Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival

Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2020

1 screenings

26 JUL 2020 — Short Films

About.

Company

New Zealand International Film Festival

Duration

81 minutes

Restrictions

M Sexual violence, offensive language, drug use & nudity

A collection of Māori and Pasifika short films curated by Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka), Director of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival, with guest co-curator Craig Fasi (Niue), Director of the Pollywood Film Festival. Curators’ comments on each film appear in italics.

In 2020, for the first time, Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts will be a competitive section of the festival.

The best film in Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts as judged by an international jury, will receive the Wellington UNESCO City of Film Award for Best Film. This $3000 cash award will be presented at the in-cinema screening at Roxy Cinema in Wellington on Sunday 2 August. 

The winner of an audience vote from the online audience and those at the ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland and Roxy Cinema, Wellington screenings will receive the Ngā Whanaunga CineMāori Audience Award. The $1000 cash award has been sponsored by CineMāori, the new online platform for Māori cinema. The winner will be announced on Sunday 2 August at the Festival closing ceremony.

Purea

Kath Akuhata-Brown

Director/Screenplay

Julian Arahanga, Verity Mackintosh, Becs Arahanga

Producers

Forgive Me

Chelsea Winstanley

Director/Screenplay

Jennifer Semler, Michael Pogarian, Shaun Toub

Producers

Kapaemahu

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson

Directors/Screenplay/Producers

Emily

Mark Papalii

Director

Amy Laura Jansen

Producer

Mark Papalii, Alex McKenna

Screenplay

I Am the Moment

Robert George

Director/Screenplay

Kalisolaite ‘Uhila

Money Honey

Isaac Knights-Washbourn

Director/Screenplay

Lissandra Leite, Robby Peters

Producers

Gurl

Mika X

Director/Screenplay/Producer

Georgina Allison Conder, Philippa Campbell

Consulting Producers

Dates &
Times.

Sun 26 Jul 4:15 PM

Buy Tickets

Tickets.

Adult $18.50

Student $15.50

Senior $12.50

Multi-Trip Pass $77.50

Purea

NZ 2020

7 minutes

Māori elder Hamo must bear the burden of carrying the spirits of her ancestors to their sacred mountain. Respectful and heartfelt. Deep in meaning and unlimited in vision. — CF

Forgive Me

USA/NZ 2020

11 minutes

Student Sina meets his professor in a cafe for their weekly game of chess, but soon discovers real life is more complicated than just a game. In an unbearable political climate, forbidden love is punishable by death. Would you give your life for love? — CF

Kapaemahu

USA 2020

8 minutes

Four mysterious boulders on Waikiki Beach hold ancient spiritual powers. This stunning animation respectfully reawakens the long lost story of Māhū, who journeyed from Tahiti to Hawai’i bearing healing gifts. — LK

Emily

NZ 2020

15 minutes

After a terrible accident a mother faces her worst nightmare. A powerful story of loss and the human condition to overcome tragedy or accept defeat. — CF

I Am the Moment

NZ 2020

11 minutes

An innovative Pasifika artist is unmasked. In pre-pandemic Tokyo, Tongan performance artist Kalisolaite ‘Uhila naturally visualises the creator becoming the created. — CF

Money Honey

NZ 2019

9 minutes

The chance discovery of a $20 note opens up a world of opportunity. Drift back to the 80s Spacies parlours (or is it the 90s?) when life for kids was not so serious – or was it? — LK

Gurl

NZ 2020

20 minutes

An infamous Māori drag queen falls for a fading rugby star on an ill-fated night in 1975. We’re gonna go back, way back, to a Vivian Street parlour serving instant coffee and toasted sandwiches, and a hypnotic glimpse into the life of the diva, the goddess, the one, the only Carmen. — LK

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