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Wairoa Maori Film Festival 10th Anniversary Gathering

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We're taking this Bus to Wairoa! We're flying our Aunties up from Invercargill and down from Hokianga! Help Us Celebrate and make the 10th Birthday of Wairoa Maori Film Festival something truly special!

For ten years, we've been hosting the Wairoa Maori Film Festival in Wairoa and Nuhaka, and this year we're having a big birthday! We want you to help us on this boosted campaign, to get young emerging Maori film makers - with no money! - down to the festival this year. To bring together our kaumatua of the Maori film industry, our artists who have been working behind the scenes for the past 40 years to make the dream a reality for art, for film, for writing, for Maori storytelling in Aotearoa New Zealand!

We hope you can join us in this fundraising campaign!

Wairoa Maori Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2015! We already have plans in place for a really special weekend of films and workshops at our Kahungunu Marae in Nuhaka, and the local Council's come on board to support us with a huge gala dinner at the reopening of the Gaiety Cinema in Wairoa.

But this is our 10th year and we want to host a day of deep reflection on the past, present and future of Maori film making, a 10th anniversary gathering - a film hui - in our marae on Saturday May 30th. We need your help to get everyone there - we're hiring a bus from Auckland, picking up artists and film makers along the way in Hamilton, Rotorua and Napier, and flying in kaumatua of the film industry from across the country. We need our people to "boost" this year into something really special!

This is an amazing moment in time - 10 years since the first Maori film festival in Wairoa, and 40 years since the first Maori artists and writers gathering in Wairoa!

The second ever Maori artists and writers gathering occurred at Takitimu Marae, Wairoa, way back in 1975! So this is not only the 10th anniversary of the Wairoa Maori Film Festival, it is the 40th anniversary of the Wairoa Maori Writers and Artists Conference! Help us bring some of the luminaries from back in 1975 to a very, very special gathering. Join us we reflect on a grand decade of Maori film achievement. We hope you can help!

We are looking to raise $5,000 on Boosted to help pay for our bus booked from Auckland, and to pay for flights for kaumatua of the Maori film industry, flying in from as far south as Invercargill and as far north as Hokianga! Your contribution will help out on something truly special for Maori and for all Kiwis. We hope you can help!

Check out the Original Maori Artists and Writers Hui in 1975

Check out the Wairoa Maori Film Festival Website 

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  • Festival Programme 2015

    30 MONTHS AGO

    Here is the amazing line up for the Wairoa Maori Film Festival! We hope you can support us by helping out our BOOSTED campaign to get struggling young film makers and kaumatua of film art to our festival in two weekends! Check out fill programme at www.kiaora.tv

    One Marae.
    One Cinema.
    62 Short Films.
    5 Features.
    6 Documentaries.

    NAU MAI! NAU MAI! HAERE MAI!
    Announcing the Official Programme of the
    Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2015
    Friday May 29 to Monday June 1, 2015 * Matariki
    Queen's Birthday Weekend


    Film Hui: Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, Wairoa, Aotearoa
    Grand Gala and Maori Film Day: Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa, Aotearoa
    Closing Night: Morere Hot Springs, Wairoa, Aotearoa


    FRIDAY MAY 29TH: KAHUNGUNU MARAE, NUHAKA
    3 pm Official Festival Powhiri
    4 pm Registration
    5 pm Wahine Shorts
    5.30 pm Welcome Hakari Dinner
    6 pm Maori Shorts I
    8 pm Umbrella Man - Lennie Hill


    SATURDAY MAY 30TH: KAHUNGUNU MARAE, NUHAKA
    9.15 am World Shorts I
    10.30 am Genome
    11 am Maori Shorts II
    12 pm Lunch with Virtual Reality Demo
    12.30 pm 4th Cinema Academic Panel: Dr. Ella Henry, Dr. Davinia Thornley, Deborah Walker Morrison
    1.30 pm The Maori New Wave Panel
    3 pm The Dead Lands (R) Toa Fraser
    3 pm Hawaiian Shorts (G)


    SATURDAY MAY 30TH: GAIETY THEATRE, WAIROA
    6 pm Ribbon Cutting with Mayor of Wairoa
    6.30 pm Red Carpet Reception
    7 pm Maori Film Awards Gaiety Grand Gala!
    Keynote: Gaylene Preston ONZM, Native Now! Media Art Showcase, Live Music, Kapa Haka


    SUNDAY MAY 31ST: KAHUNGUNU MARAE, NUHAKA
    9 am Black Panther Woman - Rachel Perkins
    9 am World Shorts II
    10 am Another Trip to the Moon - Ismael Basbeth
    10 am My Legacy
    11 am Circle of Life
    11.30 am Confessions of Prisoner T - Michael Bennett
    12.30 pm Lunch
    1 pm Road to Paloma (R) Jason Momoa
    1 pm Te Kati - Goethe Mystery (G)
    2 pm Tatau
    3 pm The Dark Horse
    5 pm Closing Dinner


    SUNDAY MAY 31ST: GAIETY THEATRE, WAIROA
    10 am to 2.30 pm Wairoa Maori Short Film Day FREE
    A collection of Family-Friendly NZ short films to celebrate the reopening of the Gaiety Theatre
    3 pm Umbrella Man - Lennie Hill


    SUNDAY MAY 31ST: MORERE CLOSING NIGHT FREE
    7 pm Bush Cinema - Underground Shorts
    9 pm DJ Set - Daughters of Hathor with Media Art Projections


    MONDAY JUNE 1: KAHUNGUNU MARAE, NUHAKA
    9 am Poroporoaki and Formal Closing of Festival

    www.kiaora.tv

     

    Festival Programme 2015