WAIROA MAORI FILM AWARDS 2017

WAIROA MAORI FILM AWARDS 2017
PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 3 2017: The Wairoa Maori Film Awards were held last night at the Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa. Here are the award winners:

T-TAHITI PRIZE - return trip to Tahiti to travel to the T-Tahiti Film Festival
Award to: TAMA by Jared Flitcroft & Jack O'Donnell

Moana Prize (Best Pasifika Short) decided by the Moana Jury
Award to: MARIA by Jeremiah Tauamiti

Whenua Prize (Māori Short) decided by the Whenua Jury
Award to: TAMA by Jared Flitcroft & Jack O'Donnell

Audience Award - Maori Short Film
Award to: TAMA by Jared Flitcroft & Jack O'Donnel

Audience Award - Maori Short Film - Actor
Award to: Eric Matthews as Tama, in TAMA by Jared Flitcroft & Jack O'Donnel

Audience Award -Maori Short Film - Actress
Award to: Aidee Walker, in LAUNDRY by Becs Arahanga

Mana Kainga Award - for a community making contribution to Maori film making
Award to: NATALIE - Qianna Titore & the Hokianga community

Te Wairoa Award - For Contribution to Media in Wairoa
Ratima Hauraki & Zach Stark

WMFF WIFT Mana Wahine Award
Award to: CHRISTINA ASHER

WMFF PIFT Mana Pasifika Award
Award to: CRAIG FASI of the Pollywood Film Festival

International Indigenous Award
Award to: FROM UP NORTH by Trudy Stewart, Janine Windolph & Noel Starblanket

Mana Wairoa Award - for contribution to the advancement of indigenous rights
Award to: LGBTQI+ AOTEAROA THEN & NOW by Teresa Wells & Qmunnity Gisborne Youth