Free Film Screening at AAG This Weekend

Posted Monday 05 May 2014

If you are in Auckland this weekend here are two films from the Kete Aronui series, Merata Mita and John Miller.

Screening Saturday, 10 May 2014 at 1 pm
Auckland Art Gallery

Merata Mita
New Zealand | 2007 | 28mins | Director: Rhonda Kite

The episode follows film pioneer Merata Mita. Mita produced vital work anchored in culture and community. This extract concentrates on the occupation of Bastion Point - Mita and protest leader Joe Hawke talk of how 25 May 1978 shaped her concerns as a filmmaker: "It was life, it was a transformation". Includes footage from PatuMauri,Bastion Point: Day 507, and Utu, as well as covering Mita's work running a lab for indigenous filmmakers.

John Miller
New Zealand | 2007 | 28mins | Director: Rhonda Kite

A profile of photographer John Miller, capturing the man behind the camera and his driving force to document the development of M?ori self-determination in context with the rest of New Zealand society.

As always, DOCommunity screenings are free of charge so save the date and tell a friend.

Documentary Edge Festival 2014 is in Auckland soon, from May 21- June 2 in Auckland at Q Theatre. Festival programmes will be available at the screening.

Next Up...

The Smalls Film Festival - Call for Submissions

Posted Monday 05 May 2014



The Smalls Film Festival is a short film festival based in London, UK and they have opened their Call for Submissions for their 9th annual festival.  The Smalls is an online community of over 9,500 filmmakers and creative, with over 10,000 short films submitted to date.

They are based in the UK, but their submissions come from all over the globe. They get a huge number of international submissions every year, and have a large presence around the world. Their 2013 Festival was a huge success, with the readers of Movie Maker Magazine voting us in the Top 5 Coolest Short Film Festivals in the World.

Submitting to their festival means that filmmakers get a chance to show their film to a UK audience, and will hopefully bring opportunities for collaborations across the globe. Some of the short films have gone on to be commissioned with companies such as UK TV Gold, and many have gone on to win a slew of other awards.


The Smalls have opened their Call for Submissions, Early Bird price just �10. Winning film in each category receives a �500 cash prize with further prizes to be announced.


Submissions now open for @thesmalls Film Festival 2014! Submit for a chance to �500 + more

Contact details:

Nia Childs
Festival Producer
The Smalls Ltd
81 Rivington St
London EC2A 3AY

P: +44 2072409222
M: +44 7515693299