To enhance the full festival experience why not consider taking in one of the Workshops or Kōrero? They are open to the public to attend and can be a very interesting insight into how storylines develop into an end product. They also offer a great opportunity to hear more from our visiting filmmakers.
Here is a taster of some that will be on offer . You can check out our website or visit our Māoriland office for further updates.
Film making in the Pacific Islands
Based on the Tongan legend, Aho’eitu leaves his mother to find his father Tagaloa in the heavens. On his quest he finds out that he also has brothers, but will they accept him as their own? The screening of Aho’Eitu will be accompanied by a panel discussion on film making in the Pacific Islands.
(Dave Whithead’s Kōrero is discussed above)
Indigenous Filmmakers Discuss Their Challenges
What challenges are face by indigenous filmmakers in 2016? How has their experiences changed over time and where do they hope to go next?