Check out the Māoriland Film Festival 2023 Programme!

Posted Monday 13 Feb 2023

Check out the Māoriland Film Festival 2023 Programme!

Hari huri tau!* to the Māoriland Film Festival (MFF) which celebrates a decade of Indigenous storytelling in Aotearoa this year. 

For the tenth anniversary, MFF will present over 140 short and feature films from 150 Indigenous Nations across five days (15th - 19 March 2023) in Ōtaki. 

MFF director Libby Hakaraia says the ten-year anniversary coincides with the festival becoming the largest international Indigenous film festival in the world. 

Opening the festival, there will be a screening of the spectacular Hawaiian film Ka Pō, a powerful drama that takes place in the beautiful, rugged wildness of Kauai, about a young woman who finds herself again after escaping an abusive relationship and meth addiction. Māori producer and WIFT NZ member Chelsea Winstanley was closely involved in Ka Pō.

Director Nina Nawalowalo's A Boy Called Piano: The Story of Fa'amoana John Luafutu will feature, as will Bones of Crows, an epic account of the life of Cree matriarch Aline Spears which spans generations, from Canadian director Marie Clements.

Tickets will be available via and at the Māoriland Hub from mid-February. 

Click here to get with the MFF programme 

Image: Bones Of Crows

*Happy birthday!