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

Stevo

Stevo Director  Heather Haywood Producers  Lesly Parker and Michelle Savill This is a documentary of Steve Winiata, a Maori security guard living in Wellington while maintaining close links to his family heritage and land his parents and ancestors are from. Steve narrates and is followed around the city where he lives, works and trades. His…

Acknowledgment

  We acknowledge and respect the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land where we live and work.  Some of the homes and communities of our Aboriginal brothers and sisters are under threat with the forced closures of Aboriginal Land here in Australia. To support the Aboriginal communities in Australia to…

Meet the team

Brent Reihana, Festival Director (Ngapuhi): has operational and management experience across the hospitality, service and manufacturing industries. Currently he runs a management consultancy and a business network while lecturing in management and reading law. Brent will do anything, stand at the end of a jack-hammer all day if that’s what is needed. His motto: if…

2015 at Australian Museum

  This year we’re being hosted at The Australian Museum, Sydney! Australian Museum, 6 College St, Sydney, NSW, 2010, Australia +61 2 9320 6000 http://australianmuseum.net.au

Tamariki Film Making Masterclasses

Tamariki Film Making Masterclass : Full Day tution All equipment and materials are provided – just bring your creativity. In conjunction with the 2014 Aotearoa Maori Film Festival we offered a one off intensive digital film making workshop for tamariki ages 6-15. It was held during the AMFF 2014 matinee screening from 1-4pm on August 22nd…

2013 Film Guide

Whatatiki Kiri, a Māori woman painfully aware of her weight, takes a trip with family and friends to the Whakatiki River where she spent many summers as a girl. The place awakens powerful memories. NZ 2012. Director: Louise Leitch | Producer: Melissa Dodds | Duration: 13 mins Uru Uru tells the story of a disenchanted woman…

2014 Film Guide

BUTTERFLY ‘Butterfly,’ is a short yet moving narrative that explores a young Maori girls struggle with adolescent pregnancy. The motif of the ‘poi,’ and kapa haka (Maori action song and dance), carry the protagonist’s inner agony and are essentially the wings that buffer her pain through the unwanted rite of passage Director: Renae Maihi | Producer: Sandra…

2015 Rangatahi Filmmaking Workshop

At the Australian Museum we hosted a full day of Rangatahi Filmmaking Workshop Click here to what the 2015 students done! Due to a heavy interest from adults for a filmmaking workshop we have decided to merge the two Rangatahi Filmmaking Workshops into one day! The AMFF Rangatahi Filmmaking Workshop (an Indigenous Youth Filmmaking Workshop)…

2015 Feature Film : The Dead Lands

“Set in pre-colonial New Zealand — or, as it was known to its inhabitants, “Te Ao Maori” (the Maori World) — The Dead Lands is a dazzling action epic that has the distinction of being the first film ever to feature Mau rakau, Director Toa Fraser New Zealand/United Kingdom 2014 | Executive Producer: Peter Hampden | Language:…