From Maoriland Film Fest:


This September, Māoriland will take 14 rangatahi (youth) Māori filmmakers to the Pacific where they will lead free filmmaking workshops with youth in the nations of Tahiti, Rarotonga, Hawaii and Samoa.

These young filmmakers are our filmmakers of the future and were selected from a nationwide callout and workshopping process. They were chosen for their leadership qualities as well as their passion for film storytelling and an ability to share this passion and skills with their peers.

To get there, they need your support.

Māoriland has already raised the bulk of the funds with the support of UNESCO and the New Zealand Film Commission. As part of the application process, the rangatahi were asked to contribute $450 each towards their accommodation and travel.

Our rangatahi range in age from 13 – 23 and come from as far north as Te Kao through to Wellington. Rather than leave them all to find this money individually, they have come together to form a GIVEALITTLE to raise this money.

On GIVEALITTLE you can donate a little or a lot and every donation is tax deductible.

We are looking to raise $6,300 to support our rangatahi’s flights and accommodation. Any further funds raised will go towards purchasing gear like cameras, recording equipment and editing systems. Once this programme has concluded, that gear will remain with our rangatahi filmmaking programme and be available to youth who want to make films in the Ōtaki region (and further afield when we travel to deliver filmmaking workshops).

Please support our rangatahi filmmakers by donating at the link below and sharing it with like-minded friends, colleagues and whānau.

Support our rangatahi filmmakers to get to the Pacific! from Māoriland Film Festival on Vimeo.

Ana Scotney (Ngāi Tūhoe) 22 years old,

Ariah Kapa (Te Aupouri) 19 years old,

Awa Puna (Ngāti Kahugnunu) 18 years old,

Aydriannah Tuiali’i (Ngapuhi, Ngāti Hāmoa) 21 years old,

Benji Timu (Kuki Airani, Samoa) 23 years old,

Eva Hakaraia (Ngāti Kapumanawawhiti) 14 years old,

Kaea Hakaraia-Hosking (Ngāti Kapumanawawhiti) 13 years old,

Nikau Wi Neera (Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Raukawa) 17 years old,

Oriwa Hakaraia (Ngāti Kapumanawawhiti) 14 years old,

Philadelphia Kingsford-Brown (Ngāti Poutama, Ngāti Kahungnunu, Te Ati Haunui-ā-Pāpārangi) 16 years old,

Shaye Leigh Witehira (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngapuhi, Te Atiawa) 14 years old,

Sonny Ngatai (Ngāti Rangiwewhi, Ngaiterangi, Ngāti Whatua),

Te Mahara Parata (Ngāti Hine, Ngapuhi) 14 years old,

Tutaamure Nikora (Te Whānau a Apanui) 15 years old.