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The MRFF introduces school age rangatahi (youth) to the world of Indigenous cinema. It is curated by Ngā Pakiaka, a group of young filmmakers from around Aotearoa.
Rangatahi who attend the MRFF will engage with current issues and youth perspectives that will challenge and inspire.
Tickets to screenings are only $2 per student or $5 per student per day. Tickets are available online at www.iticket.co.nz or at the Māoriland Hub.
General admission to MRFF screenings for non-school groups is $6 per screening.
Enquiries should be directed to Rangatahi Manager - Madeleine de Young email@example.com
E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards
Thursday 21 March, 9:30 am - 11 am, Ngā Purapura
Each year Māoriland Charitable Trust, with the support of E Tū Whānau and Te Tumu Whakaata NZ Film Commission, hits the road to present free filmmaking workshops for rangatahi around Aotearoa.
This awards ceremony is a celebration of rangatahi behind and in front of the lens. It will feature a selection of films entered to the 2019 challenge.
Awards will be given to filmmakers who demonstrate passion, ability and an understanding of the kaupapa.
Ngā Raurēkau Shorts
Thursday 21 March, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Ngā Purapura
A collection of short films that explore animals, dancing and Indigenous legends through animation and experimental film. Suitable for a younger audience.
Ngā Pūtake Shorts
Thursday 21 March, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Ngā Purapura
If you are hungry for informative and funny shorts then feast your eyes on these handpicked films from around the globe. Suitable for the whole whānau.
Ngā Kahukura Shorts
Friday 22 March, 9:30 - 10:30 am, Ngā Purapura
This programme of short films presents whimsical tales of cosmic adventures and compelling real-life stories suitable for the whole whānau.
Through Our Lens II
Friday 22 March, 12:00-1:00 pm, Ngā Purapura
Through Our Lens is a Māoriland film leadership kaupapa that connects Indigenous youth around the world through peer-led filmmaking workshops. The first Through Our Lens took place in 2017.
In 2018 TOLII took 4 rangatahi filmmakers to Rarotonga and Aitutaki to work with their peers. This is the world premiere of the five films made in the Cook Islands. Q & A to follow.
Ngā Mātauranga Shorts
Friday 22 March, 1:30-2:30 pm, Ngā Purapura
If you want to fill your kete with Indigenous matauranga (knowledge) then THESE are the short films for you. 13+
Put March 20 - 24 in your calendars now and join us in Ōtaki to celebrate the world of Indigenous cinema and creativity!
See the full Māoriland Film Festival programme online at www.maorilandfilm.co.nz