MAORILAND FILM FESTIVAL 2022 | Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival

Otaki Otaki


Native Peoples - Global Films

IMPORTANT: E Tu Whanau Rangatahi Film Awards are now being held at Maoriland Hub Thursday 30 Jun at 09:30am (not Nga Purapura)

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Running Time: 29 Jun - 3 Jul 2022


Native Peoples - Global Films


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Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival 2022

Reo Māori Animated Films - The Lion King Reo Māori, Tama Kaiatea 

For the first time, Māoriland Film Festival is excited to screen TWO reo Māori animated feature films at MFF2022; The Lion King Reo Māori and Tama Kaiatea. If you are interested in bringing your kohanga or kura to see either of these films, please contact us at

E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards
9:30 AM, Thursday 30 June
Nga Purapura

The premiere of films made by rangatahi aged 12-24 at Māoriland Rangatahi-led filmmaking workshops across Aotearoa. Prizes will be awarded to Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and many more. 

He Waiora - Schools Screening (13 +)
9:30 AM, Friday 1 July
Memorial Hall

Eight short films by a new generation of filmmakers developed through the Nga Pakiaka Incubator Programme. Devised during the 1st COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, He Waiora traverses a range of topics close to the hearts of rangatahi and their whanau in Aotearoa today.

Schools enter by koha - bookings are essential - please email

The films in this programme were written by rangatahi for rangatahi. We recommended students aged 13 + attend this screening. Please note, Street Lights includes depictions of drug use and Nga Riwha a Tama references suicide.

Rangatahi Workshop - The Reciprocity Project
12:00 PM, Friday 1 July
Memorial Hall

Rangatahi aged 12 - 24 are invited to participate in a special workshop held by Ngā Pakiaka as part of the Maoriland Rangatahi Film Festival. Participants will view and respond to films made for the Reciprocity Project. 
Facing a climate crisis, the Reciprocity Project embraces Indigenous value systems that have bolstered communities since the beginning of time. To heal, we must recognise that we are in relationship with Earth, a place that was in balance for millennia.

Films in Programme: 
ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught)
Diiyeghan naii Taii Tr’eedaa (We Will Walk the Trail of our Ancestors)
Ma's House
Pili Ka Moʻo
SUKUJULA TEI (Stories of my Mother)
Weckuwapasihtit (Those Yet to Come)
Weckuwapok (The Approaching Dawn)

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Ko Te Kawa Nui Ia He Manaaki i Te Tangata

Māoriland is committed to creating a safe environment for all our kaimahi and visitors. 

The values and functions of Māoriland are derived from cornerstone principles of celebration, unity, being alert, and respecting the mana of every person and taonga in our whare. 

We ask that manuwhiri and visitors alike respect the mana of all those you encounter.  

Here's what you can expect from us:

All kaimahi interacting with the public at ticket counters and at venues will be vaccinated and will be wearing masks. We will be testing regularly. This is our duty of care to ensure that the vulnerable in our audience feel safe.

We will have hand sanitiser available at all venues and wherever refreshments are served. We practice good hygiene including washing our hands and cleaning high-use surfaces. 

So that we can safely welcome you into all MFF venues, we ask the following; 

  • Please wear a mask at screenings.
  • If you have any symptoms of cold/flu or COVID-19 or have been asked to self-isolate please stay home. 
  • Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) will be freely available at all venues.

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