M?oriland Film Festival gets ready for the big reveal

Posted Monday 29 Jan 2018

They're making us wait, but we know it will be worth it in the end! On 6 February, Waitangi Day, you'll be able to check out what goodies are in store at the marvellous M?oriland Film Festival when its 2018 programme will be revealed online. The festival, now in its fifth year, runs from 21-25 March and will officially launch the programme at the M?oriland Hub in ?taki, from 11 am - 4 pm, so if you're around, pop in and watch some trailers!
www.maorilandfilm.co.nz

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Murphy's Sparrow flies back for NZ screenings

Posted Monday 29 Jan 2018

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Here's your chance to hear talented filmmaker Welby Ings discuss his craft. His beautiful short film Sparrow will screen at the Auckland and Wellington Pride Festivals, after a run of international festival screenings last year. Produced by Robin Murphy, Sparrow is the story of a small boy (Merrick Rillstone, pictured above) who is teased because he thinks he can fly. When a family myth about his war veteran grandfather is exploded, he discovers the strength to stand up to the school bullies in a very unusual way. After the screening, Ings will talk about his journey as a filmmaker, how his short films are leading him towards his feature film debut, PUNCH, and you can quiz him in a Q&A. Sparrow will screen in partnership with the Auckland and Wellington Pride Festivals, and with sponsorship from the NZ AIDS Foundation Ending HIV campaign and Nga T?onga Sound & Vision.

Watch the teaser here >>

To book seats, email welbyingsevent@gmail.com with FILM EVENT in the subject line, your required location (Auckland or Wellington) and the number of seats required.

Screening times:
Auckland Pride Festival 2018

Date: Monday 12 February,

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Academy Cinema, 44 Lorne St

Wellington Pride Festival 2018

Date: Saturday 3 March

Time: 4:30 pm

Location: Nga T?onga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St

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