The THIRD WAIROA MAORI FILM FESTIVAL is to be held over Matariki Queen's Birthday Weekend May 30th to June 2nd 2008.

Confirmed venues for the festival are the Gaiety Cinema and Taihoa Marae.

Festival organisers have released the festival programme, entries to the festival from New Zealand and around the world (below).

Detailed synopses of each film can be found in our Films Section >.

Gaiety Cinema Friday to Sunday: $12 Adults / $8 Student / $5 Children & Kaumatua

Taihoa Marae Screenings / Gaiety Cinema on Monday: Entry by Gold Coin Koha

Awards Night $55 ea. / $500 for Table x 10 (includes dinner & live entertainment Billy T.K.)

FRIDAY MAY 30th 2008

10 a.m. Maori Short Film Showcase I (Screening for Local Schools) (Gaiety Cinema)

12 p.m. OFFICIAL FESTIVAL POWHIRI, Taihoa Marae, State Highway 2, Wairoa

1 p.m. “Came A Hot Friday” (Screening for Local Schools) (Gaiety Cinema)

5 p.m. Maori Short Film Showcase I – Audience Award Selection (Gaiety Cinema)

7 p.m. Nga Aho Whakaari Reception & Networking Event (Gaiety Cinema)

8 p.m.  GALA OPENING “Came A Hot Friday” & Comedy Shorts (Gaiety Cinema)

SATURDAY MAY 31st 2008

8.00 a.m. Breakfast Reception & Opening of Audio Visual Gallery "Toi Whakaata 2008" (Taihoa Marae)

9.30 a.m. “In Spring One Plants Alone” & “Tangata Whenua” (Taihoa Marae, Whare Kai)

11 a.m. “Buffy Ste. Marie Documentary” & “Krumping in Gisborne” (Gaiety Cinema)

11.15 a.m. “Songlines to the Seine & “Flour, Sugar, Tea”, Australia (Taihoa Marae, Whare Nui)

11.30 a.m. “George Nepia” & “Turangaarere: Maori War Hero” (Taihoa Marae, Whare Kai)

1 p.m. “Four Sheets to the Wind” (USA) & “Seeking Bimaadiziiwin” (Australia) (Gaiety Cinema)

1 p.m. Te Paepae Ataata Wananga (Taihoa Marae)

1.15 p.m. “Broken Journey: JC Sturm” & “Turangaarere” (Taihoa Marae, Whare Nui)

1.30 p.m. “Restoring the Mauri of Lake Omapere(NZ Documentary) (Taihoa Marae, Whare Kai)

3 p.m. “Mana Wairoa” From the New Zealand Film Archives (Gaiety Cinema)

3.15 p.m. “Kaitiaki Series” (Documentary) Episodes 3 & 4  (Taihoa Marae, Whare Nui)

3.30 p.m. “Way of the Warrior” (USA) with “Stone Country” (Australia) (Taihoa Marae, Whare Kai)

7 p.m. WAIROA MAORI FILM AWARDS DINNER with Billy T.K. (War Mem Hall)

SUNDAY JUNE 1st 2008

9.30 a.m. “The Neglected Miracle” (Barry Barclay documentary) (Taihoa Marae, Whare Kai)

11 a.m.  “Eagle Vs Shark” (NZ) with “Jackie Jackie” (Australia), “Two Big Boys” (Australia) & “Swine Fever” (NZ) (Gaiety Cinema)

11.15 a.m. "Mile Post 398" (Feature Drama - Canada) (Taihoa Marae, Whare Nui)

11.30 a.m. Pollywood 2008 (Taihoa Marae, Whare Kai)

1 p.m. CENTREPIECE “Under the Southern Cross” with Live Piano (Gaiety Cinema)

1.15 p.m. “Blowing in the Wind” (Australia) & “Kaitiaki Series” (Taihoa Marae, Whare Nui)

1.30 p.m. “Vote Yes For Aborigines” & “Nigger Lovers” (Taihoa Marae, Whare Kai)

3 p.m. “Rangi’s Catch” (NZ) & “PEP Scheme Te Whaea” (Gaiety Cinema)

3.15 p.m. “Herdswoman” (Sweden) with “Son of Two Worlds” (Taihoa Marae, Whare Nui)

3.30 p.m. Bit Of Black Business (Australian Aboriginal short films) (Taihoa Marae, Whare Kai)

5 p.m. “Crooked Earth” (NZ) & “Fog” (Gaiety Cinema)

7.30 p.m. “The Tattooist” (NZ) & “The Colony” (Canada) (Gaiety Cinema)

MONDAY JUNE 2nd 2008
(GOLD COIN DAY ALL VENUES)

9.30 a.m. “The Lost Waka” & “Ruatepupuke” (Taihoa Marae, Whare Kai)

11.15 a.m. “Atlantis Approaching” (USA) & “Kaitiaki Series” ((Taihoa Marae, Whare Nui)

11.30 a.m. “Eating Pork n Puha with Chopsticks” & “Seeking Bimaadiziiwin” (Taihoa Marae, Whare Kai)

12 p.m. “Ruby & Rata” (NZ) & “Run” (Gaiety Cinema)

1.15 p.m. “Jendairwal Dreaming” (Australia) & “Dark Science” (Taihoa Marae, Whare Nui)

1.30 p.m. “Broken Journey J.C. Sturm” & “Turangaarere Maori War Hero” (Taihoa Marae, Whare Kai)

2 p.m. “The Lost Tribe” (NZ) & “Tiga E Le Lloa” (Gaiety Cinema)

4 p.m. Maori Short Film Showcase II (Gaiety Cinema)

6 p.m. CLOSING NIGHT  “Utu” (NZ) (Gaiety Cinema)

 

 

 

 

 

WAIROA MAORI
& INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL

Wairoa Aotearoa
MATARIKI
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY
WEEKEND

May 30th to
June 2nd 2008

Movies
Short Films
Documentaries

Wananga
Workshops
Korero

Partner:
NZ Film Archive

Sponsors:
NZ Film Commission
Creative NZ Te Waka Toi


www.manawairoa.com

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PATRONS
John Bayly
John Bluck
Huia Brown
Cliff Curtis
Waana Davis
Roger Donaldson
Barry Everard
Derek Fox
Mayor Bob Harvey
Witi Ihimaera
Dame Georgina Kirby
Huia Koziol
Pere Maitai
Mika
Geoff Murphy
Here Nissen
Rena Owen
Mayor Les Probert
Chris Sidney
Karen Sidney
Te Arohanoa Taiapa
Pauline Tangiora
Isabella Westbury

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Sonia Anderson
Huia Brown
Huia Koziol
Here Nissen
Joy Scott
Doreen Taiapa

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
Leo Koziol

CONTACT US
Wairoa Maori
Film Festival Society Inc.
C/- PO Box 85, NUHAKA
WAIROA DISTRICT
Aotearoa New Zealand
ph. (64) 6.837.8854
email:- maorimovies@gmail.com

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