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The industry events at Māoriland are intended to connect and invigorate filmmakers from across the Indigenous world. They are accessible by industry pass only. Details of the industry pass are found on the ticketing info page in this programme.
Māoriland Speed Dating
Wednesday 20 March, 3 - 4 pm, Māoriland Hub
Want to meet an international festival director? Or connect with a filmmaker or funder? Māoriland speed dating puts you in direct contact with some of the enablers in the industry, with a fun and exciting event.
Masterclass with Alanis Obomsawin
Thursday 21 March, 1 - 3 pm, Te Ara a Tāwhaki
We are honoured to host the master documentary maker and tireless First Nations social activist Alanis Obomsawin. As a child, Alanis learned the stories and legends of her Abenaki nation. As a young woman, she retold these stories through song to audiences in Canada, Europe and America. In the late 1960’s she was introduced to filmmaking. For the past five decades she has used her lens as a tool of Indigenous resistance.
Te Moananui a Kiwa - A Pasifika Breakfast
Friday 22 March, 8:30 - 9:30 am, Māoriland Hub
Savour the flavour of kai from around the Pacific.
Cross Nation Collaboration - Making It Happen
Friday 22 March, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Māoriland Hub
What could the shape of collaboration between different indigenous Nations look like?
Māoriland Pitch Competition - Cross Nation Collaboration
Friday 22 March, 2 - 3 pm, Māoriland Hub
An opportunity to kickstart a film project that is an indigenous collaboration. You must register to pitch. Details of the prize package and criteria are online at www.maorilandfilm.co.nz or at the Manuwhiri Desk during the MFF.
Designed for those working in the screen industry, these passes provide access to both special and public events as well as 1 ticket per screening.
Industry Passes can be collected from the Manuwhiri desk at the Māoriland Hub, 68 Main St Ōtaki.
The Māoriland Film Festival is Aotearoa’s international Indigenous Film Festival. Each March, Māoriland brings Indigenous films and their creators to Ōtaki for five days of screenings, workshops, seminars and more!
See the full Māoriland Film Festival programme online at www.maorilandfilm.co.nz