Whakapapa Film Festival of Italy
WHAKAPAPA FILM FESTIVAL ITALY
In 2019, the year of Matera European Capital of Culture, the Whakapapa Film Festival took place in Irsina, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy a few kilometers from Matera, on 26, 27 and 28 July.
The aim of the Whakapapa Film Festival (WFF) is to promote and spread documentary cinema, ethnographic cinema and anthropological audiovisual research.
The main focus of the festival is culture in general, with a special emphasis on Maori culture which provides the word and the philosophy for the event - Whakapapa.
Whakapapa binds all things animate and inanimate. The inter and intra-relationships between all living and inanimate things.
The Whakapapa Film Festival is organised and promoted by numerous sponsors and two private individuals and is strictly in line with the principles of a non-profit organisation.
The competition includes documentaries and short-themed films: anthropology, cultures, rituals, the environment, human rights, biodiversity, war, integration, sustainable development, the relationship between man and the environment.
Wairoa Maori Film Festival was an event partner of the Whakapapa Film Festival, and kindly hosts this webpage to present information about the festival and the festival programme for 2019.