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Industry

Māoriland’s industry program is a space for those working in the screen industry to wānanga and network.

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Māoriland Film Festival is known for its inclusive and relaxed atmosphere where filmmakers have an opportunity to genuinely connect with fellow filmmakers, industry representatives and audiences alike. 

Industry events invite participants to actively contribute so that we may collectively come away from the festival with tangible actions and support for where to next. Industry events include facilitated discussions and wānanga (opportunities to exchange ideas), networking, one-on-one meetings and receptions including meals. 

Industry activities are accessible to industry pass holders only. 

Industry passes give access to industry-only events and one ticket per screening.
  • Panel Discussions
  • Wānanga
  • Networking
  • Industry Receptions

Industry Passes

PRE-SALE
$200
GENERAL (MARCH 10)
$275


Māoriland Film Festival is known for its inclusive and relaxed atmosphere where filmmakers have an opportunity to genuinely connect with fellow filmmakers, industry representatives and audiences alike. 

Industry events invite participants to actively contribute so that we may collectively come away from the festival with tangible actions and support for where to next. Industry events include facilitated discussions and wānanga (opportunities to exchange ideas), networking, one-on-one meetings and receptions including meals. 

Industry activities are accessible to industry pass holders only. 

Industry passes give access to industry-only events and one ticket per screening.
  • Panel Discussions
  • Wānanga
  • Networking
  • Industry Receptions

Industry Passes

PRE-SALE
$200
GENERAL (MARCH 10)
$275
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Overview of Industry Programming

Pōwhiri – Welcome to Ōtaki

Join us in celebrating the opening of the Māoriland Film Festival at 10:30 am on Wednesday, March 20, with a Pōwhiri at Raukawa Marae. 

A pōwhiri is a traditional Māori welcome ceremony in New Zealand, extending hospitality and forging connections between hosts and guests. It is a meaningful and symbolic introduction to the spirit of hospitality and mutual respect in Māori customs.

WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH

  • Pōwhiri
  • Māoriland Speed Dating – Opening of Industry Program
  • Māoriland Keynote
  • Opening Night Film 

THURSDAY 21 MARCH

  • Opening of Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival (MRFF) 
  • E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards
  • Opening of M.A.T.C.H – Digital & Interactive Exhibition
  • Toi Te Mana – Artists Night 
  • Industry Programme Continues
  • Screenings Continue

FRIDAY 22 MARCH 

  • Industry Program Continues
  • Screenings Continue

SATURDAY 23 MARCH

  • NATIVE Minds
  • Screenings Continue
  • Free Whānau Outdoor Screening

SUNDAY 24 MARCH

  • Micro Meetings
  • All programmes operating – Screenings, MRFF, Industry, Toi Matarau, M.A.T.C.H
  • Māoriland Awards
  • Māoriland Red Carpet Party with special musical guests
Please note – some industry events are invite only and will not be published online