Once again Maori Business Network is at it again breaking new ground in Australia by hosting the second Aotearoa Maori Film Festival. Not satisfied with offering the same program that audiences loved in 2013, we’ve attracted talented folks to help put together some really cool features.
A Tamariki Workshop will show kids how to light, write, shoot and edit (there’s no need to show our kids how to star in it, they’re all stars already) a short clip that will show at the film festival. Tema (short film maker extrordinaire) and Devlin (kohanga, tourist guide, Maori studies teacher to name a few roles) and Moana (English teacher, journo grad and local Te Wairua Tapu haahi member) are busy putting a program together that is sure to satisfy parents and tamariki alike.
We’ve moved locations to Hurstville (5 minutes walk from the train station), we’ve provided more sessions (so there’s is no excuse for whanau not to get along) and tons more car parking (cause last year people moaned).
Another highlight is the inclusion of a full feature film to support the short films. This year it’s “ Ngati” the classic first film to be made by Maori for Maori – Australian audiences won’t get too may opportunities to watch this beautiful movie.
The big step forward is taking the festival up to Queensland to the heart of Maoridom, the city of Logan. We will show last years program along with the 2014 program and Ngati. It would be great to take the Tamariki program but…there is always next year.
Back are the same big names to support us – Leo Koziol from the Wairoa Film Festival is curator and provided some pretty amazing shorts for us to watch. During the year Leo has also given us a sneak preview of what’s in stall for our festival next year and just when you thought it was safe to go back to the movies WHAM they up the quality of the films and stories and you have to hold on to your seats.
Get your tickets from Eventbrite (you can access this on our website www.aotearoamaorifilmfestival.com)