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Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2018


Fri 1 Jun 2018–Mon 4 Jun 2018, 3:00pm–10:00pm
Fri 1 Jun 2018, 3:00pm–10:00pm
Sat 2 Jun 2018, 10:00am–10:00pm
Sun 3 Jun 2018, 10:00am–10:00pm
Mon 4 Jun 2018, 9:00am–10:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Marae Accommodation: $78.00 ea ($75.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • Friday Marae Day Pass: $22.50 ea ($20.00 + $2.50 fees)
  • Saturday Marae Day Pass: $22.50 ea ($20.00 + $2.50 fees)
  • Sunday Marae Day Pass: $33.00 ea ($30.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • Morere Bush Cinema: $10.00 ea
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Nau Mai! Nau Mai! Haere Mai! Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2018!

Join us for the 13th annual Wairoa Maori Film Festival, to be held at Kahungunu Marae (War Memorial Hall), Nuhaka, and Gaiety Theatre. Wairoa, from Friday, June 1 to Monday, June 4.

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

Ticket costs:
A full Festival Pass ($150) and tickets to the Wairoa Maori Film Awards Gala ($50) 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 1:
Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka
3 pm Official Festival Powhiri
6 pm International Shorts
7 pm Maori Shorts
8.30 pm Feature Film

Saturday, June 2:
Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka
All Day (10 am to 4 pm): Short Films, Feature Films, Documentaries
A collection of works will be themed on "Maori Futurism" and "Indigenous Futurism" with sci-fi and fantasy themes

Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa
6 pm Gala Reception
7 pm Wairoa Maori Film Awards Gala
With live music, short films and awards presentations
This year's awards gala focuses on the musical and film talent coming out of Wairoa
Join us for a night of entertainment, glamour and excitement on the red carpet of East Coast, Aotearoa!

Sunday, June 3:
Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka
All Day (10 am to 4 pm): Short Films, Feature Films, Documentaries

Morere Tea Rooms, Morere
Bush Cinema (7 pm to 11 pm): Our closing celebration with hot pools and cult movies in the forest

Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa
All Day (11 am to 9 pm): Short Films, Feature Films, Documentaries

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 13th anniversary gathering.

For the fourth 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 Gala evening, preceded by a special reception event. This year the evening is focused on Wairoa talent on screen and in sound! Music! Cameras! Action!

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

Join us to celebrate thirteen 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. Theme 2018: Maori Futurism.

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