Check out the Māoriland Film Festival 2021 programme

Posted Wednesday 17 Feb 2021

Check out the Māoriland Film Festival 2021 programme

Look out Ōtaki, the eighth annual Māoriland Film Festival is coming! This year's MFF will present 120 films and 50 events from 80 Indigenous nations over five days in March (24 - 28). It will also see the official opening of the first designated filmmaker residence in New Zealand at the Māoriland Hub in Ōtaki. Screenings open with the worldwide festival premiere of the Briar Grace Smith- and Ainsley Gardiner -directed Cousins on opening night.

There's even a free bus from Wellington to Ōtaki during the festival, so check out the Māoriland website for more details.

Click here to see the full programme

 

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Rialto Channel celebrates International Women's Day with fabulous March line-up

Rialto Channel celebrates International Women's Day with fabulous March line-up

Posted Wednesday 17 Feb 2021

The Rialto Channel celebrates International Women's Day throughout March with premieres that shine a spotlight on women's stories, women filmmakers, and women who inspire and influence. The titles premiering on the channel include:

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable - Bethany became a surfing sensation when she returned to the sport following a devastating shark attack at age thirteen.

Woman at War - Winner of the SACD Screenwriting Award at Cannes Film Festival 2018. Premiering on International Women's Day, 8 March, 8.30pm. From Iceland, starring Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir.

A Vigilante - Starring Olivia Wilde (pictured) as a woman who escapes her violent husband and becomes obsessive about helping other women in danger.

Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time - celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and more.

Unravelling Athena: The Champions of Women's Tennis - chronicles the journey of women tennis champions. Featuring over twenty World #1 players.

Maiden - the story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old chef on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

And on Friday nights in March - Indie Women Directors.