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:…

2015 Film Guide

Every year we show a selection of Māori films curated by Leo Koziol of the Wairoa Maori Film Festival, representing the pinnacle of Maori storytelling by Maori film makers in Aotearoa today. This film guide lists the new short films screened in 2015, at the awesome Australian Museum in Sydney. We also screened films from…