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Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017


Fri 2 Jun 2017, 3:00pm–10:00pm
Sat 3 Jun 2017, 10:00am–10:00pm
Sun 4 Jun 2017, 10:00am–10:00pm
Mon 5 Jun 2017, 8:00am–9:00am

Where: Kahungunu Marae, Cnr Ihaka St & Mataira St, Nuhaka, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full Festival Pass 2017: $147.00 ($140.00 + $7.00 fees)
  • Admission - Wairoa Maori Film Awards 2017: $44.00 ($40.00 + $4.00 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Listed by: Leo Koziol

Nau Mai! Nau Mai! Haere Mai! Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2017!

Join us for the 12th annual Wairoa Maori Film Festival, to be held at Kahungunu Marae (War Memorial Hall), Nuhaka, and Gaiety Theatre. Wairoa, from Friday, June 2 to Monday, June 5.

We have a full weekend of films in Nuhaka, and an exciting Wairoa Maori Film Awards event in Wairoa!

Ticket costs:
A full Festival Pass and tickets to the Wairoa Maori Film Awards can be pre-purchased online.
All other tickets are door sales as follows:
Kahungunu Marae - Day Pass (films) $10 (Friday night, Saturday or Sunday)
Marae Stay $25 night. Meals at the marae are $10 each.
Gaiety Theatre - Feature Films $10, Short Films $5

Here is the line-up of events at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival. Our full film programme will be launched in late April.

Friday, June 2:
Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka
3 pm Official Festival Powhiri
6 pm International Shorts
7 pm Maori Shorts
8.30 pm Feature Film

Saturday, June 3
Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka
All Day (10 am to 3 pm): Short Films, Feature Films, Documentaries
A collection of works will be themed on "Slow Cinema" and "Slow Food" looking at indigenous food traditions

Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa
2 pm Feature Film
6 pm Gala Reception
7 pm Wairoa Maori Film Awards
With live music, short films and awards presentations

Sunday, June 4
Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka
All Day (10 am to 4 pm): Short Films, Feature Films, Documentaries

Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa
All Day (10 am to 10 pm): Short Films, Feature Films

Morere Springs
7 pm Bush Cinema Closing Function

Monday, June 5: Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka
9 am Poroporoaki and Formal Closing of Festival

About the Festival
The Wairoa Maori Film Festival is a film festival like no other!

Guests are welcomed in a traditional Maori powhiri welcoming ceremony and can stay at the marae (in the cinema!) or at nearby Morere mineral springs, Mahia beach, or Wairoa township.

We pride ourselves on a laid-back and relaxed energy, a spiritual nourishment both on screen and off. We have a reputation for rich and sincere narratives presented in a gentle and healing marae space. We give voice to the radical, on screen presence to the activist, our audiences feel and resonate with the filmmaker's messages.

We are also a collaborative space where filmmakers and creatives can connect; short film, documentary and feature dramatic projects have developed over a cup of tea in our marae, and some of these new works will be screening for the first time this year, at our 12th anniversary gathering.

For the third year, we're also spreading our wings and incorporating the Gaiety Cinema in Wairoa into our festival. On Saturday. there will be a special Wairoa Maori Film Awards evening, preceded by a special reception event.

On Sunday, films are on all day at both the Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa, and Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka.

Join us to celebrate twelve years of the Maori Film Festival in Wairoa!

Nau Mai! Nau Mai! Haere Mai!
Wairoa Maori Film Festival. A Film Festival Like No Other.
First Nations. 4th Cinema. Sacred Screen. Spirit Natives.