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22-Apr-2014 11:46pm PDT  

 

Wairoa Maori Film Festival

9 Annual May 29, 2014 to June 02, 2014

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PO Box 85
Nuhaka Wairoa District 4198
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Phone: 068378854
maorimovies@gmail.com
http://www.manawairoa.com/

DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

International Indigenous Documentary
The Wairoa Maori Film Festival accepts documentaries from film makers from around the world, where the subject of the documentary is the life experiences of indigenous peoples and native tribes.
International Indigenous Short Drama
Short films from indigenous film makers from around the world. Director or Writer or Producer will identify of indigenous origins from a native tribe.
International Indigenous Feature Drama
Feature drama works of any length are accepted from film makers of indigenous descent from around the world. Lead film maker (director and/or script writer and/or producer) should identify as indigenous native to a tribe of people.
New Zealand Short Film
Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2014 will present a showcase of New Zealand short films by non-Maori film makers celebrating the Kiwi spirit. Director or Writer or Producer should identify as a New Zealander, and can be resident in NZ or elsewhere in the world.
Maori Short Film
Wairoa Maori Film Festival will present a showcase of Maori Short Films. Films will be of narrative form with Director or Producer or Writer identifying as of Maori origin to a tribe / Iwi / Hapu.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Present annually the Wairoa Maori Film Festival, a showcase of Maori and indigenous feature film, short film, documentary and multimedia works. The event is a celebration of Maori cultural and artistic creativity in the 21st Century, and also showcases works by Pasifika film makers and indigenous film-makers from around the world. The Wairoa Maori Film Festival celebrates and honours the unique spirit of indigenous dreaming via the presentation of dramatic and documentary works from Aotearoa and around the world.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Wairoa Maori Film Festival is the South Pacific's premiere indigenous film festival. Established in 2005, and now in its ninth year, the Wairoa Maori Film Festival is presented in the master-carved Kahungunu Marae (traditional Maori meeting house) in Nuhaka, Wairoa District. Kahungunu Marae is the physical embodiment of our tribal ancestor Kahungunu after whom the Kahungunu Iwi (Tribe) is named.

The Wairoa Maori Film Festival occurs each year over the Matariki Queen's Birthday long weekend, the 2014 dates being Thursday May 29 to Monday June 2nd. Each year a selection of entered films also travel to other locations around New Zealand, including Auckland, Invercargill and Wellington.

The Wairoa Maori Film Festival has an "in-competition" component, with the followng competitive prizes:

Best International Indigenous Entry - Documentary/Feature
Best International Indigenous Entry - Short Film Drama
Best Actor - Short (Aotearoa) (Audience Award)
Best Actress - Short (Aotearoa) (Audience Award)
Best Short Film (Aotearoa) (Audience Award)
Best Documentary or Feature Drama (Aotearoa)
Mana Wairoa Festival Prize ($NZ1,000)

All Entries are eligible for the Festival Prize.

Partners and sponsors of the Wairoa Maori Film Festival have included Creative New Zealand Te Waka Toi, New Zealand Film Commission, New Zealand Film Archive, Sundance Institute, National Geographic All Roads, Eastern & Central Community Trust, Tropfest Taranaki, the New Zealand International Film Festival, MIC Toi Rerehiko, WIFT NZ, NZ Film Archive, Nga Aho Whakaari Maori in Screen Production, Brazilian Embassy of New Zealand, Velvet Stone, Brave Star and the Wairoa District Council.



GENERAL RULES
Individual or corporations submitting their film(s) must warrant that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

All DVD screeners are to be mailed to: Wairoa Maori Film Festival, PO Box 85, Nuhaka 4198 NEW ZEALAND. All DVD zones viewable. Blu Ray HD viewable.

Space for Entrant Screenings is limited. Non-assigned entries will be retained on file for future festivals

No correspondence will be entered into. Entries received without review materials will not be accepted for entry. Entries with a cost for screening will generally not be accepted into competition, but can be accepted
out-of-competition. Entrants are encouraged to include supplementary material with their DVD screener (publicity stills, publicity & marketing materials, posters).

Enrolment packs with accommodation options will be provided to successful entrants, including TWO (2) Festival Passes per successful entry and TWO (2) Passes to the Festival Awards Night per successful
entry. The Wairoa Maori Film Festival reserves the right to cancel screenings due to circumstances beyond our control.

Entering your work to the Wairoa Maori Film Festival offers rights to screen entered works by festival organisers at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival event and follow-up showcase screenings in Wellington,
Auckland and other New Zealand venues TBD (Film-makers will be provided with ONE (1) Free Pass to screenings in these other locations). These may include screenings presented in association with the New Zealand International Film Festival, which will require film makers to formally enter their film into this festival. The Wairoa Maori Film Festival does not guarantee that entries accepted into the main Wairoa Maori Film Festival event will be incorporated into the other programmes developed for screening in other New Zealand venues.

Organisers of Wairoa Maori Film Festival reserve the right to alter date of festival event subject to factors beyond our control
(inclement weather; non-availability of venues; or other reasons of unexpected circumstance).

Entrants to the Wairoa Maori Film Festival grant the right to utilise an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

All entry viewing tapes / DVDs are retained in the Wairoa Maori Film Festival archive. We regret that we are not able to return tapes / DVDs provided for viewing and consideration purposes.

Acceptance of these conditions of entry confirms that the undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Wairoa Maori Film Festival Inc. from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Individual or corporations submitting their film(s) must warrant that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. All DVD screeners are to be mailed to: Wairoa Maori Film Festival, PO Box 85, Nuhaka 4198 NEW ZEALAND. All DVD zones viewable. Blu Ray HD viewable. Space for Entrant Screenings is limited. Non-assigned entries will be retained on file for future festivals No correspondence will be entered into. Entries received without review materials will not be accepted for entry. Entries with a cost for screening will generally not be accepted into competition, but can be accepted out-of-competition. Entrants are encouraged to include supplementary material with their DVD screener (publicity stills, publicity & marketing materials, posters). Enrolment packs with accommodation options will be provided to successful entrants, including TWO (2) Festival Passes per successful entry and TWO (2) Passes to the Festival Awards Night per successful entry. The Wairoa Maori Film Festival reserves the right to cancel screenings due to circumstances beyond our control. Entering your work to the Wairoa Maori Film Festival offers rights to screen entered works by festival organisers at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival event and follow-up showcase screenings in Wellington, Auckland and other New Zealand venues TBD (Film-makers will be provided with ONE (1) Free Pass to screenings in these other locations). These may include screenings presented in association with the New Zealand International Film Festival, which will require film makers to formally enter their film into this festival. The Wairoa Maori Film Festival does not guarantee that entries accepted into the main Wairoa Maori Film Festival event will be incorporated into the other programmes developed for screening in other New Zealand venues. Organisers of Wairoa Maori Film Festival reserve the right to alter date of festival event subject to factors beyond our control (inclement weather; non-availability of venues; or other reasons of unexpected circumstance). Entrants to the Wairoa Maori Film Festival grant the right to utilise an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. All entry viewing tapes / DVDs are retained in the Wairoa Maori Film Festival archive. We regret that we are not able to return tapes / DVDs provided for viewing and consideration purposes. Acceptance of these conditions of entry confirms that the undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Wairoa Maori Film Festival Inc. from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.