Māoriland Film Festival
AM Ralfini chats with Madeline de Young, the Kaiwhakahau Hōtaka (Programme Manager) for the Māoriland Charitable Trust which operates the festival.
Recorded live for Art Ache – 26.01.20
In 2014 Libby Hakaria and Tainui Stevens established the Māoriland Film Festival. Based in Ōtaki on the Kapiti Coast, their goal was to show thought provoking indigenous films that move, hearten and unite their community. The festival began with 11 films and by 2019 had grown to138 films from 94 Indigenous nations around the world and included over 200 events and screenings over 5 days. The festival has grown to be the largest presenter of Indigenous screen content in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Māoriland Film Festival is based in Ōtaki, and runs from the 18th – 22nd of March.
The Māoriland Hub is a home for the Indigenous, a home for the imagination, a home for ideas and conversations – he whare taketake, he whare tapere, he whare kōrero. It is open year-round in the largest building in Ōtaki Village showcasing Indigenous creativity and innovation through film, visual, music and performing arts, technology, kōrero and more.