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MAORI FILM WEEK 2019 - WHAT’S ON WHEN

MAORI FILM WEEK SHOWCASE Ellen Melville Centre Auckland Central - 28 to 30 June

Friday June 28
Opening Gala: A Celebration of Hawai’i
Feature Film: The Haumana

7 pm Friday 28 June
Tickets $20/per person
at Eventfinder

Saturday June 29
10 am 2 Spirit Shorts - Free
- Celebrating Stonewall 50

11 am Sci-Fi Shorts - Free
- film makers in attendance

12 pm Oranga Shorts - Free
- film makers in attendance

2 pm Maui’s Hook - Free
- film makers in attendance

4 pm Marks of Mana - Free
- film makers in attendance

Sunday June 30
2 pm Turtle Island Shorts - Free

3 pm Te Rua - 3 pm - Free
- Director Barry Barclay,
starring Whetu Fala

5 pm Leitis in Waiting - Free
- Celebrating Stonewall 50

7 pm Poroporoaki

NATIVE STORIES
Auckland Live Stage, July 1 to July 7

HONOURING FRED RENATA - AN EXHIBITION
TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Hillsborough, Auckland 25 June to 21 July, film screenings daily

KIA ORA SHORTS
Corban Estate Arts Centre, Henderson, Auckland - 7 pm 4 & 5 July

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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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