Posted Tuesday 28 Jun 2022
Content creators, here's a fantastic opportunity for you! Te Māngai Pāho and NZ On Air Irirangi te Motu are joining forces with Whakaata Māori, TVNZ Te Reo Tātaki, and Prime/SKY to fund a Matariki 2023 te reo Māori online and television special for children aged 10+.
The two organisations intend to fund tamariki content for Matariki annually, and see this short-form special as a potential pilot to a series, or feature film in future.
They are now calling for proposals via the July/September Children's content funding round for a receptive (30 - 70%) and fluent (70% - 100%) special that could be up to 30 minutes long, and based on the three themes of Matariki: reflect, celebrate, and reset. The special is intended to be released simultaneously on Whakaata Māori, TVNZ Te Reo Tātaki, and Prime/SKY for Matariki 2023.
For more information about the Matariki 2023 RFP, please see paragraph I in the July/September Children's content funding round document here.