Posts Tagged ‘Film Festival’

Ōtatki hosts biggest indigenous film festival in southern hemispere

Thursday, March 5th, 2020
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The small town of Ōtaki, in New Zealand, is hosting the largest indigenous film festival in the southern hemisphere, The Māoriland Film Festival. The festival runs from 18 to 22 March. The theme is Me Reretau – Be in Balance. It offers stories that seek harmony in an increasingly discordant world. The seventh annual festival Read more

Pasifika film about grief wins international award

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

A short feature Pacific film, Maria, has won the Peoples Choice award at the recent international Public Broadcasting Service Online Film Festival. The festival featured 25 short films from a variety of genres and garnered 1 million views during the two-week period following its July 14 launch. Maria was judged the Most Popular Film, determined by votes cast Read more

Controversial documentary on PNG land deal gets wide audience

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

What began as a student film project finally had its Australian home premiere at the Human Rights Film Festival last month. It has also been screened at the DocEdge film festivals in Wellington and Auckland. Hollie Fifer’s film The Opposition won the Grand Prize at the International Pacific Documentary Film Festival, FIFO, in French Polynesia, Read more

4th Māoriland Film Festival: a stunning line up of movies and activities

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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The  fourth annual Māoriland Film Festival will take place in Ōtaki 15 to 19 March 2017 The programme includes multi-award winning features, documentaries and short films, two of which are nominated for Oscars There are 121 Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Workshops, Kōrero and other special events over five days. Movies include: 8 New Zealand premieres of Read more

Short Film on conflict between church and matakite

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Pumanawa: The Gift has been selected for the short film section of the ImagineNATIVE festival in Toronto, and the New Zealand Film Festival is trying to place it in other international festivals. Pumanawa it tells the story of a young woman with a traditional Maori spiritual gift who is attracted to a devout Christian whose Read more

Film Festival documentary examines Vatican’s role in cover-up

Friday, July 19th, 2013

One of the documentaries being screened in the New Zealand International Film Festival is billed as a “meticulously composed and damning story of a protest against and a cover-up of sexual abuse by a priest in Milwaukee in the 1960s. Its title, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, was made by the prolific Oscar-winning film-maker Alex Gibney.” Read more