Submissions for Maoriland Film Festival open now

Posted Sunday 04 Aug 2019

Every March, the indigenous world comes together in Otaki, Wellington to celebrate indigenous screen storytelling at Maoriland Film Festival, the largest Indigenous film festival in the Southern Hemisphere. MFF 2020 will be held from March 18 - 22, 2020, and they're seeking content. Maoriland invites film, video, digital and interactive media work and artwork (all mediums) made by Indigenous creatives. To be eligible for Maoriland an Indigenous creative must be credited in a key role such as director, producer or screenwriter. The deadline for film festival submissions is October 7, 2019, while late submissions will be considered until October 27, 2019.


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The Venice Film Festival missed the MeToo memo

Posted Sunday 04 Aug 2019

It seems the Venice Film Festival still has a long way to go on possible gender parity, according to this article in the Hollywood Reporter. This year's Festival competition line-up features just two female-directed films out of 21 titles, which equates to less than 10%.