All tickets can be brought online from THIS TUESDAY 3 March 2015. Or at the venues if not SOLD out prior.
The 2015 Programme is under construction with some 120 short films, 10 feature films and 10 documentaries screening from all about the world! Suffice to say it's a huge challenge to fit them into our festival dates but we are trying to do so ... bear with us for a little longer and keep checking in to see what is coming to Maoriland this year!!


Maoriland Film Festival Caravan will be at WAITANGI DAY at Whareroa Queen Elizabeth II Park, Paekakariki hosted by Ngati Toa Rangatira .. from 10am. Come in a see us and you could come away with a Maoriland ta moko!!

Māoriland Film Festival partners with prestigious international partners at BERLINALE

Māoriland Film Festival at European Film Market 5th February

Māoriland Film Festival is pleased to announce its participation in NATIVe –
Indigenous Cinema, the first-ever market stand dedicated to promoting indigenous films
and videos at the European Film Market (EFM) February 5-13, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.

The market stand is one of Māoriland's numerous activities at the 65 th Berlinale. This 'A list'
film festival is again presenting NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema, a special
series of films, videos and panels. This year's focus is on indigenous Latin America.

The NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema booth (Gallery, Stand Number: G6, Martin-Gropius-Bau)
is presented by a consortium of partners. The stand will be a focal point for international
producers, sales agents, distributors, exhibitors and financiers interested in developing
artistic and business relationships in the indigenous media arts industry. Our presence at
the EFM will give Indigenous filmmakers the chance to connect directly with the industry.


Maoriland Film festival congratulates all on The Dead Lands

A huge mihi to all who worked on The Dead Lands (Hautoa) including Maoriland's very own TAINUI STEPHENS,  who is a producer on this epic reo Maori feature film,  and LAWRENCE MAKOARE  who is one of the films' stars. Lawrence was a guest at MFF2014 and,  if his schedule permits, he'll be coming back for MFF2015!
We plan on inviting as many of the cast and crew of The Dead Lands to Otaki for Maoriland Film Festival 2015!!! It'll be a behind the scenes look at the film which premiere's at the Toronto Film Festival in September and will be released in New Zealand in late October.
Kei whea mai!  And watch this space for more news!


September 2014
Maoriland Film Festival Director Libby Hakaraia is the first person outside of North America to be invited to be a Jury member at the ImagineNATIVE Film Festival.
Libby will watch films from around the world as part of the judging panel for the 15th ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto October 22-26th 2014.
Libby says the opportunity this presents for Maoriland Film Festival is very exciting.
"It's an opportunity to build the links with indigenous filmmakers from around the world with the hope of hosting them at Maoriland Film Festival in coming years".


Maoriland Festival reviewed in International Film Online Magazine

Check out the review by Felicity Collins
Associate Professor
Department of Arts and Critical Enquiry School of Humanities
La Trobe University Melbourne

Felicity reviews the inaugural festival in the just published online Senses of Cinema. Kia ora mai Felicity and thanks so much for coming to our Festival and spreading the word internationally!


A four member delegation is traveling to the ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto in October after being invited to look behind the scenes of the largest Indigenous film festival in the world.
Tania Hakaraia (MFF's Festival Co-ordinator) will be looking at ticketing, volunteerism and other event organisation at ImagineNATIVE. Her husband Pat will be watching as many films as possible to be able to programme two collections of short films for children at next year's Maoriland Film Festival. As a grandfather Pat will be looking for films that entertain and inspire as will as how NZ children the lives and homes of people in other countries.
Maddy de Young is the first Maoriland ImagineNATIVE Youth Intern and will be heading to Maoriland 3 weeks before the rest of the delegation. Maddy (23) will be looking at the communications and social media strategy for ImagineNATIVE and Maoriland. 
We are very excited about attending ImagineNATIVE and learning from the world's largest indigenous film festival now in its 15th year.
Pat Hakaraia will be looking for short films for children at ImagineNATIVE Film Festival in Canada