17th October 2015, Toronto, Canada: PRESS RELEASE
It's a big weekend in Toronto, Canada, as Maori and Pasifika films are profiled to audiences at packed houses at the imagineNATIVE film festival.
Screening on Sunday as part of the Masculine Moves Shorts Programme are NZ films OW WHAT by Mike Jonathon, TANIWHA by Mika Haka, and INC'D by Darren Simmonds and Rob Mokaraka.
"The Wairoa Maori Film Festival is proud to be a part of these films journey out into the world," says Festival Director Leo Koziol. "All three films screened at the Wairoa festival before going on their journey around NZ and world."
TANIWHA by Mika Haka in particular has had phenomenal success in its journey around the world, most recently being picked up to screen at the Red Nation Film Festival in Los Angeles.
"We wish these films well in their continued journey, and as a festival we will continue to be a vehicle for the voices of our indigenous people to emanate out into the world," says the Wairoa Maori Film Festival.