MANNAHATTA @ Aotearoa Māori Film Festival 21 October Te Wairua Tapu Church Director/Writer Renae Maihi (Māori) 2016 15 min NZ/USA In the city that never sleeps wanders a ghost that cannot rest. ImagineNative 2016.


    Marathon is a motivational drama that provides insight of the Maori culture through Phillip’s relationship with the Tuhoe people, through its culture, ceremonies and landscapes. The story is centered around Phillip, a music teacher, discovers his neurosis of being a 40 year old male that has been unable to find a partner. Phillip…


Director/Screenplay Qianna Titore  Producer Eloise Veber New Zealand • In English and Māori with English subtitles  9 minutes A Māori girl receives a precious waiata composed by her deceased grandfather. In this story from Hokianga, tragedy strikes but there is hope in a new beginning. — CF

The Tuhoe Colour

The Tuhoe Color New Zealand | 2016 | 11 min | English | Sebastian Vidal Bustamante The Tuhoe Colour showcases Tame Wairere Iti – the New Zealand artist and the creative space he created in Taneatua at the centre of the Tuhoe heartland.


TAMA Directors Jared Flitcroft (Maori, Deaf) & Jack O’Donnell 2017 9 min NZ Tama is the result of a unique collaboration between deaf and hearing filmmakers. Tama is about a young Maori deaf boy who wants to learn the Haka. On a near fatal car trip, Tama has to confront his family. In his struggle…

Ukaipo Whenua

In the Tūhoe tribe of the bush clad mountain forests of New Zealand, women and land are the essence of life. For women and land Tūhoe would go to war, they would fight to the death. In Tuhoe the two are inextricably intertwined. Women represent the mother earth, the womb is “whenua” & “whenua” is…

Smiths Ave 2015

Director/Screenplay Robert George (NZ Māori/Cook Island Māori) An unexpected call from his estranged father leads a young man to ponder events from his childhood. The soundscape takes you back in time and thought to marry you to an idea: basketball is clarity