A FEAST OF FILM OVER ONE WEEKEND ON THE MARAE!

Posted Monday 25 May 2015

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

Here is the amazing line up for the Wairoa Maori Film Festival!  Check out fill programme at www.kiaora.tv

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

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

Next Up...


Sundance Lineup for NZIFF

Posted Monday 25 May 2015

Now we're talking! Cannes may be underway but it's the Sundance line-up that NZIFF highlight in their first sneak peek for the year.

NZIFF audiences can look forward to seeing a whole raft of Sundance winners this winter see below for some titles to add to your wishlist...

The Wolfpack

The winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year, Crystal Moselle's film The Wolfpack delves into the bizarrely sheltered lives of six brothers whose father has confined them and their sister since birth to the tiny rooms of their Lower East Side apartment.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

From the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition section NZIFF has secured Marielle Heller's The Diary of a Teenage Girl based on the graphic novel by Phoebe Glockener. Exhilarating in its candour and ironic verve, The Diary of a Teenage Girl recounts the visceral thrills and spills of 15-year-old boundary-pushing Minnie (Bel Powley) as she throws herself into her first affair - with her mother's boyfriend.

Umrika

Winner of Sundance's Audience Award for World Cinema, writer/director Prashant Nair's Umrika is a handsomely produced Bollywood film telling a classic tale of country lads finding their bearings in the big city.

Grandma

In Grandma, a constantly surprising comedy drama from About a Boy director Paul Weitz, Lily Tomlin is hilarious and moving as a sharp-tongued, taboo-breaking granny who comes out fighting for her pregnant teenage granddaughter.

Cartel Land

Matthew Heineman's unnervingly action-based documentary Cartel Land captures the impact of Mexican drug cartels on both sides of the border. With staggering front-line access, Heineman observes the retaliatory forces that have formed in response to oppressive cartel violence and governmental indifference.

NZIFF programmes will be available in Auckland from Tuesday 23 June and in Wellington from Friday 26 June. NZIFF screens in Auckland from 16 July to 2 August, and in Wellington from 24 July to 9 August, with other centres to follow.
Screening times and regions for all films will be confirmed at time of programme launch.