Renata

Fred Renata (Photo: Pantograph Punch)

Fred Renata (Photo: Pantograph Punch)

In Conversation with Fred Renata

Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Saturday June 1, 2 pm to 3.30 pm

Special Event In Conversation with Fred Renata

Reflections from a master cinematographer. With show reels and short films, and korero (90 minutes).

Biography: (from NZ On Screen)

Fred Renata segued from electrical engineering into film, after joining the camera crew on Merata Mita's first and only dramatic feature, Mauri (1987). He went on to work on pioneering Māori drama series E Tipu e Rea. Since then Renata's work as a director of photography has crossed all mediums, from music videos and commercials, to multiple episodes of teen hit Being Eve and hit feature Mt Zion. He has also shot many documentaries (Poi E - The Story of Our SongHotere), often with Māori themes. In 2003 Renata scored an NZ Television award for his work on TV series Street Legal.     

Fred has an eye like a viewfinder. Larry (Parr) suggested that Fred's pupils might be rectangular — and I don't think he's far wrong.Magik and Rose director Vanessa Alexander