Māoriland Film Festival
Aotearoa’s international Indigenous Film Festival
Each March the Indigenous world comes together in Ōtaki, Aotearoa (New Zealand) to celebrate Indigenous screen storytelling at Māoriland Film Festival, the largest Indigenous film festival in the Southern Hemisphere.
Located on New Zealand’s Kāpiti Coast, Ōtaki is a vibrant seaside town where Māori culture and language thrives. Māoriland is celebrated for its manaakitanga and community spirit. It is a place where creatives come to heal.
The Lion King Reo Māori
6 pm, Wednesday 29 June
The Drovers Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson
Wednesday 29 June – 8:15 PM
See the full schedule of films at MFF2022
Te Waihoroi Shortland
4:30 pm, Sunday 3rd July
The Māoriland Keynote address is a personal and historical perspective given by a prominent Māori filmmaker. Past keynote speakers were Tainui Stephens, Lawrence Makoare, Larry Parr, Julian and Mabelle Dennison, Rawiri Paratene, Heperi and Awatea Mita, Temuera Morrison and Rena Owen.
Award-winning actor, broadcaster, and acclaimed orator, Te Waihoroi Shortland will deliver the 2022 address.
premiere of the Ngā Pakiaka Incubator Programme
7:30 pm, Thursday 30 June
8:15 pm, Saturday 2 July
This biopic of the celebrated and controversial Dame Whina Cooper reveals the personal character of a woman who devoted a long life to the service of Māori. She was shaped by the traditions of her Hokianga people, her Catholic faith, and the tragedies of her life. She led the 1975 Māori Land march, and became one of the most influential rangatira of the 20th century.
Miriama McDowell and Rena Owen turn in riveting performances as the woman who would become known as Te Whaea o Te Motu / The Mother Of The Nation.
Free Whānau Screening!
Saturday 2 July
6 pm, Sunday 3 July
What Sir Edmund Hillary did in conquering Everest, Sir Hekenukumai Busby has done in reclaiming the lost art of traditional Māori voyaging, sailing the vast Pacific navigating by the stars – restoring the past to carve our way into the future.
Māoriland Red Carpet Party
with Anna Coddington
8 pm, Sunday 3 July
Romancing the past with memories of mana motuhake as it used to be, made into reality.
Presented with support from the Vodafone Foundation
The Māoriland Tech Creative Hub is a training and creative space for rangatahi to upskill and unleash their creative potential using software and digital tools. Animation, graphic design, game development, VR, XR – MATCH aims to pathway rangatahi Māori into high-value jobs in the rapidly growing tech creative industries.
Visit the M.A.T.C.H space at the Māoriland Hub during MFF2022 and see what rangatahi have created!
E Tū Whānau Rangatahi Film Awards
The Reciprocity Project
Māoriland Rangatahi Film Festival
Films for young people!
presented with support from Wellington UNESCO City Of Film
Don’t miss out on seeing your films!
Purchase your tickets in advance via iticket.co.nz or at the Māoriland Hub.